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  1. jaffacake

    Android testers needed.

    Hi I'm very tech-unsavvy but easily loaded the apk (7 - have yet to upgrade to 0.92) and all was going well until my timer app went off, which caused the Tello to spin a few times and then head east, ignoring any of my instructions. A bit scary but fortunately it came to land not too far from...
  2. jaffacake

    Flight Time

    I did not know that! Got almost 10 mins of flying and a bit of recording this afternoon, thanks a mill.
  3. jaffacake

    Flight Time

    Hmm. I'm only getting about 6 or 7 minutes. This morning I was recording outdoors, no wind, Tello just hovering at about 3m (not flying around). Prop guards on. Does recording make such a big difference? New batteries are on the way!
  4. jaffacake

    New to the drone world should I start with the Tello?

    I don't know anything about the Yuneec, but as a very useless beginner I can attest that the Tello is excellent for my level. Take off and landing are done for you so it's very safe. The presets can be used by anyone. Best of all, if you leave the controls alone, the thing just hovers there and...
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    Scratch doesnt control the Tello for all commands?

    I think it's a real shame that one can't program the camera control. Just for a laugh, I decided to see if the Tello could handle some extra weight and carry a battery and camera from an ex-drone (the one that got away, fortunately without the camera onboard). Add in a big blob of blu-tack to...
  6. jaffacake

    Hi from South Africa

    Or more specifically, outside Mossel Bay. Previous drone experience includes totalling one and watching another disappear into the bush never to be seen again. I think it's fair to say I am not a natural. I have had my Tello for 5 days and I think it's a perfect beginner drone. I'm enjoying...