Introducing the Armattan Beaver. This one is three years coming. It's the longest we have ever spent working on a frame. Well, to be frank, the 2020 situation made us put a pause on development for a little while. Nonetheless, this design has taken a very long time and it has gone through many more iterations and prototypes than any other Armattan frame before. The best way to describe what the Beaver is about is probably to look at our design goals.
Strength: This frame needs to be strong enough to be worthy of a lifetime warranty. The frames need to be able to take a beating. Thicker arms than any other previous frame, as well as thoughtful crash-protection provisions, make the Beaver our strongest design to date.
Noise: Three or four years ago, BlackBox readings and tuning were not much of a thing. Things have changed a lot since then. The Beaver is our first five-inch design for which a big emphasis on reducing noise reaching the flight controller was devised. This is by far the stiffest frame we have ever made. The top plate is also using additional anchoring points adding stiffness throughout the entire chassis. Easier to tune for newcomers and more satisfying for folks who strive to have the perfect tune.
Modern provisions: As always, we try to adapt to new electronics on the market as to provide good building options with a variety of controllers, video, and RC links. The Beaver is our most versatile model to date. Cameras have gotten so small. Large cages seen on our previous models are no longer needed. This model has the smallest and lightest camera cage we have ever used on a design for five-inch propellers. This allowed us to better balance the frame strength and weight distribution.
Weight: Stiffer, stronger, smarter, NOT heavier. 126g. The weight is on par or less than our previous 5-inch frames.
Ease of maintenance: Only one bolt needs to be removed to replace an arm at the field. As for the rest of the build, there's nothing complicated or overly complex to work on. It's a breeze to work on.
Looks: Finally, and always last on the list of priorities, aesthetics. We try to make good-looking frames, but function comes before fashion, always. The Beaver is the best frame we've ever made and it looks the part. We chose the classic orange look, reminiscent of the iconic Armattan Chameleon. The Beaver is a completely different beast, however. It's a critical evolution that encompasses our design goals, five years later, in 2022.
Price Point: The Beaver is priced better than all of our previous high-end, freestyle frames. We're checking a lot of boxes here...
- Frame Weight: 126 grams
- Motor to Motor: 235mm
- Frame Shape: Compressed X
- Main Plate Thickness: 2.5mm
- Arm Thickness: 5mm
- Motor Mount Pattern: 16x16 or 16x19 or 19x19mm
- Stack Mounting:
- Two 30.5x30.5mm Center and Rear
- Two 20x20mm (4 possible positions)
- FPV Camera mount: 20mm(DJI) or 19mm Micro Cam
- Max Stack Height: 25mm
- Warrantied Parts: All CF and Aluminum Frame Parts
1x 2.5mm main plate
1x 2mm bottom plate
1x 2mm top plate
1x 4mm arm core
4x 5mm arms 5 inch
20x M3 6mm 12.9 grade bolt
5x M3 10mm 12.9 grade bolt
6x Aluminum cone spacer orange
9x M3 12mm cup head bolt
3x M3 16mm cup head bolt
5x M3 20mm button head iron bolt
14x M3 nylon nuts
5x M3 6mm nylon standoff F/F
5x M2 18mm cup head bolt
5x M2 nylon washer
5x M2 nylock
5x M2 2.5mm cup head bolts
4x M3 25mm profiled aluminum standoff
2x M3 20mm aluminum standoff
1x Left aluminum cam brace orange
1x Right aluminum cam brace orange
2x Aluminum tail posts orange
2x Aluminum cam saver black
1x Center foam
1x Lite grip
1x Air unit foam
4x Dog bone landing pads
2x White lipo strap
1x Universal antenna mount
4x Motor wire extension PCB
1x 25cm clear heat-shrink 20mm wide