Crushed Marmotte

By QuadMcFly on Apr 24, 2019

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As soon as the Marmotte came out I knew I wanted to do something custom with the cage. I don't like mono-plate designs, I wanted something for a micro camera, and I have had good luck in the past doing customizations with the original Chameleon hardware, so I took my Chameleon mod, mashed it up with the new stuff I've been trying in some other frames I've been working on, and spit this thing out in an afternoon. :D Man I love having a CNC!

I'm over the moon happy with how this thing came out. I've had these EFAW motors sitting around for a while and been meaning to save them for something special, so I figured this was it! Also got one of the new Aikon 55A ESCs, so this is a top notch build! Finally got a chance to take it out and put it through it's paces this week and I'm blown away! Probably one of the best quads I've built to date.

So I've since done a bit more work on this quad. I upgraded the arm joints to use the same method I used on the QAV-R 2 frames with the center lock and a full bottom plate. I also swapped over to ImmersionRC Ghost and a DJI Vista. I recently updated this frame to Betaflight 4.4 and its absolutely on rails. Still one of my favorite setups years later.



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SpikeDiesel   May 08, 2019  

NOICE Ryan, and fyi to all armattan is now offering either choice of carbon types for purchase AND replaceable arms options :)

QuadMcFly   May 16, 2019 

interesting, I hadnt seen the replaceable arm one. Do you have a link? I'm curious to see how they execute it.

SpikeDiesel   May 17, 2019 

No I just heard bardwell say it in a livestream since he's moving all his gear over to marmottes from roosters. I only fly strix screeches now 5 & 6", luv them for bout 100g. #poormanshyperlow ;)

DustyAir   May 07, 2019  

I wish THIS was for sale.

QuadMcFly   May 16, 2019 

hit me up if you're interested can probably get you some cuts.

Currently   Apr 24, 2019  

Did you just cut down the existing Marmotte carbon if a big selling point of the frame was that it used space grade carbon?

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Currently   Apr 28, 2019 

Oh really? Thanks for the info

kwadkenstine   Apr 28, 2019 

please please Tell people more about why the carbon being used for frames is less than ideal.I know and understand but many dont

kwadkenstine   Apr 28, 2019 


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