I don’t know a whole lot about it, but i believe it is a new controller. Um let’s just jump straight into the unboxing and see what they’ve got in store for us open it up. So i did actually have a sneak peek and then i had to quickly close it again because um there’s, like a little note – and i want to read it out and be all oh cool movie mission. Let’S start with this. This is so. I did actually half open it opened it up to this, and then i stopped because i wanted to reach in front of everyone. Dear pilot, thank you for participating in the tbs mumbo testing review. There are a few bullet points. We would like you to know, as there is little to no public information or manuals available right now. Please keep the details private until the official launch by tbs the date is to be announced, do not share any photos or details of the radio with your friends seriously would like to keep it a secret until it’s, officially and fully announced not teased on the tbs Facebook group, if you find any issues with the unit, please let us know asap: okay, it’s, a testing thing. Don’T worry about this let’s get into. I want to see this thing: um, unconventional switches, okay, embedded antenna, cool, there’s, lots of cool things, let’s uh let’s have a look: okay, i’m gon na start. Here we have uh peter the penetrator: oh wow that’s, the name no that’s gon na be in the video but okay, okay, so we’ve got peter we’ve got this antenna yeah peter peter.
The antenna, uh sma thingy useful carburium, welcome to tbs mumbo okay. So this is the radio um Music, i suppose it’s, not bad um. It feels like a bigger, oh it’s, me too. It feels like a bit of a bigger tango, like the stance like with your thumbs. Sit is really similar, but you know it’s very transitional. More traditional yeah, um i’m feeling like my hands here, are like pushing in a little bit like you, you sort of your palm wraps on like an inside angle. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Um i’m not used to it. I got ta actually try, fly and see what i think. I think the reason why they’ve done that is so when you move over full stick deflection. Okay, like your hand, feels that void, i think, that’s the reason um and this tensions are still really high at the moment, so we’re going to work out how to convert this to mode one yeah work out a converted mode. One other thing is to like the tango 2. These are really like, not uh. What do you call the stabby? Okay so like do you want them sharper, yeah, so definitely i’m gon na go straight over to the ones i have in the tango too. I know trappy prefers these, though he’s bent that these are the better way, but he still provides the other one anyway. So i love this wheel, looks good yeah that feels pretty good.
Nice trim switches. These feel really good yeah. Everything feels really nice. Everything’S super super duper cool. These are oh, these are momentary, that’s interesting, oh that’s, not momentary. So this is. This must be like the equivalent of your arm switch i’m guessing that’s. What they’re, anticipating that for and then that’s a momentary, that’s pretty cool, but now it feels really solid. I guess the next step now is to actually use it and uh see what we can do we’re about to test the mambo um. This will be a pretty chill flight. I converted over to mode one that’s all done the stick ends. You’Re gon na probably find they’re a bit stiff, but they didn’t provide us with softer springs so that it’s going to be the way it is changing it up to mode 1 was amazing. It was absolutely amazing. Tango 2 all same it’s freaking, phenomenal everything’s labeled on the back of it it’s simple, okay, because i think it’s just a tango too it’s really easy, but anyway, let’s try and get this thing bound to see what happens. Let’S. Do it there you go. This is the red to bind i’ll hit. This Music make weird sounds already. You know how in the unboxing, i said that this trim wheel’s too stiff yeah that’s lie. I love it. Okay, um! Well, it wasn’t a lie. I didn’t really believe that, but i also have genuinely realized that you could just take it out of this box.
