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InkedUpDad.com Posted at 2017-9-28 07:56
Except DJI has said time and time again NOT to use OTG on the Spark as it was never officially supported for flight.

thanks, I did not know that.  Do you by any chance have a link to a document that says that?  
2017-9-28
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Viking-Pilot Posted at 2017-9-24 10:40
Hi there, Im new here in this forum and new in the DJI community, I do not own a drone yet buit i'm considering to buy a SPARk, because i don't have any experience on flying or pilotting drones and as far as i have seen in Youtube and read in several articles that the SPARK is the best and most spectacular drone for begginers.
Now, i have read somewhere that you can fly the SPARK with the OTG cable and when yopu do the quality of the image you see on your mobile phone is much better and does not crak down, so i don't know if it is true yet but i will buy me an OTG cable to fly the drone with.

I just received my Spark two days ago and only flew it for about 20-30 minutes.  I also flew the Flight Academy which is a Flight Simulator for your Drone.   I am an amateur with drones.   My other Drone is a beginner Drone, the SYMA X5C.   I can tell you with GPS lock on the Spark it is easy to fly.   With Attitude hold it is still easy but not as easy as the GPS lock.   

I bought the RED SPARK Fly More Combo with two additional batteries and an OTG cable  I also bought a Battery Safe Bag for charging and transport and then I bought from an another company a travel case that holds all of items then the Fly More combo and more in one case.  From the other company I bought a Repair Screwdriver set for simple repairs, Ground Clearance landing legs, 2 extra sets of props, and a right angle controller connection cable, one lightning and the other android.

As an amateur and only flying one day, I definitely recommend the DJI SPARK.  
2017-9-28
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VinceC Posted at 2017-9-28 16:42
I just received my Spark two days ago and only flew it for about 20-30 minutes.  I also flew the Flight Academy which is a Flight Simulator for your Drone.   I am an amateur with drones.   My other Drone is a beginner Drone, the SYMA X5C.   I can tell you with GPS lock on the Spark it is easy to fly.   With Attitude hold it is still easy but not as easy as the GPS lock.   

I bought the RED SPARK Fly More Combo with two additional batteries and an OTG cable  I also bought a Battery Safe Bag for charging and transport and then I bought from an another company a travel case that holds all of items then the Fly More combo and more in one case.  From the other company I bought a Repair Screwdriver set for simple repairs, Ground Clearance landing legs, 2 extra sets of props, and a right angle controller connection cable, one lightning and the other android.

Hi, I have just received my SPARK but can't get started as i can't upgrade my RC, it is a bit frustrating cause the DJI GO4 app is asking me to enter a chinese fix phone number for the process of activation and upgrade to be done...so i still don't know how it feels to have my bird in the air.
I bought my fly more combo in white, 2 more extra batteries, landing pad, 2 more sets of proppelers, joystick control protector, OTG cable and finger protectors...
I hope i can get some help here to get in the air ASAP.
2017-9-28
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I guess we're back to wifi....
2017-9-29
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Alitaptap Posted at 2017-9-29 10:15
I guess we're back to wifi....

Did something happen?  Why back to wifi?
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JCStorbeck Posted at 2017-9-29 10:39
Did something happen?  Why back to wifi?

Using the OTG are limited to higher altitude and long distance.
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Alitaptap Posted at 2017-9-29 12:44
Using the OTG are limited to higher altitude and long distance.

I am in USA so FCC using an Android Tablet and RC with OTG, haven't seen any limits, up to 400 Feet and out 8000 feet.  Are you in a different area?  Using an iPhone?
2017-9-29
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JCStorbeck Posted at 2017-9-29 13:54
I am in USA so FCC using an Android Tablet and RC with OTG, haven't seen any limits, up to 400 Feet and out 8000 feet.  Are you in a different area?  Using an iPhone?

The limitation only applies to ios, for now.
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Scobo Posted at 2017-9-29 15:29
The limitation only applies to ios, for now.

So you are saying to avoid upgrading the Go4 App?
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Qhen I use the OTG cable i get new options in the menu.  I get PAF options in the mc settings...Is anyone else getting that?  I saw somewhere that the PAF settings are for the phantom models...
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When I use the OTG cable i get new options in the menu.  I get PAF options in the MC settings...Is anyone else getting that? I seen somewhere that the PAF settings are for the Phantom models sooo...what's up with that?
2017-9-29
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Viking-Pilot Posted at 2017-9-28 20:52
Hi, I have just received my SPARK but can't get started as i can't upgrade my RC, it is a bit frustrating cause the DJI GO4 app is asking me to enter a chinese fix phone number for the process of activation and upgrade to be done...so i still don't know how it feels to have my bird in the air.
I bought my fly more combo in white, 2 more extra batteries, landing pad, 2 more sets of proppelers, joystick control protector, OTG cable and finger protectors...
I hope i can get some help here to get in the air ASAP.

Is your AC a grey market import ?
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JCStorbeck Posted at 2017-9-29 15:44
So you are saying to avoid upgrading the Go4 App?

