Armattan Marmotte 5.5″ Frame – Special Edition
About this product
The Marmotte frame, now with extra-large carbon weave! This rock-solid frame has never looked better!
Note: The Special Edition is a limited run of frames. Armattan may never produce this version again!
Armattan’s most advanced design execution to date
You know the Armattan Marmotte, and you love it. But you want something…a little more unique. Something that screams “rip me, baby, one more time.” As you’ve figured out by now, you can find it here: the Marmotte Special Edition.
Wait a second, what’s so special?
Some of you preferred the look of the carbon that we revealed with the Marmotte prototype: the one with a large-patterned checkerboard weave. You also made that opinion known to us pretty enthusiastically. Well, take a second look at the pictures for this bird, because she’s got wings.
So it’s just aesthetics?
Precisely. We simply took the standard edition and changed to the larger-checker version of the Space-Grade carbon fiber. The only possible difference is the warranty. If you do break it, by the time you submit a claim we may be out of the large-checker version. Details are below, of course.
When you examine the front-end of the Marmotte, you can immediately see the time and care that went into designing this masterpiece. For starters, the cage maintains an entirely Titanium build to protect your camera. A mini-camera, this time, because who uses a full HS1177-sized camera anymore? Within that are a pair of 1mm aluminum fpv-camera savers. On the off chance that a branch snakes in and wants to crack your lens or case, these are meant to bend first. And if they do get pushed out of place they’ll be easier to bend back than your camera is.
Up next is the independent HD-cam angle. That’s right, we’ve brought back the ability to tilt your HD Camera (and the onboard FPV camera) at will. That means you can easily capture some backward, upside-down flying just like your favorite pilots. The cage braces are crafted from a 10mm titanium block using 6-axis milling specifically so that the bolts that lock in the camera tilt will be easily accessible from any angle. And even better, the milling allows us to fine-tune the location and amount of strength that we want; shaving unnecessary grams.
Lastly, we took care not to leave any pilot out. We’ve lowered the stabilization standoff in the cage to ensure that your camera can get down to minimal tilt for you LR or proximity pilots out there. Think 10 degrees or so. And having HD Cam tilt means you won’t have to cut a foam wedge raise the rear, either.
The first thing you’ll notice about the carbon is the design. We doubt you’ve seen something like this on a quad before, and that’s because this is space grade carbon fiber. Armattan has joined forces with a supplier that provides Carbon Fiber for space programs. That means this carbon is lighter, stiffer, and stronger than anything you’ve ever flown before. That’ll translate to a simpler tune and a better flight. And we can guarantee that you can only get the real stuff from here. Each year, up to 10 million pounds of carbon fiber is wasted from the space and aeronautics programs in the US alone. Armattan uses some of the waste materials to make space grade frames.
The Whole Package
And the rest of the frame? We’ve left nothing out. As you’ve come to expect, an extended-aluminum rear provides a protected mount for your VTX antenna, and the raised lips on the front and rear metal help keep you from damaging that beautiful carbon. Not only is the frame 5.5-inch prop compatible, but the longer body means you can more easily fit an HD camera and a bigger lipo, even at a higher tilt. The FC can mount up on either the 30.5mm or 20mm options, and there are 20mm slots for slidable VTX mounting so you can get the perfect fit. Oh, and if you have a half board VTX, we’ve got you covered too. There are two pairs of 30.5mm mounting holes in the rear just for that.
So right about now you might be wondering what toll of all these upgrades is. Never fear: even with the new carbon, longer body, and the redesigned front end, this frame comes in 10g lighter than the Rooster. Don’t tell us that we’re weighing you down.
This is the same deal as any other Armattan flagship. There’s a full warranty on all Carbon Fiber and metal pieces. However, there is one caveat: because this special edition is a limited run, we may be out of the special edition carbon by the time you need to warranty it. In that case, you’ll be provided with your choice of the standard carbon options (space-grade or Armattan’s own). So try not to bust it up too badly.
approx 115 grams
Motor to Motor
Main Plate Thickness
Steel Bolts Titanium Cage Aluminum Standoffs
Motor Mount Pattern
FC Stack Mount
20mm and 30.5mm compatible
FPV Camera Mount
FPV Antenna Mounts
TBS, SMA, and U.FL compatible
Max Stack Height
Up to 5.5″
2x Camera-cage braces
2x Camera-cage anchors
10x 4mm M3 iron bolts
14x 6mm M3 12.9 grade steel bolts
8x 8mm M3 12.9 grade steel bolts
4x 16mm M3 iron bolts
6x M2 2.5mm cuphead iron bolts
3x sunk nuts
1x 23mm front standoff
2x tail posts
2x camera savers
4x 6mm M3 standoffs
2x M6 nylon washers
1x 2mm Top (LiPo) plate
1x 1.5mm HD Cam plate
1x 4mm Main plate
2x Antenna mount plates (TBS and SMA)
1x Lipo strap
1x LiPo foam pad
1x HD camera foam pad
4x Dog-bone landing pads
1x Antenna mount
1x SMA grommet
1x Diamond coated steel file
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