Armattan Marmotte - Popo - GPS - R9M - Caddx Tarsier Build

By qwadkiller on May 11, 2019

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Just finished the Marmote build! I wish there was just a little more space between the topdeck and frame. Added TPU spacers to clear the FC.
Betaflight 4.0 loaded. Launch mode and GPS rescue enabled. Can't wait to try those out!

weight: 585.6 grams with 1300mah battery. 434.5 grams without battery.

Changed my GPS from BN-180 to BN-880. Was only getting 9 satellites with the BN-180. I am now getting 14 satellites with the BN-880!

Update 15 JUN 2019: Changed camera to Caddx Tarsier! Also bought the ND filter. Can't wait to try it out! Also moved my FRSKY R9MM antenna to rear and in original "T" configuration.


Part List


Armattan Marmotte 5" Frame - Choose Carbon Type (89 builds)

Flight Controller

Holybro Kakute F4 V2 STM32F405 Flight Controller With Betaflight OSD for RC Multirotor FPV Racing Drone (43 builds)


Holybro Tekko32 35A 4-in-1 BLHeli32 3-6s ESC (105 builds)


4 x T-Motor F40 PRO II POPO® Pro - 2400kv Motor (4 builds)


Johnny Freestyle - Special Limited Edition (2 builds)

FPV Camera

Caddx Analog FPV&HD Recording Camera Tarsier V2 (63 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify EVO 5.8GHz Video Transmitter (18 builds)


VAS Minion SMA 5.8GHz Antenna (RHCP) (17 builds)


FrSky 900Mhz R9MM-FC 16CH Long Range Telemetry Receiver S.Port Enabled for RC Drone (43 builds)


Tattu R-Line 3.0 120C 4s 1300mAh - Get Yours Today! - RMRC (6 builds)


Fat Shark Dominator HDO FPV Goggles (137 builds)

3D Printed

Armattan Marmotte & Badger Accessory Kit (15 builds)

Misc Parts

BN-180 GPS Module UART TTL Dual Glonass GPS Car Navigation with GPS Antenna for Arduino Raspberry Pi Pixhawk Aircraft CC3D F3 Fl (10 builds)

Video Receiver

ImmersionRC rapidFIRE w/ Analog PLUS Goggle Receiver Module (179 builds)

Radio Module

FrSky R9M Transmitter Module (69 builds)

Battery Charger

iSDT Q6 Lite Smart Charger (29 builds)

Soldering Iron

TS100 Soldering Iron (257 builds)


2 x FrSky M7 Hall Sensor Gimbal for Taranis Q X7 (6 builds)
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jnguy101   Aug 20, 2020  

Bro i was actually considering doing this exact build with the marmotte and the tarsier!! But im a little hesitant on the durability of the camera system, because i was planning on making this my basher quad that doesn't need a gopro bc of the tarsier. how has the camera held up to bashing?

xiaoandy80   Sep 19, 2019  

Hello I just bought a Caddx Tarsier but the cable is so short how you installed it with the FC in front?
Can you add some picture where to mount? In my gecko 3" i have only space in the back.
and in my marmotte the cable is to short.

qwadkiller   Jun 24, 2019  

I am actually going to take it out for its first real flight this week in the mountains!  gonna try to find cliffs to dive and shoot washouts!  I will upload the fpv feed from my fatshark DVR and I am going to set the upper camera to 1080p 90fps and not 4k at 30fps. I should have the upload by end of next week!

attackthedefault   Jun 24, 2019  

nice build what do you think of the tarsier like of the fov feed and 2.5k

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