Kick-ass Chameleon

By Kalamity_FPV on Oct 03, 2017

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I'm building this slowly over time since I'm not made of money, but I wanted a quad with quality parts for my first 5" build.

9/8/17 - Frame
9/13/17 - TPU parts from BMC3D
9/18/17 - Rotor Riot Kwad Skidz, lipo straps, and stickers.
9/21/17 - TBS Unify Pro HV and Lumenier AXII antennas - Got them both mounted to see how they fit and what not.
9/27/17 - Runcam Swift 2 Rotor Riot Edition installed
9/29/17 - Stikitskins FPV Bomb vinyl decals, RX and VTX mounted. Also threw some extreme outdoor velcro on the top plate.
10/2/17 - Flight controller, 4in1 ESC, and motors finally came in the mail. I wanted to make it as clean as I could so I put 550 cord over groups of wires and braided nylon sleeving over the motor wires. Since the ESC is turned 90 degrees I redid the resource mapping for the motors so they would be in the correct positions. I also reversed motor and yaw direction.

So that concludes my first 5" build. I'm stoked af on it. Time to go crash it.


Part List


Chameleon (163 builds)

Flight Controller

DYS F4 OMNIBUSF4 2-6S LiPo Multicopter Flight Controller


DYS F30A ESC 30amp 4 in 1 BLHeli_S Electronic Speed Controller 2-6S BB2 BEC 5V/12V 3A Dshot600 Oneshot125 Oneshot42 Multishot


4 x BrotherHobby Tornado T2 2206 1800KV 2300KV 2450KV 2600KV Brushless Motor for RC Drone FPV Racing (5 builds)


2 Pairs DALPROP T5045C CW CCW 3-blade propeller for Multicopter (2 builds)

FPV Camera

Camera (93 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro HV (SMA)


Lumenier AXII SMA 5.8GHz Antenna Set


FrSky XM Plus Mini Receiver up to 16CH 1.6g Full Range fit for Micro Drone XM (28 builds)


5 x G+PLUS 1300mAh 14.8V 4S 100C Li-Po Battery - CNHL RC LI-Po Battery. Your one-stop battery store.
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Misc Parts

Sticker Bombs! (4 builds)

Misc Parts

6mm Snakeskin Net Braided Protection Rope for Brushless ESC 5M (3 builds)

Misc Parts

Chameleon Set

Misc Parts

Rotor Riot Battery Straps (3 pack)

Misc Parts

Rotor Riot Kwad Skidz

Misc Parts

VELCRO Brand - Industrial Strength Extreme Outdoor | Heavy Duty, Superior Holding Power on Rough Surfaces | Tape – 10ft x

Misc Parts

1000uF Low ESR Capacitor
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ArcherFPV   Jun 05, 2018  

how did the fc/esc combo work out for you? ive got the fc, came in my kwadbox and now im thinking of getting the esc to match and toss it into a build soon

Kalamity_FPV   Jun 13, 2018 

It worked well until I burnt out an ESC. I quit using 4in1's after that. Separate components = cheaper repairs = I get to spend money on more drone stuff. Lol.

ArcherFPV   Jul 27, 2018 

thats true but i do like the quick build lol.

Flygtur   Nov 08, 2017  

Just waiting for the wire mesh and motors! Thanks for posting this build!

Kalamity_FPV   Nov 11, 2017 

You wanna flip the arm guards the other way. They double as motor soft mounts.

Kalamity_FPV   Nov 15, 2017 

Those are the wrong size. Just use the TPU soft mounts.

SPECTRE   Nov 15, 2017  

Yeah bro. Super nice. I dig them stickit's. I did similar...I think i like your top mount better.
Ive gotta second build going now too but in silver with another stickit.

Flygtur   Nov 04, 2017  

Iā€™m building the same thing now but with the F3 BetaFlight FC, EMAX AVAN-R props and Spedix GS35 4in1 Blheli_32 35A ESC

Flygtur   Oct 25, 2017  

How did you get that awsome grafitti like pattern on the carbon?

thumbtwiddler   Oct 03, 2017  

guys were almost there

nahox   Oct 03, 2017  

Beautiful build. Don't get attached šŸ˜‚

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