The OG Chameleon Prototype

By QuadMcFly on May 17, 2017

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This was an original prototype frame sent to me by Armattan for feedback. Spent a good deal of time flying this guy as one of my main freestyle quads, though I'm flying the production Chameleon now. Recently swapped motors, since it looks like the original Oomph are not longer going to be produced. Put on the Garila J2506 2750kv "Wild" motors. Still need to give them a workout, but they feel pretty good so far. AUW is about the same as my Chameleon with the Cobra 2207 2450kv motors now, and handling seems very similar.

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Part List

Frame

Chameleon (156 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$90.00

Flight Controller

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M.helidirect.com
$14.99

ESCs

4 x Aikon SEFM 30A ESC (23 builds)
Getfpv.com
$63.96

Motors

4 x Armattan OOmph 2206/2300 KV Motor *Discontinued (23 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$60.00

Motors

4 x Garila J 2506kv2750 Fpv Quad Drone Flying wing Uav RC Motor - 中山市弘毅电子电机有限公司
Garila-hoimotor.com
See Site

Propellers

HQProp DP 5x4x4 PC V1S Clear Propeller - 4 Blade (Set of 4 - PC)
Getfpv.com
$3.99

Propellers

Lumenier 5x5x3 - Butter Cutter Propeller (Set of 4 - Transparent Blue) (12 builds)
Getfpv.com
$2.49

FPV Camera

Foxeer Arrow V2 FPV Camera w/ OSD (2.5mm lens) (6 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

FPV Transmitter

AKK X2P 5.8Ghz 0.01mW/25mW/200mW/500mW/800mW Switchable FPV Transmitter with Pigtail Compatible with Betaflight OSD FC (13 builds)
Amazon.com
$18.99

Antenna

Spedix Pagoda 5.8ghz RHCP Antenna (SMA) (33 builds)
Pirofliprc.com
$5.99

Batteries

AHTECH Infinity 4S 14.8V 1300mAh 85C Graphene LiPo Battery XT60 SY60 Support 15C Boosting Charger (28 builds)
Banggood.com
$23.93

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

20PCS 470UF 25V Electrolytic Capacitor 25V470UF 8X12MM (3 builds)
Banggood.com
$3.38

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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enrbgill   Oct 24, 2017  

How you getting on with the AKK X2? Still debating whether the Unify is worth the extra dough!

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Mish   Jan 05, 2018 

Did you use softserial to wire smart audio? If so, which port did you use? I want to do it on one of the motor pads when I get mine (5/6).

QuadMcFly   Jan 05, 2018 
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Yep, I used soft serial on one of the motor pins. I can't remember if I used 5 or 6, but any motor pins have the timers needed, so either should be fine.

Mish   Jan 06, 2018 

Great! Glad it works. I'll be doing that with my Unify when I get the stuff, and then I can keep the LED pad to run LEDs.

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