Chameleon

By Fechner on May 11, 2017

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My first real build! After watching reviews on the Chameleon frame, I knew I had to get one. I've been flying/repairing an Eachine Wizard for the past 6 months and it was time to move on to something better. I am really impressed with how the build came out. The PDB is soft mounted to the frame, the FC is soft mounted via O-rings, and the motors are soft mounted. Should be a very noise-free system! Many thanks to @minichado for his help with the build!

Here is a flight video of my build:

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Part List

Frame

Chameleon (113 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$95.00

Flight Controller

Lumenier LUX V2 Flight Controller (44 builds)
Getfpv.com
$36.99

ESCs

4 x DYS XSD30A XSD 30A 3-5S ESC V2 BLHeli_S Supports Dshot600 Dshot300 For High KV Motors (23 builds)
Banggood.com
$63.96

Motors

4 x EMAX RS2306 Black Editions RaceSpec Motor 2400KV (15 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$87.96

Propellers

DAL T5040 V2 Tri-Blade (45 builds)
Dalprops.com
$2.49

FPV Camera

Foxeer Monster V2 2.5mm 1200TVL 1/3 CMOS 16:9 PAL/NTSC IR Block FPV Camera w/ OSD and Audio (55 builds)
Banggood.com
$38.90

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO 5G8 HV (RP-SMA) (71 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$49.95

Antenna

TBS Triumph 5.8 GHz Antenna - SMA (232 builds)
Fpvheadquarters.com
$39.95

Receiver

FrSky X4RSB 3/16 Channel Telemetry Receiver (162 builds)
Banggood.com
$28.99

Batteries

4S Tattu 1550mah 75C Lipo (20 builds)
Catalystmachineworks.com
$25.99

Power Distribution

Mini Power Distribution Board V3 (Mini PDB V3) (18 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$7.00
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Discussion

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Amphioxus   May 24, 2017  

Did you do any sanding or trimming to get the Monster V2 in this frame? I just got my Chameleon frame and Monster v2 in the mail. It's definitely a tight fit, but I'm not sure if it's tooooo tight.... Did you do any modifications?

Fechner   May 25, 2017 

I didn't have to do any modifications to get it to fit. It fits snugly, but I think the rubber grommets allow a little give to get it in there.

ivanivanivan777   May 23, 2017  

Does the Monster v2 stick out at all? or is it very well protected?

Fechner   May 23, 2017 

It's very close, but it is completely protected. For instance, with the lens cap on, it sticks out slightly, but without the lens cap it is 100% behind the aluminum frame.

Minichado   May 11, 2017  
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So clean, can't wait to hear about the Maiden flight!!

Gear Reviews

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By Whiffles Oct 24, 2017

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