With ios, I'd say yes, avoid updating if possible.
Although, I think the last update was compulsory or you won't be able fly ??
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If the wifi settings apply to the link between the RC and the mobile device, why are some folk recommending switching to 2.4ghz  when using OTG ?
What difference does that make to the Sparks range if you're using OTG ?
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lannes Posted at 2017-9-29 21:20
Is your AC a grey market import ?

No Iannes, I bought it from the official DJI web store, the whole pack, I have been reading about the other users problems with stolen SPARKS and that's a pity but not my case. Thanks for your concern mate.
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Viking-Pilot Posted at 2017-9-28 20:52
Hi, I have just received my SPARK but can't get started as i can't upgrade my RC, it is a bit frustrating cause the DJI GO4 app is asking me to enter a chinese fix phone number for the process of activation and upgrade to be done...so i still don't know how it feels to have my bird in the air.
I bought my fly more combo in white, 2 more extra batteries, landing pad, 2 more sets of proppelers, joystick control protector, OTG cable and finger protectors...
I hope i can get some help here to get in the air ASAP.

Viking, When you initialized your SPARK, did you accidentally clicked on Chinese instead of clicking on ENGLISH?  If so, you may need to contact DJI Support DJI Support, scroll down to the after-sales support and it has phone, email, and online support links.   They helped me with an update that was not working for me originally.   I suggest you give it a try.   Let me know how that go's.
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VinceC Posted at 2017-10-2 11:47
Viking, When you initialized your SPARK, did you accidentally clicked on Chinese instead of clicking on ENGLISH?  If so, you may need to contact DJI Support DJI Support, scroll down to the after-sales support and it has phone, email, and online support links.   They helped me with an update that was not working for me originally.   I suggest you give it a try.   Let me know how that go's.

Thanks a lot VinceC, yesterday i downgraded the firmware of my Spark to the original settings and my phone to an earlier version of DJI GO4 app then I upgraded my Spark and my app, even tho i have not had time to fly my drone, I do have tested the App and I most say that i have not had any isue so far. But i need to test it while im flying, so...dont worry il let you know ;-)
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VinceC
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Why wont DJI support the use of OTG cable for the SPARK when it is used for the MAVIC?  OH, and BTW, the SPARK can use the OTG cable to connect to the GOGGLES.  Is there something special in the OTG Cable that its only use is with the GOGGLES?
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sorry, but OTG is?...
2017-10-4
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I have the cable, but have not used it yet. So far, WiFi has worked well for me.
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My dear Facebook friend Bro Martins explained me today what the f0"k OTG is... I am waiting for me remote (it should be here tomorrow) and then I will buy the OTG thing. Anyone can advise where to buy it? Low price and top quality of course. My Baby deserves only the best
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Scobo Posted at 2017-9-29 15:29
The limitation only applies to ios, for now.

I don,t have a limitation using IPAD mini2 and Go4 4.1.12 with OTG
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El Diablo Posted at 2017-10-4 06:30
OTG is not officially supported by Dji and voids warranty!

With The Spark and CrystalSky the OTG is now recommended by DJI
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just found this on DJI page
"A USB OTG cable is required when connecting to a Spark remote controller.
A function allowing users to connect Spark's remote controller to CrystalSky monitors and other mobile devices with a USB OTG cable is coming soon."
It is on this page DJI on the note on right.
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El Diablo Posted at 2017-10-4 06:30
OTG is not officially supported by Dji and voids warranty!

i hear you. That's why I don't use it. I have a regular iPhone 6 that seems to work great. And I have a NIB ipad mini 4 that I may use at a later time. No OTG for me unless I hear from DJI that it does Not void the warranty..... I will never use it! Saves me money!
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fans0c10c3ea Posted at 2017-10-7 05:01
just found this on DJI page
"A USB OTG cable is required when connecting to a Spark remote controller.
A function allowing users to connect Spark's remote controller to CrystalSky monitors and other mobile devices with a USB OTG cable is coming soon."

Well spotted - probably why FW .700 is taking so long to come through...
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Is the otg supportet now? No joke?
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Critical-Dan Posted at 2017-10-8 10:48
Is the otg supportet now? No joke?

look for yourself
http://store.dji.com/product/cry ... fd92b1002&pm=custom
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ACW Posted at 2017-10-8 10:32
Well spotted - probably why FW .700 is taking so long to come through...

i hope its not just for goggles and crystalsky, good spot though
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Charles Adams Posted at 2017-8-25 08:24
People on the forums have found OTG setup to be "nuanced".  Order of operations matters (though there are a few permutations of the order that work).

The order I like to use:

precisely my experience. will try wifi again but will not go anywhere without my OTG setup.
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I used to, but as of the last FW upgrade everything has been great without it.
2017-10-18
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I bought an org cable but never used it yet... iPhone user
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When I first got my Spark, I did all the research and bought an OTG cable before my first flight.

I ended up having a lot of problems and had to send my little Sparky back.

When I re-purchased another Spark, this time I thought I would change a bunch of things up.  One of the things I tried was to not use the OTG cable.

And so far, I don't seem to have any need for it.  No more errors.

Cheers...

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I flew without a hardline connection today for the first time. It sucked.
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I purchased the OTG cable but haven't use it yet just wifi - Rc with iPhone
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