Armattan Gecko 4 Shark Byte

By optikool on Jul 26, 2021

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This is my next Gecko for build. I ended up going with Shark Byte on this build and have been pretty happy with it. I had originally planed to use a Kakute F7 Mini FC in this build but I couldn't get the 4 in 1 ESC to talk to the FC. So I swapped it out with a Mamba F722 Mini I had left over from another build. I'm also trying out the FPVCYCLE 2203 3450KV motors to see how they compare with the T-Motors I normally buy.

It took a little getting use to on its maiden flight out, but I am very happy with this build.

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Part List

Frame

Armattan Gecko 4" Frame (33 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$72.50

Flight Controller

DIATONE MAMBA F722 MINI MK2 STACK - 20x20mm
Pyrodrone.com
$79.99

Motors

4 x FPVCycle 2203 3450kv
Team-blacksheep.com
$81.96

Propellers

Gemfan WinDancer 4032 Tri-Blade 4" Prop 4 Pack - (Choose Color) (5 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

Foxeer Digisight 2 Nano 720P Digital/Analog 4ms Latency Super WDR FPV Camera (3 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$49.90

FPV Transmitter

Shark Byte TX5M.1 VTX
Rotorriot.com
$99.00

Antenna

TBS CROSSFIRE IMMORTAL T V2 ANTENNA (83 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$5.95

Antenna

Lumenier AXII 2 Stubby 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (8 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$19.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (1144 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$24.95

Batteries

Tattu R-Line 1050mAh 95C 4S1P Lipo Battery Pack - XT60 (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$19.99

Radio

FrSky Taranis X9D Plus SE 2019 with ACCESS (13 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$247.00

Goggles

Fatshark Dominator HDO 2 OLED FPV Goggles (55 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$499.00

3D Printed

Armattan Gecko GoPro session 5 with ND filter by Rfikus (4 builds)
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

Armattan Gecko 3" - Front Protector by Sike1992 (4 builds)
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

Armattan Gecko 4 Foot by optikool (2 builds)
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

Armattan Gecko 4 Prop Guard by optikool (2 builds)
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

Armattan Gecko SMA with Immortal T V2 by optikool (2 builds)
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

Armattan Gecko Arm Guard by optikool
Thingiverse.com
See Site

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (30 builds)
Amazon.com
$299.96

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (294 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

Hardware

WaFL’s XT60 Cap Cap (Set of 3) (5 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$4.99

Hardware

7cm MMCX Male Right Angle to SMA Female RA Angle Pigtail Cable RG178 New Fast USA Shipping (7 builds)
Amazon.com
$11.49

Video Receiver

Fat Shark Shark Byte RX5.1 Receiver Module (2 builds)
Getfpv.com
$99.99

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire TX LITE - Long Range R/C Transmitter (32 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$149.95

Battery Charger

Banggood (19 builds)
Banggood.com
See Site

Accessories

TBS Diamond Antenna (37 builds)
Getfpv.com
$24.95

Misc Supplies

MG Chemicals 422B Silicone Modified Conformal Coating, 55mL Glass Bottle with Brushes, Clear (22 builds)
Amazon.com
$19.42

Misc Supplies

HOTA D6 PRO Charger AC200W DC650W 15A (10 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$119.00
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Discussion

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TunezRx   Aug 17, 2021  

wow nice build, would love to try those motors. I bet it rips

optikool   Aug 17, 2021 

Yeah they are pretty smooth, quiet, yet powerful. They are a little hard to find though. One of these weekends I want to take this quad out with my other Gecko Analog using the T-Motor 2203.5 and see how they compare to each other.

TunezRx   Aug 17, 2021 

I use the 2203.5's and compared to my old tmotor 1507's they are amazing.I just switched a week ago and they dont even get mildly hot no matter what I do. the 1507 had enough power but would get steaming hot, the 2203 also has more top end almost to the moon. I almost got the stanfpv motors but Im glad I got the tmotor

optikool   Aug 17, 2021 

The 2203.5's are pretty nice. I'm gathering the parts for another Gecko 3 inch build were I'm gonna use the 2203.5's in this build. I'm looking forward to see what kind of performance I get. :-)

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