When the Armattan Chameleon was released a year ago, it took the multirotor community by storm. And while the minds behind it were relieved that the design was successful, they didn't stop there. Comments and suggestions came in, and the team kept looking for any way they could improve upon the formula. It took months of development and testing, but it's paid off. As 2018 comes upon us, something new is coming. Something Awesome.
Special thanks to Jason Hay - Designer
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 Chameleon's. 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 provides for modular antenna mounting plates: now available to serve and protect a wider variety of VTX's. Lastly, the Rooster uses stainless steel, flathead bolts. Besides the low profile making bolts less likely to damage LiPos or cameras, this hardware is terribly strong. You will find that you'll strip your driver long before you damage your hardware, and the weight gain over using aluminum is minimal.
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 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 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's some final upgrades that you may not have seen. The swappable arms are clear of the center-stack, providing you with a couple 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 creating 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.
WARRANTY CLAIMS PROCESS
Last updated: July 2018
We know that you are going to bash up your quads, but we design them to take it. If you do end up breaking one of our warrantied models, please follow these steps to file a claim.
Confirm that the model you are submitting a claim for is indeed warrantied. If it is, we're in business. If not, then replacement parts are available in the Spare Frame Parts section of this site. If you are unsure of the status of the frame, please look for the Warranty Badge (above) on the model's webpage to confirm that the warranty is applicable.
If the frame is warrantied, create your Warranty Claim Sheet. This will be a blank sheet of paper with these 6 items written on it:
Date of purchase
Issue experienced. Draw an arrow to point to the problem area(s)
Name of broken part(s)
You will use this sheet in steps 3 & 6.
Get your frame. With the filled out sheet of paper beneath your quad, please take a picture of the damage. Ensure this picture has the built quad in it. We don't need to see the entire thing, but we'd like to see the carnage while everything is still together. An example image can be found below.
Send this photo in an email to email@example.com submit your warranty claim.
At this point, you will be contacted by our Support team. They may require you to submit more photos, or they may request to see some sort of proof of purchase (see important note below).
Once you have been informed that your warranty claim will be granted/fulfilled...
Find (or remake) your warranty claim sheet.
Scratch both sides of the damaged part(s) in an intentional manner (such as the date). *Please only do this after Armattan has guaranteed that a warranty will be issued. We'd hate for you to have to fly with scratched parts.
Photograph scratches on the top and the bottom sides of damaged part(s). This will take 2 (or more) pictures to show the scratches on both sides of the part(s) and the list information.
Once you have collected all three (or more) photos, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org in an email to finalize your warranty claim. You will then get a confirmation and a coupon valid for the parts covered by your warranty.
Important Frame Reminders:
All 6 items of information must be in each photo that you take.
The 6 items of information cannot be digitally added to any photos.
As of July 1st, 2018, the Rooster, Japalura, Chameleon, Morphite 155x FPV, and MRP 130 FPV have been cloned by other companies. Because we cannot offer warranty replacements for broken clones, we are requiring all warranties for cloned frames to have a proof of purchase. Without the proof of purchase, we will be unable to issue a warranty.
Removing structural pieces of your model to substitute with 3D printed components will void the warranty. Please only use 3D printed pieces that do NOT require removing parts from your model.
After the warranty has been confirmed and issued, feel free to do with your parts as you wish!
Important Electronics Reminder:
Electronic parts are not warrantied beyond being dead on arrival. In addition, no warranty or replacement will be granted more than 14 days after you receive the component in question. If you will not be able to test your components within 14 days of receiving them, please reconsider the date of your order.
Image to be submitted in first email:
Images to be included in later email, once a warranty has been approved:
Warranty claims for rooster can only be claimed from place of purchase. Claims can only be valid from GHSA PTY LTD if the frame was purchased from GHSA PTY LTD!!!
Carbon Fiber: 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 plate (Standard or TBS) 1x 4mm Main plate 4x 4mm Arms - 5 inch or 6 inch
Other: 1x Lipo strap 1x LiPo foam pad 1x HD camera foam pad 4x Dog-bone landing pads 1x Molded rubber SMA grommet (only included with standard VTX plate) 3x Molded rubber antenna tube mounts (only included with standard VTX plate)