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Blellow
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What gets me is dji app lowered the watt rating on the remote to .4, when it used to be a solid 1 watt.
What's up with that?
2018-8-12
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Chuck101
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Blellow Posted at 2018-8-12 14:47
What gets me is dji app lowered the watt rating on the remote to .4, when it used to be a solid 1 watt.
What's up with that?

Where did you get that information from?
2018-8-12
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No battery info when using otg cable
2018-8-13
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No battery info when using otg cable
2018-8-13
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idealhobbies1
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I just got my spark. I am using a LGv20 phone that's not in use as my screen. It works good, but I can't get a stable OTG connection to save my life. The controller and spark were updated when I first turned it on. I will double check, but I am quite certain that I am running latest firmware on both. I have done the connect, reconnect dance over and over again and still can not get a good connection. I tried last night using my ipad pro and had the same issue so its not a phone issue. I tried several different cables with same results. Ideas?
2018-8-13
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OMG  ... The firmware killed my RC   .... Just bought a brand new "fly more combo" package 2 days ago   .... Followed every tutorial minutiously, and even flew the drone 2 times, once with my phone as controller, and 2nd time with the RC, then I got a pop up about a firmware update for both Spark and the RC, and obviously,as an newbie, thinking the firmware updates will be something good, I did install them, Spark updated perfectly within few minutes, and the RC as well, but after turning the Spark on/off and the RC also   (wanted to charge both batteries for 100%)  so I could go flying across the fields where I live, there was no more wi-fi signal to be seen/found from the RC, and after numeral attempts to reset/reboot the RC by following troubleshooting youtube videos from DJI support, it still doesn´t work     I´m seriously considering throwing my BRAND NEW Dji Spark in the trash, as after looking closer into this issue, I´ve read numerous threads on different "drone/tech" sites that show this firmware bug/issue has been known for Dji engineers for months, and there has NOT been made any fix to it, and DJI continues to sell RC´s that demand the same firmware update, thus bricking the RC   .... Then, what shall people do??? what about us costumers???
I am seriously happy that I didn´t buy one of the more expensive drones from DJI as I had considered to buy, because, seeing how poor costumer support/care DJI provides, then I will NEVER EVER AGAIN, buy a DJI product, and I intend to pursue this even further to make sure the DJI company gets some media coverage about the bug/firmware that they have had for many months and still not fixed!
2018-8-13
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Blellow
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Here's the Info:

https://sparkpilots.com/threads/dji-go-4-mod-2-0-dji-go-4-mod-lite-additional-features-android-app-ver-4-1-15.3841/page-52

Skan wrote it.
2018-8-14
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Chuck101
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Blellow Posted at 2018-8-14 10:39
Here's the Info:

https://sparkpilots.com/threads/dji-go-4-mod-2-0-dji-go-4-mod-lite-additional-features-android-app-ver-4-1-15.3841/page-52

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2018-8-14
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Blellow
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Hmm, just go to sparkpilots.com and read the post about djimod app.  Skan posted on page 5 the watt reduction info.  

2018-8-14
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kowal63
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is this the update that addresses the expiring geozone restriction problem i had?.....where my spark hovered in front of me...against a geofence wall until it slowly lowered itself it the water before my eyes,,,after hovering for 25 feet in front of me?
2018-8-14
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Everything went fine with the update for the RC and the Spark.
Did a few test flights and lost not 1 connection.
As mentioned earlier the order of starting up RC or Spark does not matter with the OTG cable connected to the samsung S8 it works flawless

Take care
2018-8-15
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Chuck101
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Blellow Posted at 2018-8-14 12:19
Hmm, just go to sparkpilots.com and read the post about djimod app.  Skan posted on page 5 the watt reduction info.

I would like to read about it.
However, there is just not enough information to find it. Page 5 of which forum? Is it page 5 as of today or some days ago? EXACT topic forum and title maybe?

2018-8-15
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Blellow
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Sparkpilots.com in the discussion forum in the post labeled dji mod app additional features page 5 skan.  Good luck
2018-8-15
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BlamPow
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Only issue I have seen is when invoking a 'Return to Home' the Spark actually flies upward instead of trying to land.  I just manually land by descending with the controller.
Latest Firmware, running DJI Go current version on Android 8.0.0 on a Samsung S8.
2018-8-15
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Chuck101 Posted at 2018-8-15 05:25
I would like to read about it.
However, there is just not enough information to find it. Page 5 of which forum? Is it page 5 as of today or some days ago? EXACT topic forum and title maybe?

This link worked for me: https://sparkpilots.com/threads/ ... /page-52#post-59933
It's actually page 52 not page 5, and the post states:

"Could you please add the option to use the 2.33 and 2.57GHz frequencies with this modded DJI GO version, please:

howto:dji_configs [dji.retroroms.info]

It can be done with some other versions adding the modified config file, it would be great to do it easily in this version too because it has more advantages.
Even if the app has been posted on this spark forum it can also be used with other DJI drones.

