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S-e-ven
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playing for some days already with Litchi-Beta.
Otg works (on OP5) and Mission looks good, too!
This is, after some testing, the first real one, 7 minutes, shrinked to half of it
Feels like a new Spark to me!
And yes, it is a bit windy, right now!





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Very cool.
My AC is still under warranty but very tempted to try Litchi-Beta.
Will think about it
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nixuspix
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Very nice video. Am waiting to try Litchi later in October, when warranty expires
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Great video. Have a safe flight always.
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Oracle Miata
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Litchi for Spark is the greatest thing since sliced bread.
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N2QLT
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Nice work!
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Warriewoodlad
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Great video. Thanks for sharing.
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jacksonnai
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Cool video love it
2018-8-12
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Greg F
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Hey Nice video
2018-8-12
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S-e-ven
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Thanks a lot. I still have to explore the options of litchi.
And get an idea how to set up a mission, so that I capture what I wanna capture
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mhw#209
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Thanks for sharing!
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djiuser_w3JZrVJQcZ4i
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Simple question......if your aircraft is flying a waypoint program like this, does the controller amd thus waypoint software directly control the commands?  What I mean is you still need wifi connection between the RC and aircraft right? You can't fly it around your home while you stay put if the house is between you and the RC and the drone?

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S-e-ven
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djiuser_w3JZrVJQcZ4i Posted at 2018-8-12 10:08
Simple question......if your aircraft is flying a waypoint program like this, does the controller amd thus waypoint software directly control the commands?  What I mean is you still need wifi connection between the RC and aircraft right? You can't fly it around your home while you stay put if the house is between you and the RC and the drone?

Spark (all drones) should finish the mission (flying around your home) if disconnected from the RC
(I have not tried that and I don't think, I wanna try that!)
After uploading and starting the mission, you need a working connection just for live input like gimbal pitch.

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djiuser_w3JZrVJQcZ4i
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Thanks S-e-ven.  That's intersting.  Yeah it would take some guts I guess to trust it.  Also I think that is breaking the FAA regs anyway.  I was just thinking on private land it would be ok.
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S-e-ven
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That is another point, breaking the rules.
I kind of like to think, as long I see the bird and it is connected, it is doing some preprepared things, but not flying autonomously.
I can take over at all times and therefor have control over the bird.
Right now I am not thinking about trying to send it intended or predictable out of reach.
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S-e-ven
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"Checked" today, if the mission will be shown in the actual Go4 for android.
Indeed, if for whatever reason litchi chrashed and you accidently open the (any!) Go4, the mission will be downloaded to the go4 and executed.
Just the gimbal angle is not in the mission, any longer.

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Oracle Miata
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Next question, can you sync that mission on go 4?
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S-e-ven
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Till know I know that the mission is not affected by the change, that I can pause and cancel it in the app
Ok, that always with switching to sport, too.
But afaik you have to start it with litchi, because it will just get transfered to the Go4  if it is uploaded into the bird already.

My phone can handle that, others perhaps not so well?My second one, however, the redmi note 4 is not even connecting via otg
Start to think about root and a free android 8 for a test on it
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Wow, awesome!  I've been looking at Litchi too but I won't buy it until I'm out of warranty / DJI refresh.
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S-e-ven Posted at 2018-8-14 06:39
Till know I know that the mission is not affected by the change, that I can pause and cancel it in the app
Ok, that always with switching to sport, too.
But afaik you have to start it with litchi, becauss it will just get transfered to the Go4  because it is uploaded into the bird already.

So have you completed a mission with go 4 as your ending app?  If so, have you tried to sync the information afterwards?
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Greg F
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Can someone answer me why is Litchi app so good?..  Not game to try it as I'm under warranty..  
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Oracle Miata Posted at 2018-8-14 14:23
So have you completed a mission with go 4 as your ending app?  If so, have you tried to sync the information afterwards?

In case you mean with sync the flight records:
The pictures I have posted are from the Go4 App display v.4.2.21.
WP stands for waypoints.
So yes, you have the logs in the Go4 app
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Greg F Posted at 2018-8-14 14:57
Can someone answer me why is Litchi app so good?..  Not game to try it as I'm under warranty..

