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Asht3
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I was curious as to how many batteries the average Spark owner has and uses on a regular basis.  I currently have three.  This buys me a good bit of flight time, but I was curous about everyone else.
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ToyCarCollector
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I have four.  I really enjoy flying, but I'm not much of a risk taker so not much interesting video taken.  I think to get good footage you gotta risk the bird.
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Anuvis
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I have 3.2 with the combo and one i bought ....
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Montfrooij
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Anuvis Posted at 2017-8-29 00:19
I have 3.2 with the combo and one i bought ....

3.2 batteries?
Typo?
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Gijzel
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I have 6 bat.
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Indi91
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He meant he has 3 batteries.
2 from combo and 1 from buying it separately.I read that as 3.2 as well at first.
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la_panza
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Indi91 Posted at 2017-8-29 01:13
He meant he has 3 batteries.
2 from combo and 1 from buying it separately.I read that as 3.2 as well at first.

five, going to six soon...
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Montfrooij
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Indi91 Posted at 2017-8-29 01:13
He meant he has 3 batteries.
2 from combo and 1 from buying it separately.I read that as 3.2 as well at first.

Ah.
Thanks for the clarification!
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jyc
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I have 4, I bought the fly more combo and then got 2 more soon after.
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Jefferey Drone
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I have been using 4 but want a couple more
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ernieken
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I have two. Maybe going to buy another one.
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JaredD
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I have 3 as well,   2 from the flymore combo, and an additional that i purchased recently.

I am planning to purchase 1 more to bring it up to 4

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Montfrooij
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So many people having 3 or more....

To the people that also own a Mavic or P4.
Is it better to fly with 5 'sort fly time' Spark batteries or do you prefer to have 3 Mavic / P4 batteries that last about the same flying time but provide more time per flight?
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InkedUpDad.com
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2 so far. Buying a third soon.
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I have 4 batteries and almost always use all 4 of them when I go out to fly.
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Charles Adams
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Three, and a charger for the car/boat.  This has been sufficient for me.
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TranceMist
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four.

With an inverter in the car I can pretty much fly all day when it's not hot out.
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Montfrooij Posted at 2017-8-29 04:13
So many people having 3 or more....

To the people that also own a Mavic or P4.

I think it all depends how you are using the drone.

Huge advantage to the longer batteries or the Mavic of Phantom is the amount of time you can keep the drone in the air, without landing. While flight time my add up to be the same as a Spark with multiple batteries, I love being able to launch my Mavic Pro and fly it much further away to get creative shots, without having to worry about keeping it close to me to land and then swap batteries.

So for me, I use the Mavic for long range flights, and the Spark for the cool, creative close range stuff.
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Arnor
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I have 4 batteries
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I only have 2 from the Flymore, so want another at least.  
3 seems to be optimum as it gives you about 30mins, but obviously having more is better.
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Cobra2717 Posted at 2017-8-29 05:16
I think it all depends how you are using the drone.

Huge advantage to the longer batteries or the Mavic of Phantom is the amount of time you can keep the drone in the air, without landing. While flight time my add up to be the same as a Spark with multiple batteries, I love being able to launch my Mavic Pro and fly it much further away to get creative shots, without having to worry about keeping it close to me to land and then swap batteries.

Thanks.
I am still a bit in doubt if Spark or Mavic is best for me,  but where I live (Netherlands) we must always stay within LOS and probably soon (depending on EU regulations as far as I know) there will be a limit like 100m from where you are standing.
So it the extra flight time would 'just' be to stay in the air longer.
Of course the Mavic has more advantages than longer flight time per battery, but this is one of them.
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Anuvis
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Yes 2 batteries that came with combo and one i bought .
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Sparky_17
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I have two batteries from the fly more combo + a 3rd one.
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Anuvis Posted at 2017-8-29 05:45
Yes 2 batteries that came with combo and one i bought .

Yes, I just took the . wrong
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Sparky Tim
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I have 4 and numbered them to keep them rotating so I am not always using the same couple over and over.
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futurballa
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Four. Two from Flymore plus 2 I bought.
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Bytestorm
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I have 3. 2 from flymore and 1 additional. They fit in the charging-station together. Thats why ;-)
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TMUSVI
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3 but thinken bout getting more
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Hioctane Cyrus
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Just the 2 that came with the combo at the moment.
Though I do intend buying another 1, possibly 2.
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quikee
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I have 2 and waiting for the third to arrive
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Aeromirage
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I have 3 and usually use all when I fly.
As someone else mentioned, number them to keep them in rotation.
If I use 2, I will start with #3 next time out
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Schmo
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Got 2 with the fly more. But immediately went to buy a 3rd after my first flight.
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Montfrooij
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Aeromirage Posted at 2017-8-29 08:22
I have 3 and usually use all when I fly.
As someone else mentioned, number them to keep them in rotation.
If I use 2, I will start with #3 next time out

That sounds clever indeed. I will for sure do that
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ZhinGket
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I have 5 total, 2 were unplanned as I need to send 2 to DJI for replacement due to the stuck middle LEDs during firmware upgrade and vacation is coming and I can't go with just 1 battery, after 3 weeks DJI shipped the 2 replacement (while i'm in vacation), 3 is the optimal number.
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S-e-ven
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Meaning
3, 2 with combo, .....


Btw: I got 4, 2+2 ;-)
which get me an average of 45 minutes flighttime, if I'm using all 4
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S-e-ven
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Aeromirage Posted at 2017-8-29 08:22
I have 3 and usually use all when I fly.
As someone else mentioned, number them to keep them in rotation.
If I use 2, I will start with #3 next time out

You, Sir, have a strong will!
To stop with still a juicy battery in reach!
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Montfrooij
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ZhinGket Posted at 2017-8-29 11:43
I have 5 total, 2 were unplanned as I need to send 2 to DJI for replacement due to the stuck middle LEDs during firmware upgrade and vacation is coming and I can't go with just 1 battery, after 3 weeks DJI shipped the 2 replacement (while i'm in vacation), 3 is the optimal number.

Why is 3 the optimal number?
Charging?
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Sparktacular
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2 from FMC and 1 from Amazon, I should get another one so I can charge 4 batteries at the same time
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gezzer300
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4 and that about right for me. I usally fly 2-3 and rotate the order.
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Surface2Air
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Three - so far so good
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