Using the 2.33GHz or 2.57GHz frequencies (apart from boosting the signal to 0.4 or 1W) has been shown to be a good idea, you avoid congested wifi areas.
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2018-8-15
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ssakellaro Posted at 2018-7-20 00:58
Latest app version and firmware. It's the only way to get OTG officially.
To be fair people messing with a flying machines software are risking too much, i prefer the official route.

I have had my spark since April this year and flown lots of successful flights with some beautiful footage, I have never had any issues, I recently carried out the firmware update and flew for the first time on Saturday since updating, I had 12 satellites and good GPS the home point recorded everything fine , as I flew the spark a short distance and only  50 feet high I had a GPS warning then message saying ATTI mode the aircraft was uncontrollable and started to fly away from me I tried to land but no matter what I did spark did not respond, I tried the home button but nothing, after searching for over two hours in a field I found it thankfully no apparent damage, I have lost all confidence in the spark, when I got back home I went on to this forum to see if similar incidents, I decided to calibrate the IMU and Compass but have not flown since.
Any help will be appreciated.
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2018-8-15
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Dereko Posted at 2018-8-15 21:42
I have had my spark since April this year and flown lots of successful flights with some beautiful footage, I have never had any issues, I recently carried out the firmware update and flew for the first time on Saturday since updating, I had 12 satellites and good GPS the home point recorded everything fine , as I flew the spark a short distance and only  50 feet high I had a GPS warning then message saying ATTI mode the aircraft was uncontrollable and started to fly away from me I tried to land but no matter what I did spark did not respond, I tried the home button but nothing, after searching for over two hours in a field I found it thankfully no apparent damage, I have lost all confidence in the spark, when I got back home I went on to this forum to see if similar incidents, I decided to calibrate the IMU and Compass but have not flown since.
Any help will be appreciated.
Derek

I should have said that I use an iPhone 7 and never required the use of OTG cable I have attached a couple of screen shotts showing warning messages.
2018-8-15
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nixuspix
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From your pictures is clearly seen, that  notwithstanding with 11 sats, no one is locked. ( no one bar is seen in GPS signal quality) . So looks the pilot error, which led to ATTI mode.
But for better analyze , provide the forum community with Flight Record log
2018-8-15
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Blellow
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Nice work in correcting me.  Thank you.
2018-8-16
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I guess u need to maximize the cache on your phone. I set mine to 10 GB and i never have any prb with cache
2018-8-16
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brianforward
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Been in contact with the sons of bitches at dji just done an up date now NO FRONT LEDs the arsole was trying to tell me its my andriod phone .ive been using it for a month
2018-8-20
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vasi
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F_santos Posted at 2018-8-10 06:10
Good afternoon, I have a problem with my spark since the last update. Whenever I try to download a video or photos through the application Spark loses the connection with the command. Anyone know how I can solve this? Thank you.

Same here, playback mode does not work at all...
2018-8-21
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snowspeeder
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Mine still could not take off even after the update. I have recalibrated the compass and restarted the whole thing, checked that the firmwares on the controlled and aircraft were updated. It just could not take off.
2018-8-22
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BlamPow Posted at 2018-8-15 18:33
Only issue I have seen is when invoking a 'Return to Home' the Spark actually flies upward instead of trying to land.  I just manually land by descending with the controller.
Latest Firmware, running DJI Go current version on Android 8.0.0 on a Samsung S8.

This is actually normal behavior. Spark will ascend to the RTH height set in the app, (default is 30m I think) then RTH, then descend to the landing point.

If you want it to RTH at whatever height it's already at, you can set it to "RTH at current altitude" but this is risky if there are any obstacles between you and Spark.
2018-8-22
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Firehawk989 Posted at 2018-8-22 10:48
This is actually normal behavior. Spark will ascend to the RTH height set in the app, (default is 30m I think) then RTH, then descend to the landing point.

If you want it to RTH at whatever height it's already at, you can set it to "RTH at current altitude" but this is risky if there are any obstacles between you and Spark.

I agree is it risky. It depends on the environment Spark is flying in.  If you are flying under trees, bridges, ceilings - check the RTH settings before flying!  The 'RTH at current altitude' only applies if enabled & Spark is between 3 m & 20 m.  Spark will rise to 2.5 m if below or remain above 2.5 m & RTH. Otherwise Spark will land within 3 -20 m with this feature disabled..  Less than 3m Spark will land. Beyond 20m Spark will ascend to the preset RTH altitude. Beyond 100m Spark will not have obstacle avoidance enabled if RTH is activated.

Adjust the options. Fly home over trees - increase RTH height. If you fly under trees, don't activate RTH.  

It's described in the Spark user manual. Pages 14, 15 & 16.

2018-8-24
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nixuspix Posted at 2018-8-15 22:31
From your pictures is clearly seen, that  notwithstanding with 11 sats, no one is locked. ( no one bar is seen in GPS signal quality) . So looks the pilot error, which led to ATTI mode.
But for better analyze , provide the forum community with Flight Record log

As far as I am aware the number of Sats shows the Sats locked. The bars show the HDOP. (Horizontal Degree of Precision.)

