TBS Tango 2 – a first impression


After countless 2 weeks TBS finaly released ther new remote – the Tango 2. The most important question first: no, it’s not a „real“ Tango with fpv screen. Only the name and the shape are the same.

Note:
I got my Tango 2 since october 2019 from TBS and received a final version in december.

Key data

  • Gamecontroler/ X-Lite format
  • Build in T-style antenna that you can flip and twist
    -> all parts to change it to a sma conncetor can be purchaced
  • 2 two position switches (push button)
  • 2 three position switches
  • 2 tactile switches
  • Hall-Sensor gimbals owithout any cable
    -> the gibals of the pro version are foldable
  • Monochrome amoled display
  • 3 Menu buttons(Menü, Page, Exit)
  • 1 rotating wheel (inkl. push button function)
  • 5000mAh battery,charged by USB-C (5v, 2A)
    -> Charging takes about 3h
  • USB-C interaface
  • Ear-plug connector (3,5mm audio plug) no trainer function
  • Build-in Micro-Crossfire (250mW max.)
  • WiFi module for the Cloud connection
  • OS: FreedomeTx (later OpenTx)

Details

Switches


Different from other remotes, the switches of the Tango 2 are not the standard long one. The 2 position switches are push-buttons and the 2 position switches are rockers. On the back of the remote you’ll find 2 tactile switches. When you first use them they feal a bit strange but become conforable after a few minutes.

Größe zur Tango 1

Trimm switches

You may have notices tha tthere are not trim switches build in. This soes not mean that you can’t trim your model – you just use the scroll whell for it:
– 2x push = start the trim (throttle stick)
– 2x push = next stick (yaw -> pitch -> roll -> throtle….)
– turn = change the trimm
– Exit = leaves the trim menu

On a a wing this can be a bit tricky, aspecialy when it’s your maiden flight. You get a voice -feedback on which stick you are triming at the moment but navigation throu them when you are in stress is not that easy. After a while it’s super easy to use. on a maiden i enter the trim menu and navigate to the pitch stick before i launch it (that the trimm i mostly need on a new airplane)

The Gimals

Over the last year hall-gimabls have become the state-of-the-art and so the Tango 2 comes with some nice hall-sensor ginbals without any cabel that could ruin the feeling. They got the full trow (no „race“ gimbals) but you can adjust the stick range for the throttle and the pitch stick by a screw.

Tango 2 Pro

This the main difference between the normal and the pro version – the gimbals. The pro gimbals can be folded down to make the Tango 2 even more portable and lower the profile. Only downside: when they are folded down the scrash on the surface. I placed a tissue under it to prevent it. But even with the antenna mod and the folded gimbals the remote does not fi in the fatshark case – a few cm’s are missing.

are the foldable gimbals worth 40$ more over the normal ones? You need to answer this questions by yourself. If i had to make this decition i’d go with the pro version. Everyone i showed the remote liked this featur and so am i.

If you like to start with the normal gimbals and upgrade later you can do so. Each gimbal is heald by 4 screws on the main pcb. Chanching them takes about 15 minutes and is a easy job.

External moduls

The short version: there is no support for external moduls.
The more detailed version: as the tango 2 comes with build in Crosssfire it does not support any extra modul. This result in a extra smal form factor.


4 Antworten zu “TBS Tango 2 – a first impression”

  1. I am stuck in CE mode and now limited to 25 mW on my TBS Tango 2. Is there a way to reset it to Open? I tried refreshing in bootloader mode and wiping and installing all files on the sd card, but still stuck and only 25mW

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