Armattan Gecko 3"

By Jackal FPV on Dec 20, 2018

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Part List

Frame

Gecko (15 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$71.00

Flight Controller

HelioRC Mini Flight Controller - IMU-F 20x20mm (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$39.55

ESCs

Spedix GS25 25A 4-in-1 2-4s BLHeli_32 Dshot ESC (6 builds)
Getfpv.com
$44.99

Motors

4 x EMAX RS1606 3300Kv Micro Motor (2 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$51.96

Propellers

HQ Prop 3x4x3 V1S Tri-Blade 3" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (16 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

RunCam Split Mini 2 Micro FPV Camera / HD DVR 1080P 60 FPS Recorder (M8 or M12 Lens) (50 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$69.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V3 (SMA) (78 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Antenna

Lumenier Micro AXII U.FL 5.8GHz Antenna - RHCP or LHCPLHCP (8 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Receiver

FrSky XM+ SBUS 2.4GHz Mini ReceiverDefault Title (954 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$12.99

Batteries

CNHL MiniStar 14.8V 4S 850mAh 70C LiPo Battery - XT60 (9 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$17.69

Radio

FrSky M7-R Black Hall Sensor Gimbal for FrSky Taranis Q X7 (8 builds)
Getfpv.com
$23.99

Radio

FRSKY M7 Gimbal - Hall Sensor Gimbal
Racedayquads.com
$20.49

Radio

FrSky Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH Transmitter (Black) (13 builds)
Getfpv.com
$107.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HD3 Core FPV Goggles (16 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

HD Camera

Glass ND Filter - ND2, ND4, ND8 (2 builds)
Brain3d.co
$4.95

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (6 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (204 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

Video Receiver

TBS Triumph 5.8GHz RHCP FPV Antenna Set (SMA) (476 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Video Receiver

Foxeer Lollipop V2 Stubby SMA 5.8G Super Mini Antenna For FPV Racing (2PCs) - RHCP or LHCP (5 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$19.99

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (17 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$149.99

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX (20 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$69.95

Radio Module

TBS Diamond Antenna
Getfpv.com
$24.95

Battery Charger

SkyRC Q200
Progressiverc.com
$189.99

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Soldering Iron - Programmable Smart Iron (10 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$54.99

Backpack

Lowepro QuadGuard BP X3 - Drone Backpack for 4 FPV Quad Racing Drones and 15" laptop w/ Exterior Mounts (Black) (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$149.99
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Discussion

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jvdejesus05   21 days ago  

Do you mind showing/sharing how you made your pigtail so neatly tucked at the back. I'm waiting for mine to get to me ang I'll be building mine soon and I really love just how clean it looks. Plus, can you share where you got the 3d printed parts that you used. Thanks in advance.

fpvscout   Jan 11, 2019  

Can you please share the final build weight?

ErgoFPV   Jan 11, 2019  

Pretty cool build!

Looking at other builds of yours, it seems you might have experience with RunCam Micro Eagle. The latter is my primary FPV camera and I'd say it is superior to many other products, but having the ability to record in HD on a micro is very nice. Some of my mates fly with the first version of Split, and should say the FPV feed is plain horrible. Very choppy with poor dynamic range and noticeable feeling of being "disconnected" from the quad. So, if you used Micro Eagle, how does Split 2 do in comparison?

M490fpv   Jan 05, 2019  

Oh I just love that little gecko frame! Really nice build and seems to fly well! 😊👍

Thomaat   Jan 02, 2019  
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What flight times do you get using these motors? How do you feel about them now that you have been using them? Nice build man!

Jackal FPV   Jan 02, 2019 

between 3:30 and 4:00 on an 850 4s. First time using these motors, I've always used BH 1407 before. These are smoother and have power, but the response curve feels weird, especially in the bottom half of the throttle. Just need to get used to it I guess.

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