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Tello cooling system using hacked pc case fan.

ph2t

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The tello is known to get quite hot whilst idle. If you’re programming a flight, setting up a wifi extender or doing any type of development/inspection you would of experienced this.

PC case fans are cheap and the right size for a tello to sit on. :)

I took the power leads (black and read) from a USB cable and connected it to the black and yellow cables on the fan.

Very easy to setup and you can run it from any USB port like a power pack. :)

Cheers,
ph2t.
 
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Great job. I have just a small question. If it’s flat on the ground, how much air does it actually suck to cool the Tello?
 

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You're right, it sits flush to the ground so airflow is limited. I am going to raise it off the ground and put a mesh over the top so the tello doesn't fall into the blades. :)
 

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I bought this fan and it works great for the same purpose and I also use it to cool the Tello between flights. I live in a desert area and in the summer it is the only way I can fly more than 1 battery in the heat.

OPOLAR 4 Inch Mini USB Desk Fan, 2 Speeds, Lower Noise, USB Powered, 360° Up and Down, 3.8 ft Cable, Powerful Black Fan for Home and Office https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MR2SEAR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_dcD0BbA45Y8F8

About $13 US.

Fly Safe!
 

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I personally use this fan.
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I know it's a bit overkill, but it was already at home and it tilts upward. So it worked beautifully.
 
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