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This isn't pretty but was requested...Active Track Speed Testing numbers :)

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This video is from the DJI Spark following my Jeep with the DJI Go overlay showing drone speed. It was created in response to questions I received about Active Track Follow Mode speeds reached in a previous "Follow Mode" video I posted HERE. I also include a short introduction regarding Dynamic Home Points in Off Road settings based on an actual near Spark "loss" I had with my drone when using Active Track in rugged terrain.

See video below:
 

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This video is from the DJI Spark following my Jeep with the DJI Go overlay showing drone speed. It was created in response to questions I received about Active Track Follow Mode speeds reached in a previous "Follow Mode" video I posted HERE. I also include a short introduction regarding Dynamic Home Points in Off Road settings based on an actual near Spark "loss" I had with my drone when using Active Track in rugged terrain.

See video below:
Quite surprised the speed the spark went going backwards.
 

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Excellent demonstration and tutorial video. Quite informative.
 
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Wow. . after reading the title of this post I expected MUCH less. . .this is an excellent Active Trak Follow-mode tutorial. . .well done Mr. Geek!
 

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I agree with all the guys here. Well done demo
and useful informations.
Thanks to share with us.
 

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An excellent demo of how Spark can track something and it really looks good. Thank you for this. If only we had the Badlands in the UK!
 

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Great video! I haven’t used Active Track while in a vehicle, but have tried it on my bike (pedal power), and Nordic skiiing with mixed results - often it lost track. I use AutoPilot more for this and have found it much more reliable. It has multiple ways to track but I have it track the controller and it has been very reliable. Also, the home point is dynamic (where the controller is or was last).

Chris
 
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Great video! I haven’t used Active Track while in a vehicle, but have tried it on my bike (pedal power), and Nordic skiiing with mixed results - often it lost track. I use AutoPilot more for this and have found it much more reliable. It has multiple ways to track but I have it track the controller and it has been very reliable. Also, the home point is dynamic (where the controller is or was last).

Chris
Thanks! I really appreciate the heads up on how you are using your Spark and letting me know about the AutoPilot app. That was my first choice, to use the controller for the Spark to follow when using Active Track as well as when setting dynamic RTH points, but I didn't see any DJI stock option for that and AutoPilot app doesn't seem to be available for Android. Even if this functionality was available, in terrain that is shown at the start of my video, I would still feel so much more confident retrieving my Spark during out-of-sight RTH operations by using one single point, a point absolutely known by Spark and visited/seen by me, as with the point of take off or a single point that I manually update myself from time to time using DJI Go while flying. After i saw my Spark turn and fly out of sight to land at some unknown location for RTH, followed by losing communication with a frozen B&W image on my phone, I have since preferred not to depend on dynamic home points with locations I have not physically seen or occupied. It certainly is an enjoyable challenge how best to confidentiality use Active Track and manage dynamically setting RTH points :)
 
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