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Tello Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera and VR,Powered by DJI Technology and Intel Processor,Coding Education,DIY Accessories,Throw and Fly (Without Controller)
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|Control Type||Remote Control|
|Video Capture Resolution||HD 720p|
|Are Batteries Included||No|
|Remote Control Included?||No|
|Battery Cell Composition||Lithium Ion|
|Rechargeable Battery Included||No|
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- Little drone for kids and adults that’s a blast to fly and helps users learn about drones with coding education.
- VR headset compatibility,fly with a breathtaking first-person view.
- Tello has two antennas that make video transmission extra stable and a high-capacity battery that offers impressively long flight times.
- Start flying by simply tossing Tello into the air.Slide on screen to perform 8D flips cool aerial stunts.
- Equipped with a high-quality image processor, Tello shoots incredible photos and videos. Even if you don’t know how to fly, you can record pro-level videos with EZ Shots and share them on social media from your smartphone.
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Capture Great Pictures and Videos
Equipped with a high-quality image processor, Tello shoots incredible photos and videos. Even if you don’t know how to fly, you can record coordinated short videos with Circle, 360, and Up & Away and share them on social media from your smartphone.
Programming is More Fun than Ever
Now available for Tello is a mobile programming app that supports Scratch. Students can command Tello to perform corresponding movements by dragging coding blocks on their smart mobile device. Students can also develop programming skills by playing games and completing levels. Discover the fun of programming!
Accessories You'll Love
Tello Flight Battery
Tello Quick-Release Propellers
Tello Propeller Guards
The high-quality cells distribute power evenly and recharge rapidly.
Specially made for Tello
Lightweight and durable propellers specially designed for Tello.
Protect the propellers
Protect the propellers and aid in flight safety.
Easy to mount
The battery is also quick to install, connecting simply with the aircraft.
Easy to use
It's easy to mount and detach.
Easy to mount
Small, lightweight, easy to mount and detach.
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The Future of Possible
DJI is the global leader in civilian drones, aerial imaging technology, and creative camera technology. Find out more here in our DJI Brand Store on Amazon. The company is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and platforms more accessible and easier to use for creators around the world. Its products are used every day by customers in over 100 countries for filmmaking, construction, inspection, emergency response, agriculture, conservation, and beyond.
Feel the Fun
We set out to build the most fun drone ever, and we came up with Tello: an impressive little drone for kids and adults that’s a blast to fly and helps users learn about drones with Scratch programming. Get yourself a Tello to find out just how awesome flying can be!
New to Drones? No Problem.
Flying Tello couldn’t be easier! Just pull out your phone to fly anytime or anywhere with intuitive controls.
1.Smartphone VR Headset Compatibility: Fly with a breathtaking first-person view.
2.DJI Flight Tech: Industry-leading components ensure stable flights.
3.Tello App: Getting started is extra easy with the Tello app’s friendly UI.1
4.Controller Compatibility: Precise control for unforgettable experiences.
See the World from the Sky
Whether you’re at a park, in the office, or hanging out at home, you can always take off and experience the world from exciting new perspectives. Tello has two antennas that make video transmission extra stable and a high-capacity battery that offers impressively long flights times.
13-Min Flight Time3
2.100m Flight Distance4
3.720p HD Transmission
4.Smart Switch 2 Antennas
Fantastic Features for Endless Enjoyment
Thanks to all the tech that Tello’s packing, like a flight controller powered by DJI, you can perform awesome and complex tricks and with just a tap on screen.5 Flying has never been so fun and easy!
1.Throw & Go: Start flying by simply tossing Tello into the air.
2.8D Flips: Slide on screen to perform cool aerials stunts.
3.Bounce Mode: Tello flies up and down from your hand automatically.
Capture Great Pictures and Videos
Equipped with a high-quality image processor, Tello shoots incredible photos and videos. Even if you don’t know how to fly, you can record pro-level videos with EZ Shots and share them on social media from your smartphone.
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I've flown it three times since receiving it yesterday and gotten nearly 12 minutes of the purported 13 minutes of flying time from the battery each time. It's very responsive and quick (in fast mode - almost 20mph). The range, vertically, is about as advertised (30') - horizontally, it's probably more like 80 meters in open space, not 100. The auto-flight modes all work (flips, throw-and-go, etc.). It's very stable - I haven't had to run the calibration routine yet. The Intel sensing tech works very well when there's plenty of light, so it stays put when hovering and maintains altitude when moving forward/backward/left/right. Moves well outside, but if you encounter any real wind, it's a problem to control, since it's so tiny and light. The photos (5mp) are surprisingly good in environments with decent light and when the drone is still. The video would be exceptional (the Intel stabilization feature is pretty good), if not for the oddly low bitrate (4mbps?!) - this results in HD (720) video coming back to the phone from the drone, but you get a stuttering effect every 4 seconds because of the shallow throughput. [UPDATE: Turning Bluetooth off seems to have stopped the stuttering issue for me.] It's a little disappointing to see decent video later on your phone, but have it ruined by these halting periods throughout. Connecting my Pixel 2 was easy, save one quirk. Since it's peer-to-peer WiFi, you connect directly to the drone. Once connected, you'll get the alert/notification that says "Connected , but limited services" or whatever. Normally, when connecting to cameras and other devices, I just swipe that away and start using them. However, if you do this and then start the Tello app, the drone will not show as connected. In order for it to be recognized (at least for me), you have to tap on that alert-notification and then click "OK" each time - then open the Tello app and it shows as connected.
