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QUESTION: How crash resistant is the DJI Tello? Share your stories!


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Mar 18, 2021
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Hello everyone!

I have the DJI Tello a week and I had 5 stupid crashes.
3 times because my phone decided to connect to my home network and so it disconnected and the drone drifted in the wall and it fell pretty hard on the ground.
Sensors were not available, app showed the warning message.
Now my question is how crash resistant is this drone?
Also, after recalibrating everything and it flies like always everything is good right?
It's a new drone so I do not know what it can handle when hitting a wall, hitting the ceiling etc.
Share your stories!

Thanks in advance!
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Aug 11, 2020
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Norfolk, UK
I'm a lousy pilot, so I've crashed mine most times I've flown it and it's still flying!

I flew it at speed into the chimney on my house. It bounced down the roof and landed on the roof of my car. It slightly dented my car, but the Tello only suffered a broken prop-guard (not actually part of the Tello itself).

Another time I flew it into an oak tree (with the prop-guards on) so it hung itself up on the twigs about 10m (30ish feet) above the ground. I had to climb ladders and the tree itself to get it down. That was pretty scary at that height I can tell you! But no damage to the Tello at all. Still flying!


Mar 20, 2021
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this happened in 2020 and 2021

I was trying to fly it and it kept on drifting and the motors got stuck on a blind of the living room window but it still works.

another time that it happened was just self caused so the drone was drifting toward the reef so I put my finger at the propellers still flies just fine.

yet another time happened today in a different room so the tello drone drifted to the corner where the radiator is at and idk how to stopped flying butt it dropped to the floor next to the radiator still flies just fine.

tied to the 2nd one so my drone was moving to the left and I wasn't moving left (wasn't pure left) so I will leave out the part where the drone propeller hit my cheek (full story) so it was moving toward the window and the propeller flew off and it dropped from about where the lights height was at just had to place that one propeller back on and put the battery back in (haven't flied yet so I think its ok).
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