Truly Hyperlite Chameleon

By FrenchB on Jul 28, 2017

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This is my second 5" build. First Chameleon.

My first build was QAV-X with an underslung battery -

After hearing about the benefits of a top mounted battery and many people race on about the Chameleon, I knew this frame would be my second build.

I wanted a build with separate ESCs, so the new CL Racing F4 flight controller was a must. First, you can't beat the layout. Second, it's a fraction of the cost of other FC/pdb/OSD combos. And it has a built in buzzer!

I know the Chameleon isn't the lightest frame, but I wanted to pick light components to try and keep it as light as possible. At 320g dry and 569g AUW with a GoPro, I think I succeeded.

I chose the bottomless Hyperlight V4 2206 2522kv because they are about 2.5g lighter than most 2206s. I also wanted to concentrate the weight in the center of gravity, not out on the arms. I picked the tiny Emax bullet 30As for the same reasons. Titanium hardware helps shed a few grams.

The XSR is mounted to the bottom of the FC and wired for s.port telemetry. The Unify Pro HV is wired for smart audio.

added TinyLED - pink uv pink

this Chameleon is now on 900mz thanks to a FrSky R9 Slim and immortal T -


Part List


Armattan Chameleon FPV Frame 5" (164 builds)
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Flight Controller

CL Racing F4 Flight Controller (33 builds)


4 x EMAX Bullet 2-4S DShot600 30A ESC (59 builds)


4 x HyperLite V4 Team Edition 2206-2522 Naked Bottom (12 builds)


HQ Prop 5x4.3x3 V1S Tri-Blade 5" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your ColorBlue (354 builds)

FPV Camera

Runcam Swift 2 Black (7 builds)

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro 5G8 HV (SMA) (596 builds)
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TBS Triumph 5.8GHz RHCP FPV Antenna Set (SMA Male) (191 builds)
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FrSky R9 Slim 900MHz 6/16CH Long Range Receiver (13 builds)


Lumenier Graphene 1300mAh 4s 80c Lipo Battery (15 builds)


G+PLUS 1300mAh 14.8V 4S 70C Li-Po Battery - CNHL RC LI-Po Battery. Your one-stop battery store.
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FrSky Taranis QX7 ACCESS 2.4GHz RC Transmitter - Choose Your Color (263 builds)


FatShark Dominator HDO FPV GogglesRechargeable 1800mah Pack (136 builds)

HD Camera

Insta360 ONE X Action Camera 360 Degree 5.7K 18MP Stabilization Real Time WiFi Transfer Sports Video Construction Documentation (2 builds)

HD Camera

GoPro HERO 7 Black

HD Camera

GoPro Hero5 Session Waterproof 4K Video Camera (303 builds)

Misc Parts

iFlight M3 Titanium Hex Allen Socket Button Head Screws Lot of 20pcs (M3 x 8mm) (6 builds)

Misc Parts

3-6s Tiny LEDs (13 builds)

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2 (154 builds)
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LeveledUp   Jul 29, 2017  

What a great build. Weight reduction to mitigate the biggest downside to arguably the best frame on the market today. A+
I was thinking about doing something similar, inspired by this, with a RunCam split to avoid the GoPro weight,

What kind of flight times are you seeing?

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