Operational: June 2023 –
This drone is named for baboons that one finds in South Africa, often chilling, and often speeding into action!
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- How to build a 5" HD freestyle quad with MEPS components Posted on: 20 June, 2023
Below are the components I have on this quad. After an incident where my drone took a 200m tumble I replaced the faulty ESC and at the same time replaced the motors and flight controller. It is a nod to the Armattan frame that I could do this an not write-off the drone completely. The original components and build can be found in my How to build a 5″ HD freestyle quad with MEPS components post.
|Frame||Armattan Marmotte 5″|
|Flight Controller||Mamba MK4 F722 FC (20 x 20 mm mount)|
|ESC||Mamba Mini F55_128K ESC (20 x 20 mm mount, 55A ESC)|
XT60 connector (male) for power (included with ESC)
|Motors||iFlight XING2 2306 2555KV 4S|
|VTX||Walksnail Avatar HD (25.5 x 25.5 mm mount)|
+ 3D-printed component mount
+ 3D-printed camera shims
+ 3D-printed antenna/power mount (Avatar v1 or Avatar v2)
|RX||TBS Crossfire Nano RX|
+ 3D-printed tray to hold the RX
|GPS||iFlight M8Q-5883 GPS Module|
VIFLY GPS Mate (with buzzer)
+ 3D-printed holder for mounting on battery strap
|Buzzer||Included in VIFLY GPS Mate|
|Props||Azure Race/Freestyle 5″ 5140|
|Battery||4S 2400MAH 120C 35.52WH|
|Camera||GoPro Hero 11 Mini|
The weight of the drone (without battery & GoPro) is 345g. With the battery, it comes to 625g, and with a battery and GoPro Mini, 775 grams.
Here is the wiring diagram using the Mamba components:
The full details of the original construction of the original drone can be found at How to build a 5″ HD freestyle quad with MEPS components. Here are the highlights of the new component installation.
Now on to the tricky part of soldering the motor wires to the ESC.
Here are some photographs from the drone flying.