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Go app 4 map view does not track flight in progress

tgjgold

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hello,
Getting started flying Spark using controller attached to android phone via OTG.
I have offline maps cached and can zoom in on the simple view map and see street and park locations.
I can see the red triangle but it never really moves away from the home point - to show the flight path in real time even when in the main display.
When I view the flight logs it will show the red triangle moving appropriately and traces lines with each heading change.

Should I be able to see the same tracking during flight?
thanks for any guidance.

update:
I checked when offline the tracking shows only when using the satellite mode and satellite mode is not available offline. So perhaps if the phone had a data plan enabled the tracking would show with even small distances? (can't try it because phone is not active)
 

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The Spark has to fly quite a distance before you will notice it has moved on the app. You can zoom in on the app and see it move sooner.
 

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The Spark has to fly quite a distance before you will notice it has moved on the app. You can zoom in on the app and see it move sooner.
I did give that a thought, but it doesn't explain how at the same level of zoom on the map I can see traces less than 50 yds long using the logged flight. In actual flight I have gone 200 m and nada, so I give up on the map. What range would you say is quite a distance? thanks.
 

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You can cache the maps.
Connect to a WIFI at home or make a hot spot with your phone, swipe to the map to where you will be, zoom in allowing the tiles to fill, zoom out and the tiles will be saved.
When you go out to your area of flight, the tiles will still be there.
 
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tgjgold

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You can cache the maps.
Connect to a WIFI at home or make a hot spot with your phone, swipe to the map to where you will be, zoom in allowing the tiles to fill, zoom out and the tiles will be saved.
When you go out to your area of flight, the tiles will still be there.

Only street maps can be cached offline. I did look at the logged flight again, and it does show the trajectory traces with every turn when using just the street map.

I will follow up with DJI. Thanks for your input.
 

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