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Spark Video Lag - how much lag do you have???
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roballba
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I got one of the first Sparks. I hit the buy button before the presentation was over. I knew it would be awesome. a fun little racer that would be easy to whip around and fly with the goggles. Boy was I wrong. On my first day out the spark was running down the first base line toward homeplate when it hit the fence. Little did I know that I had a several second video lag. I bought a cable. not much better. I sent it in for repair... still laggy. sometimes a second, sometimes 4 or more.

I'm running an iphone 7+.

Do they all have lag? of a second or more? if I look at the drone and the screen and turn it, it turns instantly, but the camera is always playing catch up. is it a setup issue? a right and wrong way to bind it?

no way I can use this after flying every other dji product.


so it sits on my shelf with 18 "test" flights less than an hour total. I feel utterly dissappointed.

AM I ALONE HERE?

does yours lag too???


1-8 19:37
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jyc
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I guess there is some lag with mine, how much I don't know. I've had much fun flying mine so far. It all depends on what you are aiming to do I suppose.
1-8 19:54
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Sayhelloforme
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Do you have  access to a different device ? I’m not sure how much  processing power an iPhone 7 has which could be the problem. Do you have  video cache enabled ? Try turning it off. I’m using an iPad min4  and I’m not noticing any lag. OTG cable also.
1-8 20:32
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Sayhelloforme
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Do you have  access to a different device ? I’m not sure how much  processing power an iPhone 7 has which could be the problem. Do you have  video cache enabled ? Try turning it off. I’m using an iPad min4  and I’m not noticing any lag. OTG cable also.
1-8 20:32
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MKPSG12
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I've found its down to the processing power/load on the device your using. If you have a load of apps running in the background don't turn on Airplane mode etc, i've found my iPhone 7 has much more lag.
1-9 00:20
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nixuspix
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Maybe you have specific wifi interference in place you're taking off. Did You try to change the wif channel in manual mode. It helps a lot  ( for example i have lagging on channel 10 in one place i often fly, but very good situation on channel 7)
1-9 01:01
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Laz22
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Flying I Phone 7 with OTG.  AC,RC and Phone are all running latest updates.  Don't experience any lag unless I am pretty far out 400M-500M in sport mode.  Airplane mode and I make sure I close all apps running in the background.
1-9 04:36
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msinger
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The video is always going to lag a little bit. You can reduce that lag as much as possible by following the tips in this article:

Install DJI GO on an Apple Tablet or Phone (Step-by-Step Guide)
1-9 06:23
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Laz22
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Good info thank you.
1-9 07:13
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Tentoes
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Using WIFI between remote and android: Terrible lag
Using WIFI between remote and iPhone 6+: Terrible
Using OTG between remote and android: Occasionally a fraction of a second pause. Not often.
Using OTG between remote and iPhone 6+: Once or twice a pause for a fraction of a second.

OTG: Don't fly without it.
1-9 07:59
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Dataengine66
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Do you have lag on the sd card videos too? Or is it just the live feed?
1-9 09:24
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roballba
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ok... updated firmware again last night for another round of testing

iPad air 2 had no really noticeable lag with otg in home just cumbersome to hold.
iPhone 7+ cache turned off with otg had horrible lag over a second - I noticed it was in auto switching on 5.8 - is that best?

1-9 10:23
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Jezmo
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Cheap 9.7” iPad (A1893) in Airplane mode no background apps running and using OTG, if there is any lag I cannot tell it. I’ve been flying it for about a year and a half.
1-9 11:15
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LouisP
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Spark is not designed for FPV racing...  You could try strapping an FPV Camera to it.  There is always going to be some video lag with digital transmission.
1-9 13:00
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roballba
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Dataengine66 Posted at 1-9 09:24
Do you have lag on the sd card videos too? Or is it just the live feed?

just live feed...
1-10 14:59
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Sayhelloforme
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I got a bracket on amazon that holds my iPad very well. You should try that.
1-11 23:30
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Sayhelloforme
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I got a bracket on amazon that holds my iPad very well. You should try that.
1-11 23:31
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gmozo
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im not having much lag but just make sure your connection is good enough
1-14 21:11
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