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grueDrone

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hello, new pilot here. i really like this unit, it's compact and has a camera, works great with my phone (s8+)

q1: i see controllers that are bluetooth, the TD1 on tello's/dji's website for example. is the bluetooth to the phone only, then the phone still uses wifi to connect to the tello?
q2: are the batteries that come with it the longest lasting batteries? 1100mAh. and i see i can order more of them on their website/store.
q3: regarding batteries, yikes they are LiPO, do i need to have one of those storage bags to be safe, or is leaving the battery in the drone OK i'm hoping they are better now than years ago! i basically just leave it in my drone and plugin to a usb charging port to charge it.

thanks!
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q1. Correct. You can also get controllers that can connect to your phone by cord so that you don't get bluetooth lag to the controller.
q2. I don't know if there are longer lasting ones, haven't heard of any. ALso, you might want to get a charger that will charge multiple batteries at once.
q3. I've only had my Tello for about a week but I'm not taking any special precautions with the batteries. Nor have I heard of any hazards with the batteries.

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1. Yes
2. No
3. No. You can leave them inside the Tello and charge normally.
 

grueDrone

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thanks mike. ok so i'm going to order the apple ipad compatible split controller. it's $99 but it connects to the ipad via a lightning plug! plus i think i'm going to enjoy the larger screen!

i looked at the charger, i may just have to do that and get a 2nd battery. but 10mins is a long time for a 300ft range :)

i remember when the lipo's first came out for r/c trucks and cars. they were scary back then! although i suppose a lot of people didn't use correct chargers and such. i remember laughing at a friend of mine who had to put his in one of those bags to charge it! i said dude, kiss your new house goodbye! either way. all good now.
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