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flying my dji spark with a laptop
442 22 2017-9-13 06:55:14
Adriel8316078
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hi i am new here
i just got a dji spark
but sometimes i dont bring my phone
so it is safe to fly with the blue stack software in the laptop?

2017-9-13 06:55:14
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Charles Adams
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This sounded like a super cool idea, so I did a test using bluestack.  My PC is a Surface Pro 4 I7.  No slouch as far as power.

It WORKED!  I was impressed and amazed, BUT....

The lag was horrendous.  I think it was upwards of 1 and a half seconds.  It's not an ideal way to fly.

There is another option that might be worth chasing, and that's using Oracle Virtual Box, and creating an android virtual instance.  I may give that a try, as bluestack has inspired me.
2017-9-13 07:44:33
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Lian82
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or install RemixOS
2017-9-13 08:03:45
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Sparky_17
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DJI should make an app for MAC OS .. it would be cool to fly my spark with my iMac Air .. Just saying
2017-9-13 08:26:55
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Sparky_17 Posted at 2017-9-13 08:26
DJI should make an app for MAC OS .. it would be cool to fly my spark with my iMac Air .. Just saying

Was hoping for something more Native for the Surface also.
2017-9-13 08:44:32
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Charles Adams Posted at 2017-9-13 07:44
This sounded like a super cool idea, so I did a test using bluestack.  My PC is a Surface Pro 4 I7.  No slouch as far as power.

It WORKED!  I was impressed and amazed, BUT....

I also have a Surface Pro 4, I think I'll give it a shot this weekend just for giggles.
2017-9-13 08:45:05
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FatherXmas Posted at 2017-9-13 08:45
I also have a Surface Pro 4, I think I'll give it a shot this weekend just for giggles.

I'm going to try some different solutions, as this one had too much lag.
2017-9-13 08:48:53
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Charles Adams Posted at 2017-9-13 08:48
I'm going to try some different solutions, as this one had too much lag.

Keep us posted, please.
2017-9-13 09:27:24
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Charles Adams Posted at 2017-9-13 07:44
This sounded like a super cool idea, so I did a test using bluestack.  My PC is a Surface Pro 4 I7.  No slouch as far as power.

It WORKED!  I was impressed and amazed, BUT....

Did you try otg to pc?Nox is working?
2017-9-13 10:35:17
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Anuvis Posted at 2017-9-13 10:35
Did you try otg to pc?Nox is working?

I didn't use a cable.  I went from pc wifi to rc wifi.
2017-9-13 10:51:17
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Charles Adams Posted at 2017-9-13 10:51
I didn't use a cable.  I went from pc wifi to rc wifi.

Something tells me that the cable will make the difference...But i don't have male to male usb to use my female to micro usb otg....
2017-9-13 11:09:06
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the problem is dji go application does not support x86/x64 so bluestack and remixos are forced to emulate ARM on top of x86/x64 of your PC.  so yes if emulation is successful it will work, but it will suffer from pretty terrible latency since its a very long pipeline going X86 to ARM.   the other isssue is andriod OS typically doesnt like most integrated graphics solutions on PC so alot of video and streaming is software pipeline, further clogging up the CPU.., and may find a way to use descrete graphics, but its not ideal.. and unlikely
2017-9-13 11:51:30
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DJI-Mark
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It's not advised. Please consider the mobile devices that are considered compatible on the product page.
2017-9-13 11:56:35
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Charles Adams
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I tried multiple android images in virtualbox, and in every single one the dji go 4 app would not run.  As DJI-Mark indicates, this isn't a supported operation anyways.

Conclusion:  I struck out using VirtualBox.  I can get android instances running, but I can't get DJI GO 4 to run in any of these virtual android instances.
2017-9-13 13:43:27
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Sparky_17 Posted at 2017-9-13 08:26
DJI should make an app for MAC OS .. it would be cool to fly my spark with my iMac Air .. Just saying

Please note that we do not design app for laptop now and we still have no plan in doing so. Thanks for your support.
2017-9-13 20:20:05
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Montfrooij
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I am really curious about this, since the laptop provides me with a (much) larger screen!
2017-9-13 21:56:00
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-9-13 21:56
I am really curious about this, since the laptop provides me with a (much) larger screen!

Thanks for caring. I would transfer your requirement to our engineers.
2017-9-13 23:44:12
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DJI Elektra Posted at 2017-9-13 23:44
Thanks for caring. I would transfer your requirement to our engineers.

We will wait and see when or if it will happen!
2017-9-14 04:32:05
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Charles Adams Posted at 2017-9-13 13:43
I tried multiple android images in virtualbox, and in every single one the dji go 4 app would not run.  As DJI-Mark indicates, this isn't a supported operation anyways.

Conclusion:  I struck out using VirtualBox.  I can get android instances running, but I can't get DJI GO 4 to run in any of these virtual android instances.

Have you tried MEmu, a new Android emulator ?
http://www.memuplay.com/
2017-9-14 06:16:46
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Charles Adams
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Vitriol Posted at 2017-9-14 06:16
Have you tried MEmu, a new Android emulator ?
http://www.memuplay.com/

No, but I will try!  I really like this in theory, so I'm ambitious.
2017-9-14 06:27:32
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Vitriol Posted at 2017-9-14 06:16
Have you tried MEmu, a new Android emulator ?
http://www.memuplay.com/

DJI Go 4 fails to run.  Just like in my virtual box instances.
2017-9-14 06:45:55
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Charles Adams
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Bluestack apparently will "ad" you to death unless you subscribe.  I wanted to try tweaking some settings to see if I could increase the performance, and I got prompted with ads to subscribe.

This would not be a good solution for flying (getting ads in mid flight), so I'd not recommend it unless you are willing to subscribe.

Have to admit though, it's cool to replay my flight logs on a big screen.
2017-9-14 12:48:45
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Sparky_17 Posted at 2017-9-13 08:26
DJI should make an app for MAC OS .. it would be cool to fly my spark with my iMac Air .. Just saying

I highly agree!
2017-9-14 16:43:19
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