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Chameleon Specs

Frame Weight

118g approx original.  Final beefed up main plate 128 grams approx

Motor to Motor


Frame Shape

Freestyle Bus

Bottom Plate Thickness


Top Plate Thickness


Aluminum Parts

Aircraft Grade 6061

Motor Mount Pattern


Max Stack Height


                Warrantied Parts 

All carbon fiber and alumi frame components

Recommended Components

Motor Sizes




Prop Size




Armattan Chameleon
For when you want to stand out in the crowd


What is it?

The Armattan Chameleon is a lovingly calculated, dedicated freestyle frame developed and produced by Armattan Quads. As a new flagship model, every included feature was carefully considered and artfully incorporated into the final revision. While many of those features are fairly traditional, there are a few innovations that would benefit from a closer examination. The first is the "low-rider" style top-plate. This lowered mount gets the battery closer to the center of gravity for this machine. This means your rolls and flips will be snappier, and less likely to over-rotate. An unexpected (but very welcome) feature of the recessed top-plate is that the camera cage will be more likely to protect your battery in the event of an upside-down impact. Your wallet and batteries will both thank you for that one.

Speaking of the camera cage, the 4mm thick, 6061 aluminum structure on the front of this frame corners the market for providing the most protection and versatility in mounting your cameras. Not only will your frame fully protect your FPV camera above 25 degrees but it allows for near unlimited vertical play. If you want to fly backwards like Suki or take things at a more relaxed pace, this will let you achieve the angle you need. Plus, Armattan's thumb-screw system makes it easy to switch between the two on the fly (pun totally intended). In addition, the HD camera mounting plate allows you to adjust the angle of your recording device from 30 up to 60 degrees. No more will you have to cut and mount a wedge of foam in order to get the ideal, "single" recording angle (as if that exists). You can fine tune larger or smaller as desired with your standard M3 driver. What could be simpler than that?

The third and final Chameleon innovation (that we will explore here) is the VTX mount on the rear of the bus. While it is outwardly a solid point to mount your SMA adapter, it has a couple secret functions as well. Cut into the carbon fiber top-plate are a set of holes that line up above where you will mount your VTX. These were carefully measured to align with the screens, dip-switches, and buttons of many popular transmitters on the market today (Hawkeye, Aomway, etc). We think changing your channel at the field should be as quick and easy as changing your camera angle. This helps us achieve that goal. The other secret is the little bar next to the SMA hole. This is a diversity receiver mount for your RX of choice. If you zip two ties to that spar you can angle them for horizontal (out the back) and vertical (out the top) polarization. This should help prevent against an unforgiving fail-safe at the start of your greatest dive yet.



In the unfortunate instance that you meet the ground at a high rate of speed (and breakage does occur), Armattan is offering a full bumper-to-bumper warranty for the Chameleon frame. Included in the list price is a warranty that covers all of the pieces (both carbon fiber AND aluminum) for that added peace of mind. 


Fort exploration done right - Freestyle flight by Daniel Misfud

Carbon Fiber
1x 4mm Main Plate (5 inch)
1x 2mm Lipo Plate
1x 1.5mm HD cam plate
2x Standard cam braces Or: 2x 3-hole cam braces *Optional

2x Cam Protectors
2x Cam Levers
1x 20mm profiled standoff

12x M2 5mm cup-head iron bolts
6x M3 button-head iron bolts
2x M3 8mm cup-head iron bolts
2x M3 9mm countersunk iron bolts
4x M2 12mm cup-head iron bolts 
2x Rubber SMA O-rings

If standard cam braces are selected:

2x Rubber dimes
3x M3 7mm aluminum thumbscrews
3x M2 5mm cup-head iron bolts
3x M2 nylon washers
4x M3 sunk nuts

If 3-hole cam braces are selected:

6x M2 5mm cup-head iron bolts
6x M2 nylon washers

Stack Hardware
4x M3 nylon nuts
4x M3 6mm standoffs
4x M3 16mm bolts
4x Anti vibration bobbin standoffs *Optional
1x Mini PDB V2 or V3 *Optional
1x XT60 & connector saver *Optional
2x 50mm power wire *Optional
2x heatshrink (for power wire) *Optional

Foam and Rubber Protection
4x Foam Landing Pads
1x Lipo Top Plate Foam Pad
1x HD Cam Foam Pad

Receiver Mounting
RX Antenna holder *Optional
Antenna tubes *Optional
12mm M3 bolts *Optional 

1x battery strap 



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  • 5
    Absolutely a beast of a frame

    Posted by Micheal Vaniderstine on 17th Mar 2022

    I have mine setup with a hobbywing xrotor 60a stack and it’s a tight fit but I managed to get it in there with the right standoffs. Just experiment with what works. Also have a tbs vtx and crossfire. Anyways this frame is tough as nails. I bought mine used on eBay from somebody else who has abused it. I have smashed this thing full throttle forward into a wooden beam on accident and the shock destroyed all the electrical components I used (before the hobbywing stack) and bent the aluminum cage a little bit. No carbon scratches at all. It’s been put through my learning days of learning freestyle and is still here to party.

  • 5
    My rooster is badass

    Posted by Jerry b on 3rd Jun 2018

    I bought the Chameleon that sweet
    Then i bought the Rooster all i can say is awesome you make the best qwads Available
    They fly awesome i dont have many crashes
    Pretty wicked lov it keep up the great work

  • 5
    Chameleon and my rooster

    Posted by Jerry b on 5th Jan 2018

    Awesome. Iam Impressed

  • 5
    Beautiful frame and truly TOUGH AS NAILS

    Posted by MunchFPV on 27th Sep 2017

    Love this frame, it is my first 5'' quad frame, went together pretty easily and everything fit well. Came with extra screws and stuff as well. Love the camera area, everything fits clean and nice. Its very low profile, which might intimidate some, due to its space restrictions, but man is it beautiful and wasnt that difficult. but what i truly truly love about this frame, besides everything else, is the durability. I had a recent accidentally arming and launch with no visiblity, fell, easily 30 stories, through a tree, and hit concrete, and yet, not even a SCUFF on the carbon, no cracks, no delaminations, nothing, this frame is tough as nails, period. Here's a video of the crash to prove it:

  • 5
    Armattan Chameleon

    Posted by Jesse on 1st Sep 2017

    Don't think, buy. You will not regret it! The Chameleon is an amazing airframe, very robust and looks awesome aswell!

  • 5

    Posted by Charles C on 19th Aug 2017

    Bought this frame about 6 months ago and I knew from the moment I unpacked and held it, this would be unlike any other.
    With 15 years experience in a machine shop I know a little about tolerances and I was overly impressed with how this frame basically fell together.. I am about to order a second one,
    Thanks chris

  • 5

    Posted by Jerry b on 16th Aug 2017

    The best looking racing quad. Will buy another one awesome race quad

  • 4
    Full Review in Brazilian Portuguese

    Posted by Renato Elias on 11th Aug 2017

  • 5
    Keren dan Mantap

    Posted by Yuthista Nanang Wahyudi on 8th Aug 2017

    Dari sisi estetika keren banget, kontrol enak buat freestyle, dan hampir mustahil bisa patah biar nabrak tembok atau batu sekalipun