So I got this amazing little 258 size carbon quad beauty and promptly turned it into a mini FPV quad.
Click through for the review and build video.
OK first things first, I accidentially came across a couple of posts on RCgroups.com talking about how cool the ARMATTAN quads were and how well build.. a few clicks later I was starting at the carbon fiber 258 and was in love. (or at least ready to order). a quick PayPal transaction for $275 and I was waiting for my new mini-quad.
Woah, how cheap was this again.. only $275. why am I excited.? because the Walkera BNF kit I bought to do the "budget FPV build" cost me about $250.. the brushed hoten-x is a VERY cool little quad, its incredible easy to fly.. but its definately underpowered and I have busted arms, skids and a couple of motors as well. So for only $25 more I realize I can pick up a rock solid mini-quad for my next "budget FPV build"
OK lets not loose track of reality, both the hoten-x and the armattan mini will need a bit more parts before they are ready to FPV at the party.. but so still the two cost almost the same. what else do you need.?
VTX ImmersionRC 5.8G 600mw video transmitter. $70
Antenna SpyroNET antennas. $35
Mobius wideangle action camera. $75
So, the cost to dress either of these up for FPV, is going to be about $200 regardless which one you pick.
You will need 5 of these male-to-male JR style cables
Now before I "diss" the hoten-x entirely, lets get one thing clear, the Hoten-X is a great beginner quad, it flies well, is VERY easy to fly, and simply is not as intimidating if you are new to FPV. the Armattan 258 sounds like a chain-saw compared to the hoten-x and you DEFINATELY know for sure in your mind that you don't want to touch it while flying... the Hoten-X on the other hand have slow-props and the sound and feeling is, its probably not going to hurt a lot if I hit myself with that thing. *** and that is about right, I have gotten my fingers in the hoten-x props several times, they are slow and low powered so it really is no big deal. If you are a beginner FPV pilot with the Armattan, please put it a bit further away form where you are sitting, because that thing probably will draw blood if you get nicked by it.