Buttery Chameleon

By linens on Sep 14, 2017

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Pretty straight forward freestyle build that's tough as nails.

Flight Controller and Stack

AIO flight controller with escs on the arms so I can put the Whitenoise mounting board in the stack. This keeps the limited space in the Chameleon frame nice and tidy. The Chameleon frame is simply a tight build area. Even trying to keep a two level stack in that 20mm stack limitation gets really close. I've had to remove the built in esc pins on the DYS F4, and removed the plug on the TBS Unify in order to squeeze the mounting board in there. Also having the OSD built into my FC has freed up my dependence on telemetry. Goodbye big x4r and hello little XM+.

Camera and video

The RunCam Eagle 2 was a pain in the ass to squeeze into the front camera area, and I damn RunCam for not making the Eagle's case the same as any other HS1177/Swift camera. The struggle was worth it though. The RunCam Eagle 2 is amazing and provides the best feed that I have seen to date(I'm also not comparing this with HD systems like Connex and such).

The TBS Unify is hands down the best VTX I have ever used and now that I've gotten used to having smart audio, I can't ever go back to not having it. I even keep this vtx in mind when building micro brushless. I NEED MY SMART AUDIO.

I've tried several VTX antennas with this build and the standard Axii is the best answer I've tried yet. The TBS Triumph was excellent and gave the best performance, but it was just large enough to get hurt in crashes and tumbles. I even tried the Axii stubby and it was definitely the most durable, but my video signal was gone if I was flying towards myself. The standard Axii still suffers from this still but is much better.

Motors and props

The Oomph velvet motors paired with the Dalprop Cyclones gives a significant punch on the low end of the throttle but definitely lacks the speed I was used to when this build had the Oomph 2205 2550kv motors. That being said the Velvets are so much better for smooth freestyle and throttle control. The Oomph 2550kv motors are going onto a more race/speed oriented build shortly.

ESCs and POWAH!@

The escs have been behaving perfectly for me. While Blheli_32 would be nice, this rig does 8k8k on dshot600 perfectly, and the motor/prop conbination gets the max amp draw comfortably within the esc's and battery's safe limits.


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