3/4 complete Marmotte

By eduenlamer on May 27, 2019

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This is my first attempt at the Armattan Marmotte. It almost made it through the tuning process. Just a minor hickup. I'll get it next time.

It truly is a beatiful frame, it rings like a bell though. Had to go through a myriad of props before I found two that worked good enough to give me the confidence that it was going to be tunable with the hardware I put on it. To say that this build has been frustrating is a massive understatement at best. I've wanted to chuck it in the furnace at work so many times I've lost count. MIght work well from the get go with other motors and esc combos but it has worked so well for me in the past that I think it is a terrible mismatch for this frame.

Oh well, enough ranting. Lets get to the pics.

Here's the crash if you want to see it



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CiggyTardust   Jun 18, 2019  

How's your video feed with that 1000uf cap?

eduenlamer   Jun 18, 2019 

Honestly, I can't remember. It's been so long since I flew it. It wasn't perfect though! I usually run the matek vtx of a filtered 9v regulator on my flight controllers and get super clean video.
I use the cap mostly because those motors paired with the aikon esc is noisy AF!

All Day Air   Jun 03, 2019  

ouch that was a hard one. Having the same vibration problem with mine, i think its because where the cage connects to the bottom plate is really loose, going to try bending it tighter. Or I'm going to get the old carbon.

eduenlamer   Jun 03, 2019 

That sucks! Mine were like that too but I shimmed it before I even put any electronics in. Don't try to bend it. Just use some kind of shims. I had to use a 0.4mm washer on both standoffs.

Going to try to build it with different esc's and motors when the new baseplate arrives.

What props are you on? T-motor 5143 and ethix s3 got rid of most of my problems.

All Day Air   Jun 04, 2019 

im on ethix stouts, tried various props and the s3 were on for about 30 secs before i crashed down a waterfall, giving her a couple days in rice before i try it again

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