You probably have not experienced and RX 18 with one of the aftermarket interfaces. This allows you to use any radio you want, so a lot of us have already dealt with the poor HL handset and RX.
For those of us who like the flexibility of using one quality radio for all our tanks, what are we supposed to do with this?. Good thing there are some other electronic packages on the horizon, because if this becomes the standard in all Heng Long tanks, sales of EL Mod, SLU and now possibly Clark are going to be on the rise.
In all honesty if this becomes the standard in all HL tanks, I will be throwing them in the trash bin along with the Mato Sherman electronics. Now I am unsure of what I will be using to replace them. THe RX 18 was a good inexpensive upgradable option.
On the WelshDragon model web page there is a link to the instruction manual. Some good news. There is a process to bind the receiver to the radio. This means you would only need one radio, and be able to bind all your tanks to this one radio, that is a good thing. The IBU could be used with this to give you complete Tamiya compatibility. The current Mako hardware, could get you battling with Tamiyas but as of yet they don't have a board that slows the tank down when hit so this will be an issue. I am not sure how the Mamba unit was supposed to interact with the RX18. Does anyone know if the Mamba unit will interface with this new ESC.