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TELLO $99 Available on DJI Store+Spreadsheet Comparison, Will U Buy?
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Tello email stock alert came and is now available from the DJI Store, + Amazon and Newegg.

Doc Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsh ... 1m1bH9IM/edit#gid=0

Highlights: 8D flips, 80g, 720p, bottom infrared module VPS, 17.8mph, flight 13min, 100m range, EIS, Programable "SCRATCH kid/teens!, micro USB charge, Phone storage, smartphone VR-headset capability, Bluetooth RC support.
EZ Capture- 360, Circle, Up & Away.  Throw & Go, Bounce
Downloads + user manual https://www.ryzerobotics.com/tello/downloads





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I think I will buy it. It would be fun to play with or to train my niece and nephews how to fly with it. They have flown the Spark before but I had to stand over their shoulder and monitor their use 100%. It's only $100 right?

EDIT: BTW nice profile pic.
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It depends on 2 things:
- Real user reviews (and how they like it)
- Price of controller

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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-5 03:16
It depends on 2 things:
- Real user reviews (and how they like it)
- Price of controller

I didn't think there was a controller. I thought it was only phone based. I could be wrong.

The Battery is ONLY $19!

Bottom line for me is it looks fun and would make some good comparison videos.
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Bing Err Posted at 2018-3-5 03:22
I didn't think there was a controller. I thought it was only phone based. I could be wrong.

The Battery is ONLY $19!

There will be a controller.
Just check the tello page.
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Bing Err Posted at 2018-3-5 03:22
I didn't think there was a controller. I thought it was only phone based. I could be wrong.

The Battery is ONLY $19!

Correction, there already is a controller.
€ 89,-
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Bing Err Posted at 2018-3-5 03:22
I didn't think there was a controller. I thought it was only phone based. I could be wrong.

The Battery is ONLY $19!

But it uses the phone for connection etc. So it won't help on the range.
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The Tello is available... but only in the US?
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-5 03:31
Correction, there already is a controller.
€ 89,-

It doesn't really looks like a controller for the drone...
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GoldenSun Posted at 2018-3-5 04:00
The Tello is available... but only in the US?

It looks like it is available in NL
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GoldenSun Posted at 2018-3-5 04:01
It doesn't really looks like a controller for the drone...

Still it is a controller.
(at least, you get joysticks etc. )
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GoldenSun Posted at 2018-3-5 04:00
The Tello is available... but only in the US?

Not anymore.
Apparently too late already
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GoldenSun Posted at 2018-3-5 04:01
It doesn't really looks like a controller for the drone...

https://www.ryzerobotics.com/tello/faq

At the bottom FAQ they  mention 2 remotes
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i'd buy one for my son ..
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Sparky_17 Posted at 2018-3-5 05:22
i'd buy one for my son ..

I was thinking the same.
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Not for me but I think it will sell out!
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-5 04:23
https://www.ryzerobotics.com/tello/faq

At the bottom FAQ they  mention 2 remotes

Still they are both gaming controllers, not drone-specific ones.
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GoldenSun Posted at 2018-3-5 06:38
Still they are both gaming controllers, not drone-specific ones.

Yes, but that is just like your Spark / Mavic controller right?Not much difference I think .
And for Telly you don't need the best controller if you ask me.
But I would like to have joysticks for flying instead of a touchscreen.


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I ordered one but order doesn't show up and item still shows as unpaid in my cart.
Funny, I got an email confirmation plus an email from Paypal showing the payment.
DJI chat says they show the order and it may take 24 hrs to show up in my orders.
Hmmmmmm..............
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Aeromirage Posted at 2018-3-5 06:44
I ordered one but order doesn't show up and item still shows as unpaid in my cart.
Funny, I got an email confirmation plus an email from Paypal showing the payment.
DJI chat says they show the order and it may take 24 hrs to show up in my orders.

Nice.
(that you ordered one).
Curious how you like it
(not sure where you should post the results in this forum)
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-5 04:16
Not anymore.
Apparently too late already

LOL that went fast..
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-5 04:14
It looks like it is available in NL

Not to me?
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Nope, not anymore.
I think some users had their notification on
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Yes. Too fast for me
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I think it's overkill buying the Tello if you own a Spark. If only the Tello was more of an indoor flying drone with FPV Goggles that could provide diversion to other DJI drones that are all aerial drones. The Tello to someone who own DJI drones really isn't providing much.
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-5 08:10
I think it's overkill buying the Tello if you own a Spark. If only the Tello was more of an indoor flying drone with FPV Goggles that could provide diversion to other DJI drones that are all aerial drones. The Tello to someone who own DJI drones really isn't providing much.

