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Maximum weight a Tello can carry

sgruschkus

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My 4th grade son used our Tello drone in science project on the effects of weight on a drone's battery life. Just wanted to report that the Tello performed well carrying weight less than 60 grams. At 60 grams of added weight the Tello drone hovered in place for a couple of minutes and then started acting crazy and landed. This occurred when the battery was still at 50%. I've attached a pic of the Tello carrying precisely 60 grams.

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Ansia

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You should've removed the Propeller guards. Would have shaved a few grams off the weight.
 
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sgruschkus

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And how does the weight affect battery life?
He ran 3 fully charged batteries for each weight and took the average of the 3 runs.

RESULTS:
No weight (drone, battery, and prop guards only): average hover time was 10 min 35 seconds (shorter than I had expected)
20 grams of added weight: average hover time was 7:58
40 grams: average hover time was 5:40
60 grams: Tello hovered for approximately 2 minutes and then started spinning, acting erratically, and landed before the battery was fully depleted
 

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Might have been an overheating problem of the engines!?
 

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