Red Devil Armattan Chameleon TI 5"

By Micro.FPV on Jan 22, 2019

12  1,764  4

Hello everyone!

My last pieces of puzzle had arrived and I finally finished my 5" Chameleon Ti. The build was fairly straightforward but still had some issues to put all the components together and make as clean as possible. So, my main problem was the TBS UNIFY PRO HV VTX and the JHE42B Finder Buzzer because both are way too big to fit on the baseplate of the frame and have some spare space left. My solution for this problem was the UNIFY PRO HV MOUNTING BOARD from WhiteNoiseFPV. So I made a stack with Wolf PDB, TBS Unify Pro HV on the WhiteNoiseFPV mounting board with the TBS Crossfire Nano RX on the bottom side of the PCB and KISS FC V2 right on top. With this stack I saved some space and I could place the JHE42B Finder Buzzer on the back-side of the frame. This solution is the best combo for a clean build!

Another problem was the camera. The width of titanium camera cage is 28.5mm and the camera has 28mm. I had to put a 0.5mm washer on that empty space and now everything fits perfectly! Also another issue was that i couldn't get a 25-27 degree camera angle, with which I ussualy fly, because the 1.8 mm lens are bigger than I expected so I had to move the camera bracket one space below to make it possible. I had a feeling that this is not the best solution and the bracket will crack on the first crash, but seems that it keeps the camera in place and I didn't have any issues.

This turned out to be a fun build and I'm very proud of what came out in the end.

Hope you like it. Fly safe!

Photos

Part List

Frame

Chameleon Ti 5 inch (54 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$105.00

Flight Controller

KISS FC V2 - 32bit Flight Controller (62 builds)
Flyduino.net
$65.96

ESCs

KISS ESC 2-6S 32A (45A limit) - 32bit brushless Motor Ctrl (17 builds)
Flyduino.net
$28.92

Motors

4 x T-Motor F40 PRO II - 2400kv (2 builds)
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$84.00

Propellers

HQProp DP5X4.3X3 V1S - PC - (2xCW + 2xCCW) (355 builds)
Drone-fpv-racer.com
See Site

Propellers

T-Motor T5143-1 Ultralight POPO Compatible Tri-Blade 5" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (39 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.09

FPV Camera

Foxeer Predator Mini V3 1000TVL 1.8mm FPV Camera (23 builds)
Getfpv.com
$41.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 HV (SMA) (601 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$49.95

Antenna

Lumenier AXII U.FL 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (148 builds)
Getfpv.com
$14.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano Rx (SE) - FPV LONG RANGE DRONE RECEIVER (412 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$29.95

Batteries

Batterie Lipo Acehe 4S 1500mAh 75C (6 builds)
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$26.00

Power Distribution

ImpulseRC Wolf PDB V3 (12 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$48.49

Radio

FrSky 2.4G ACCST System Taranis Q X7 16 Channels Transmitter Remote Controller White Battery and Battery Trays Not Include (254 builds)
Amazon.com
$124.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (300 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

Misc Parts

Ummagawd UMMAGRIP Universal Super Sticky Battery Pad (175 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$4.99

Misc Parts

Unify Pro Mounting Board V2 (27 builds)
Whitenoisefpv.com
$4.95

Misc Parts

JHE42B 110DBI Finder Buzzer Built-in Battery with LED Light for RC Drone F3 F4 F7 Flight Controller (6 builds)
Banggood.com
$11.99
Show stores (9)

Discussion

Sign in to comment

Jodie Froster   Jan 23, 2019  
1

Your color scheme is really nice, and I don't have to tell you that the gear is all high end stuff. I really like this build, and i'm assuming you LOVE it. I particularly like the 3D printed "front bumper".

Micro.FPV   Jan 30, 2019 

Thank you! Yes I love it and it flies amazing. The 3D printed "front bumper" I take it from here:

https://www.drone-fpv-racer.com/bumper-pour-rooster-et-chameleon-ti-tpu-by-dfr-2731.html?search_query=front+bumper&results=41

miromir237   Jan 23, 2019  
1

Very nice build and pictures.

Micro.FPV   Jan 23, 2019 

Thank you! ✌️

Guides & Reviews

Jun 21, 2021

AirbladeUAV has done it again and this time they've brought long range to the 5" class! Based on the popular Transformer Mini, the new Transformer 5" Ultralight adopts a lot of the same design philosophies with larger props and more payload capacity. It can fly upwards of 20 minutes on a 4 cell Li-Ion battery pack and in ideal conditions it's got a range of over 4 to 5 miles. In this guide I'll walk..

Read more
Mar 04, 2021

With the release of the DJI FPV Drone cinematic FPV has become a lot more accessible, but you certainly don't want to crash a $750 drone! The QAV-CINE Freybott is a compact, lightweight cinematic FPV drone that can take a hit and keep going. It's a lot safer to fly indoors and around people. With a naked GoPro or the SMO 4k you can capture some great stabilized footage. In this guide I'll show you..

Read more