Armattan Chameleon Ti - 7" Long Range
You love the ability to cruise far out, but you love the protection and quality offered by Armattan's latest Rooster and Chameleon TI frames. If you had to pick one feature, that would be a close call. But here at Armattan, we don't like being forced to choose between two offerings. We like to choose both.
Introducing the 7 inch, long range Chameleon TI. To be honest, almost everything you need to know is in the name of this frame. It has all the major features that you've come to look for in the Armattan brand, including the 22mm smashed deck, the new high quality Carbon, and the CNC'd titanium front-end. In addition, the 134mm compressed X bus is designed to hold more gear and support a bigger battery. This means that you get more time where it counts: with your head in the clouds.
Oh, and as Chris would say, "this frame was lovingly crafted by custom trained, highly intelligent elephants equipped with metal files. While the training is difficult and takes 18 tons of peanuts per day, it provides a superior finish and unparalleled tolerances during assembly."
The Chameleon Titanium is the evolution of the all time favorite Chameleon released back in 2016. Better materials are used and many lessons learned with the Chameleon are revised in this new, state of the art design.
What's new with the Ti?
- Better carbon fiber we worked on recently for the Rooster
- Lighter, easier to build (bare frame weight is 123grams including the foam pads)
- Incredibly tough Ti front end
- Less bolts and no more M2 bolts. ALL M3
- Better VTX mounting solutions
- Better anchoring provisions for 3D printed parts
What is it?
The Armattan Chameleon is a lovingly calculated, dedicated freestyle frame developed and produced by Armattan Quads. As a new flagship model, every included feature was carefully considered and artfully incorporated into the final revision. While many of those features are fairly traditional, there are a few innovations that would benefit from a closer examination. The first is the "low-rider" style top-plate. This lowered mount gets the battery closer to the center of gravity for this machine. This means your rolls and flips will be snappier, and less likely to over-rotate. An unexpected (but very welcome) feature of the recessed top-plate is that the camera cage will be more likely to protect your battery in the event of an upside-down impact. Your wallet and batteries will both thank you for that one.
Speaking of the camera cage, the 4mm thick, 6061 aluminum structure on the front of this frame corners the market for providing the most protection and versatility in mounting your cameras. Not only will your frame fully protect your FPV camera above 25 degrees but it allows for near unlimited vertical play. If you want to fly backwards like Suki or take things at a more relaxed pace, this will let you achieve the angle you need. Plus, Armattan's thumb-screw system makes it easy to switch between the two on the fly (pun totally intended). In addition, the HD camera mounting plate allows you to adjust the angle of your recording device from 30 up to 60 degrees. No more will you have to cut and mount a wedge of foam in order to get the ideal, "single" recording angle (as if that exists). You can fine tune larger or smaller as desired with your standard M3 driver. What could be simpler than that?
The third and final Chameleon innovation (that we will explore here) is the VTX mount on the rear of the bus. While it is outwardly a solid point to mount your SMA adapter, it has a couple secret functions as well. Cut into the carbon fiber top-plate are a set of holes that line up above where you will mount your VTX. These were carefully measured to align with the screens, dip-switches, and buttons of many popular transmitters on the market today (Hawkeye, Aomway, etc). We think changing your channel at the field should be as quick and easy as changing your camera angle. This helps us achieve that goal. The other secret is the little bar next to the SMA hole. This is a diversity receiver mount for your RX of choice. If you zip two ties to that spar you can angle them for horizontal (out the back) and vertical (out the top) polarization. This should help prevent against an unforgiving fail-safe at the start of your greatest dive yet.
And that crucial Armattan warranty?
While Armattan can't cover you if you lose your frame, we still offer the same warranty as the rest of our FPV lineup. If you break your LR Chameleon, you can rest assured that Armattan will help you get back into the air in no time. We stand behind this frame and want you to know that it's built like a rock - even if it doesn't fly like one.
- Frame Weight: 150g
- Motor to Motor: 303mm
- Frame Shape: Compressed X
- Bottom Plate Thickness: 4mm
- Hardware: Titanium cages, aluminum standoffs
- Motor Mount Pattern: 22xx
- Center Stack Mount: 30.5mm
- FPV Camera Mount: 28.5mm (Swift 2)
- FPV Camera Tilt: 25-60 degrees
- Max Stack Height: 22mm
- Warrantied Parts: ALL
- Battery size: 1800-2200mah
- Prop Size: 7"
2x Camera-cage braces
1x 28.6mm front standoff (silver)
2x 22mm center standoffs
2x Rear standoffs (black)
5x 4mm button-head M3 bolts
10x 6mm button-head M3 bolts
8x 10mm button-head M3 bolts
3x 12mm button-head M3 12.9 grade steel bolts
5x 16mm button-head M3 bolts
6x 8mm M2 cup-head (camera) bolts
5x 6mm standoffs
1x 2mm Top extended (LiPo) plate
1x 1.5mm HD Cam plate
1x 2mm Rear VTX plates (Standard and TBS)
1x 4mm Extended main plate for 7 inch
1x 4mm Shim plate
1x Lipo strap
1x Extended LiPo foam pad
1x HD camera foam pad
4x Dog-bone landing pads
1x Molded rubber SMA grommet (included with standard VTX plate)
3x Molded rubber antenna tube mounts (included with standard VTX plate)