Armattan Beaver HDZero

By optikool on Sep 17, 2022

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This is my next upgrade to my first quad. Because there were so many changes I decided to create a new profile build. This uses many of the same parts from my build at https://rotorbuilds.com/build/26187, but upgrades includes the T-Motor 722 Pro FC to take advantage of the DJI port, ExpressLRS and new Beaver Frame. In order to take advantage of the sbus, from this FC, I reversed the TX and RX ports for URART 5 in Betaflight CLI console. I also created a new wiring harness for the VTX, listed below, to connect to the DJI port. Everything else worked as expected. I created custom TPU part for the quad, and they are listed below. I'm deciding if a bumper is needed. I'll decide after it's maden flight. :-)

resource SERIAL_TX 5 D02
resource SERIAL_RX 5 C12

Photos

Part List

Frame

Armattan Beaver 5" FPV Drone Frame
Pyrodrone.com
$87.50

Flight Controller

T-Motor F7 HD 30x30 Flight Controller for DJI (23 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$62.90

ESCs

T-Motor F55A Pro II 55A 3-6s BLHeli32 4-in-1 ESC (11 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$93.90

Motors

T-Motor F80 PRO - 2500KV Motor (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$26.90

Propellers

Gemfan Flash 5552-3 Durable 3 Blade - Set of 4
Pyrodrone.com
$1.69

FPV Camera

Foxeer Digisight 3 Micro Digital 720P Digital 60fps 3ms Latency Sharkbyte/HDZero FPV Camera - Starlight Lens
Pyrodrone.com
$52.90

FPV Transmitter

HDZero Freestyle 1W Video Transmitter for Sharkbyte / HD Zero By Divimath (4 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$99.99

Antenna

TBS Triumph Pro (SMA RHCP) Antenna (20 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$19.95

Receiver

RadioMaster RP1 ELRS 2.4GHz Nano Receiver w/ UFL Antenna (4 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$18.99

Batteries

Tattu R-Line Version 3.0 1550mAh 18.5V 120C 5S1P Lipo Battery Pack with XT60 Plug
Pyrodrone.com
$35.99

Radio

RadioMaster TX16S MKII MAX Joshua Bardwell Edition EdgeTX RC Transmitter w/ V4.0 Hall Gimbals - ELRS
Pyrodrone.com
$249.00

Goggles

Fatshark Dominator HDO 2 V2.1 OLED FPV Goggles (64 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$499.00

Goggles

HDZero Goggle | HDZERO
Hd-zero.com
$495.00

3D Printed

Armattan Beaver SMA Immortal T Holder by optikool
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

Armattan Beaver Prop Strike Guards by optikool
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

HDZero Freestyle Mount 30x30 by optikool
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

Armattan Beaver Arm Guard by optikool
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

Armattan Beaver Camera Base Holder by optikool
Thingiverse.com
See Site

3D Printed

Armattan Beaver Landing Skids by optikool
Thingiverse.com
See Site

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 1080p Live Streaming Stabilization (30 builds)
Amazon.com
$270.00

HD Camera

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

Hardware

Vifly Finder 2 Buzzer - Lost Drone Finder/Locater/Alarm (18 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$12.99

Misc Parts

Keszoox GH 1.25mm Connector Kit and Premium Pre-Crimped Cables, for Pixhawk Flight Controller Wire Kit Pixhawk2,Total 140pcs
Amazon.com
$22.95

Misc Parts

Replacement for 6 pcs Panasonic FR Series Capacitor 25V 1000uf Ultra Low ESR (5 builds)
Amazon.com
$10.99

Misc Parts

Pyrodrone 20x20 FC Stack Cover (4 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$0.59

Radio Module

NAMIMNO ELRS 2.4GHz Flash Micro TX Module (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$49.99

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire TX LITE - Long Range R/C Transmitter (33 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$149.95

Accessories

TBS Diamond Antenna (37 builds)
Getfpv.com
$24.95

Misc Supplies

MG Chemicals 422B Silicone Modified Conformal Coating, 55mL Glass Bottle with Brushes, Clear (22 builds)
Amazon.com
$19.42

Misc Supplies

HOTA D6 PRO Dual Charger AC200W/DC650W 15A w/ Wireless Cellphone Charging (10 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$118.00
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ICARU5   Nov 17, 2022  

Hi, nice & clean build 👍
How did you attach the standoffs in the middle of the base plate? You had to remove the press nuts, right? Then the holes are bigger than the screw though, did you use some kind of washers to fill the gap?

optikool   Nov 17, 2022 
1

Yeah, I changed the screws and used an M3 screw at each end of the standoff. This is one of the customizations the frame can handle. I'll upload a couple more images of the underside of the fame.

ICARU5   Nov 17, 2022 

But when you remove the press nuts, the diameter of the hole is much bigger than the holes for the other M3 screws. Does the standoff still fit and is not loose? Thanks for your attention. I’m looking forward to your reply.

optikool   Nov 20, 2022 
1

No it is not loose at all. The arm core part is still there. The M3 screws screw into the standoff. I added a couple more pictures.

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