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made a mistake in buying this...
19 April 2019
Flight 1: Broken propeller. Ok, spares in box, but for how long? Can't buy replacements in UK
Flight 3: Rotor 2 stopped working. Will not revive. Waste of money.
Buying this was a mistake. I had already bought two Tellos for my older children (11 and 10) and my 4 year old was playing with them well. So, I thought I would get one for her birthday, but considered a dedicated controller might be a plus. Whilst I don't think that was wrong, this drone was not the one to buy.
It is not a complete beginner's drone. The Tello is brilliant - strong breeze (dare I say 'wind') it holds its position perfectly, responds well to controls, and has LOTS of spares available, cheaply and quickly.
This thing, if you fart it will send it off course, takes time each flight to stabilise. During flight, the stabilisation seems to stop working, and unless you're in an open field, you will find it careening into objects. I have a very large garden, but it's not big enough for me to get sorted in time before a crash. I'm not an expert, but I'm not an idiot either.
It's a shame, because I really want to like it. It folds small, quick recharge (though shortened flight time as result) and ok images (though nowhere as good as Tello). Cheaper than the older tello, and comes with dedicated controller rather than use a phone/pad too.
But, bottom line, it's too flimsy, with too little after sales spares available in the UK, and is difficult to control at all, near impossible in even a slight breeze. I'm going to get my five year old girl a tello now. Hope amazon will take this back