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The humble badger is the namesake of Armattan's newest flagship. With a design based off of the Marmotte frame, the Badger updates it with removable arms: carefully designed to ensure a rock-solid construction..
Finding a way to simply fit the DJI technology inside a badger was not something we were too keen about. For one the Badger 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 Badger 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 Badger that appears to have been designed around the DJI technology with all the goodness of Armattan's latest flagship release.
This is the newest revision of Armattan's titanium cage; the same as on the Marmotte. And just in case you haven't heard what the perks of this cage are compared to any other, we'll run through them quickly here.
- Independent HD camera tilt means there's no need to deal with foam wedges for the front or back of your recording camera.
- A wide range of FPV cam tilt options. From 10 degrees to way too much.
- 1mm FPV-cam savers: these are designed to bend so your camera won't break.
- A minimized weight due to a state of the art, 6-axis milling process.
And the best part? All of these perks come on top of the firm mount and incredible protection that you've come to expect from an Armattan product.
Since having removable arms is the major draw for this release, we wanted to specifically mention how they work. The arms mount up with two bolts and two sunk-nuts each. The sunk-nuts go straight into the 4mm baseplate, so there's no need to worry about delamination. When installed, the arms meet in the center of the baseplate, further locking down the construction. We're providing you with a remarkably solid, precise product, and we know that you will have full confidence in this frame.
This frame comes with tons of other bells and whistles. As you've come to expect, an extended-aluminum rear provides a protected mount. The frame maintains compatibility with 5.5 inch props for those of you who like to ride the line, and the long body means you can more easily fit an HD camera and a bigger lipo, even with high cam tilt. The FC can mount up on either the 30.5mm or 20mm options.
Add the differences in carbon and the extra hardware, and you're probably expecting this frame to be considerably heavier than the fixed arm version (the Marmotte). Well due to our experience in design and some clever optimization, we've kept the difference down to 15g. You can thank us later.
I almost can't believe we're still having this conversation, but keep in mind that we'll never stop reassuring you. Full warranty protection. Cage. Carbon. Everything.
2x Camera-cage brackets
2x Camera-cage anchors
6x 4mm M3 iron bolts
14x 6mm M3 12.9 grade steel bolts
10x 8mm M3 12.9 grade steel bolts
10x 10mm M3 12.9 grade steel bolts
4x 16mm M3 iron bolts
4x 5mm M2 cuphead iron bolts
1x 23mm front standoff
2x 20mm black standoffs
2x tail posts
2x camera savers
4x 6mm M3 standoffs
4x M2 washers
1x 2mm Top (LiPo) plate
1x 1.5mm HD Cam plate
1x 4mm Main plate
1x Lipo strap
1x LiPo foam pad
1x Air unit adhesive foam pad
1x HD camera foam pad
4x Dog-bone landing pads
2x Rubber antenna grommets
1x Diamond-coated steel file
1x Build instructions