Tadpole from Armattan

Details

Armattan has been asked many time to design something smaller for 65mm props. They have been reluctant for two reasons :

The first reason is that there were not many options for small motors and even props for quite some time. By now the popularity of such weight class has brought about many more options in terms of motors, but also good options for 16 x 16 stacks that can run such small models well.

The second reason is that they were not fan of minimalistic frames with a POD style 3D printed or plastic canopies and not fan either of bottom mounted lipo for frames made for freestyle and fun flying. Seems most freestyle frames today do not bottom mount the lipo. The word is that a top mounted lipo offers better flying characteristics. 

They eventually pulled out their pencils and decided to draw something up. Their goal was to make something light, strong, and it had to have a top mounted lipo. For example, looking at some 5 inch models that have a top mounted lipo, it seemed obvious that the rear end of the model needed not to have the same stack height and needed not to be so wide… These two things alone allowed for shedding enough weight that we stood a chance to make weight.

Features

  • 65mm props
  • top mounted lipo as it makes more sense for a small fun flyer/ freestyle frame. 
  • custom alumi front cage fully protecting a nano cam
  • custom shorter rear alumi posts
  • new rubber moulded vtx antenna mount that is modular with the custom alumi rear posts. No bolts needed.
  • slightly slanted aerodynamic top lipo plate. (This is the result of shedding weight from the rear end.)
  • dry frame weight (fully assembled): 17.5 grams.
  • full specs are listed on this page. 

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Winspan: 120mm (4.7 in)
Length: 120mm (4.7 in)

Weight: 18 g (0.6 oz)
Frame Weight  17.5 grams
Motor to Motor  119.5mm
Frame Shape  Compressed X
Main Plate Thickness  2mm
Hardware  M2
Motor Mount Pattern  9mm
FC Stack Mount  16×16 or optional whoop AIO bracket
FPV Camera Mount  Nano (14mm)
FPV Antenna Mounts  Customer rubber holder (1.8mm)
Max Stack Height  16mm

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tadpole
Tadpole (Black)

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