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bluejune

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Hi,

I published an Android app called aTelloPilot (another Tello Pilot).
Below features are supported.

1. Tello supported
2. Several controllers supported
- Bluetooth / USB game controllers
- Parrot FlyPad
- OSD controller with Gyro
3. Photo / Video supported
- Capturing and recording
- Viewer
4. Extra features supported
- Face tracking
- Head tracking
- Flight route and Position tracking
5. Tweaks supported
- ALT limit up to 30m
- Flight log saving

Below link forwards to original post and feedbacks.
another Tello Pilot (Android App)


[Init Screen]



[Full features]
- Distance, heading indicators are supported
- Stick trims supported
- Gyro control supported



[Game controller button mapping]
- Bluetooth/USB game controllers are supported
- Bluetooth may interfere WiFi so broken images can be displayed frequently
- Buttons are mapped to function buttons of Controller Screen




[FlyPad]
- Parrot FlyPad is supported



[Head Tracking]
- Drone orientation is aligned with device orientation
- Drone rotates as you rotate




[Flight Route and Position Tracking]
- Flight route is displayed on the screen
- If target position is set, drone will go there automatically




[Face Tracking]
- Click a detected face to track, drone follows selected face
- If the face disappears, it stops tracking



Any feedbacks are welcome.
 

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Excellent work! Bought app on google play to support

One thing though, when head tracking mode is activated, the drone will rotate to face you. How about making the drone face in the same direction you face so that if you rotate the controller left, the drone will also rotate left?
 

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Update: the drone rotated to face me as I took off with drone facing me - so that I can see the status light - everything worked as suggested when I took off facing away
 

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Bought the app. Looks really promising. But also a bit buggy.
I encountered lot of artefacts on the video material. Facerecognition works quite well. Would be good if the drone would also turn to keep face on focus instead of just moving back forth and sidewards.



still great compared to what ryze is offering!
What is flight mode user4 and how could i program it? Wish i could alter the up and away mode to go bit higher and more far away.

Good work and keep on tweaking out the bugs!!!
 

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I´ve made 2 videos on youtube talking about your APP. I really like it, good work!

Hope other features come soon on a future update.


 
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Good job bluejune, but I’d be very happy if it’s available on iOS too.
 

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Hi Blujune, yesterday I installed it.

Used with a BT iPega PG-9078 and works fine.

Just the video is so bad, compared to the oficial app.

Some sugestions:

- An icon at the screeen if we want to cancel the automatic moviments.
- An option to disable the sounds on the "live" screen.
- I could not fire the motors using the sticks.

I will use it a little more next days. But congrats, it is a grate app!

Regards,
 

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Hi Blujune, yesterday I installed it.

Used with a BT iPega PG-9078 and works fine.

Just the video is so bad, compared to the oficial app.

Some sugestions:

- An icon at the screeen if we want to cancel the automatic moviments.
- An option to disable the sounds on the "live" screen.
- I could not fire the motors using the sticks.

I will use it a little more next days. But congrats, it is a grate app!

Regards,
The video is bad because of bluetooth turned On, try to see if your Ipega has suport to USB connection and use a OTG cable, if it works over usb, your video feed will be much much better.
 

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Excellent work! Bought app on google play to support

One thing though, when head tracking mode is activated, the drone will rotate to face you. How about making the drone face in the same direction you face so that if you rotate the controller left, the drone will also rotate left?
You can check the direction is aligned between drone and your phone.
Place drone facing front side (not your side) and turn it on.
Connect the drone but do not take off.
Enable headtracking and see the compass at the bottom right.
Red arrow is your phone direction and airplane is your drone direction.
Rotate yourself with phone and check the red arrow is pointing right direction.
If not, calibrate your phone by moving your phone like 8 shape.
If the direction is aligned take off the drone and see if it is working.

Thanks.
 

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Bought the app. Looks really promising. But also a bit buggy.
I encountered lot of artefacts on the video material. Facerecognition works quite well. Would be good if the drone would also turn to keep face on focus instead of just moving back forth and sidewards.



still great compared to what ryze is offering!
What is flight mode user4 and how could i program it? Wish i could alter the up and away mode to go bit higher and more far away.

Good work and keep on tweaking out the bugs!!!
Thanks..
Aux4 is not assigned yet.
I am planning autopilot feature with flight plan.
With the feature you can control the drone as you wish.
 
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Has someone tried to control the Tello with the aTelloPilot app with a PS3 Controller (Sixasis) linked to the phone with an USB OTG cable? Thanks
 

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aTelloPilot V0.3 released

Hi, I published aTelloPilot V0.3.
Here are the changes in this release.
  1. Video Process switch in Settings for low tier devices (default : off)
    • turn Video Process on in Settings for face tracking
    • if your device does not support required feature, it is turned off internally
    • face tracking is deactivated when it is off
    • if your device is slow when it is on, turn it off
  2. Video artifacts are improved
    • drop broken video packets
  3. Fixed bugs
    • some minor bugs reported
Actually Android devices are too much fragmented, so some devices are not working properly.
So I made an option to switch off Video Processing used for face tracking.
It is effective for low tier devices because there is no need to read the video frame back.
If your device is slow when the 'Video Process' is on, try to run without it.
Without 'Video Process' face detection feature will not work but other features are still working.

And video artifacts are much improved in this version.
Broken video packets are dropped as official Tello app does.

Thanks.
 
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aTelloPilot V0.4 released

Hi, I published aTelloPilot V0.4.
Here are the changes in this release.
  1. Disable auto connection in Settings for registration skip (default : off)
    • if your device can not scan WiFi even though Location service is turned on
    • it enables you to connect Tello with current connected WiFi as official Tello app
  2. Video lagging issue fixed
    • was reported on some android devices such as HTC u11, GS8+
    • reported by brick72, thanks Mario
  3. Position tracking issue fixed
    • tracking regardless of drone heading
    • reported by brick72, thanks Mario
  4. Return to home feature added
    • navigate to home where drone is turned on
  5. Reported minor bugs fixed
aTelloPilot wiki page is here

Thanks.
 

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Hi,
Nice app with interesting options and good wiki pages for explanation.
I'm awaiting new options...
Thanks.
 

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aTelloPilot RTH feature saved my Tello

Hi,

Yesterday I was into an urban enviroment full of wifi inteference. Tello was flying about 100 meters away when I lost video signal. I could not see anything but blurry images, I could not orient myself, I panic thinking I was to loose my drone..

Then I remember RTH feature of aTelloPilot, pushed RTH button, drop control sticks and cross my fingers... IT WORKS ! aTelloPilot brought back my Tello.

Even though RTH it is not perfect, it can returns the drone to the starting point with an error from five to ten meters, that's enough for an emergency landing.

Thanks to aTelloPiot !

Raul
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there is a problem with the application, hover is unstable always drift to right side when using Atello Pilot app, but if using the stable telover official app, I have repeatedly calibrated, but it's still the same

Sorry for my english
 

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its a fantastic app...works very good with my gamesir t1d controller,,
does the controller sensitivity slider do anything?
 

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its a fantastic app...works very good with my gamesir t1d controller,,
does the controller sensitivity slider do anything?
According to aTelloPilot wiki, SENSITIVITY slider controls gyroscopic phone sensibility. It has nothing to do with external controller sensitivity. You only will notice a change when you drive the tello turning the mobile phone.

See here:

PingguSoft/aTelloPilot

atellopilot gyro control.jpg
 

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