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Just a little windy and not able to fly?

Daantello

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Hello everybody! Today it was my first flight outside. Inside it flew very nice and easy to control. It was just a little windy and I was not able to control the tello anymore. I was flying in fast mode but no response at all. Does anybody recognize this?
 

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I've flown in some fairly windy conditions. It does get blown about a bit but does a pretty good job of maintaining its position. The biggest problem I've had is trying to fly into the wind, sometimes it doesn't make much progress. That's when I throw it into "fast" mode.

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I've flown in some fairly windy conditions. It does get blown about a bit but does a pretty good job of maintaining its position. The biggest problem I've had is trying to fly into the wind, sometimes it doesn't make much progress. That's when I throw it into "fast" mode.

Mikeg
Hello Mike!

That is exactly what I mean, thank you for explaining! But even flying into the wind was not possibly in the "fast" mode..
 

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These little guys are only going to be able to fight a certain amount of wind. This is my first drone but I've been pleased with what it can handle for wind.

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My personal record is wind speeds of 14 mph at 100 feet. What I do, when the wind speed is to strong, is change altitude and continue forward. Never send your drone away from you with the wind. It will have a harder time coming back, if at all.
 
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Maybe the drone was to far away. You should use a WiFi repeater to get extra range. Otherwise you will have a problem if the wind takes the tello out of the small connection radius...
 

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There's a few things to keep in mind when flying outdoors:
  • Wind increases with altitude.
    Near ground you can also have "stuff" keeping off the wind (buildings, trees, bushes, ...)
  • Max speed of your drone is always relative air speed, never speed over ground. Means: Tello can fly ~8m/s (~28km/h). With wind of 5m/s (~20km/h) your Tello will achieve 13m/s (~48km/h) over ground flying downwind (=with the wind), but only 3m/s (~8km/h) flying upwind (=against the wind).
    At windspeed of 8m/s it will barely be able to hold its position at full throttle - and beyond that it's gone with the wind (time for an emergency landing....).
 

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The UAV Forecast app is good at showing windspeeds as altitude increases, though it's not as broken down as I like (33', 100', 250', 500' and higher).

This was always something we were taught to keep in mind when coming in for a landing in a paraglider, and the turbulance caused by trees and buildings in higher winds.
 
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Lower than about adult head level to surface below gives u a stupid speed limit which makes tello suck at fighting wind. Higher up tho, flip on fast mode and it should handle wind speed up to 8m/s which is quite a bit! But to do that it tilts its body a lot and it is hard to get leveled video or photos.
 
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Or is the Tello FPV app the sollution for this problem? Can anybody confirm this maybe?
 

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