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Find my Phantom - no map!

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by gpauk, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. gpauk

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    Find my phantom doesn't seem to work as expected.

    Using Android 4.3, latest app ver 1.0.32, and also tried it on a friend's ipad. In both cases the PV and the device have good gps fixes.

    Go to settings-> find my phantom 2 vision

    I get :
    1. A brief bit of chinese text.
    2. My phone appears as blue dot and aircraft in red pin. but the background is not a map just a blank grid...
    3. On the right bottom corner shows in red : Baidu地图

    Anyone had the same issue?? Or found a fix?
     
  2. mitchsden

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    I believe there is an issue with the Android version and the map not showing,
    but works OK on my iPhone 5 App (1.028)

    I did find that you need to disconnect from the Phantom Wi-Fi and get either
    Internet access through the phone or a Wi-Fi network.

    When I tried "Find my Phantom" when still being connected to the PV2, all I
    had was the grid and pushpin.


    Dave
     
  3. gpauk

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    Ok, I've now found that it seems it will only load maps via a mobile signal, not wifi....
    And as most places I am have poor signal and no 3G that's a bit .. useless.
    Even when it decides to load a map it's in Chinese and and is just a white screen if you zoom in to closer than all of Europe!
    Now if it flew far enough to need that scale....
     
  4. Studiowise

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    ditto iphone5 - disonnect and use 3G
     
  5. mitchsden

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    If it works similar to the DJI ground station software I have with
    my Wookong M, then a Chinese map shows when there is no internet connection if local
    maps cannot be found.

    To combat this without internet access, I had to view google maps of the location I was going to fly in, and
    also zoom the map a little, all at home before I left to fly. This must have cached the area, and it was able to show
    the map without the internet.

    No idea if this will work with the PV2, but I have just turned off Wi-Fi and put my iPhone into Airplane mode, and
    I can still view the location I flew earlier today, even after I closed the App and restarted it.

    Worth a try maybe.


    Dave
     
  6. gpauk

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    Yes, it does seem to have cached the map -- but it's still in chinese and had no detail if I try and zoom in closer than all of western europe.... Be better if they used google maps!
     
  7. gpauk

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    Ok.. Just had a play with the app on ipad mini.. Which has no mobile or gps, just wifi. The maps work fine once you zoom in and out a bit. All in english, and it has a satellite view from google earth...
    So it's just the android app that's totally screwed map wise!
     
  8. gunslinger

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    This is probably just common sense... but it's not how I thought the "find my phantom" ap worked. I shut mine down in a field down the street and it's still showing there... Then I realized that it works via GPS and I can't get a signal in the house, even though I turned on the Phantom and controller. The location on the map is the last known location of the phantom when it had GPS lock. I think... No?

    -slinger
     
  9. gpauk

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    Good news... I emailed DJI re this and got a reply:

    "yeah,We will add the google map next version in the android app."
     
  10. gpauk

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    Seems to be taking ages for the new apps to appear. Apple's store is slow, but Google Play isn't....
    Wonder if there's a problem....