Armattan Rooster 6" - Crossfire, Helio Spring IMU-F, 5s Setup - v 2

By wrong17 on Sep 28, 2018

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This is a rebuild of my 6" Armattan Rooster. The major change is the flight controller, ESC, and battery. Once again this is one of those time where I could not leave something that works, alone. I felt that I was not using the full potential of the Rotor Riot Hypetrain Ummagawd 2306 2150kv Motors and I wanted to move to a 5 cell setup to help boost its performance. If I future proofed my quad when I first built it, this would have be a quick swap of a lipo battery. The Spedix G30 ESC was my main limitation because it only supports up to 4s.

I went on to the RC groups classified ads and picked up a set of Airbot Wraith32 v1 ESC. All I did was swap out the GS30 esc for the Wraith32 and that went downhill from there. I will let the video speak for it self, check out Before and After below.

Before: Spedix G30 ESC

After: Wraith32 v1 ESC

This is a prime example of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." As you can see this ESC "upgrade" is more like an downgrade. Around the same time I learn about a new flight controller by HelioRC. So I end up ditch all the old electronics and went with a DALRC 4-in-1 40A 32bit Engine and HelioRC Spring IMU-F Flight Controller. Even with this new setup the FPV is video still has a little bit of noise but it was not enough to distract me as I fly.

With a 5s Lipo it really woke up the Hypetrain Ummagawd 2306 2150kv motors. Unless I plan to do some speed runs, there is no need for me to move up to 6s. Plus the DAL esc is limited to 5s, so I could go 6s anyways.

I also just learned that the GoPro Hero 5 has a builtin GPS so I can enable the data gauge overlay. I am not sure if I will keep flying with the full size gopro because I can totally feel the extra weight when I am flying. The only reason why I might keep using a full size GoPro is if I get the new Hero 7 that has the HyperSmooth video feature.

One last thing, I switch to a different prop because I did not like how the 6" Dal props are so loud. Now I am using some Gemfan Flash 5552 Props and they work great. Here is a video of the Rooster on 5s with the GF Flash 5552:

Update Nov 30 2018: FPV Camera Angle
Alt Tag Take a look at the image and notice the FPV camera mounting holes. Orignially I used the center hole but it forced me to use a higher camera angle because the camera lens with rest of the crossbar on the cage so I can not lower the camera anymore. Now I raised the camera higher and it reduces my camera angle before resting on the crossbar.
In the past the FPV camera was about the same angle as the GoPro Session mount and I think that is about 35 Degrees.

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Part List

Frame

Armattan Rooster 5" Freestyle Frame5" (133 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$94.99

Flight Controller

HelioRC SPRING IMU-F Flight Controller (45 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

ESCs

DALRC Engine 32Bit 40A 3-5S 30x30 4in1 ESC w/ BEC (50 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$56.49

Motors

Rotor Riot Hypetrain Ummagawd 2306 2150kv Motor V2 (2 builds)
Getfpv.com
$25.99

Propellers

Gemfan Flash 5552 Durable 3 Blade (Clear) - Set of 4 (3 builds)
Getfpv.com
$2.65

Propellers

DAL Cyclone T6040C - Crystal Purple (4 builds)
Getfpv.com
$2.16

FPV Camera

Foxeer Monster Mini Pro V3 1200TVL CMOS 16:9 WDR FPV Camera (1.8 or 2.5mm) - Choose Your Color & Lens (20 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$25.90

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V2 (SMA) (150 builds)
Getfpv.com
$34.99

Antenna

TBS Triumph 5.8GHz RHCP FPV Antenna Set (SMA) (543 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano Rx (Special Edition) (27 builds)
Getfpv.com
$34.99

Batteries

RDQ Series 18.5V 5S 1300mAh 100C LiPo Battery - XT60 (8 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$26.24

Radio

Team BlackSheep TBS TANGO 2 PRO RC RADIO (19 builds)
Heli-nation.com
$199.99

Goggles

DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (87 builds)
Getfpv.com
$529.00

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (13 builds)
Amazon.com
$349.00

HD Camera

Insta360 GO Stabilized Camera FlowState Stabilization Mount Anywhere Hands Free Auto Edit Water Resistant Slow-mo Sport Action V (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$186.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (145 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 PRO Charger AC200W DC650W 15A (6 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$119.00

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (170 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$51.29

Backpack

Lowepro QuadGuard BP X3 - Drone Backpack for 4 FPV Quad Racing Drones and 15" Laptop w/Exterior Mounts (Black)
Amazon.com
$286.00

Accessories

BoYz analog bay v2 for DJI FPV goggles
Themakerboyz.com
$23.98

Accessories

Analog FPV FatShark Module Adapter V2 for DJI Digital FPV Goggles
Pyrodrone.com
$11.99

Accessories

FuriousFPV Smart Power Case V2
Helidirect.com
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