DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone Alpine, Drone works fine, dissapointed with battery mechanism

There wasn’t a single mark, scratch, ding, or whatsoever anywhere on this spark. As opposed to my unique (which flew off @ just in excess of sixteen hrs of flight time), this one particular came with the most up-to-date firmware currently installed and great to go. All i had to do is demand the battery and bind it to the controller*. I had it airborne in less than 5 minutes right after unboxing (using one particular of my other 3 batts of training course). It arrived with a complete set of additional props (new), and a 3. one amp dji usb smart charger that will also speedy demand my galaxy be aware four (however not good for the battery). That was a wonderful bonus considering the fact that i didn’t have one particular however, and i think about that $ in my pocket. At this value, i have no complaints in any respect. Surely beats the primary $five hundred selling price these originally marketed for. *bind course of action: ability on remote, then spark >hold spark electrical power button for 3-4 seconds until it beeps >hold pause, perform and lessen suitable hand button (underneath cam button) on distant for three-four seconds until remote beeps >wait a several ticks till the lights improve to normal and you might be finished.

I’ve gotten some genuinely dope footage with this drone. Examine out my youtube for movie.

It is the to start with just one i’ve owned, so i did not want to pay out also much. That is why i purchased a refurbished unit.

This is my initially drone, so please examine with that understanding. My neighbor has the phantom 4 and i am evaluating to that. For a novice flyer this has actually been a fantastic working experience. Set up was frustrating, having said that it looks that the on the net guidance is obtaining improved. After flying for about a thirty day period, the only compromises i can see are not obtaining 4k and battery lifestyle. The battery everyday living for me has only been an concern when stretching out the flight length. Effectively that and flying in sport mode, but then once again it’s not a racing drone. I am very happy with this invest in.

I’ve flown it about 40 periods the previous number of times and it has labored rock good. I’m so happy i went with the refurbished option, as it seems and fuctions as if brand name new. I was however ready to get dji care refresh and the standard warranty. I’m not a person to push it to its max variety, but with an ipad linked, i’ve flown it about two/3 of a mile absent and had a excellent signal the full time. The return to household when the battery will get reduced is comforting, but i attempt to retain it within sight at all situations and carry it again ahead of it does it on its individual. The controls are tremendous sleek. The gesture fuction is definitely pleasurable and a group pleaser too.The only difficulties i had was connecting in the beginning to activate.

Acquired as reward for brother-in-regulation.

I bought this for my son as his first drone. This is a quality product that does exactly what they say it does. Within an hour of opening the package, he was flying it like an expert (having already gotten his faa registration and permit). Within a couple of hours he had already taken stills of a sunset over trees and created a minute and a half video. It has created an interest in him to study not only drone flight, but both video and still photography and the use of perspective. A wonderful learning tool and not just a toy. I would recommend buying the bundle pack, as the extra batteries and controller only enhance the experience.

Key specs for DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone Alpine White (Renewed) (Fly More Combo):

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  • 2-Axis Stabilized Gimbal Camera; 12MP Still Photos / 1080p/30 Video
  • Gesture and TapFly Control; FlightAutonomy with Obstacle Detection
  • Subject Tracking from Various Angles; GPS- & Vision Position-Based Navigation
  • Top Speed of 31 mph in Sport Mode; Up to 16 Minutes Flying Time
  • Up to 1.2 Mile Control Range; Control, Edit, Share with DJI GO App

Comments from buyers

Rock solid and FUN

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I love my Spark

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Smart choice!

Pricewise vs performancewise it is really great. Quick to fly and the camera is more than superior.

Excellent price and continue to qualified for the care refresh. So glad i received it at this value.

Got this refurb to replace a holystone that i got for my birthday. The holystone worked once, not kidding. This drone was only a few dollars more, the ease of use and customer support are light years past holystone. The refurb unit i got looks brand new. I am just starting out and this is very easy to learn due to great videos and forums. The faa even said i can use the same registration number since this is a recreational license. I took a backyard photo on my first flight yesterday.

I have finished about a dozen flights screening the limitations of this drone and it has excelled. There was a slight scratch on the front, but for spending less than $250, i’ll deem that worthy of it.

First lesson get the controller as well. Took it on vacation to dominican republic and it performed wonderfully.Came home with great videos of our vacation. Super fun to fly and is extremely user friendly.

This is an wonderful lil uav, this has been a absolutely distinctive knowledge than the less costly non gps uav’s i’ve owned. The spark is incredibly straightforward to fly & regulate, it truly is extremely stable hovering or going. Photos & movie are extremely excellent, the two axis gimbal does a fantastic job of trying to keep image stable (apart from activity method). The gesture method is effortless & convenient when you just want to consider it out for straightforward photographs. I would advocate proudly owning a less costly uav & learning to fly manually 1st. Be organized to expend plenty of time connecting & updating firmware. (this is a must just before you fly) the connecting of the show/mobile phone to controller was a lil irritating at 1st but not difficult. I have applied iphone & samsung telephones with the spark, it operates far better with the apple iphone. The android cell phone experienced pretty bothersome extreme online video lag but the repair for this was to invest in an otg cable. The battery flight time spec is 16 minutes but in truth its more like 13 minutes or less (depending on how you fly).

I invested months hoping to find a suited drone at an affordable price tag. Last but not least settled on the spark. I have flown it about 30 moments, and just took it out right now. The pics are good, video clip is good, and flies nicely. five minutes into the flight, the battery just fell right off and the drone plummeted 40 toes onto pavement. It’s possible i set the battery in a minimal to unfastened, and it was pilot mistake. Even if it was my fault, the battery locking mechanism must be improved. The drone only suffered beauty destruction ( just one of the motor guards fell off, and the digicam was chipped ). I can not say that a lot for the battery.

