Armattan Rooster 5″ Quadcopter Frame
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The Armattan Rooster is a compressed-x, freestyle frame. At first glance, it may seem similar to the Chameleon, but if you look carefully, almost nothing beyond the shape is the same.
First and foremost, the Rooster uses new materials. Armattan developed a new carbon fiber weave in conjunction with this frame. It still has some spring, but is much less likely to delaminate in a high impact. While this carbon will eventually be used in all of Armattan’s frames, the Rooster will be the first to sport this upgrade. Another change is that the camera cage is now grade 5 titanium. By moving to a slightly more expensive material, Armattan has doubled the strength of the camera cage at the same mass as the Chameleons. The rear standoffs on the Rooster are also newly developed for this airframe. They extend out past the rear of the top and bottom carbon to protect from a direct rear impact. In addition, the bolt holes in the middle provide for modular antenna mounting plates: now available to serve and protect a wider variety of VTXs. Lastly, the Rooster uses 12.9-grade steel bolts making it terribly strong. You will find that you’ll strip your driver long before you damage your hardware.
If you take a closer look at the cage, you’ll notice a few more important features. As is expected from Armattan, there is a lot of FPV camera protection. You can fly safely with your cam anywhere from 25 to 60 degrees. In addition, the center point of the camera has been lowered in comparison to the Chameleon. Now your rolls will show less vertical distortion as you bang the sticks. Besides a lower placement, the camera mount supports the Runcam Swift v2, the Foxeer Arrow v3, or any other standard-mount FPV camera with a 28.5mm case. The metal of the cage was also stretched from 4x4mm to 6x2mm to allow for the use of M3 hardware. This is something that certainly would not have been possible without the incorporation of titanium. And lastly, in order to increase strength and reduce weight, the HD camera has been fixed at 35 degrees – a value that seems to situate many pilots without modification. In fact, the weight reduced here makes a difference. The Rooster comes in just under what the Chameleon weighs.
The rear of this craft has a couple of options that aren’t obvious to the naked eye. The first option is the standard rear plate. This comes with 3 molded rubber components: a grommet for mounting the SMA adapter, and two cones to mount your RX antenna tubes. This should provide a clear and satisfying mount point for any pilot with any VTX. If you use a “Unify” style transmitter (that has two flanges on the sides of the SMA pigtail), you may prefer the optional rear plate. That plate allows you to hard-mount the SMA adapter to the rear of your craft and even provides you with a space below for a rear-mounted XT-60.
Please note: for both rear plates, it is recommended that you use a VTX that has a pigtail.
If that wasn’t enough, there are some final upgrades that you may not have seen. The swappable arms are clear of the center stack, providing you with a couple of extra millimeters of stack height while maintaining a 20mm deck height. This also allows you to make upgrades or change a broken arm without needing to unscrew the FC. In addition, the front arm slots around the titanium cage create a bomb-proof mounting point. The widened camera cage, as previously mentioned, allows for all M2 bolts to be removed from the frame’s construction. Rejoice, for now, you can construct your entire frame with a single hex driver! Lastly, the small, interior top plates are completely optional. While they provide a bit more strength and an extra area to mount a VTX or RX, we feel strongly enough about the frame to warranty it with or without those two plates of carbon.
2x Camera-cage braces
6x 4mm button-head M3 iron bolts
8x 6mm button-head M3 12.9 grade steel bolts
6x 10mm button-head M3 12.9 grade steel bolts
10x 12mm button-head M3 12.9 grade steel bolts
10x M3 sunk-nuts
10x Nylock M3 nuts
6x 8mm M2 cup-head (camera) bolts
1x 28.6 Front standoff (silver)
2x Rear standoffs (black)
5x 6mm standoffs
5x 16mm button-head M3 iron bolts
1x 2mm Top (LiPo) plate
1x 1.5mm HD Cam plate
1x 1.5mm Small front (top) plate
1x 1.5mm Small rear (top) plate
1x 2mm Rear VTX plates (Standard and TBS)
1x 4mm Main plate
4x 4mm Arms – 5 inch or 6 inch
1x Lipo strap
1x 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)
If you cock up your frame, you can rest assured knowing that Armattan’s legendary transferable lifetime warranty has got you covered from your aluminum tail-feathers to your titanium head.