I did that’s it’s really good. This is amazing and it’s worth mentioning you wouldn’t. Let me actually take it out of sparks until we videoed it to keep this authentic didn’t we, this is true, so everything you’ve seen here at the moment is absolute first impressions and everything i don’t know how long it’ll be before everyone sees this video yeah. I really love these buttons, the tactility of the buttons they’re, really neat: okay, that’s it, i think it’s to do with the dance. The dance song is, the song or a dance. I don’t know that’s uh, so it’s bound it’s, bound it’s ready uh did we set up a switch yet on the radio for army i’ve got no idea. Okay, i’m! Going to cut this video here, don’t cut it don’t, try and do it we’re going to authenticate man how old? I think this has to be you’re just going to fly this thing here. We go so we’re gon na go. Can you explain why there’s a sticker on the back your m1 macbook, okay? So in 2019, when i was in korea uh one of my good friends, minso gave me a gift and it was very, very nice and i was a part of it. I couldn’t keep. I can’t remember what it was i’d leave behind because of the plan to travel back, but i could take the sticker with me. So i took the sticker with me. Ah, okay and so it’s very special.
Yes, there we go in one macbook about to do a thing. Yep, you can’t show that screen, though there you go, yeah it’ll have to be um, invisible, pixel out, eh or something it’ll be a big pixel. Okay, you just finished uh playing around with butterfly and you exit your exact words were you’re, so confident, you’re gon na put the canopy on, because you know it’s gon na work, no it’s going to work. You ready am i relatively safe here. I’D, stand back a bit more while i test it i’m going back. Oh it arms line of sight. First, okay works let’s fly, so this is the uh first flight with the mountains on my goggles, sometimes shouldn’t. I what i should clean my coffee, i think so. Let’S, do it? Okay, oh, wait: uh i’m using a different pit profile, that’s a bit annoying um. I believe this was ox2 there we go. Is it okay? Now yeah, okay, okay, are in the air Applause, so this is ryan trace. Does that correct, yeah it’s running tracer? So if you want to run um crossfire, i think you need a module. So for me, i’ve got to work out how to hold this radio uh there’s an adapt to it now like positioning it. Oh yeah yeah yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, really slippy you’re, trying to find the right hand position yeah. Now the tanker was like this too. Until we put the other tbs stick ends on there and yeah.
I do honestly think these are way too slippy. This is actually like. No it’s worth mentioning. Thomas is extremely fussy about stick ends so, but i suppose most people are aren’t. They yeah, i mean it’s your interface into the quad like it’s, just like my hands, like look at my thumb, my roll thumb it’s. Just your raw thumb is that one yeah hang on my eye. Okay, so watch this ready, i’m just gon na do a bit of turning come zoomed in on your thumb. It’S gon na make a bit of pull out of me right now, because i’m actually not slipping, but before i was sleeping and sliding guys actually feels alright, now i’m confused there’s a little bit of slip, which is annoying Applause, okay, so we’re back at the field. Again, we are the last time it didn’t go so good with the stickers did it yeah that was literally it uh slip into stick ends were slippery. I think if you’re pinching it to be fine i’m, not a pincher i’m, a thumber so i’m, using probably worth mentioning that you like your stick, ends really sharp don’t. You reasonably sharp, not crazy um. What do you call? I don’t remember what these are called we’ll leave the link to these in the description they’re from tbs anyway, the same ones we use on the um yeah, and i really like these they’re, probably about the limited as sharp as i would go, um but they’re good.
They work well let’s. Try it out, see how it goes this time. Okay, we just got the practice quality today, i’m, not going to bother with the main fleet at the moment, it’s really windy. So it’s not like we’re, going to be doing ridiculous lap times, comparing radios and stuff it’s. Basically flying do i like the ergonomics that kind of thing and it’s going to come with your brain isn’t it? Ah, yes, so basically it’s fly it around and play with the feel a little bit so let’s start timing just to have as a reference. This is my first six hour pack today, so i don’t know how well the timing’s gon na go. Why? Because i’ve got the wireless mic on so we may have no timing. We’Ll see how it goes. Let it go, don’t worry about it if it gets tight, i’ll stand like far away. Is that good over here? Try that, hopefully we get timing? Okay, so arming? Oh, this is a lot nicer than i remember. Okay, so, first impression, six cell is a lot more than four cell, so she gets to the quad, probably mentioning we’re running the spec quads weren’t. We we were speaking of i just made a bump uh. My grip is probably a bit too high at the moment. I think i need to pull my hands back a bit i’m sort of having trouble with range of motion. It could also be the springs are stiffer than i would like, because so i haven’t made any adjustments to the springs just so yeah, so it just feels like i’m.
