The Japalura

By KaityLynn on Mar 24, 2018

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This is a build based around the Armattan Japalura 3" frame. Originally considered 4000kv + motors, but instead settled on 3600kv motors. This craft is powered by 4S, my favorites being 700mah graphene type.

After trying all of the available props for 3" builds, I have settled on Lumenier's offering...the 3x4x3 V2's. Also updated the RX to a 900mhz R9MM flashed to F.Port. Plenty tough and awesome control.

Update 2021-02-20: The Bardwell F4 has died and so the FC is being replaced. Choosing to go with the Matek F722SE. Also shifting it over to Crossfire.


Part List


Armattan Japalura 3" - Purple (40 builds)

Flight Controller

Matek F722-SE F7 30x30 Flight Controller w/ 5V BEC , Video Power Switcher, Dual Camera Image Switcher (78 builds)


4 x Tiger Motor F 20A 2-4S ESC BLHeli_S w/ Dshot (3 builds)


4 x iFlight iPower the Force iF1407 3500kV FPV Racing Motor (3 builds)


Lumenier 3x4x3 V2 - Propeller (Set of 4 - Transparent Purple) (11 builds)

FPV Camera

iFlight 2 Sets TPU Runcam Micro Swift Camera Mount Adapters 3D Printing for FPV Racing Drone Quadcopter (4 builds)

FPV Camera

RunCam Micro Swift 600TVL 2.1mm IR Blocked 1/3 CCD FPV Camera PAL/NTSC 5.6g (192 builds)

FPV Transmitter

Lumenier TX5GS 25-200-500mW 5.8GHz Video Transmitter (2 builds)


Lumenier AXII MMCX 5.8GHz Antenna (LHCP) (5 builds)


TBS Crossfire Nano Rx (1488 builds)
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Lumenier Graphene 700mAh 4s 75c Lipo Battery (XT-30) (10 builds)
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RadioMaster TX16S Multi-Protocol RF Module OpenTX 2.4GHz RC Transmitter w/ V3 Hall Gimbals (96 builds)


FrSky Taranis Q X7 2.4GHz 16CH Transmitter (White) (263 builds)


Skyzone SKY04X V2 OLED Diversity 5.8GHz FPV Goggles - Choose Your Color (47 builds)


Fatshark Attitude V4 FPV Goggles 4:3 Headset DVR 5.8G 32CH OLED RX 18650 Battery Case for RC Drone (20 builds)

Misc Parts

Matek M8Q-5883 GPS Module w/ Compass (53 builds)

Video Receiver

Furious True-D V3.5 Diversity Receiver System Firmware 3.8A (FatShark Attitude Version)SKU: FPV-RX-TRUD3.8A (27 builds)

Radio Module

FrSky R9M 900MHz Long Range Transmitter Module for FrSky R9 Series (69 builds)

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire TX LITE (6 builds)

Battery Charger

ISDT SC-608 150W 8A MINI Smart LCD Battery Balance Charger AU Warehouse (14 builds)

Soldering Iron

Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station
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