10 January 2019
Buying a drone in India is a dream that many nurtures, however government policies did not allow us to publically operate one. Buying drones within India are fine however flying drones in India is illegal. Importing drones in India isn’t easy as well because customs department have drones listed in their “Prohibited items” list.
As of now, we can only fly Drones indoors and to fly outside we need a special permission/license from local authorities. Today few drones from DJI were listed on Amazon India and these can be easily bought here without any customs or importing hassles. The DJI Tello drone is an educational drone and is the cheapest of them all.
This drone comes with an HD camera (720pixels) with a 5-megapixel sensor and comes with digital image stabilization. It can be operated using an app that needs to be installed on your phone or with the help of a Bluetooth controller that can be purchased separately.
This budget drone offers a flight time of 13 minutes and a range of approximately 100m. This drone measures 98 x 92.5 x 41 mm and weighs only 80 gram. The Tello comes with a brushed motor compared to a brushless motor found in the premium quadcopters.
The Tello drone is made by Ryze Technology, a Shenzhen-based tech company and comes with DJI flight technology and is powered by an Intel processor.
While we would still suggest you not to fly a drone at a public place without proper permission, this DJI powered Tello drone can be given a spin just make sure you remain indoors. Do let us know your drone flying experience in case you buy one.