It feels really like i’m, so many g’s, but that’s not ergonomics, issue, that’s just springs and i’m. Pretty sure do they come with two springs like the tango. I can’t remember because we received the prototype right there. If they have two strips two spring options, i prefer the lighter ones. I know a lot of people prefer stiffer uh, that’s purely personal preference, and you do have options for that i’m. Actually, adapting to this reasonably quick. The grip is pretty tight compared to normal, as in by normal i mean like the radio master radio or like a taranis. Another thing too there’s a bit less definition at the bottom of these, but it’s textured, which is really cool. I’D say this is a lot closer to say a futaba than it is uh, like the radio master, the tyrannos a few of the others that have the sort of groovy bits at the bottom. This doesn’t really have that it’s sort of just like a like a sideways grip thing: uh, but it’s, a real grippy material uh. This is the futaba which is slippery, but a similar shape Music. The time system’s working, which is good, it is so the trick, is, stand far away from me. Yeah the wireless system we’ve got here at the moment, unfortunately messes with the timing system, because they’re both using 2.4. This is really good. I okay, this could be placebo. I feel like this is less latency than normal.
It could also be because i just came from a crossfire setup, but i do know that in testing this is lower latency than other radios, because tbs was able to optimize everything for everything there’s, no, like external module. In the back it’s just straight out built into the one board, so there are actual latency again like latency improvements to this setup, it’s like the tango 2 wow. That was insane it’s really insane but mind you i’m flying all right. All things considered like considering the re, the the wind considering first pack up on six cell first pack with this radio in, however long it’s been we put aside for about a couple of months didn’t we yeah we did so just between lockdowns and other testing, um Yeah, it did get sidelined a little bit, but well, i think if you want a proper feel radio and you’re in the market for one yeah, this is not too bad at all. Is it yeah i’ll get you and i’m curious to see what you think. I feel like it sits smack bang between, like the tango and your full size, radios yeah, where it’s sort of a really cool blend of the two um. I need to travel like sitting with this sometime. I know with the tango i prefer flying with a tango sitting than i do my other radios. This might be a nice sweet spot for sitting and standing yeah. That wind is crazy.
It is i’ve got my mic covered, so hopefully we don’t get too much wind noise, but we’ll see what the audio is like if it’s, no good, this will be a voice over. I am really impressed with how this is handling at the moment. I’M playing this. I feel like actually pretty decently now you see what full rate feels like, but that’s to be expected, no i’m impressed. That is a really different experience with the other. Stick ends: wow good job, tbs you’ve done it again. So this is it in comparison to the radiomaster tx16s, so it’s, a considerably smaller isn’t it like the actual positioning of these is pretty similar. I think the big difference is the grip on the radio master. I love that lock in for me for my body that’s something i’m really used to, but you have that looking like that’s sort of a more vertical grip you’re more on top of the stick versus this, i tend to sort of hold it like this almost so, I can access the switches and it’s a bit more like side on so it’s a different feel like i’m. Almost on this one rolling on the side of my thumb, i sort of hold the radio like this, where i’ve got access to the switches, but it means my thumb’s more side on to the stick so i’m sort of rolling on the side of my thumb, versus With the radio master because of this sort of trigger grip thing, uh, your hands tend to be more vertical more on top of the actual gimbal, so i’m, a lot more used to controlling a radio like this, i think partly too, because my well i’ve been using Radio, since i was small, so i’m sort of used to having to kind of claw over the radio, but this was actually really easy to get used to and i never really lost traction with the gimbal while i was flying, which is really good, especially with these Stick ends so there you go a nice all in one solution from tbs again a slightly bigger radio than the tango.