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I'm fortunate to have not noticed any control lag using Copilot, so I'll pass on 1.4c... the only annoyance I have is having to click OK on the beta disclaimer every time I open 1.4b (full version) on my phone but I can live with that until the production version.

In fact, early yesterday morning I got bored and felt like experimenting for a while. Just for kicks, I dug out and charged up two old tablets, a 2015 Fire 7 running the original Android 5 fork it came with, and, believe it or not, an old (very slow) Nextbook 8" with a very strange version of Android 5.0.

Installed Copilot 1.4b on those, also used my M3 tablet as a copilot, and S5 phone as control device.

With the tablets sitting side-by-side on the bar, I flew a full battery around the kitchen with no problems and no noticeable video or control lag... and was duly impressed.
Cool.

The crucial point why you don't have issues is that you are not using bluetooth. Add bluetooth and all sorts of troubles appear.

But: 1.4b is already final in the play store. Just leave the beta test program and you will get it, without the beta test message.
Or stay in Beta and try the 1.4c which brings the reduced bitrate :-(
 

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But I won't release these before I leave for summer holidays next week........

So it will be mid of August for this autopilot.
Gonna to be mighty slow around here without. This thread is just about the only thing that's kept this site as active as it has been since December (y) ;)... of course it's kind of flattened out lately, since Tellofpv matured.

Hope you have happy holidays, take care...
 
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thanks, will surely have nice holidays. I will check mails every other day when in a hotel so I won't be gone completely.
 

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Hi volate!lo,
the App looks great (I bought it yesterday)!
But: where can I find a manual? How do I set multikey controller actions (i.e. R2 + Y for takeoff or R2 + A for landing)?
I only can set R1 or R2.
 
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Hi volate!lo,
the App looks great (I bought it yesterday)!
But: where can I find a manual? How do I set multikey controller actions (i.e. R2 + Y for takeoff or R2 + A for landing)?
I only can set R1 or R2.
The manual is under menu - help.
Multikey actions are not supported. You can use short / long press instead.
 

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Cool.

The crucial point why you don't have issues is that you are not using bluetooth. Add bluetooth and all sorts of troubles appear.

But: 1.4b is already final in the play store. Just leave the beta test program and you will get it, without the beta test message.
Or stay in Beta and try the 1.4c which brings the reduced bitrate :-(
Dear sir, might I hope that your app will work with the g7plus? Stock app give me the dreaded green lines on video feed....flies fine but!
 

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Dear sir, might I hope that your app will work with the g7plus? Stock app give me the dreaded green lines on video feed....flies fine but!
The answer to your question is in the Google Play app store.

There is a free demo version there. If that works the full version will work.

In the Play Store search for Tello FPV and try the demo.

In my experience if your OS is Android 5.0 or later it will work
 

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The answer to your question is in the Google Play app store.

There is a free demo version there. If that works the full version will work.

In the Play Store search for Tello FPV and try the demo.

In my experience if your OS is Android 5.0 or later it will work
It does and Volatello is without doubt a demigod. Thanks so much for your reply. By the way does anyone have any spare batteries they want to sell?
 

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The license check prevented me from getting some good video last night. There will always be times I have no wifi or data. This will make the app useless in those situations. Can this be fixed?
 

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Hello all, first post, happy to be here.

I'm a new Tello owner and I'm testing the demo vs of this app on my Samsung Note 8 running android 9. I have latest of every app and my Tello's firmware is up to date.

My on screen video freezes after about 5 seconds, everything else appears to be working, for the demo app anyway. I am flying in my house with the Tello no more than 10ft away from me.

I may have found a work around by tapping on the signal strength icon which takes me to my wifi setting screen and backing into the app which starts the on screen video again. It seems to stay on after doing that but still testing.

Is there something I can do to remedy this? Is it an issue with the demo app alone maybe?

The app is amazing but this issue obviously is a big concern.
 

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Confirmed that the same screen freeze happens with the full app on my device.

Hitting the wifi strength icon which goes to the settings and backing back into this app forces a screen restart and it seems to be okay from then on. I am not using the companion app.

Unless it's something that I haven't set correctly it appears to be a bug. I have not changed any of the image, screen settings from default.

In all cases I have set my device to the Tello wifi prior to opening this app. Maybe I'll try the other way around.

Samsung Note 8, Android 9, no controller or range extender.
 

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And I'll take R2-long presses for takeoff
I personally wouldn't recommend this key for takeoff command based on my personal experience. Having the Phone the clamp of the Controller makes it easily happen that when you lay the controller on the ground the button is pressed by the controller's and phone's weight and your tello starts while you are not expecting it. So try this setting with care and don't be surprised on any unexpected takeoffs ;) Due to this I use one of the normal keys for takeoff and bind the L2/R2 for features only valid during already in flight.
 
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@AnGo I just released 1.4c as beta. Please give it a try, it fixes the control lag (well - at least for me it does)
Thank you, I tested again today and currently it seems to behave more stable. No significant delays and als no freezes in the copilot's video stream. Not the best image quality on Copilot, but it can be used now at least without the risk of accidents.

Have a great holiday and find some time also to use your app there ;) Pictures and Videos Section is already awaiting your shots I assume ;)
 

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Personally a beta test using samsung 9 have found no issues with this app. Been using it for quite awhile designer is very responsive did an excellent job this is my go to app well worth buying, brings a whole new life to tello and makes it enjoyable to fly. Keeps saying faults I have yet to see any.
 
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Some time ago I saw a video about a new feature "follow me" that makes use of the vGPS option.
However I cannot find it in the current Beta version of the App (v1.4c P). Has it been discarded or where it is hiding?
 

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The license check prevented me from getting some good video last night. There will always be times I have no wifi or data. This will make the app useless in those situations. Can this be fixed?
Licence valuation runs only through the first two days (automatic play store refund period). So this will 'fix' itself
Confirmed that the same screen freeze happens with the full app on my device.

Hitting the wifi strength icon which goes to the settings and backing back into this app forces a screen restart and it seems to be okay from then on. I am not using the companion app.

Unless it's something that I haven't set correctly it appears to be a bug. I have not changed any of the image, screen settings from default.

In all cases I have set my device to the Tello wifi prior to opening this app. Maybe I'll try the other way around.

Samsung Note 8, Android 9, no controller or range extender.
Please read this post New app: TelloFPV
And play with the 'v codec filter' settings. It seems your codec has special needs

Some time ago I saw a video about a new feature "follow me" that makes use of the vGPS option.
However I cannot find it in the current Beta version of the App (v1.4c P). Has it been discarded or where it is hiding?
Discarded for not working well enough.
 

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Is follow home discarded for good? Or it will be in near future?
 

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Is follow home discarded for good? Or it will be in near future?
Return to home is present and works. Follow me has been discarded, and i am not working on it nor have i any plans for it. Just does not work
 

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