Will not be concerned to purchase refurbished.

I misplaced a mavic and had a handful of people today pitch in to assist me purchase a further just one. I acquired the spark to instruct them to fly as a thank you. Before offering the lessons i have been playing all around with the spark to to get acquainted with it. It has been a good deal more entertaining than i ever assumed it would be. After i was able to get the controller to link to the drone and get it up in the air the enjoyment has not stopped. I was a little nervous about it remaining a refurbished drone and the simple fact that i will not live in the us total time, but the months i had there flying it certain me that i have almost nothing to stress about. I might get yet another refurbished merchandise from dji without the need of hesitation.

Dji buyer provider is the worst dont ever bother with them.

The spark is great fun and effectively-engineered and developed. On the other hand, be thorough which edition of the dji go 4 app you use on your mobile phone – and hardly ever enhance. – quite couple android telephones are supported, and unsupported telephones ultimately halt performing with the more latest app variations.

 tip: it genuinely served me study to fly more rapidly to get out my trusty label maker and label my remote as seen in the picture. The stickers arrive off very easily the moment you master. I really propose setting up out this way if you are a noob like me. I was a finish novice to all things drone when i purchased this refurbed device and truth of the matter be explained to i was worried to even consider it out of the box for a few weeks haha. I viewed all the video clips i could and ultimately jotted down some standard guidelines for myself on a observe card that i maintain in the box with it. I begun with just the gesture controls and as soon as i mastered people begun working with the quick photographs which are great and tremendous valuable. Then i begun finding out how to control it on my cell phone and using the distant command. I however have a large amount of working towards and studying to do, but in shorter i would say that it is really not virtually as tough and terrifying as you think it may possibly be when you 1st start out. If you might be on the fence, i say go for it.I not too long ago took this on a vacation to spain and caught some wonderful footage of the sunshine placing on tops of buildings in pamplona.

Great drone for a excellent selling price. Best drone obtainable for the selling price.

Nicely it really is what all the hype is about. And for staying refurbished it guaranteed seems manufacturer new.

The spark fly more offer arrived in very good affliction. The dji box was sealed with plastic and only had a “refurbished unit” sticker on the box to indicate it was refurbished. The packing in the box was what one would assume if the device was new. There have been no evident marks on the spark, the batteries, the charger or the controller. Plugging in the charger permitted the charging of the batteries and the remote controller. The spark in newbie manner flies extremely effortlessly and predictably. It hovers incredibly effectively even in moderate winds. I have flown toy drones and was usually considering about wind drift and heading out of variety. The spark with gps usually takes care of this and makes it possible for me to focus on the photography. There are a whole lot of digital camera possibility on the spark and lets for a great deal of creative imagination to be utilized.

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DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone Alpine White (Renewed) (Fly More Combo)
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4.5 / 5  stars, based on  63  reviews

1 Comment

  1. Great drone, but it breaks if it hits a pole and falls from 50 feet.
  2. This review is from : DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone Alpine White (Renewed) (Fly More Combo)

    Great drone, but it breaks if it hits a pole and falls from 50 feet.
    1. Dji customer service is the worst dont ever bother with them.
  3. This review is from : DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone Alpine White (Renewed) (Fly More Combo)

    Dji customer service is the worst dont ever bother with them.
    1. I received a defective drone and was refunded only half of the price i paid.
  4. This review is from : DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone Alpine White (Renewed) (Fly More Combo)

    I received a defective drone and was refunded only half of the price i paid.
  5. This review is from : DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone Alpine White (Renewed) (Fly More Combo)

    I’ve gotten some really dope footage with this drone. Check out my youtube for film.
  6. This review is from : DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone Alpine White (Renewed) (Fly More Combo)

    I’ve gotten some really dope footage with this drone. Check out my youtube for film.
  7. This review is from : DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone Alpine White (Renewed) (Fly More Combo)

    I added feet to mine so it is a little higher off the ground. It is a very stable quad-copter, you can push it and it will move back to it’s spot.
  8. This review is from : DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone Alpine White (Renewed) (Fly More Combo)

    I added feet to mine so it is a little higher off the ground. It is a very stable quad-copter, you can push it and it will move back to it’s spot.
    1. 5.0 out of 5 stars Do not take beyond its limit, just because it has RTH, doesn’t mean you should try it! says:
      This is a really great drone, highly advise this. I really liked how they carefully packaged the drone, and all it came with.
  9. This review is from : DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone Alpine White (Renewed) (Fly More Combo)

    This is a really great drone, highly advise this. I really liked how they carefully packaged the drone, and all it came with.
  10. This review is from : DJI Spark Portable Mini Drone Alpine White (Renewed) (Fly More Combo)

    There wasn’t a single mark, scratch, ding, or whatever anywhere on this spark. As opposed to my original (which flew off @ just over 16 hours of flight time), this one came with the latest firmware already installed and good to go. All i had to do is charge the battery and bind it to the controller*. I had it airborne in less than 5 minutes after unboxing (using one of my other 3 batts of course). It came with a full set of extra props (new), and a 3. 1 amp dji usb smart charger that will also fast charge my galaxy note 4 (though not good for the battery). That was a nice bonus since i didn’t have one yet, and i consider that $ in my pocket. At this price, i have no complaints whatsoever. Definitely beats the original $500 price these originally sold for. *bind procedure: power on remote, then spark >hold spark power button for 3-4 seconds till it beeps >hold pause, function and lower right hand button (below cam button) on remote for 3-4 seconds till remote beeps >wait a few ticks till the lights change to normal and you’re done.

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