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TelloFPV - The app for Tello FPV, Photo, Video

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Now that TelloFPV has been released on Google Play I would like to invite you to use this thread to get in touch regarding issues, bugs, troubles, ideas. Thank you for keeping this thread focused with as little thread drift as possible ;)

In case you don't know TelloFpv yet, it is an alternative android app to control Tello offering many additional features:
  • Better UI with telemetry
  • "home indicator" showing you the way back home in real time
  • Advanced video options
  • External controllers supported: Gamesir T1d, Parrot Flypad, USB and Blueotooth Gamepads
  • Flexible button & stick mapping, tuning of stick controls (expo, rate and deadzone)
  • FPV Trainer / Master-Student (one controller is student, overruled by input from the master controller)
  • Actually working Autopilots: Return to home, circle a POI (point of interest), Heading lock on POI
  • much more
My goal is to make TelloFPV the app of choice for FPV and video / photo shooting. If you have ideas for new features that fit into this vision this is the right place.


TelloFP is available here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.volatello.tellofpv

Please test compatibility with your particular phone / controller /drone combination before buying the full app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.volatello.tellofpv.demo
 

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Current version 0.94

Current PDF manual is attached

Known defects
  • none

Features of upcoming release
  • VR goggle support

A few hints:
Controllers directly supported are T1d and Flypad.
All kinds of USB & bluetooth controllers that are supported by Android as "InputDevice". Please check with this gamepad tester app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.elron.gamepadtester&hl=en_US
Buttons need to be recognized, and stick axis needs to be mapped to AXIS X, AXIS Y, AXIS Z, AXIS RZ (in any order, remapping is done in TelloFpv).
 

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Best app on the market for the tello for me, It makes it feel like a whole new drone !!!

RETURN TO HOME REALLY WORKS

highly recommend trying the demo on google play to see if it works for you, And then you can buy the full app if you like it.

and the developer will answer you right away if you have any questions, That is nice option to have :)

"Gamesir t1s" controller also works too
 
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Awesome app, awesome developer!

If you own a Tello and want the best flight control app for it, THIS IS IT!
Still wish the developer would make an iOS version! Not all of us are in the Android camp.
 

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Still wish the developer would make an iOS version! Not all of us are in the Android camp.
I do know that folks like their platform for android or ios or whatever.

But we were able to buy somebody's old cell phone (samsung galaxy s5) (with android 6.0.1) on it for only 53 bucks on ebay.

We just took out the sim card and only use it like a android for flying drones. That is a pretty cheap way around that issue.
(you could also do the same for a apple phone) (buy an older one on ebay for close to nothing and use it just for flying)
(just use it on a wifi signal for internet to buy apps and you never have to pay a phone bill again :)

The way that people are always upgrading their phones is almost crazy, So you can pick up a great android phone for pennies on the dollar compared to tablets it seems.

Look at the specs you can get for 50 some bucks on ebay....1-2 years ago, That would have run 100-500 bucks easy.
(and then you would be able to use this fantastic app)
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Still wish the developer would make an iOS version! Not all of us are in the Android camp.
Sorry, but that won't happen unless I take the wrong pill one day ;) Was red or blue the one to wake up? Haven't seen this movie for years.
Seriously: IOS is a totally different world. Development effort would be at least similar plus learning curve, with a much smaller user base.


My suggestion: get a used phone just for Tello. Can be one with some defects, just needs a good screen with decent PPI, full HD minimum so it can be used for VR goggles.
A used S4 with a SIM card defect costs 10-20 Euro and has more than enough juice for TelloFPV and a very nice screen.

Stock ROM Android 5.0 works, or get a phone with decent support from custom ROMs with LineageOS to get Android 8.

On a side note: My main test devices are Samsung S4 and S4 mini, both with fairly recent LineageOS.
 
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or get a phone with decent support from custom ROMs with LineageOS to get Android 8.
That's what I'm doing after the holidays... since my daughter 'upgraded' from the Android I bought her years ago to a new iPhone, I have her Galaxy S3 (4.4.2) to play with.

I'll root it, install LineageOS on your recommendation, install TelloFPV, and be happy all around.

Thanks again, keep up the good work! :)
 

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Seems like this in the magic pill to sort the video issues according to a few here and kudos to volate!lo for coming up with the App which I will trial in the next day or so but forgive me.. Why hasn't Ryze sorted this or for that fact came up with this new App. The purchase price of €4.99 for the App is nominal but I get totally fizzed when products require a third party App to operate correctly.

Addition: reading the reviews to the App... Impressive so far! :)
 
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Excellent app!! Hands down better than the original app. Plus, I'm teaching my Dad to fly Drones and this app (from our family library!!) enabled him to easily grasp controlling the drone with joysticks.

Well done!
 
