Armattan Armadillo

By zaniix on Jul 26, 2016

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Armattan Armadillo 5 inch with Red Bottom 2600kv motors, the point of this build was a racer that has some protection. I am tired of blowing up FPV cams in crashes so my hope is this will be the answer


Part List


Armattan Armadillo 5

Flight Controller

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4 x ZTW Flash 30A BLHeli_S ESC


4 x EMAX RS2205 2600KV Red Bottom Motor - CW Thread/CCW Rotation (7 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Owl PLUS Starlight Camera - NTSC Black

FPV Transmitter

Angry Beez FX799T 200mw 40 CH Video Transmitter (37 builds)


FOXEER 5.8G Circular Polarized Omni... (2 builds)


FrSKY Naked X4R-SB Receiver (19 builds)

Power Distribution

RROSD Pro V1 (25 builds)
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thedude   Aug 18, 2016  

how did you mount the vtx?

zaniix   Aug 19, 2016 

vTX with soldered pigtail, it will mount directly under the top plate, plan to just zip tie it, holes in top plate allow you to see the LEDs and access the button, antenna can either be on top plate or you can print our a 3d holder like I did. I nee to post it to thingiverse so others can use

RotorQuad Squad   Jul 27, 2016  

Ahhh!!! Ive been waiting on mine in the mail for a month now!!!

Jacob B   Jul 26, 2016  

what do you think of the esc

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zaniix   Jul 26, 2016 

I am running RaceFlight which does have the ability to Flash ESCs, but I am not sure if the beta has these particular ones tested yet so I connected them up to an Xracer F3 with BF on it and flashed through that before cutting the wires and soldering them in. It flashed with passthrough fine using newest BLheliSuite

Jacob B   Jul 26, 2016 

So you think it's worth the update and to change it to demag high

zaniix   Jul 26, 2016 

I wouldn't run BlHeli_S on anything but 16.2 update is a must. The other settings you might not need, if you get desync issues they are often the fix. I figure why wait, it hurts nothing to go ahead and set it that way, but you can always change it later

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