The Armattan Marmotte is the culmination of everything that was learned during the design process of all the previous flagship multi-rotors by Armattan. While you may see things that look familiar, nothing is the same. It's way, way better.
Finding a way to simply fit the DJI technology inside a marmotte was not something we were too keen about. For one the Marmotte has no provisions for antenna management, and more importantly the FOV on the DJI cam would have propellers in view of the HD feed and recording. Surely, we could do better than that.
The DJI Marmotte is adapted to meet all of the above. We modified the lipo top plate, and created custom moulded rubber parts to manage the DJI antennas. We changed the front camera position to remove props from view of the HD feed, and we also made custom 2 sided 3M foams to mount the DJI Air Unit with ease while providing better impact protection. The result is a Marmotte that appears to have been designed around the DJI technology with all the goodness of Armattan's latest flagship release.
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 backwards, 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 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 tail, 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 higher tilt. The FC can mount up on either the 30.5mm or 20mm options.
So right about now you might be wondering what toll of all these upgrades is. Never fear: even with the, longer body, and the front end, this frame comes in 10g lighter than the Rooster. Don't tell us that we're weighing you down.
Do we even have to say it this time? It's an Armattan flagship, so you know the deal. There's a full warranty on all Carbon Fiber and metal pieces. Bumper to bumper. Top to bottom. Tip to tail.
Important note: Company policy allows converting a Marmotte DJI Edition to Badger DJI Edition but not the other way around.
I do not have the V2 Pro but it bothers me to see that they carried on with the JST0.8 16Pin connector. That connector is horrible. If you try to shorten it good luck trimming the wire shielding to expose the wire underneath for soldering. Please revise and make this a SH connector