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Chong

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Hi
I have a problem with my Tello for a few days and I thought that maybe someone here had similar troubles. I didn't had any collision that may have caused it but since I start my drone lately I can't control it properly. It starts and lands without any problem, also changes attitude and can rotate but I can't fly it more than around 10-30cm forward, backwards or sideways. It moves a little and then stops even with stick on full speed and even in sport mode. I did all calibrations once again, changed propellers and tried with Tello FPV app. Anyone have any idea what is the problem?
 

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Yes, both IMU and gravity callibration. I did firmware update, is that the same or you mean something else?
 

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It's featured in app? Or is this something I should do on my phone?
 

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Switch on and wait for the LEDs to turn green.
Long press the power button for 5 seconds until the indicator light turns off then
Let go as soon as the LED starts to flash yellow.
 

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Maybe try uninstalling and reinstalling the app (unlikely as TelloFPV works), try a different phone and try a controller. If none of those work, I'd be thinking hardware.
 

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Any chance you changed the propellers? I changed mine with props for AliExpress - and it wouldn't take off. Sure - it would start up - but not get off the ground. Too much vibrations.
 

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I changed them for original ones that come in the box. It takes off and lands fine, I just can't steer it in the air except changing attitude and rotating.
 

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Here's the link to the video, because it sounds weird when I say it like that.
 

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Try changing it back to the original DJI propellers and see if it makes a difference.

I also notice you use the original DJI flight control software. I use the TelloFPV (by Volattelo) - and it clearly showed me an issue during the first few seconds of flight (vibration issues). Unfortunately (sorry Volatello - I know this is old news) but TelloFPV only works on Android smartphones. But compared to the DJI flight app - it is miles ahead. I got an Android phone just so that I can use it instead.
 

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These are the original ones. I tried with TelloFPV too, but it didn't make any difference.
 

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Can you post a screen recording done by TelloFPv? The distances recorded could give a clue.
 

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Sorry, weather right now didn't let me make any more tests. Got tired of waiting and I returned it for service under warranty. Will post again if they tell me what was causing it.
 

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