Armattan Chameleon #2

By mrwhit08 on Mar 03, 2017

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Remix to the original built previously. Also converted to hardwiring JST-SH connectors to remove clutter. Enjoy.

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Part List

Frame

Chameleon (153 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$90.00

Flight Controller

KISS FC - 32bit Flight Controller V1.03 (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$39.99

ESCs

4 x KISS 24A ESC Race Edition - 32bit Brushless Motor Ctrl (121 builds)
Getfpv.com
$107.96

Motors

HyperLite V4 2206-2600 (2 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$24.99

Propellers

Ideal Prop 5048 Tri Blade Propeller (Blue Clear) (5 builds)
Readytoflyquads.com
$2.75

FPV Camera

Foxeer HS1194 Monster - NTSC/PAL, 2.5 lens - Black
Readymaderc.com
$39.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro V3 5.8 GHz Video Transmitter (147 builds)
Fpvheadquarters.com
$39.99

Antenna

Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (2pcs) (184 builds)
Getfpv.com
$29.99

Receiver

FrSKY Naked X4R-SB Receiver (19 builds)
Rotorgeeks.com
$36.44

Batteries

Indestructible Quads "Black Label" 4S True 80C Racing LiPo 1300mAh/1500mAh Battery V2 (34 builds)
Indestructiblequads.com
$16.00

Power Distribution

Matek HUBOSD8-SE (184A) (10 builds)
Getfpv.com
$18.99
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Discussion

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Keeks   Mar 03, 2017  

How did you like the battery? I think the 1500 mah is too big for this frame....

mrwhit08   Jun 12, 2017 

Agreed, 1300's are my goto always. I don't see the benefit in the extra 10-30 seconds(depending on how I'm flying lol) to offset using the 1500. It is more evident the weight difference when dropping and picking back up throttle near the ground; I've got to compensate sooner otherwise I'm eating dirt.

Nitrokillah   Apr 08, 2017  

how are you getting on with the foxeer camera on this frame ? has you cam been shifting angles after a crash because you're only using 2 screws to mount it ? .... Actually . I just seen you have all 4 screws in . how / what are you using ?

quadfather_fpv   Apr 03, 2017  

ok so i just did a suuupperr similar build with the only diff being that i used the race vtx. when i do flips i get video blackouts. do you have this issue too?

SadisticLeprechaun   Mar 03, 2017  

Looks awesome :) I will say though I used that PDB/OSD on a few builds, and eventually they all failed with video signal loss one by one, be careful. I do run 5S, but it says 6S . .

Keeks   Mar 03, 2017 

I am building the same quad with also the MatekHUBosd Xtype. I did notice some horizontal lines on the video feed but they are not too bad. How did they fail?
I fly 4S and pull max. 110 Amps on bursts so I hope not to have any issues...

mrwhit08   Mar 03, 2017 

Yeah I am using hubosd8SE on this and astro and see no lines using the included capacitor on the batt leads. On the astro I pull about 109 also with xmx fusion x25 2522kv's. As for the batteries... the weight is good compared to the Rlines however they are exceptionally long. Even the 1300 does not fit with session at the front end. The astrox5 has a fixed xt60 that makes the deck just a little too short as well.

SadisticLeprechaun   Mar 03, 2017 

It was not lines, I used caps to get rid of those. In 2 of the HUBOSD and then another HUBOSD-SE that eventually when I would give it hard throttle I would lose video for a moment . . . then later that week for a few seconds . . . then on the ground before takeoff, a flicker . . then cutoff in flight. Happened again and again . . . now granted, I do run 5S and fly F60s with 5x4x4 . . I have seen 140A . . . but the things are rated higher than that, especially the SE. I dealt with it so much I am now a pro at disarming in midflight to gently crash. :( Currently, I am using DemonCore PDB with no OSD and enjoy relaxing flights with dependable video.

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