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Drone School UK Using the New DJI Tello for Drone Training

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The DJI Tello was launched at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with a new robotics startup Ryze.

The DJI Tello started to ship in the Uk in March and Drone School UK took delivery of the Tello at the beginning of April to use as part of the half-day drone training course at the six Drone School Uk training venues.

The control of the DJI Tello is transformed with the use of the dedicated controller wit the iPad Mini.  This gives the students a great drone flying course experience after the flight simulator, before we move on the DJI Mavic Pro, DJI Phantom 3 & 4 Pro and the DJI Inspire 1.

Tello is DJI’s first low-cost consumer drone. DJI collaborated with Ryze Robotics, a tech startup specializing in drones, to release this nano drone.

It features an intel processor for photo processing, along with image stabilization and the ability to capture 5mp pictures. It may only feature 720p transmission for its video function, pretty good for a drone under £100.

It has something calles EZShots which boast automated circle, 360 and selfie shots. These can be shared on social media from your smartphone.

It comes with VR support for first-person flying, as well an app to connect a controller for even more precision and control.

It has Scratch, an MIT-developed coding system that allows you to learn more about programming and customizing your drone.

It seems to be aimed at a young audience, with features that will make it safe and easy to use, including automatic takeoff and landing. These features are possible because of an Intel vision processing chip and flight stabilization from DJI.

Tello uses an Intel Movidius Myriad 2 VPU, which handles object recognition in DJI drones, letting them do things like respond to hand gestures. In the Tello, it’s supposed to help the drone hover in one place more consistently, or land in an outstretched palm.

The tech packed in this small drone is amazing, it could be the most popular request for a present after the  launch in March 2018. We  pre-ordered and got our DJI Tello in April.

With a weight of 80grams the Tello is light, the DJI Spark drone weighs in at close to 300 grams.

Here is the incredible spec:

  • Dimensions: 98mm*92.5mm*41mm
  • Propeller: 3-inch
  • Built-In Functions: Range Finder, Barometer, LED, Vision System, WIFI 802.11n 2.4G, 720P Live View
  • Port: micro USB charging port
  • Max Flight Distance: 100m
  • Max Speed: 8m/s
  • Max Flight Time: 13min
  • Photo: 5MP (2,592×1,936)
  • FOV: 82.6°
  • Video: HD720P30
  • Format: JPG(Photo); MP4(Video)
  • Electronic Image Stabilization: Yes

With a maximum flight distance of 100m , a maximum speed of 8m/s and a flight time of 13 mins, we predict this drone is going to be very popular.

Roy Horton is a Drone Photographer who writes about UK Drone Training and Drone Courses in the UK

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