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Enable EXPO on yaw stick for the Spark
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Wolferl
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Hi folks,

Several people on the forum asked me to do a video about getting EXPO mode to work on the Spark.
So here it is!



BTW: The result shown at the end don't look great because of the frame rate conversion (30 to 25 fps).

Have fun,
Wolferl


2018-12-10
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ssylca44
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Thank you for the info.
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FulanitoFlyer
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I will definitely try this, Thanks for a clear and easy to follow video.  
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Hi there, Wolderl. We appreciate your time sharing this information with us. If there is any help needed, please don't hesitate to reach us. Thank you.
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SAADHERO
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Pretty Good to make better smoother footage
when needed
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A CW
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Great info to share
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Warriewoodlad
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Another great instructional video. Thank you.
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Harleyrick
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This is great information. I was looking for a way to do a slower yaw. I am going to give it a try.
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AlexSW
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This is great. Thank you for the great tutorial.
2018-12-11
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Wolferl
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@all:

Thank you very much for your support!
If you have more ideas to make the Spark perform better, let me know!

Cheers,
Wolferl
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ArnoSpark
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Indeed very helpful and well presented, thanks for sharing such essential information
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ZarcTheSpark
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I don't think this approach works with the latest version of DJI Assistant.
There is no main.js file to edit to enable debug mode, and get access to the exp functionality.

If there is another way, I would like to know it.

I think if you want access to the parameters enabled by debug mode (of DJI Assistant), then you may have to go back to some previous version.
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ZarcTheSpark
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ZarcTheSpark Posted at 12-11 15:41
I don't think this approach works with the latest version of DJI Assistant.
There is no main.js file to edit to enable debug mode, and get access to the exp functionality.

I see, he states that you need v1.1.2 of DJI Assistant 2, so yes, it only works with older versions.
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Thank you very much for explanation. But, why to run DJI Assistant 2 in debug mode?
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Wolferl
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Junior SBC Posted at 12-11 18:45
Thank you very much for explanation. But, why to run DJI Assistant 2 in debug mode?

Thank you for the kind words.
If you start DJI Assistant 2 without enabling debug mode, you don't get "Basic Settings" in the menu on the left, and so you cannot do the necessary settings.

HTH,
Wolferl
2018-12-12
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Ronnie.Choy
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Thank you Wolferl, that is a very useful video
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Wolferl
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Ronnie.Choy Posted at 12-12 19:36
Thank you Wolferl, that is a very useful video

You're welcome!
If you have more ideas about making the Spark an even better toy, don't hesitate to tell me!

Cheers,
Wolferl
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Hi, I am a bit of a Novice so. When I switch on my Spark and Rc unit so all is ready for Flying (Drone connected to RC unit) which unit do I connect to the PC? with the Cable? The RC or the Drone itself?
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Montfrooij
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Very good information.
Can you also change camera settings like 25fps?
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Great tutorial. Thank You
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Wolferl
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Montfrooij Posted at 1-5 11:24
Can you also change camera settings like 25fps?

Hi Montfrooij,

I have specifically looked for a setting about this, but didn't find anything related.

Cheers,
Wolferl
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Wolferl Posted at 1-6 02:11
Hi Montfrooij,

I have specifically looked for a setting about this, but didn't find anything related.

Ok.
That is too bad (for Spark owners).
Thanks for looking!
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That is a very usefull info. Thanks for the video!
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tonepip Posted at 1-5 10:02
Hi, I am a bit of a Novice so. When I switch on my Spark and Rc unit so all is ready for Flying (Drone connected to RC unit) which unit do I connect to the PC? with the Cable? The RC or the Drone itself?

I understood it this way:
PC via cable to Spark
RC via cable/wifi to Phone
RC and Spark connected

So like you wanna fly, just with a cable from PC to the Spark
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Wolferl
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S-e-ven Posted at 1-6 05:30
I understood it this way:
PC via cable to Spark
RC via cable/wifi to Phone

Hi Seven,

Exactly that's the way how to do this. Thanks.

Cheers,
Wolferl
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tonepip
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Thanks for the reply regarding Connection order.
I am trying to do the XPO Mod as per Wolfer but I cant get the Drone to be seen in DJI Go ASS V 1.1.2.
I installed Ass V 1.1.2 as per instructions on the Forum and all went OK. I am using Win 10.
Do I need to be Logged in to DJI via Ass V 1.1.2 first  to get Ass to see the Drone?
i have tried removing the SD card, as someone suggested but still can't see the Spark in Ass.
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Wolferl
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tonepip Posted at 1-7 02:01
Thanks for the reply regarding Connection order.
I am trying to do the XPO Mod as per Wolfer but I cant get the Drone to be seen in DJI Go ASS V 1.1.2.
I installed Ass V 1.1.2 as per instructions on the Forum and all went OK. I am using Win 10.