The only real downside is that I cannot get the Tello software to recognize the GameSir T1s Bluetooth controller. This is the controller they list as compatible on both the DJI and Ryze sites, as well as in the manual (as well as in the videos they show of the product being used). I emailed support and they were quick to respond, but their solution did not work. I've read elsewhere of others not being able to get this to work either. Hopefully, it will be fixed/work soon, as flying with sticks is more tactile than pushing virtual pads around on a screen.
All in all, very happy with this as first drone. I'll probably get a Mavic or a new Spark when the next iteration comes out.
[Update: Despite the GameSir T1s being listed as compatible and shown in use with the product videos on the Ryze & DJI sites as well as Ryze support's initial email response saying it WILL work with the Tello, I've received a follow-up from Ryze support saying the GameSir T1s actually will NOT work with the Tello and will NOT be supported in the foreseeable future. Only the GameSir T1D is compatible - and it hasn't been released (nor is there a date for its scheduled release). So, if you've got an Android phone and plan to buy a GameSir T1s to use with your Tello, don't because it won't work. Amazon is accepting the return for my controller, so not a big deal. Still a great little drone - just have to get used to the phone screen controls.]
This is the best flying mini-drone I have ever tried. It is very stable and predictable for indoor flying. I even took it out in a light breeze and it had no problem holding position. Flips are rock solid and the drone maintains exact altitude when flipping. Most other drones with flip ability will lose several feet in altitude, making it very risky to do indoors. Hand launch and land work very well. I have flown out several full charges indoors and out and have yet to even smack a wall due to the solid handling. This thing flies like drones costing hundreds more. And the flight time is amazing for something this small - almost equal to the Spark! I didn't do a range check but I did shut down the app to see what would happen. I expected it to land or RTH but it just sat there hovering until I reconnected and told it to land. Not sure I like this feature. I would prefer RTH but at least it didn't take off full throttle toward China like my Holy Stone model did!
As for the camera - The video has obnoxious banding of green and purple. Still photos are decent. The photos are much better than anything else in this price range. Too bad about the video defect. Even if it had good color the video would be essentially useless due to the low bit rate which causes constant stuttering every few seconds. They need to fix this if they are advertising it as video capable, which it is really NOT.
Another major issue is that the connectivity is absolutely NOT as advertised. Most controllers will not work with it (check out the owner forums). I got the advertised GameSir T1 and the drone would not even recognize it much less connect. Now I have a useless controller I am returning.
I also tried flying with the Scratch programming platform. After a long and involved installation procedure (instructions for which are buried on the Ryze website) I managed to get it to takeoff, flip and land but only with individual commands. It simply refuses to perform a whole program for some reason and all other commands are totally ignored. Other users have this same issue so I'm hoping it will be dealt with in a firmware upgrade since this is one of the main advertised features of this drone.
I am returning this drone due to the defective camera. Hopefully the next one will work. After printing the return label I realized it was not prepaid. I emailed DJI about this and they sent a pre-paid Fedex label for return. Quick response!
UPDATE: The video banding issue was caused by my Droid Turbo not handling the video properly. I tried it with an iphone and it worked fine - Except for the stuttering problem which is probably caused by using wifi for both control and recording. Not sure they can fix this with a firmware update. I really wish they had included a memory card slot instead. There is also no easy way to share or move photos and videos that are saved to your phone. You have to hunt for them with a file explorer and manually move them. This is a really dumb oversight and will hopefully be fixed in a future update.
After updating to the latest firmware I again tried Scratch programming and it works great now. Very simple to program moves as long as you insert at least a one second pause between actions. Overall I'm still very impressed with this drone, especially with some of the junk on the market for an equivalent price.
UPDATE 2, Oct 2018): So I've been flying this drone for several months now and still love it for general playing around the house and yard. I've discovered a few more things. The T1D controller will only connect with certain Android phones. I finally bought a cheap no contract phone that actually connects with no problem. It's a Samsung J3 from Wallyworld for $49. I loaded up all my drone apps and it works great EXCEPT for the absolutely useless video feed which has not improved at all. If you have an i-Anything with current ios you should be able to use it and get decent video but only if you keep the bit rate down to about 1 Mbps. But what is the point of having a nice video feed you can't use at full rate? Hello, Ryze??
About the Xiaomi wifi extender - it works great except you can not use it simultaneously with the bluetooth controller or you risk dropping connections. So either pick flying at long range with the extender and phone or short range with the controller. "Long range" is relative with this drone. You can push it two or three times the usual limits but it's still well within sight. For flying higher, try the TALS app. It does one thing - sets your altitude limit anywhere up to 30 meters. I actually had it hover in place like it had a ground lock at full altitude. I didn't think it would hold in a light breeze but it did. Impressive.
Another impressive feature is how tough this drone is. It takes a beating. I've smacked a couple walls and the ceiling and tangled the props in the curtains with no damage. I had to replace a prop but only because it flew off and got lost in the grass. No lasting damage. One time it seemed to "heal itself" somehow after a crash. It flew up and shuddered and twitched a little for a few minutes then just started flying again like nothing happened. No apparent damage so I kept flying.
I recommend the Drone Blocks app for trying out flight programming. It's drag and drop to build your flight routine. Then just click a GO command and the drone does it all with no input from you. Lots of fun and the kids can learn the basics of programming without even realizing it.