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TBS Tango – FPV Transmitter Combo

TeamBlackSheep, FPV Pioneers, have come out with a new product. And it might well be their most innovative yet.

The TBS Tango is the next evolutionary step in remote control systems. The first of its kind, built specifically for FPV, with ergonomy fully thought through. With its wider stance you will feel less restricted in your hand movements, the curvy edges mold to the palm of your hands. Ideal for hybrid pinchers, thumbers and full pinchers alike! The game-pad like appearance honors our heritage as computer gamers, who are now turning the real world into the greatest game ever developed: FPV! 🙂

This time Trappy has delivered with a complete out the box transmitter designed specifically for FPV. It features firstly a fully fledged transmitter, with 10 channels and pre-programmed models, to simplify the setup for a novice user. In addition the gimbals are said to be of high quality, and the wider distance between each gimbals apparently is more natural position for you hands to be in.

 

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What really makes the Tango special is the inbuilt 5.8Ghz Receiver AND Monitor. The Receiver is 40 channel, and has a 5Dbi patch facing forwards out of the radio. This means you get a 180 degree band directly in front of you. Once the video is received you can either display it on the inbuilt, anti-glare, anti-reflection monitor or it can be displayed on goggles of your choice. Using the propitiatory TBS Port. One nice addition is the inclusion of a huge 6000mAh lipo, which means you will hardly ever have to charge the thing!

This is very similar to what many Chinese venders such as Walkera have been attempting to do for the past year. However, in true Team black sheep style the execution of this kind of system is leaps and bounds ahead of the closest competitor. The Tango promises to have far higher build quality than any of the Chinese equivalents and it will come with the added benefits of a large support base on the forums as well as being more user friendly.

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In order to cater for all users, the TBS Tango does not include an inbuilt module, instead the user must purchase their own JR compatible module. Almost all frequency protocols are supported however, so this shouldn’t be a problem. However this does mean that there will be some latency between the radio and the module, unless you use the TBS Crossfire (it has a different system for communicating between the radio and module which has much lower latency).

In conclusion we are very impressed by TBS’ offering here, and it seems almost perfect for a novice in the hobby. The product promises to be a very compelling option for many beginner users who are daunted by the complexities of Open TX.

You can pre-order the Tango here.

Specs:

  • 10 CH digital remote control system
  • 15 model storage
  • 40ch high performance video receiver, PitMode compatible
  • Built-in 5dBi patch antenna for unparalleled range
  • CRSF and PPM output via JR-Module
  • Quad-bearing stick gimbals
  • 2x 3-Pos toggle, 2x 2-pos toggle, 2x extension port, 2x proportional dials, 4 digital trims, menu rocker dial, 3-button video receiver controls
  • Built-in FC support for: Cleanflight/Betaflight, DJI Naza V2, OpenPilot/TauLabs, Blade (e.g. tiny whoop)
  • Built-in JR support for: TBS Crossfire, FrSky XJT, Spektrum DSM2 Air, ImmersionRC EzUHF

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