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Tello personal distance record 1248ft at 98ft

TelloForce1

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I acheived a 1248 ft distance at about 100ft up in a very high interferance zone recently, I flew over a highschool
with nearby Goverment housing authority so tons of wifi around, this was just with the Wifi extender and me pointing torwards myself as i flew away from my takeoff point.


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Gutsy. This would be me panicking, flying that distance and height with no controller.
haha seemed quite responsive that far out, smooth video the whole way, i need to find a field far from any signal interference and test it back out, i believe there’s more range that the tello is capable of...

However in the meantime i was messing around in my backyard in Sport mode today and tried making a sharp U turn after flying torwards the brick siding of my house full speed and didn’t quite slow down quickly enough so i smacked my tello into the wall at id say around 10-15 mph...

Needless to say i messed up my front left motor. so now i’m ordering some later this week and preforming a repair, which hopefully goes good and well... also i’ve given my tello cover, and prop guards a pretty nice little paint job.. just waiting on that to dry up and i’ll post pictures.
 
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Wow! You flew that far, that high, in that fog and still had 41% battery? Hmmmmmmm.......
 

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Wow! You flew that far, that high, in that fog and still had 41% battery? Hmmmmmmm.......
had to grab life by the balls haha, you only drone once. to be honest i was never nervous i think that it has pretty reliable signal stability, i think it will go further in another location. the real kicker is i started the flight at 75 percent battery, i don’t fly with guards
 

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Sorry, not quite understanding what you are saying here:

... this was just with the Wifi extender and me pointing torwards myself as i flew away from my takeoff point.
Are you saying you used a Wi-Fi extender and flew the Tello backwards away from you to get this range?
Thanks!
 

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Nice! I saw a video of someone who modified a Wi-Fi repeater and flew almost 7,000 feet away in a very open flat area far from any interfere of any kind. My studies also suggest that the Tello has a stronger connection for longer when flying backwards and away with the camera facing yourself because it was designed to be a selfie drone.
 

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This is a little confusing. Did you return your Tello to Home point or just land it there? I'm not too familiar with the Tello FPV App, I just downloaded it. In the red box that says "Land 7:45", is the 7:45 the actual fliight time? You said that you started out with the battery at 75%. The Tello battery is spec'd at ~13 minutes at 100%. So 75% would be ~ 10 minutes. So you returned in 2 minutes?
 

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Yes 7:45 flight time or at 7:45 into the flight is when the land command was initiated. I don't remember if it stops the recording when RTH is pressed.
It's one of the 2.
 

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