After a lot of flights … I reached some considerations. So, in a nutshell, what I like and what I don’t like.
Easy to control with the Flypad: Mambo responds very quickly to our commands.
Battery life...but if you don’t use camera and hulls. So 10 minutes with a “bare” drone…down to 6 minutes with a completely “dressed” drone.
You can use the camera on a “Non-FPV” Mambo ( so you can buy only the cam and the cockpitglasses ). But see the Don’t Like.
It’s possible to adjust the interpupillary distance for a correct view. Remember to launch the FreeFlight Mini app and to activate the FPV mode before to use the Cockpitglasses.
The Mambo FPV idea: you can try a race drone without spend a lot of money. This drone is very not-expensive. But see the Don’t Like.
Sometime tot easy to connect : if there are some other wifi-networks around, it could be difficult. This is the correct procedure to connect Flypad & Smartphone.
- Power on the Mambo (inserting the battery), there is not power button on the drone.
- When the red lights start flashing green, power on the Flypad (pushing the ‘Parrot’ button).
- Start the wifi on the smartphone and connect to the Mambo_XXXX wifi ( XXXX is the code of your drone).
- Start the app FreeFlight Mini. Pay attention: perhaps there are some firmware upgrades.
The camera is not connected to the Mambo: the camera takes only the power from the drone ..so, if you want to download the videos, you have to take out the Micro-SD from the drone and put it on a Micro-SD reader. it’s not possible to download the videos directly from the app. But see the Like.
It not possible to record different flight-configurations…to use for different types of flights: I mean speed, speed-rotation, left/right speed..and so on.
You cannot use this drone for a true race: the video lag (due to the wifi connection) is rather hight: good for a “quite” FPV flight, but not for a serious race. The risk is to hit an obstacle that seems distant.
Conclusions: I like it! Easy to use and it’s an expensive drone for first steps towards FPV races.