Chameleon on a Hype Train

By rsnation on Sep 09, 2017

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I wanted to do a new fairly high end build, and as a primarily freestyle pilot, the new RR Hypetrain motors seemed like a perfect option. The Chameleon should be a really solid freestyle frame, and the RE1 on Betaflight should give top performance. The TBS receiver and transmitter should give top notch radio performance, and the 32 bit Dshot ESCs should help take advantage of the high performance FC. I may swap in some Lumenier AXII FPV antennas when I get some, but the Triumphs should be solid performers for now.

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Part List

Frame

Chameleon (160 builds)
Armattanquads.com
$90.00

Flight Controller

RE1 - Baro - brainfpv (13 builds)
Brainfpv.com
$9.00

ESCs

4 x SPEDIX GS30 32 BIT 30AMP ESC (DSHOT 1200) (8 builds)
Catalystmachineworks.com
$43.80

Motors

4 x Rotor Riot Hypetrain Freestyle 2306 2450kv Motor V2 (96 builds)
Getfpv.com
$103.96

Propellers

4 x DALProp CYCLONE Series T5050C Tri-Blade
Pirofliprc.com
$11.96

FPV Camera

RunCam Swift Mini (8 builds)
Rotorgeeks.com
$39.14

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5.8 GHz HV RACE Video Transmitter (556 builds)
Fpvheadquarters.com
$24.95

Antenna

TBS Triumph-STUB SMA (RHCP 2PCS) (144 builds)
Getfpv.com
$39.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Micro RX V2 (285 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$34.95

Batteries

Turnigy Bolt V2 1300mAh 4S 65~130C High Voltage Lipo Pack (7 builds)
Hobbyking.com
$18.04

Power Distribution

mPB V2 - Spare Parts - brainfpv (6 builds)
Brainfpv.com
$3.00

HD Camera

GoPro HERO Session (10 builds)
Videocamerashop.nl
$229.00

Misc Parts

NeoPixel Stick - 8 x 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Drivers
Adafruit.com
$5.95
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QuadBroFPV   Sep 11, 2017  

Sick! What lens are you using on that mini swift, and can you see the sides of the aluminum pieces with it sunken down in there?

rsnation   Sep 12, 2017 

2.3mm lens. I can see a bit of the aluminum pieces in the corners of the camera view, but it's not much. I didn't even really notice it until I went back and checked the DVR, to be honest.

BlackbirdFPV   Sep 10, 2017  

I love this build. I had the EXACT build in mind. Especially with those new slick looking RR Hypetrain motors. So how does it fly? I have the same build with the Lumenier Skitzo 2500kv and it flies smooth. Which I had a little more punch.

rsnation   Sep 10, 2017 

I just took it out for the first time today; haven't had the chance to properly tune it yet and I'm getting some oscillation under power, but other than that it flies really well. Plenty of power with the Hypetrains, though I think I may have gotten one dud; bearing was making some noise even on the first flight, and seemed to get worse after a couple of hard landings. They might be a bit much for my batteries; I was seeing 130A+ on full punchouts, and was dropping below 14V from the first one. I might try out some of the Adrenaline 1600s.

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