Armattan Japalura

By xxbuildnz on Apr 30, 2017

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A build around the highly anticipated Japalura 130mm frame

Things of note:

  • The bottom plate has no specific front/back as it's the same either way, HOWEVER the side plates only go on in one orientation only! found this out the hard way and had to dismantle and rotate the entire build 180 degrees!
  • I lost one of the washers for the camera but are not a strict requirement to install the camera
  • The frame camera cutouts do not line up with the double holed arrow v2 case meaning the angle cannot be secured properly
  • To maintain the camera screw requires the removal of a motor which is as pain
  • To maintain the FC in anyway would require dismantling one side incl. cam/vtx mount/carbon fibre top plates so lots of screws!!! on the bench it's okay but in the field it would be a bit of a pain
  • The ESCs are not the best candidates but it's what I had on hand and they're running fine on DSHOT300 8k/8k
  • Tramp VTX via OSD isn't working yet and will need to investigate using soft serial due to the lack of UARTS on the FC *update does not work! therefore had to swap out the FC to my backup Aurora mini F3 which has a dedicated UART for this

Discussion

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marsfpv   May 17, 2017  

I love this frame. Nice build man!! Purple and orange look good together

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marsfpv   May 17, 2017 

What do you mean?

xxbuildnz   May 17, 2017 

haha - As said above...To maintain the FC in anyway would require dismantling one side incl. cam/vtx mount/carbon fibre top plates so lots of screws!!! on the bench it's okay but in the field it would be a bit of a pain

marsfpv   May 17, 2017 

Ahh yeah I forgot about that... True.

Whiffles   Mar 28, 2017  

Get the frame yet? This looks like an interesting build.

xxbuildnz   Mar 28, 2017 

No not yet...it's at least 2 weeks away unfortunately. The pains of living down under (NZ)

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