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Enri
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I am a beginner and I choose a Spark after practicing for a while with a little Parrott that is now lying on the roof of my house.
I am pretty satisfied but at the same time some worries rise when I read about some accidents.
There are already posts which emphasize on the fact that people who had accidents are obviously promptly reporting to forums while many other
don't even log to forums while enjoying their positive experiences.
So I did a little math: as reported from international drones sales association drone sales are around 2,4 millions pieces last year.
Taking that Dji owns almost 60% of the market they sold about 1,4 millions pieces in the entry/toy drone segment.
Let's put that Sparky, the last arrived sold just a share of 30% there are almost 420K Sparky drones flying around the world.
I saw I'll say less than 30 fatal report claiming "malfunction".
Can we say there is a "falling from the sky" problem?

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Your numbers are total fiction.

SPARK has only been out for 2 1/2 months!!!

SPARK is not even close to 30% of DJI sales

There are way more than 30 "malfunctions" of various sorts.

Are you a politician? Because they like to make absurd statistical claims and outright lies all of the time also.

I believe that the majority of SPARKS are fine. There ARE some major and minor issues that need to be fixed.

BS posts with BS statistics, pro or con,  do not help solve the problem

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Enri
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Let's say 10% we are talking about 140,000, let's figure out 1% is 14K is a huge amount.
Math is not for politician is for smart people.
Or are you one of the fallen customer?
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also have to factor in that most people with products dont participate in official forums.   that's in general not just with DJI stuff

so probably a good number of problems that dont get reported onto the forums... may get reported to techs and to the stores...  but most will slip by the official forums.

so ~30 reported cases on the forums to users and around the internet to other forums,  probably means more like 130 cases in the wild or ...more..   
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http://nofilmschool.com/2017/07/ ... on-may-surprise-you
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it seems whoever wrote this is experiencing poor journalism..   

tried to latch us in with the first story of the guy flying into his window then trying to fly it over a road to test it... not all of us are that dumb or special. and it is almost insulting to have someone suggest that many of us are.  

the rest of the stories are creating theories out of thinnest possible threads....   

second to last one about the fly away  "verdict unclear/possible user error"    seriously?     remedy was only more insulting and exhibits lack of experience when flyaways occur with the spark.   RTH, and Pause can be fairly useless in a flyaway situation with the spark..

   the last one about shut off during mid flight.. that is not even how it is designed.. the Spark when it is dangerously low on battery (calibrated to a percentage of wherever it is at the moment) will force land itself and you cannot stop it..  if it just shuts off mid flight, even if the battery wasn't fully charged and ignored low battery warnings, is not designed behavior...  it should force land itself when it is too low.   the Spark uses Lithium based battery tech.. Lithium batteries have a much more predictable curve to them than the older style batteries..


i can understand doing preflight checks, i respect that and i'm sure many of us do it.. im newer to this, and even i did preflight checks.    but it doesn't offer a solution for everyone.   did not offer a solution for me.. my use case was completely different mine didn't fall out of the sky, by my sparky found its own clever way to kill itself, outside of my control.

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Enri Posted at 2017-7-26 13:27
http://nofilmschool.com/2017/07/dji-spark-drones-are-crashing-and-reason-may-surprise-you

Total garbage. I'll allow him the example on #1, but #2 is a clear flyaway.

I'd love to know his take on my flyaway..
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OneMatt Posted at 2017-7-26 15:48
Total garbage. I'll allow him the example on #1, but #2 is a clear flyaway.

