Powerhouse Chameleon

By QuadMcFly on May 17, 2017

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This is my go-to freestyle quad, a bit chunky at 620g, but power for days! Most of my flying videos are flown with this quad currently. I recently updated the motors to Cobra Champion 2207 2450kv and switched to a bit lighter prop, Cyclone 5045 instead of the 5046. I'm running BF 3.1.7 with the PT1 filter and higher frequency notch removed on this guy and it's smooth!

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Part List

Frame

Chameleon (156 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$90.00

Flight Controller

RaceFlight Revolt F4 32KHz Flight Controller (70 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$38.88

ESCs

4 x Spedix 30A HV 3-6S Dshot BlHeli_S ESC (175 builds)
Droneracingsupply.com
$47.80

Motors

4 x Cobra Champion Series 2207 CP2207 2300KV 2450KV 3-6S Brushless Motor For 250 280 RC Drone FPV Racing (8 builds)
Banggood.com
$91.96

Motors

4 x EMAX RS2306 Racing Series Brushless Motor (white) (86 builds)
Emax-usa.com
$79.96

Propellers

Gemfan 5152 - 3 Blade Propeller - Clear PC (Set of 4) (13 builds)
Getfpv.com
$2.99

Propellers

DALPROP T5046C Cyclone (2 CW 2 CCW) (394 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$2.99

Propellers

DAL T5045C Cyclone Tri-Blade (34 builds)
Dalprops.com
$2.29

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift 2 Full Size 600TVL CCD FPV Camera w/ OSD (2.1, 2.3 or 2.5mm) - Choose Color & Lens (412 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$34.99

FPV Transmitter

Pyro-Drone Race VTX 200mw 40 Channel W/PigTail (2 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$39.99

Antenna

EMAX Pagoda Antenna RHCP Set of 2 - 50mm and 80mm (62 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$14.99

Receiver

FrSky XM+ SBUS Mini Receiver (1454 builds)
Getfpv.com
$13.99

Batteries

AHTECH Infinity 4S 14.8V 1500mAh 85C Graphene LiPo Battery XT60 Support 15C Boosting Charger (81 builds)
Banggood.com
$25.67

Batteries

Turnigy Graphene 1300mAh 4S 65C Lipo Pack w/XT60 (112 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$20.99

Batteries

G+PLUS 1300mAh 14.8V 4S 100C Li-Po Battery - CNHL RC LI-Po Battery. Your one-stop battery store.
Chinahobbyline.us
See Site

Power Distribution

Mini Power Distribution Board V3 (Mini PDB V3) (26 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$7.00

Radio

FrSky Horus X10S 2.4GHz RC Transmitter (US Edition) w/ Case - Carbon, Silver or Amber (5 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$429.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO7 Black Action Camera (92 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO Session Waterproof Digital Action Camera (43 builds)
Amazon.com
$377.82

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session Waterproof 4K Video Camera (274 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$210.60

Misc Parts

MTV Mount 1.8mm Wide Angle Lens CL1189 (3 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$9.90

Misc Parts

4 x EEU-FM1E221 Panasonic | Mouser (3 builds)
Mouser.com
See Site

Video Receiver

Furious True-D Diversity Receiver Module 5.8GHz System V3 Firmware 3.9 (24 builds)
Getfpv.com
$62.99
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Discussion

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RCbeer   May 19, 2017  

How do you like those batteries? I'm looking for some new ones

QuadMcFly   May 19, 2017 

My favorite on this frame are the CNHL packs, due to the shape. I'm not sure if they're making the same packs any more. These are fairly low profile and longer, and they fit the Chameleon perfectly just behind the GoPro. They're also actually a bit more than 1300mah. Probably closer to 1400, or a bit more. I usually draw about 1200mah out of them and they come in at between 3.65 or 3.7v per cell. I want to place another order, but I'm not sure if I'll get the same packs.

RCbeer   May 20, 2017 

Thanks! I might get some of these (1500 mAh ones tho)

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