Have you installed the DJI USB drivers?
You can check if Sparky is seen in Windows device manager.
If your Spark is turned on and connected via a USB cable, you should an entry under "Ports" named "DJI USB Virtual COM"

HTH,
Wolferl
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Hi Wolfer,
Yes all of the Drivers are installed. I have done the Initial Alteration to the ASS and at each Load up the other two alterations.
I do use the OTG cable successfully to  conect Drone to RC, Would this affect anything?

Will check out the Port Connection and let you know.

Once again, many thanks
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Wolferl
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tonepip Posted at 1-7 02:46
I do use the OTG cable successfully to  conect Drone to RC, Would this affect anything?

Hi,

Eh, you connect the Spark and the R/C via an OTG cable? What????

You need to connect Sparky with a normal (non-OTG) cable to your computer. R/C and SParky turned on.

Cheers,
Wolferl
1-7 03:53
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Hi Wolfer,

All has worked OK.
I did not do anything  different to what I was doing except I used my other Laptop, so may have a problem with my I5 Laptop.
Many Thanks for  your help etc
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Wolferl
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tonepip Posted at 1-8 02:19
Hi Wolfer,

All has worked OK.

You're welcome! Great you got it to work!

Cheers,
Wolferl
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S-e-ven
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I tested the Expo a bit, today.
Since I have an extra Remote, I did set that one up for 0.1 in P, but also in Sport,  just only to 0.25
Unfortunately, it was very windy, today, so the results are not 100% meaningful, methinks.
And I still have to watch the SD-videos,  but in P there is really a smoother yaw possible.
However, also in sport it can be the option for full speed and still yawing without FPV effect!
Since I tried that before, without "hacking" the remote, and it did work sometimes well.
My guess is that setting sport also to 0.1 and flying in low wind conditions, that way can a smooth video pan be available for flying in sport mode.

Since I am using litchi, I know that the bird can fly quicker as 20kph (forward/backwards) or  30 kph (transverse) without inclining.
I will tweak the RC again, and then try to find low wind conditions.

Thanks for the  hint, Wolferl
1-10 04:04
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Thank you!
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Wolferl
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S-e-ven Posted at 1-10 04:04
I tested the Expo a bit, today.
Since I have an extra Remote, I did set that one up for 0.1 in P, but also in Sport,  just only to 0.25
Unfortunately, it was very windy, today, so the results are not 100% meaningful, methinks.

Hi Seven,

Thanks for the feedback! Please beware that these settings are stored on the Spark, not on the R/C.

Cheers,
Wolferl
1-11 00:57
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I’m new to the spark, so found this very interesting. Thank you.
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Wolferl Posted at 1-11 00:57
Hi Seven,

Thanks for the feedback! Please beware that these settings are stored on the Spark, not on the R/C.


That what I had in mind and wanted to try out, but forgot the sec. RC.
(And didn't connect two RC's during the assistant 2 session to prove that)
And aside the basic testing, I was setting up litchi waypoints
So did not really get deep into it.
Thanks for the heads up!
But anyway, I will check on my theory for P/Sport.
I can always use  the sec. Spark, later,  to compare that!

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This is very useful and, as a new Spark owner, I did not even know about DJI Assistant and the additional configuration features it allows until now. I have lots of fixed-wing RC experience and routinely use Expo on those, so it is very nice to know that I can do the same on the Spark. I will be enabling it right away (and need to explore what else DJI Assistant can do)!

Also, your video makes me wish that I owned a Spark in 2017 when I visited Austria with my family. That location you flew reminds me a lot of the countryside travelling from Salzburg to Halstatt. Austria is very beautiful.
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Wolferl
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redman042 Posted at 1-21 14:50
This is very useful and, as a new Spark owner, I did not even know about DJI Assistant and the additional configuration features it allows until now. I have lots of fixed-wing RC experience and routinely use Expo on those, so it is very nice to know that I can do the same on the Spark. I will be enabling it right away (and need to explore what else DJI Assistant can do)!

Also, your video makes me wish that I owned a Spark in 2017 when I visited Austria with my family. That location you flew reminds me a lot of the countryside travelling from Salzburg to Halstatt. Austria is very beautiful.

Hi Redman,

You're welcome! I'm happy you enjoyed your visit to Austria. It is indeed a great country to live and people are quite relaxed.
If you find some interesting parameters, just let me know!

Cheers,
Wolferl
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Interesting , Thanks for the share
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Thanks for sharing!
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