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The DJI Tello helps you learn to fly like a pro in no time (controller not included).
Flying a drone is fun. But maybe you're like me, and you want to "get your feet wet" before you spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on an advanced drone. The DJI Tello is a cost-effective entry-level quadcopter that lets you and your family get familiar with standard controls and equipment while you have the time of your life zipping around the sky.
The Tello quadcopter couldn't be easier to launch: when it's active, all you have to do is toss it in the air and it starts hovering. Install the free DJI Tello app on your smartphone, and you can slide your finger on the screen to learn the drone's basic flight characteristics, or cause it to perform fun flips and other advanced aerial maneuvers. Then, just tap the screen to bring the 'copter gently back down to earth.
DJI had safety in mind when they designed the Tello. Included propeller guards protect fingers and faces against accidents, and a built-in collision detection system helps keep the drone from crashing while you're learning the controls. There's also a low battery warning, precise vision positioning system, and a fail-safe that lands the drone safely even if your remote control loses connection.
DJI combines fun and education in the free app, which features a user-friendly interface and handy instructions to help you get started. Tello is also compatible with Scratch, a simple coding system developed by MIT that lets kids and adults alike learn how to write custom programs for drones.
Juan, Cabo Rojo, PR
Average Customer Review(s):
Awesome tech, but battery seems to be weak point.
Pros: Easy to fly, great contact
Cons: Battery is a pain
This is a great drone. Better than all the rest of my drones.
Pros: Easy to use and fly great pictures.
Great fun! Bought it after reading several reviews which said that it was more than a toy." They were right! Appreciated Crutchfield's sales people, who answered my questions and didn't put any pressure on me to buy.
It's a fun little drone/quadcopter. The picture quality is great for social media, and the video quality is hit or miss depending on wifi signal strength. I would definitely recommend getting a simple $10 usb WiFi repeater dongle to help with boost signal, another accessory I would recommend is a remote control as using your phone/iPad is tricky since there isn't any actual buttons and sliding your fingers on a screen to fly feels like you don't have control. The sensors work great with keeping the drone in place. Definitely worth the price tag for what you get.
Pros: Picture quality, battery life, dji and intel powered!!
Cons: No remote, WiFi strength.
What an awesome beginners drone!! Photo quality as well as video are on the low end but for the price, you can't beat it!! Flight time and ease of flight is good. The preprogrammed flights are also good aspects. What's more awesome is the ability to download an app and program a flight patttern with functions as well, such as video and photo actions during a preprogrammed flight.
Pros: Easy flight Steady Great practice drone
Cons: Pixelated videos on turns
My first drone - easy to setup and use. Suggest buying a backup battery.
Great drone for the price. Easy to fly and maneuver.
Pros: Easy to fly
Cons: Battery life. Limited distance
awesome little copter, takes great shots, I used the tals app and extended the altitude!
This is a great beginner quad and is very forgiving. In other words, if one makes a wrong heading simply release the controls and it hovers in place.
Pros: Very easy to fly.
Cons: Batteries are expensive.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 more details.
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DJI is a top of the line company in drones. The tello is the baby DJI drone. I have heard good stuff about this drone. [ Jason Dec 13, 2018 ]
Family fun [ William Oct 11, 2018 ]
Got good reviews as an entry level drone. [ Ian Aug 29, 2018 ]
First drone for a 7 year old. Seemed like the right price. [ Ken Aug 27, 2018 ]
30-40 minutes [ MERCEDES Dec 29, 2018 ]
My experience has been around 1 hr 20 min [ Bruce Dec 27, 2018 ]
A little over 30 minutes. [ Howard Dec 27, 2018 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. [ Krissy Jan 07, 2019 ] Staff
I'm sorry, no. We only ship within the U.S. and U.S. Territories, or to government locations with APO/FPO addresses. Hope this helps. [ Kenny Jul 24, 2018 ] Staff
Yikes! [ Howard Dec 27, 2018 ]
No [ Daniel May 28, 2018 ]
No. For charging you have to connect it like charging a smart phone [ Juan Javier May 28, 2018 ]
My grandson is 6 and flys it like a pro. [ Howard Dec 27, 2018 ]
Yes. My boy is 9 years. Do it great [ Juan Javier May 28, 2018 ]
The DJI Tello drone is a great option for first-time drone owners, including children. It includes safety features such as propeller guards (to protect fingers and faces against accidents), and a built-in collision detection system that helps keep the drone from crashing while you're learning the controls. For more details or to discuss further, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! :) [ Larry Apr 17, 2018 ] Staff