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Seems like this in the magic pill to sort the video issues according to a few here and kudos to volate!lo for coming up with the App which I will trial in the next day or so but forgive me.. Why hasn't Ryze sorted this or for that fact came up with this new App. The purchase price of €4.99 for the App is nominal but I get totally fizzed when products require a third party App to operate correctly.

Addition: reading the reviews to the App... Impressive so far! :)
Yes very satisfied. I just need more good reviews to get into a reasonable ranking for the keyword "Tello" right now the app doesn't even show up for this :(

TelloFPV isn't the magic pill in terms of video quality. I think its a bit better than ryze app but not worlds apart.
But it seems to work on phones where Ryze app has problems. So far I don't see any major trouble with TelloFpv, since 0.9 was released I have seen 3 crashes in the whole userbase.


Excellent app!! Hands down better than the original app. Plus, I'm teaching my Dad to fly Drones and this app (from our family library!!) enabled him to easily grasp controlling the drone with joysticks.

Well done!
OK, thats the other way round as I envisioned (Dad=>Teacher, kid=>student) but OK.
Good to know the family library works (I haven't tested this) . Have fun!
 
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Greetings. And I want to express my appreciation for your excellent app. I have been trying it since last week, and bought it as soon as it hit the play store. I really am enjoying testing all of the new features with my tello.

It is my understanding that this is the thread to discuss the current version. If not, let me know and I will move it. I am using a parrot flypad on bluetooth (can't get it running otg on any device, though it could be that there is a problem with my cords). Anyway, it runs very well in bluetooth on all of my devices, but I wanted to make you aware that the bug for no takeoff if confirm takeoff is turned off still exists (Tello FPV 0.9) on my Nexus 7 running stock android 6.0.1 when using the flypad.

It works flawlessly on my Nvidia shield running 7.0 and my LG G6 running 8.0 and also works on the Nexus 7 if I just use the onscreen controller. Not a big deal for me by any means, just thought you might like to know. I have the throw takeoff + hand land mapped to "right stick press" on all three devices.

Thanks again for all of the work you have put into this. It is a bargain as far as I'm concerned.
 

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Greetings. And I want to express my appreciation for your excellent app. I have been trying it since last week, and bought it as soon as it hit the play store. I really am enjoying testing all of the new features with my tello.

It is my understanding that this is the thread to discuss the current version. If not, let me know and I will move it. I am using a parrot flypad on bluetooth (can't get it running otg on any device, though it could be that there is a problem with my cords). Anyway, it runs very well in bluetooth on all of my devices, but I wanted to make you aware that the bug for no takeoff if confirm takeoff is turned off still exists (Tello FPV 0.9) on my Nexus 7 running stock android 6.0.1 when using the flypad.

It works flawlessly on my Nvidia shield running 7.0 and my LG G6 running 8.0 and also works on the Nexus 7 if I just use the onscreen controller. Not a big deal for me by any means, just thought you might like to know. I have the throw takeoff + hand land mapped to "right stick press" on all three devices.

Thanks again for all of the work you have put into this. It is a bargain as far as I'm concerned.
Thanks for the compliments.
Regarding your problem: Please double check & re-do the button mapping for your takeoff button on the Nexus 7 with Flypad. I am certain you have a wrong or broken button assignment so just re-do it.
 

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This app is a significant improvement to the standard Tello app. I am trying to use it on a Samsung S7 with a PS3 controller connected via OTG cable. The controller seems to be recognized by the app but I can't get it to do anything. I have selected the controller as the master. Is there something else I need to do to get it to work?
 

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This app is a significant improvement to the standard Tello app. I am trying to use it on a Samsung S7 with a PS3 controller connected via OTG cable. The controller seems to be recognized by the app but I can't get it to do anything. I have selected the controller as the master. Is there something else I need to do to get it to work?
I have mine (gamesir t1s) under the student option and it works perfect. Maybe give that a try and maybe it will work that way? I always like the phone to be the master because that is my go to fail safe if anything ever happens :)
Figure the phone has every option by default and is a good backup plan.
 

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I have mine (gamesir t1s) under the student option and it works perfect. Maybe give that a try and maybe it will work that way? I always like the phone to be the master because that is my go to fail safe if anything ever happens :)
Figure the phone has every option by default and is a good backup plan.
I posted in another thread that it is not working for me with T1s. I will try it under the "student" option, as you recommended.
 

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I posted in another thread that it is not working for me with T1s. I will try it under the "student" option, as you recommended.
In the TelloFPV, the default mode to operate is the student mode. If you select the desired gamepad as the student mode, it will work.
As much as I understand, the Master (teacher) has always control over the Student, but the student has again control after 2 seconds of Master stopped to use his controller. The idea is to help when you are teaching someone to fly the Tello.
 
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