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This is my favorite OTG cable setup for iOS so far. Yours?

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IMG_0882.jpg After trying a variety of OTG cable setups from Amazon this is my favorite. It's compact and works. iPad Mini cable is 8" long. Above are the two products I purchased off Amazon to make the setup, and the landing pad in the photo below.

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View attachment 300 After trying a variety of OTG cable setups from Amazon this is my favorite. It's compact and works. iPad Mini cable is 8" long. Above are the two products I purchased off Amazon to make the setup, and the landing pad in the photo below.

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Does the Mavic remote stick protector fit the Spark? I noticed the Spark remote is slightly smaller, and the sticks are fractionally closer together (less than 1/8 inch I think).
 

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Nice. I had quite a few OTG cables lying around so using that. I looked at micro->USB connectors only but I didn't like the way it can potentially hinge/lever at the micro USB port. I'd rather have a lower profile micro USB connector and a very short lead to the USB end.
 

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Does the Mavic remote stick protector fit the Spark? I noticed the Spark remote is slightly smaller, and the sticks are fractionally closer together (less than 1/8 inch I think).
Yes, mine does fit the Spark.
 

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Hi, I'm planning to buy the spark fly more combo. It will be my first drone but I'm clompletely confused regarding the OTG Cable and connection to the iPhone.
First I don't understand why it is not included in the package. Second why we have to search for it on other places.

Can I just order the Mavic - RC Cable (Lightning connector) on the dji store site? Will this also function with the spark remote?

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Can I just order the Mavic - RC Cable (Lightning connector) on the dji store site? Will this also function?
It'll work, but the cable is too short.
 

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Nice. I had quite a few OTG cables lying around so using that. I looked at micro->USB connectors only but I didn't like the way it can potentially hinge/lever at the micro USB port. I'd rather have a lower profile micro USB connector and a very short lead to the USB end.
Definitely agree with this ^^^. Micro USB ports are too easy to fudge up. I wouldn't use a connector like this one. Too likely to jack up the port and then not even be able to charge the RC.
 

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Probably a good point about messing up microUSB port. My 90 degree might be better fit for that reason. It's just slightly longer. Thanks for your opinions. It's helpful advice.
 

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This setup may put less stress on microUSB connection & free propeller holder:

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Hi @jimbug with this connection method does the RC charge the ipad or the ipad charge the RC or neither?
I note that you can get lightning data cables and/or data/charge cables and wondered on the difference and advantages?
 

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Hi Guys, thanks for the information. I have ordered my cables and Since I own a HAAS VF2 I can machine my own holder for the iPhone 7+ . Great information about the connections. I have had my Spark now for a week and enjoy the ease in which it flies. Still working with all the different flight modes. It is very intuitive as far as the flights go. Great platform.
 

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