By FitzFPV on Jan 11, 2018

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Cock-a-doodle-fucking-doo! So excited for this Frame, the Chameleon has been my workhorse for nearly a year and she's still going strong. Excited for a new Armattan frame. She's shipped so I hope to be able to build and post a few pics soon. Everything else is already on my desk...!


Part List


Rooster (74 builds)

Flight Controller

CLRacing F4S "S" AIO Flight Controller - V1.4 - CLF4S (58 builds)


Typhoon32 4in1 ESC 4x35A v1.1 (12 builds)


4 x Hypetrain Freestyle 2306 2450KV Motor (V1.1) EZO Bearing (58 builds)


DALPROP CYCLONE T5040C Propeller (57 builds)

FPV Camera

Rotor Riot Special Edition RunCam Swift 2 (49 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO 5G8 HV(SMA) (292 builds)




FRSKY R-XSR telemtry micro receiver (361 builds)


TATTU 1300mAh 6S1P 95C Lipo Battery

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (215 builds)
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APPSolute   Mar 12, 2018  

I am building almost the same exact model from the same parts. I chose the Mach 2 VTX instead of the Unify. How did you fit the battery stap between the FC and the top plate? Also did you wire the ESC so the current sensing is working or not? I put the ESC the other way in the frame (+ and - pads on the rear).

FitzFPV   Mar 24, 2018 

Hi, super late reply - sorry dude. My Batt strap goes nearer the back of the copter instead of trying to fit it above the FC, where there's a bit more room. with the ESC I did wire up the current sensor, and then told the CLRacing F4s to accept an external sensor, using the bridges on the bottom of the board.

SkyLine FPV   Jan 12, 2018  

first rooster build!!!

Bergflug   Jan 11, 2018  

Did you paint a normal Runcam case silver and put the Rotor Riot edition in it?

the hypetrains matche the titanium so well, love it.

FitzFPV   Jan 11, 2018 

Yeah, that's exactly what I did. I had a spare 3-hole case lying about because I always use swift 2.

doc   Jan 11, 2018  

Congrats on the yard bird! looks bitchen. Was waiting on this one and just gave up and built another frame. Like your choice of parts too. The Clracing has become my fc of choice, too friggin easy!

FitzFPV   Jan 11, 2018  

And she's done. Now if only it would stop f'n raining!

FitzFPV   Jan 10, 2018  

I'm about 2/3 done with the build now (see pics).

This is definitely not a "my first build frame". The design I'm pretty sure would withstand a nuclear blast but that comes with some complexity, some tight part tolerances and some "interesting hardware choices" (i'm looking at you sunk nuts that need hammering in). It also isn't as easy as building in a bus body. However, with lots of pre-fitting and un-soldered assembly I'm satisfied I can fit all the things in the frame and keep things looking nice and clean. Definitely take your time over this one, and plan carefully.

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