Eww brushed motors
Good find, rclover106! So it looks like there's going to be a TBS Xray beginner's quad? The brushed micro with the blue props in the last pic has FPV gear on it. But the frame looks surprisingly like one of Parrot's brushed "cargo" drones. Not sure what the story is with that.
The new TX is the TBS Tango controller w/ built-in 5.8Ghz vRX, CP antenna, and display. Details are on the RotorX Atom v2 Indiegogo campaign page. The Tango controller is going to ship with the RTF Atom v2, but it won't be exclusive to the Atom. So it makes sense that the controller would be available with some TBS quads as well. I think it'd go well with the TBS Gemini. But it looks like Trappy has more flying surprises up his sleeve.
Well, TBS Tango is pretty much out in the open now due to the RotorX campaign changing strategy. It was actually not built for thumbers, but for pinchers and hybrids (especially for the hybrids, R/C manufactuers have been shitting on us for way too long!). No internal RF, only JR bay - can't really add much more other than ask what would your expected price point be for such a controller?
The TBS XRacer has been demoed at the lauch for the Indiegogo campaign. It's a parrot frame, that we build up with cleanflight, spektrum R/C rx and a TBS UNIFY PRO. Aimed at indoor office / warehouse flying, or people getting started with carpark racing and other shenanigans.
Lead times? I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.
I would say that standalone pricing would have to depend on whether it comes with a JR module included or not. Offering it as a bundle with TBS Crossfire would be cool, although that would obviously be more expensive than an Orange DSMX module. I'd say if you can offer it without an RF module for about $150, it would sell well, and it would be hard for clones to compete. Not sure what kind of pricing you could achieve with a FrSky or DSMX combo. But I think the pricing would have to be competitive with non-module integrated TX to sell in volume. Combo for $200-$250 with either FrSky or DSMX module I think would be attractive.
Sounds like lots of fun! Is the TBS XRacer with the Parrot frame just a hack? Or do you have plans to commercialize it? If so, do you have a relationship with Parrot? Given that the RX1102 8000KV motors weigh the same as a 8.5mm brushed motor, I think the brushed micros will become a much harder sell. That's unless you can make them so cheap that everybody at the office will want to buy one to mess around.The TBS XRacer has been demoed at the lauch for the Indiegogo campaign. It's a parrot frame, that we build up with cleanflight, spektrum R/C rx and a TBS UNIFY PRO. Aimed at indoor office / warehouse flying, or people getting started with carpark racing and other shenanigans.
it is a parrot frame, yes. I absolutely love what Parrot has done here. If there are plans to commercialize it is yet to be decided. As of right now, "we" are a big part of the best micro racer with the RotorX Atom. I'm not going to try and compete with that by making their own. and yes, brushed obviously comes at a very attractive price.