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New Quad Owner - Ordered Spark - A few Questions :)
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onefourten
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Hello there,

My Spark (FlyMore) should arrive in a few weeks. It's my first quad, wanted one for years. Anyway, I've been soaking in as much information on the Spark as I can through forums and YouTube.. but there's a few things I've been unable to get solid answers to. If anyone can help that would be great.

iPhone cable connection to RC unit
Does this actually work? Is it possible to get an image to the iPhone from the RC unit over the wire? I've read mixed reports for iPhone. It appears the Android side is fine for this.

UK Distance Restrictions (500m away, 400m up)
Is this a software restriction or would something like a DBS Mod antenna get around the restriction?

iPhone (FPV) Goggles
I have it in my head that I can save myself £500 by using the video feed from the RC unit (hopefully using the cable as above) and possibly in conjunciton with a 3rd party app (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/ ... i/id1017170829?mt=8) to have an FPV experience with my phone in some sort of plastic VR headset. Am i completely dreaming with this idea?

Wind
I live on the west coast of the UK and it's quite often very windy (Yesterday was around 11-16mph according to Yahoo Weather). Am I going to need to buy a cheap wind meter and only fly under a certain wind speed or am i over thinking it?

Many thanks in advance
2017-6-25
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Bradders
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Flight distance : 862283 ft
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iPhone cable connection to RC unit

This is the best thing you can get for this: http://amzn.to/2taz8Ei or this http://amzn.to/2u4PNpg

Uk Distance Restrictions

I have not tried yet, but you could probably get further using this: http://amzn.to/2sR952p

iPhone (FPV) Goggles

Yes you can do this, Its obviously non doing to be as immersive however I have these: http://amzn.to/2t7a4gM ..... cant wait to order these when in stock http://amzn.to/2tK1VN7 !!!

Wind

You could do, however I flew in 16mph wind with not much problem, http://amzn.to/2tKi1qf
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GCBrent
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  • As long as you turn off Bluetooth I don't think you will have any issues.
  • For distance, and also since I live in a "CE" country, I will be getting THIS.
  • I have the DJI goggles ready and waiting for my RC to arrive.
  • I have been in some strong winds and had no issues. Handled it like a champ!
2017-6-25
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Lok Mavic
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FPV Goggles - For that price, Litchi looks like a better and more famous alternative to that app. (I do not think any of these apps support Spark yet)
Wind - Be careful with wind and do not rely on auto RTH when the wind is too strong. If the wind too strong, your drone can drift away and never be seen again. Happened to me few times my drone won't even flinch in P mode but only can fight the wind in Sport mode. One tip, fly opposite the direction of the wind so that when it returns or RTH triggered the drone will come back with the wind, faster and more gentle to the battery.
2017-6-26
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onefourten
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Absolutely outstanding. Thanks guys
2017-6-26
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jiminythompson
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I flew on the coast by Newquay, Cornwall yesterday in 15 to 18 mph winds.  Spark handled it well; it's impressive when it braces itself against the wind.

Worth noting the height restriction is 400 feet, not 400 metres.  Lowest level small aircraft are allowed to is 500 feet (other than take off/landing)  - keeps a separation layer between the two.


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onefourten
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jiminythompson Posted at 2017-6-26 08:59
I flew on the coast by Newquay, Cornwall yesterday in 15 to 18 mph winds.  Spark handled it well; it's impressive when it braces itself against the wind.

Worth noting the height restriction is 400 feet, not 400 metres.  Lowest level small aircraft are allowed to is 500 feet (other than take off/landing)  - keeps a separation layer between the two.

Great news, and thanks for the correction
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