Aerial Mini-Drone: The DJI Tello is an aerial mini-drone that features
a Vision Positioning System, an onboard camera, and simple control through the
Tello app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android OS device. The Tello is safe
to fly indoors and outdoors under windless conditions. The Tello also is not
waterproof and should not be flown in raining or snowy conditions.
Vision Positioning System: The Vision Positioning System helps the
Tello aerial mini-drone to maintain its current position. With the help of the
Vision Positioning System, the Tello can hover in place more precisely and fly
indoors or outdoors in windless conditions. The main components of the Vision
Positioning System are a camera and a 3D infrared module located on the
underside of the aircraft.
Note: The Vision Positioning System is activated automatically when the
aircraft is turned on. No further action is required. The Vision Positioning
System is only effective when the aircraft is at altitudes of 1'-32.8' (0.3-10
m) and works best at altitudes of 1' to 19.7' (0.3 to 6 m). If the aircraft is
beyond this range, the Vision Positioning function may be affected, so extra
caution is required.
Simple Control: The Tello from DJI can be controlled using the virtual
joysticks in the Tello app or using a compatible remote controller.
- Tello App: You can control the Tello mini-drone directly via the
Tello app (for
Apple iOS 9.0+ and
Android OS 4.4+) on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. Use the Tello app
to control the aircraft's flight pattern, record videos, capture photos, and
- Optional Controllers: In addition to the Tello app on your
compatible Apple iOS or Android device, you can control the Tello from a
supported Bluetooth remote controller connected to the Tello app on your
mobile device. Compatible Bluetooth remote controllers include the GameSir
T1d controller (964TELLREM,
sold separately). The GameSir T1d controller still uses your mobile device as your flight screen.
Flight Modes: In addition to manual flight control, the Tello from DJI
has various Intelligent Flight Modes that can be used to make the aerial
mini-drone perform maneuvers automatically. The Tello also has a flight mode
that it falls back to in certain circumstances.
- Manual Mode: In manual mode, the Tello Apps virtual
joysticks are used to control the aircrafts orientation (yaw), forward/
backward movement (pitch), altitude (throttle), and left/right movement
(roll). The Tello has two flight speeds (Slow or Fast) that
you can select when flying the aircraft manually. The Slow mode offers a
maximum flight attitude angle of 9° and
a maximum flight speed of 8.9 mph (14.4 kph). The Fast mode provides a
maximum flight attitude angle of 25° and
a maximum flight speed of 17.8 mps (28.8 kph).
- Intelligent Flight Modes: Intelligent Flight Modes include Bounce
mode, 8D Flips mode, and Throw & Go mode. To use an Intelligent Flight Mode,
ensure that the aircraft's battery level is at least 50%.
- Bounce Mode: In Bounce mode, the aircraft automatically flies
up and down between 1.6'-3.9' (0.5-1.2
m) above a flat surface. If the aircraft detects an object below it
(such as your hand) it increases its altitude then continues flying up
- 8D Flips: In 8D Flips mode, the aircraft automatically flips
in one of eight different directions.
- Throw & Go: The Throw & Go mode lets you launch the aircraft
by gently throwing it into the air.
- Attitude Mode: The aircraft automatically changes to Attitude
mode (ATTI mode) when the Vision Positioning System is unavailable. In
Attitude mode the aircraft is not able to position itself and so is easily
affected by its surroundings. Environmental factors such as wind can result
in horizontal shifting, which may present hazards, especially when flying in
confined spaces. When the aircraft enters Attitude mode, land in a safe
place as soon as possible to avoid hazards.
Note: Ensure that all flights are carried out indoors or in an open area
with no wind. The flight altitude is limited to 32.8' (10 m) and flight distance
is limited to 328' (100 m).
Auto Take-Off & Landing: There are two auto landing modes - Tap to
Land and PalmLand. In Tap to Land mode, the aircraft lands automatically. To use
the PalmLand mode, place your palm under the aircraft, then tap to confirm
and the aircraft will land on your palm and stop its motors.
Note: Only land the aircraft on flat surfaces. Do not land the aircraft
over water, grass or sand. When using PalmLand, ensure your palm is right under
the aircraft and keep your palm flat.
Built-in Camera: The Tello's built-in camera with
high-quality image processor captures 2592x1936 (5MP)photos and 1280x720 (720p)
videos. The Tello's Electronic Image Stabilization feature enables it to
consistently capture clear images. The photos and videos can be viewed in the
Tello app and copied to a folder in your mobile device (you can export files
from your compatible mobile device as needed). Maximum video transmission range is approximately (328') 100m, but that range
may vary according to your environment
Note: The Tello does not offer an internal memory to store photos and
videos. It also does not support external memory cards.
EZ Shots: With EZ Shots, you can fly in three specific patterns while
recording short videos.
- 360 Mode: In 360 mode, the
aircraft records a short video while rotating 360°
- Circle Mode: In Circle mode, the aircraft records a short video
while flying in a circle.
- Up & Away Mode: In Up & Away mode, the aircraft records a short
video while flying upward and backward.
Propeller Guards: The Tello Propeller Guards can be used to reduce the
risk of harm or damage to people or objects resulting from accidental collisions with Tello aircraft.
Rechargeable Battery: The Tello is powered by a rechargeable
Lithium-polymer (LiPo) battery which provides up to 13 minutes of flight time.
You can charge the battery inside the Tello via the microUSB port on the
aircraft using an external USB/AC power adapter (sold separately). You can
charge multiple Tello batteries (964TELLOP1,
sold separately) using the Tello Battery Charging Hub (964TELLHUB,
sold separately) and a USB/AC power adapter (sold separately).
- Capacity: 1100 mAh
- Voltage: 3.8 V
- Energy: 4.18 Wh
Note: Maximum flight time was tested in windless conditions flying at a
consistent 9mph (15kph).
Programming: The Tello is programmable with Scratch, an MIT-developed
coding system that allows you to learn the basics of programming. If you're a
more advanced user, you can also develop software applications for the Tello
using the Tello SDK.
Firmware Updates: You can update the Tello's firmware via the Tello
app on your Apple iOS or Android device.
FAA Rules & Regulations: Please familiarize yourself with
the FAA's rules & regulations for unmanned aircraft systems before flying your
drone. Click here for
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