PinchTune Armattan Japalura Three

By PinchTune on Jun 01, 2017

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This is an Armattan Japalura 3" inch. It's my second 3 inch quad. My goal was to build it light. This is a heavy frame when compared to other more minimalist 3 inch frames. In order to keep it light I was careful with my parts selection. All in all, I was able to get the weight without battery to be 190g. That's 290g AUW with a 799mah Piro Graphene pack. Ideally, a 3 inch quad should be around 160 to 165g without a battery, but like I said, this is a bit of a heavy frame. That said, I've seen plenty of Japaluras in the 215g to 220g range, so I think I did pretty well.

It flies amazingly well. Even though it's so small it does have that have that "KISS" feel and I love it. The KISS CC AIO was the right choice for it. It feels slightly underpowered when compared to my 4 inch or 5 inch builds, but not enough to be a hindrance. It does make up for it in fun factor.


Part List


Japalura (40 builds)

Flight Controller

KISS CompactCTRL CC All-in-One (42 builds)
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4 x ARMATTAN OOMPH 1407/3850 KV MOTOR *Discontinued (14 builds)


4 x 3" Triple Blade Propeller 3076 (9 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift 2 (200 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 V3 (RP-SMA) (103 builds)


Pyro-Drone 5G8 Linear Antenna With U.fl Connector (23 builds)


XM PLUS (Mini SBUS Non-telemetry Full Range) (1149 builds)


Pyro-Drone Graphene 799mAh 4S 14.8V 95C BY TATTU (3 builds)


FrSky Taranis Limited Black Special Editions (62 builds)


HDO FPV Drone Racing Goggles - FSV1122 | Fat Shark
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Third Eye FPV   Jun 02, 2017  

Loving the colour scheme here - very slick

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