8D flips! It supports smartphone VR, but I wonder how you control Tello when its strapped to your head. (Bluetooth controllers look like they connect to your phone and it says "lightning connection latency free", maybe another controller is completely Bluetooth.)
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-5 07:56
Nope, not anymore.
I think some users had their notification on

I see
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MauiMaps Posted at 2018-3-5 08:24
8D flips! It supports smartphone VR, but I wonder how you control Tello when its strapped to your head. (Bluetooth controllers look like they connect to your phone and it says "lightning connection latency free", maybe another controller is completely Bluetooth.)

Flips are overrated and cause accidents. There really isn't a good value proposition with the Tello, even though it's $99, it should be geared towards consumers who don't own a DJI drone.
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-5 08:43
Flips are overrated and cause accidents. There really isn't a good value proposition with the Tello, even though it's $99, it should be geared towards consumers who don't own a DJI drone.

I'm in the US and got email notification at 4am. Ordered it from DJI store this morning.
Says it will ship in 10 days....
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The controller is for iphone and ipods only
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MJLSTUDIOS Posted at 2018-3-5 10:33
The controller is for iphone and ipods only

So far yes. But I think they will also add support for others.
If you check the Tello site, they also mention another brand.
That is stand alone if I am correct (they don't tell the type)
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opsguy Posted at 2018-3-5 10:14
I'm in the US and got email notification at 4am. Ordered it from DJI store this morning.
Says it will ship in 10 days....

Congratulations on your purchase. I just don't think the Tello is really going to give you a whole lot more than our Spark, especially with video. Flips are one thing, but viewing the footage on the Tello you'll find yourself feeling spoiled for the Spark video instead.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-5 10:46
So far yes. But I think they will also add support for others.
If you check the Tello site, they also mention another brand.
That is stand alone if I am correct (they don't tell the type)

Are you serious there is no Android Controller solution yet, or is that how it's always going to be? I take it may be hardware issue not firmware related?
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Sparky_17 Posted at 2018-3-5 05:22
i'd buy one for my son ..

I think it's catered to the younger flier, the camera is more selfie than the Spark, which is an aerial camera drone almost on the same level as Mavics and Phantoms.  
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MJLSTUDIOS Posted at 2018-3-5 10:33
The controller is for iphone and ipods only

Is that how the controller plans will remain? I can't imagine it works with Android smartphones the drone itself but when it comes to the Remote Controller it's strictly catering to Apple devices? Is that on purpose?
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I went ahead and ordered one as well.  Looks like any bluetooth Apple compatible controller will work with my iPhone from what it says on the website.  I am going to wait to purchase that until I get the drone.  The site said it won't ship for 10-15 days though.  I am anxious to see how it compares with the Blade Inductrix FPV.  I hope it is a little easier to fly with the vision positioning then the Inductrix.  If so it will be great fun for grandkids and beginners.
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-3-5 11:16
Are you serious there is no Android Controller solution yet, or is that how it's always going to be? I take it may be hardware issue not firmware related?

Not on the DJI store, but on the tello site there is another controller.
I can't see what type that is.
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Kansas Boy Posted at 2018-3-5 11:50
I went ahead and ordered one as well.  Looks like any bluetooth Apple compatible controller will work with my iPhone from what it says on the website.  I am going to wait to purchase that until I get the drone.  The site said it won't ship for 10-15 days though.  I am anxious to see how it compares with the Blade Inductrix FPV.  I hope it is a little easier to fly with the vision positioning then the Inductrix.  If so it will be great fun for grandkids and beginners.

I am curious how you like it!
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-3-5 12:56
Not on the DJI store, but on the tello site there is another controller.
I can't see what type that is.

I didn't see any Controller on the RYZE site?
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Its an advanced toy in my opinion and doesnt have any surprising features and my spark does everything but 10 times better. Its a really cool quad for very beginners or kids that want to expand on this hobby later.
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