Japalura 4

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Japalura 4


Japalura Specs

Frame Weight


Motor to Motor

174mm (M2 bolts)

Frame Shape

Freestyle Bus

Bottom Plate Thickness


Other CF Thickness


Aluminum Parts

Aircraft Grade 6061            

Motor Mount Pattern


Center Stack Mount Pattern

30.5mm or 20m

Max Center Stack Height


Warrantied Parts

Top-to-bottom (all)

Recommended Components

Motor Sizes




Prop Size




Armattan Japalura - FPV Freestyle flight by Team Armattan Pilot - Suki FPV

Armattan Japalura
Good things come in slightly bigger packages?

Catalysts Machineworks has always been testing things that many consider bold experiments. They are once again in the spotlight for their exploits using 14xx motors on lightweight models running 4 inch propellers. The results? Check out their work and see for yourself. The 4 inch Japalura is based on the same or similar power train proven to work extremely well by CM's groundwork. Nothing more. Nothing less. (edited)


What is it?

As the "younger sibling" to the Chameleon, the Armattan Japalura is the fanciest micro frame around, and the second design in Armattan's selection that features aluminum protection.  Inspired by many of the same principals as the Chameleon, the Japalura is a lighter, more compact package that still supports many of today's FPV standards. This "4 inch" frame can handle full-sized miniquad guts, houses your standard HS1177 camera, and shields everything but the battery with two 4mm thick 6061 aluminum ribs.

As with any Armattan release, some of the best features of this frame are the lack of restrictions you have when building.  For example: like usual, the Japalura supports a 30.5mm center stack up to 28mm high.  In addition, the adjustable angle on the aluminum VTX mount supports a variety of transmitter options.  Another feature is the option to mount the battery on the top or the bottom of this machine, just in case you have a strong preference. Lastly, if built with an eye on the weight of all the components, you ought to be able to skate by underneath the United State's FAA Registration restriction of 250g.  

Available in silver, this frame looks smashing when paired with Oomph 1407 motors.

And that crucial Armattan warranty?

The Japalura has been constructed to Armattan standards, and we believe the frame is tough enough to warrant a top-to-bottom warranty. (HAH, see what we did there?) This baby is covered from the aluminum roll bars down to the smallest of top-plates.


UAVfutures review of the Japalura

1x 3mm Main Plate
2x 2mm Side Plates
1x 2mm Big Top Plate
1x 2mm Small Top Plate
2x 4mm Aluminum Side Braces
1x Aluminum VTX Mount
2x M3 8mm Bolts
5x M3 16mm Bolts
20x M2 5mm Cuphead Bolts
8x M2 8mm Cuphead Bolts
5x M3 6mm Nylon Standoffs
5x M3 Nylon Nuts
2x M2 Nylon Washer
1x LiPo Strap
1x Foam LiPo Pad
4x Landing Pads (2 each large/small)
1x set of Build Instructions


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  • 5
    Love this 4" frame

    Posted by Jarret on 18th Oct 2017

    With full-size electronics (Flycolor Raptor 390 Stack) and Pirodrone's Hyperlite 1407-4022kv motors, this frame is as lethal and fun to fly as any 5" I've owned. Definitely a great size and with plenty of room for a Futaba Rx and DYS video TX.