Armattan Chameleon w/ RunCam Split

By wrong17 on Oct 02, 2017

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Here it is... a Armattan Chameleon with a RunCam Split! The only way I was able make the RunCam split to work with this frame is to mount the ESC on the arms. Since the RunCam Split camera is a bit smaller than the standard FPV cameras I had to use the plastics mounting bracket that came with the Split. I also needed to modify the bracket so it will fit inside the Chameleon's camera cage. Other than that, everything else fit in to the frame as it should, except for the receiver. Thanks to thingiverse and the people who upload their designs, I was able to 3D print a TPU antenna mount for it.

I am pretty happy with the final weight of 349g because I know this frame is a tank.

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Part List

Frame

Armattan Chameleon 5" FPV Frame - Orange
Heli-nation.com
$95.00

Flight Controller

Betaflight F3 Flight Controller (New Version F4 Available) (13 builds)
Getfpv.com
$42.99

ESCs

4x ESC Spedix GS 30A 2-4S LiPo Standard-Sized MOSFET BLHeli_32bit DShot_1200 (4 builds)
Heli-nation.com
$40.00

Motors

4 x EMAX RS2205S 2300Kv RaceSpec Motor (CW) (5 builds)
Getfpv.com
$67.96

Propellers

DAL 5x4.5 - 3 Blade, Orange Cyclone Propeller - T5045C (Set of 4) (199 builds)
Getfpv.com
$2.99

FPV Camera

RunCam Split HD/FPV Camera with Wifi Module and GoPro Quality Lens (62 builds)
Getfpv.com
$69.99

FPV Transmitter

Foxeer TM25 Switcher 25/200/600mW 5.8G 40CH Mini Race Band VTX – MultiRotorMania (40 builds)
Multirotormania.com
$24.99

Antenna

Menace RC - Raptor Antenna - RHCP (34 builds)
Readymaderc.com
$9.99

Receiver

Spektrum RC DSMX Quad Racing Serial Receiver w/Telemetry (5 builds)
Amainhobbies.com
$39.99

Batteries

AHTECH Infinity 1500mah 14.8V 90C 4S1P Race Spec Lipo Battery for RC Drone (23 builds)
Banggood.com
$28.18

Radio

Team BlackSheep TBS TANGO 2 PRO RC RADIO (19 builds)
Heli-nation.com
$199.99

Goggles

DJI Digital HD FPV Goggles (87 builds)
Getfpv.com
$529.00

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (13 builds)
Amazon.com
$349.00

HD Camera

Insta360 GO Stabilized Camera FlowState Stabilization Mount Anywhere Hands Free Auto Edit Water Resistant Slow-mo Sport Action V (3 builds)
Amazon.com
$186.99

Misc Parts

Armattan Chameleon Tx Antenna Tube Mount by akira2k1
Thingiverse.com
See Site

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (145 builds)
Getfpv.com
$149.99

Battery Charger

HOTA D6 PRO Charger AC200W DC650W 15A (6 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$119.00

Soldering Iron

TS100 Portable Programmable Smart Soldering Iron (170 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$51.29

Backpack

Lowepro QuadGuard BP X3 - Drone Backpack for 4 FPV Quad Racing Drones and 15" Laptop w/Exterior Mounts (Black)
Amazon.com
$286.00

Accessories

BoYz analog bay v2 for DJI FPV goggles
Themakerboyz.com
$23.98

Accessories

Analog FPV FatShark Module Adapter V2 for DJI Digital FPV Goggles
Pyrodrone.com
$11.99

Accessories

FuriousFPV Smart Power Case V2
Helidirect.com
See Site
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Discussion

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specialistuav   Oct 07, 2017  

Hi, nice build....Could you tell me what modification you had to make to get the run cam split to fit this frame....

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wrong17   Oct 17, 2017 

FYI... I am going to use a different mount for the Runcam split because the camera is sitting too far back and I catch a lot of the cage when recording in HD. I'm going to 3D print this part from Thingiverse:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2590427

I will let you know how it turns out.

Spotted   Nov 11, 2017 

I managed to squeeze my FC, 4n1 ESC amd the split board into the stack. I had to get longer screws (20mm), but the fit with the slimmest of margins. I just found this site and I'll try making a build thread when i get back to the computer so you can see what i did.

specialistuav   Nov 13, 2017 

i was trying to fit a 3 stack too but the jst and wifi connecter seem to be issues love to seen how you got this to fit

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