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  1. Santiago

    Possessed Tello

    Sounds like one or more motors are toasted. This happens gradually, as they accumulate many hours of flying, or it can happen to a brand new Tello on its first flight, if a motor is still spinning/powered when it takes a direct hit in a crash, or otherwise. If it's a new Tello, it's also...
  2. Santiago

    Tello spins on axis uncontrollably

    Your situation certainly seems to suggest interference. Without researching to wrap my head around your exact setup, I can say that using xiaomi(?) wifi repeater between phone and Tello can help overcome interference in noisy environments. Where it may give you extended range in an RF quiet...
  3. Santiago

    New app: TelloFPV for Android

    Ah yes, a "Smart Audio," style OSD control method, this is a must have for sophisticated FPV interfaces. I first ran up against this problem in my pursuit to fly the Mavic Air through goggles (immersive FPV style.) I found a reasonable level of success using this Bluetooth finger mouse...
  4. Santiago

    TelloFPV -Tune Controls?

    Currently, the app defaults to Rate=100 Expo=40 Deadzone=10 in Video Mode, and Rate=100 Expo=0 Deadzone=10 in Sport Mode. To be clear, I simply uninstalled, and reinstalled the app. Obviously these values are subject to change with updates to the app. If you tune, take the time to adjust in...
  5. Santiago

    Making Fun Video with Tello is a Walk in the Park-

    Okay, you'll end up with some extra parts, but to me that's not a bad thing. Feel free to hunt around and substitute parts you may prefer. For example, you may already have your own preference for the phone mount, or may find one while browsing. If you find cheaper or more efficient parts...
  6. Santiago

    Tello spins on axis uncontrollably

    Hard crash impact directly on even a new motor, while the motor is spinning, can cut its life short. Just a thought. I was challenged the first time i found myself troubleshooting eol motors. The symptoms were very similar to a variety of other issues. Finally replaced motors and was flying like...
  7. Santiago

    Pshh, awesome. Ive made multiple posts from my mobile over the last few weeks, on various...

    Pshh, awesome. Ive made multiple posts from my mobile over the last few weeks, on various threads, and it looks like none of them posted. Ill be trying to pick up the pieces, and answer questions again. Lets see if this reply posts..
  8. Santiago

    Tello spins on axis uncontrollably

    How many hours do you have on it? Could be failed motor(s.)
  9. Santiago

    Making Fun Video with Tello is a Walk in the Park-

    Sure. I'll link the new thread here when I have it up. I'll include parts/instructions for a detachable, adjustable phone/screen/lanyard mount as well. Configuring OpenTX for Tello was trial and error for me, largely because it was my first time using it. I'll break down some of the theory...
  10. Santiago

    Tello motor lifespan

    Indeed, my stock Tello has motors with 2 vent holes. Are you able to correlate the difference on a time line? I suspect they just have varying inventory, but it'd be useful to know if they made an informed switch to one or the other. More ventilation is probably better, at the cost of having a...
  11. Santiago

    What is the weight of Your light’s mod?

    Here is a video demonstrating the lights, in flight, at night, at a range varying between 1-15m. At 2:22 in the video, you can see them at 1m distance. With this mod, I fly out farther at night, than I can during the day.
  12. Santiago

    Tello motor lifespan

    Then we agree. This is exactly what I'm talking about. As I've mentioned in multiple threads, after the first motor replacement I performed (hiding splices in the motor mounts,) I came up with an idea for making them modular, without the unsightly plugs hanging out. I'm ordering a couple sets of...
  13. Santiago

    What is the weight of Your light’s mod?

    5.82 grams = 4 LEDs w/ resistors (4.42g) + OTG power cable (1.4g)
  14. Santiago

    Tello motor lifespan

    Well, there a loss in the quality of information somewhere. Perhaps the seller over states the specs of the cheaper motors. If you get them, know that youre likely on store for reduced performance as I previously described. These here claim to be genuine. Amazon.com: RYZE Tello 8520 Coreless...
  15. Santiago

    Tello motor lifespan

    This, for me, is the most useful information. Though, had I accumulated somewhere near the expected motor hours/lifetime, I might have had partial motor failure closer in my mind as cause for the poor flight behavior. As it was, my warranty replacement Tello wasnt near even half that amount of...