It is giving me the option to use waypoints on Spark
And plan the route on the computer, before

I have often read about, that people would like to do a picture, every day, week again, from a specific height and Position with always the same angle of the gimbal.
With Litchi that should work with just hitting the start button
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Carmenvail
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Lots of Yaw movement allowing you to pan around, is that part of the app or is it part of the way you set your next weigh point? anyway it looks great! not sure from the video what the exact weigh points were? nice ball field / track to fly from... no wonder you have so many meters...
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Carmenvail Posted at 2018-8-14 17:10
Lots of Yaw movement allowing you to pan around, is that part of the app or is it part of the way you set your next weigh point? anyway it looks great! not sure from the video what the exact weigh points were? nice ball field / track to fly from... no wonder you have so many meters...

The panning is part of setting the poi for the next wp
That worked very well, I think.
Which is one of the reasons for me to  try  waypoints: smooth pan's, flying headless or course lock
And the location is my safe area on public ground with lots of space around, for testing.
I usually dont go there that often, just know it is a good base for learning, again
Also it is kind of scenic, methinks ;-)
I attach the wp map, that may get you  better overview about the wp's



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S-e-ven
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Oh, and I may should have added that the pictures from the kind of circle is not the wp mission from the video
Sorry about that.
Perhaps I should upload that video, too.
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Greg F
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S-e-ven Posted at 2018-8-14 16:10
It is giving me the option to use waypoints on Spark
And plan the route on the computer, before

Ok thanks for the info..  Sounds good then.   Have to wait till my warranty runs out b4 i risk changing apps..
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Losing a Spark with warranty is going to suck just as much as losing one without waypoints.  I’ve been using Litchi for a long time with all my DJI birds and as long as you plan you mission very carefully, it will go off without a hitch.  Now I’ve never switched apps mid mission before and am very curious about this mostly because I want to know if it records meters flown when you sync the go4 app.  Maybe S-e-ven can answer that.  
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S-e-ven
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Oracle Miata Posted at 2018-8-15 07:28
Losing a Spark with warranty is going to suck just as much as losing one without waypoints.  I’ve been using Litchi for a long time with all my DJI birds and as long as you plan you mission very carefully, it will go off without a hitch.  Now I’ve never switched apps mid mission before and am very curious about this mostly because I want to know if it records meters flown when you sync the go4 app.  Maybe S-e-ven can answer that.

Is my english that bad?
I think I have answered that already, mate!
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S-e-ven Posted at 2018-8-15 08:45
Is my english that bad?
I think I have answered that already, mate!


Apparently, mine is; because I'm not sure I understood what you were writing until now.  Sorry mate!
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When I lost rc connection during a waypoint mission, the spark returned to home instead of continuing the mission.
Did I miss an option here?
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heliman Posted at 2018-8-15 13:47
When I lost rc connection during a waypoint mission, the spark returned to home instead of continuing the mission.
Did I miss an option here?

Yes you did.  It’s in the settings.
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Northwood
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Thanks for sharing, waiting out my warranty here!
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S-e-ven
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heliman Posted at 2018-8-15 13:47
When I lost rc connection during a waypoint mission, the spark returned to home instead of continuing the mission.
Did I miss an option here?

If I recall that right, "my" litchi came with "will continue the mission"  settings.
And Go4 is taking that too, when switching apps.
But I just have not had a RC connection loss, yet, I am still testing.
The only RTH setting in litchi  (I know off yet) is under "aircraft", smart RTH on or off
Which is set to "off" on mine
The bird, however, is requesting its "usual" RTHs, "Battery only enough to RTH, Aircraft request to go home"


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CharlieZ
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Cool, thanks for sharing!
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darkfull1
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Nice beach. DJI should really implement waypoints for the Spark.
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Gator Don
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You have been sharing some great videos, thanks
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Oracle Miata Posted at 2018-8-11 13:23
Litchi for Spark is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Have you tried DJI Harmony. Well I did and it has some pretty comprehensive menus and functions.
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