So while many sats available their position in the sky is a narrow view. So poor precision. Could also be that the IMU had "Lost the Plot" and need calibration.
2018-8-24
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JohnnyGT
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Has anyone here use the DJI Googles with their Spark and new Firmware that has tbe OTG for use on android. Looking to buy a google headset that is going cheap. Ill be using my Galaxy S7 untill my S9 arrived.
2018-8-24
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skippy1331
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Thought I'd upupda anyone from Aust/NZ. Ive feen flying around the central coast and SE Qld and it goes just fine this new update. The app on the phone is still a bit rubberbandy but thats seems to be the go for the last 6 months.

On another note my google pixel has updated to android 9. Now the app doesnt work at all so grounded until there is an update for the app which is annoying.  
2018-8-25
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F_santos
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vasi Posted at 2018-8-21 10:04
Same here, playback mode does not work at all...

Does anyone know any way to solve this? thank you.
2018-8-25
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JohnnyGT
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skippy1331 Posted at 2018-8-25 04:39
Thought I'd upupda anyone from Aust/NZ. Ive feen flying around the central coast and SE Qld and it goes just fine this new update. The app on the phone is still a bit rubberbandy but thats seems to be the go for the last 6 months.

On another note my google pixel has updated to android 9. Now the app doesnt work at all so grounded until there is an update for the app which is annoying.

yip im from NZ .. nelson and was in Aussie last 3 months working
2018-8-25
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JohnnyGT Posted at 2018-8-24 13:06
Has anyone here use the DJI Googles with their Spark and new Firmware that has tbe OTG for use on android. Looking to buy a google headset that is going cheap. Ill be using my Galaxy S7 untill my S9 arrived.

I picked up the goggles to fly with the spark and they both came in today. Initial flight with both and I was unimpressed due to the amount of latency and poor reception. Essentially the video crapped out several times, but not in the same way that a regular fpv setup would (fatshark and racer drone such as tbs gemini or qav250). Those sort of just look like a bad tv reception from the 80's when they cut in and out but latency is much better allowing you to still fly through cutouts. The latency on the DJI goggles with the spark is more like the screen freezing and when it cuts back on you've fast forwarded 5-15 feet. Not a safe flight at all, and this was within 80m when it started cutting out. I suppose the goggles are only decent on the Mavic Pro or Pro 2 since they would utilize the Occusync instead.
2018-8-27
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Did the upgrade on firmware of Spark and RC. Did fly 3 times and everithing is working good. Otg cable works. Also try on wifi with rc and working good. No problems.

Just i got this message that i never got before, why is this message shows up at one point of flyght?



My limit of height is set to 500 m.
2018-8-28
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Blellow Posted at 2018-8-12 14:47
What gets me is dji app lowered the watt rating on the remote to .4, when it used to be a solid 1 watt.
What's up with that?

Roll back to firmware ,400 on RC. I never had an issue until this last upgrade & just like you I narrowed it down to remote!
2018-8-28
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skippy1331 Posted at 2018-8-25 04:39
Thought I'd upupda anyone from Aust/NZ. Ive feen flying around the central coast and SE Qld and it goes just fine this new update. The app on the phone is still a bit rubberbandy but thats seems to be the go for the last 6 months.

On another note my google pixel has updated to android 9. Now the app doesnt work at all so grounded until there is an update for the app which is annoying.

I've got an original pixel running Android P and it works fine.  Perhaps you need to uninstall & re-install?  
2018-8-28
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Correction!!!!! I just had Fly away... Stay on .900 fw on AC and .400 on remote or last upgrade! I am now fighting with DJI about fly away. GPS log show over 2.2 mile before losing Video..

W@hat a damn waste this Fcking firmware was!!! Thank you DJI for putting more money into your pocket!
2018-8-28
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Now I'm peeved! Look at the firmware in a diff. most of you won't know but if you do! Check it out! I supplied my findings & my Legal aspect is they scared up bad... Don't take my word for it. Lookup eugene373 on xda, I might got old but still hacking away at bad programming!
2018-8-28
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This is what they had to say, I'm sorry, but we're will to offer you a huge Discount? WTF? Just lost a loyal customer !
2018-8-28
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Eugene373 Posted at 2018-8-28 06:41
This is what they had to say, I'm sorry, but we're will to offer you a huge Discount? WTF? Just lost a loyal customer !

Got the Spark as a birthday present, and am going on holiday to the Alps  next week.
I see 2 options:
- Take it with me and play until it disappears behind a hill or into a lake.
- Put it on Ebay and try to get 100 bucks back while I can.

What would you do?
2018-8-29
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djiuser_dVtM2rhCk45a Posted at 2018-8-29 01:08
Got the Spark as a birthday present, and am going on holiday to the Alps  next week.
I see 2 options:
- Take it with me and play until it disappears behind a hill or into a lake.

lol that's up to you Honestly!

I don't think I'll be getting another spark, looking at the parrot drone now.
2018-8-29
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