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Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Help' started by Figbar, Sep 20, 2015.

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  1. Figbar

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    I know this is basic, but I'm having trouble getting my map to appear at times when I'm out flying...sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I only have wi-fi on my I pad 2. I have cache maps in the background on. Before I fly, I'm connected to the web and make sure I have the map appearing on my app. I "widen" the map out to make sure the area I intend to fly is visible, then I shut everything down and head out to the location to fly.

    Then, when I get to my location, I go through my checklist, turn airplane mode on...and sometimes I don't get the map to appear. I will get confirmation that the home point has been updated...I see the little blue dot on the dark map screen with the little airplane icon...but I sometimes don't get the actual map to appear. When it does appear, this really gives me the confidence that my craft is exactly where it needs to be, which is great.

    Is there something I am missing or not doing properly? I did a search of the forum and didn't find anything.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Scotflieger

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    Hi Figbar

    When you are caching the map to the iPad you need to take a little time. This can be done when the iPad is not connected to the aircraft or RC, you just need to be connected to the internet. Open the GO app and make sure the Map Caching is switch on. Then select the map and navigate to the area you will be operating in - I normally look at an area out to 1 km to 1.5 km (1/2 to 1 mile) from where I will be taking off. There are at least 3 levels of zoom you need to cache. Start at the top level and make sure the map is sharp. Then zoom in a little and move around the same area making sure each map tile loads and is sharp before you move to the adjacent area until you have downloaded all the map tiles for you operating area. The zoom in again and repeat the process. This can take a little time the night before and there is a limit to the number of areas you can cache before the oldest is overwritten. This procedure should overcome the blank screens you are seeing.
     
  3. Figbar

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    This is very helpful...will give it a try. When I start to fly and go through my checklist in any given area, it really helps to visually confirm that my Inspire is exactly where I think it should be.

    Thanks