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Charliejspark
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Has anyone else had a problem with the OTG cable between the RC and the Android tablet/phone.  I think when I use it it corrupts the drone software and I seem to rememeber reading that the latest software update has deliberatley been designed to stop the use of an OTG cable.  Any thoughts? The WiFi connection is not brilliant.
2018-3-18
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norbert a.
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Search OTG even in this forum and you will have ALL information. Its too much to write in a few sentences and it depends on your OS
2018-3-18
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JaredD
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Yeah since the more recent versions of the app, other still works, but none of the flight telemetry ( height, distance, speed) work and the battery indicator also does not work
2018-3-18
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JaredD
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You will also find that some of the quickshot modes do not work either
2018-3-18
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Charliejspark
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norbert a. Posted at 2018-3-18 04:35
Search OTG even in this forum and you will have ALL information. Its too much to write in a few sentences and it depends on your OS

See what you mean  this all a new world to me!  Clearly OTG is out!!
2018-3-18
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Ram-UK
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WiFi is very reliable if you fly in a location away from buildup area. If your phone/tablet support check the WIFI spectrum on DJI Go app and use a less congested frequency (usually 5.8GHz).
2018-3-18
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Charliejspark
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Ram-UK Posted at 2018-3-18 06:20
WiFi is very reliable if you fly in a location away from buildup area. If your phone/tablet support check the WIFI spectrum on DJI Go app and use a less congested frequency (usually 5.8GHz).

RAM-UK. The WiFi works fine on my phone with little interference but at my age (!) the phone is too small and I need to use the tablet. When I use it (Samsung Galaxy 10.1) it just distorts, fails to keep up with the craft and most of the time the essential information is not there.  It needs a hard wired connection which I gather used to be there.
2018-3-19
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Ram-UK
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Charliejspark Posted at 2018-3-19 08:14
RAM-UK. The WiFi works fine on my phone with little interference but at my age (!) the phone is too small and I need to use the tablet. When I use it (Samsung Galaxy 10.1) it just distorts, fails to keep up with the craft and most of the time the essential information is not there.  It needs a hard wired connection which I gather used to be there.

Yes, previous version, can’t remember which one, Supports OTG cable. Hopefully someone here should be able advice you of the version.
2018-3-19
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djiuser_NuStSrDUH3OU
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Use dji go 4 . 4.1.14 or. 4.1.15 these two you can use otg cable with no problems with andriod
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Charliejspark
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djiuser_NuStSrDUH3OU Posted at 2018-3-19 12:11
Use dji go 4 . 4.1.14 or. 4.1.15 these two you can use otg cable with no problems with andriod

Thanks now cracked though have not test flown.  My last question (!)  is can I  use 4.1.15 on the tablet and 4.2.6 on the phone or must I use the same on both devices?
2018-3-20
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Charliejspark
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Ram-UK Posted at 2018-3-19 11:39
Yes, previous version, can’t remember which one, Supports OTG cable. Hopefully someone here should be able advice you of the version.

Thanks 4.1.15 now installed and appears to work though have yet to give a decent test flight.
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Jos A
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no need for the 4.2.6 it's all made for mavic Air, keep 4.1.15 and you are all good. you can use both apps with apk cloner. but you don't need to..
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Charliejspark
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Jos A Posted at 2018-3-20 10:42
no need for the 4.2.6 it's all made for mavic Air, keep 4.1.15 and you are all good. you can use both apps with apk cloner. but you don't need to..

Jos -thanks. I have tied the 4.1.15 but it does not  seem to work properly - RTH setting fails, no Battery readings and so on. Going to try 4.2.6 again with the WiFi which works on the Samsung 7 but not my Samsung Tablet which I was hoping to use with OTG. Frustrating phafffing about with software and not flying!
2018-3-21
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you have a PM
2018-3-21
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Jerpie
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I've been using it from the beginning with an iPhone SE and it's even charging my phone too. (usefull never out of battery ;).)


I also used it on an old Android tablet it works perfectly.
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Charliejspark
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Jerpie Posted at 2018-3-21 07:02
I've been using it from the beginning with an iPhone SE and it's even charging my phone too. (usefull never out of battery ;).)

Maybe I will try again but at the moment thinking the tablet is too old perhaps.  Even on Wifi it breaks up.
2018-3-21
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Grant_Vorster
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OTG cable not needed anymore. Wifi connection is between remote controller and Phone.
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Grant_Vorster Posted at 2018-3-21 08:04
OTG cable not needed anymore. Wifi connection is between remote controller and Phone.

I wasn't sure about this part, but I found out that my drone wasn't sending Wifi, and my controller was!
2018-3-21
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ernieken
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Up to now always flown with wifi (galaxy S6) but although I never fly far (mostly <100m) I often see the video downlink drops. Very annoying. Today did my first flight with otg cable and it's a day and night difference.
Flew 110m, nod drops, perfect signal. Checked logs afterwards in app.airdata.com and the signal is definitely more stable. So for me this will be the way to go in the future even when I need to use an older app version.
2018-3-21
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Jerpie Posted at 2018-3-21 08:07
I wasn't sure about this part, but I found out that my drone wasn't sending Wifi, and my controller was!

While your drone is on (fan running) press and hold down the power button until you hear a beep. That turns on the drones Wifi.  You can then link the remote control to it.  I fly to about 100 to 300mtrs perfect video on my phone no drop outs and signal loss. Never used a OTG cable
2018-3-21
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Grant_Vorster Posted at 2018-3-21 20:38
While your drone is on (fan running) press and hold down the power button until you hear a beep. That turns on the drones Wifi.  You can then link the remote control to it.  I fly to about 100 to 300mtrs perfect video on my phone no drop outs and signal loss. Never used a OTG cable

The usage of OTG cable depends on where you are, in the US (and other FCC countries) the WiFi is sufficient for most people due to an adequate allowed power but in the Europe where 5,8GHz band has about 20x less allowed power and practically no android phone can use it anyway, the OTG cable is a must. Without it my max range is about 50m, I could probably go a little bit further but with some serious disconnects. With an OTG cable I get 400+m range.
2018-3-22
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Grant_Vorster
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Vyborny83 Posted at 2018-3-22 01:00
The usage of OTG cable depends on where you are, in the US (and other FCC countries) the WiFi is sufficient for most people due to an adequate allowed power but in the Europe where 5,8GHz band has about 20x less allowed power and practically no android phone can use it anyway, the OTG cable is a must. Without it my max range is about 50m, I could probably go a little bit further but with some serious disconnects. With an OTG cable I get 400+m range.

Good to know. Thanks
2018-3-22
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