Here is a post from Facebook. Not sure if this will get me in trouble but it's an informative post about the Tello
****WARNING DO NOT USE BLUETOOTH CONTROLLERS***
DISCLAIMER; THIS IS STRICTLY MY OPINION
I have compiled information over 5 different Tello
groups along with my own personal testing and have come to the conclusion that bluetooth controllers are causing video skipping, jumping, lagging on the Tello
because of bluetooth interference.
In some cases (my own test) it caused a permanent problem with a Tello
even after i stopped using the controller. I have had 4 different Tellos and have tested 3 different controllers personally. In one case, by another user, it appears using a bluetooth controller has "bricked" his Tello
, BUT THIS IS NOT CONFIRMED YET.
At this point, in my opinion, the only controller that is 100% compatible is the GameVice Controller for iOS. The GameVice Controller does not use Bluetooth and instead plugs directly into the iOS device allowing you to turn bluetooth completely OFF while using the Tello
, which I recommend even if your just using your device as the controller, wether it be iOS or Android i recommend turning OFF bluetooth.
This next statement refers to using the GameVice Controller with iPhone ONLY. I have not tested the GameVice Controller for iPad or iPad Mini. I know some people here are and hopefully they will comment here with their results.
For GameVice with iPhone ONLY; There is 2 different GameVice Controllers for iPhone ONLY.
Model # GV156 (2016 Model with battery button)
Model# GV157 (2017-18 Model without battery button) See Pictures below.
The difference between the 2 models is the GV156 (with battery button) uses a lithium ion battery in the device.
The GV157(no battery button) does not contain a battery at all. It gets it power from the iPhone itself and uses very little power to run (equivalent to using plug-in headphones).
I have personally tested the GV157 (without battery button) and can confirm it works flawlessly. The response from the controller is perfect as well as the video feed. See attached video below.(Sorry, I'm flying in my garage like a crazy man, lol. it was raining outside).
On a side note, I don't like the "style" of the controller, I would prefer a traditional style controller, but it works! lol
If you are using the GV156 (with battery button) I'd like to hear from you. I am reading that the GV156 is causing the iPhone to get hot and there is some lag in responsiveness to the Tello
, but I have not tested or confirmed.
If you are using another Bluetooth controller that is problem free as far as no skipping, jumping, lagging video feed I'd like to hear from you too.
It is also important to note that it seems that people that are using their phone only as a controller are not experiencing the trouble with video. If you are or are not please leave comment with which phone you are using.
Hopefully Ryze Tech will be able to get this Bluetooth problem fixed via a firmware/software update. And hopefully the GameSir T1d
will be available soon and work flawlessly!
***EDIT to add picture from the Ryze Tello
website... they did tell us from the beginning what controllers were supported (exception being the particular GameSir T1d
controller is not yet available)
Ps. I wish we had all known this from the beginning
And Charging hubs, WE NEED CHARGING HUBS!!! LOL