I'd love to know his take on my flyaway..

ya it is almost insulting
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ImHereToCrash Posted at 2017-7-26 16:22
ya it is almost insulting

DJI must have submitted this article in order to refute the 30 or so other articles that make them look like GoPro.
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Tviscomi Posted at 2017-7-26 16:29
DJI must have submitted this article in order to refute the 30 or so other articles that make them look like GoPro.

i would respect DJI if they came out and offered something...   

because hiding only helps them but so much.. if this continues at its current rate one day a drone is going to land on someone while dropping like a rock.. hopefully wont kill anyone but, some people are more fragile than others.    or going to land on something priceless or extremely rare or extremely expensive or..something,.    at that stage DJi skipped the whole stirring the hornet's nest to and straight beating it with a broom handle.   
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Enri
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Logic and laws says you should have an insurance .... not dji ... particularly when you are flying it over priceless, rare, or expensive stuff.
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Enri Posted at 2017-7-26 20:44
Logic and laws says you should have an insurance .... not dji ... particularly when you are flying it over priceless, rare, or expensive stuff.

while you are correct, your missing the long term effect.

i may live in the united stated, but  my country is filled with people who can't tell there rear-end from the sky sometimes.. and too many people that will see a drone falling on a child or destroying a 1 of a kind item... as an opportunity, not as a tragedy.  and will exploit it to further an agenda.."drones are bad" kind of BS and thats reality im worried about as well..
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DJI MINDY, DJI ELEKTRA
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is the spark a good drone?
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It's been good for me in the two weeks I've been flying it.

Having said that, one of the batteries I have is a bit touchy when I connect it to the Spark. On one occasion the other day, it clicked but something didn't seem quite right, so I pulled on it, without using the release tabs on the side, and it came off. Tried again, same thing. Third time it held after pushing it in extra hard. Now I test both batteries like that every time. I could have been another statistic if I hadn't discovered that on my own.
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dji-spark Posted at 2018-3-29 17:14
is the spark a good drone?

Going to own it for a year soon!....totally satisfied.
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Prairie Chicken Posted at 2018-3-29 19:17
It's been good for me in the two weeks I've been flying it.

Having said that, one of the batteries I have is a bit touchy when I connect it to the Spark. On one occasion the other day, it clicked but something didn't seem quite right, so I pulled on it, without using the release tabs on the side, and it came off. Tried again, same thing. Third time it held after pushing it in extra hard. Now I test both batteries like that every time. I could have been another statistic if I hadn't discovered that on my own.

It is safe if not mandatory to check batteries are locked before flying. It has been discussed many times! If there are problems I don't beleive they are related to battery latches.
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dji-spark Posted at 2018-3-29 17:14
is the spark a good drone?

For it's price I would say yes.
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sondecorpaint Posted at 2018-7-3 11:53
Cảm ơn vì đã chia sẻsơn sắt mạ kẽm

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Enri Posted at 2018-3-30 00:15
It is safe if not mandatory to check batteries are locked before flying. It has been discussed many times! If there are problems I don't beleive they are related to battery latches.

Please show me how it is possible to fly with the battery incorrectly latched. It is either latched, or not latched. There is no in-between, as far as I can tell. Yet, my battery fell about 10 minutes into the flight.
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Too many numbers, figures and facts... I have a headache
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All I know is the more I read this forum, the more worried I am about flying my Spark...
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There are plenty of car accidents and yet you ride in them.
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"falling from the sky" what go's up will come down . just kidding  go out and fly have fun .
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Enri Posted at 2017-7-26 13:16
Let's say 10% we are talking about 140,000, let's figure out 1% is 14K is a huge amount.
Math is not for politician is for smart people.
Or are you one of the fallen customer?

The term OLD THREAD comes to mind......BUT

When I see a bad number,  I call it......  1% of 140,000  =  1,400................NOT 14,000

I can't read Arabic,  so if someone else caught it....congrats!!

Randy,   and I still don't wan to be part of the 1400

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rwynant V1 Posted at 2018-10-27 18:37
The term OLD THREAD comes to mind......BUT

When I see a bad number,  I call it......  1% of 140,000  =  1,400................NOT 14,000

Right call!
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rwynant V1 Posted at 2018-10-27 18:37
The term OLD THREAD comes to mind......BUT

When I see a bad number,  I call it......  1% of 140,000  =  1,400................NOT 14,000

Good catch!
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