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Maverijk
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I have just bought a new Spark but can’t get it to take off. I must be missing something very basic . Batteries and Spark all have latest firmware updates.Is it possible that I it won’t fly because I live in a restricted flying area. Any help or advice welcome. Thanks
2017-10-21
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nottuppaware
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Australia
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Does the app give you an error when you go to take off ?
2017-10-21
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Maverijk
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No, error is given but it does say care should be taken while flying in the area
2017-10-21
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Maverijk
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I don’t know if this message is always shown or is particular to the area I live in
2017-10-21
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fans11f5b63f
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My Spark also not connects. My phone (iPhone 5s) will not scan the QR code. Not funny, it cost me hours and still not working...
2017-10-21
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Scobo
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Maverijk Posted at 2017-10-21 04:19
No, error is given but it does say care should be taken while flying in the area

That message shouldn't prevent it from taking off.
Do you have a good gps signal ?
Also, are you using the RC or mobile device to control the Spark ?
2017-10-21
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Ahmed Hussain
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Try indoors in "ATTI" mode. This way you can find out either the problem is because of the drone or something else.
2017-10-21
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heliman
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Also make sure you are logged in to the go app.
Scanning the QR code did not work for me, so I did it manually (like probably everybody else had to).
2017-10-21
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ACW
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I believe the Spark will not take off until a home point is set on the map with a strong GPS signal if you are in beginner mode. You will hardly ever get a GPS connection sufficient to create a home point if flying indoors. Is that the case?
2017-10-21
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Agree with 9#. It is not available to take-off indoor when your are in Beginner Mode as there is no GPS signal. Please check and confirm.
2017-10-21
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Maverijk
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DJI Susan Posted at 2017-10-21 22:18
Agree with 9#. It is not available to take-off indoor when your are in Beginner Mode as there is no GPS signal. Please check and confirm.

All fixed. Thanks for your support
2017-10-28
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ACW Posted at 2017-10-21 11:39
I believe the Spark will not take off until a home point is set on the map with a strong GPS signal if you are in beginner mode. You will hardly ever get a GPS connection sufficient to create a home point if flying indoors. Is that the case?

hi can tou help me to repair my spark??
i’m tryn for hours to erease from de screen: can’t take off
all items are refresh with the newest  versions and nothing changes, led ligth from the all 4 motors are red
i do all steps inclusive in the dji assistan 2
2017-10-28
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fans3f4b5480 Posted at 2017-10-28 22:20
hi can tou help me to repair my spark??
i’m tryn for hours to erease from de screen: can’t take off
all items are refresh with the newest  versions and nothing changes, led ligth from the all 4 motors are red

If all of the LED's on the Spark are red that means the battery is too low or at a critical power level or there is a malfunction. You will need to be more specific. Are all four lights red as soon as you turn it on? Do any of the lights flash - if so, what sequence do they flash? Do you have any warnings pop up or malfunction alerts listed in the aircraft settings within the app?
2017-10-29
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Maverijk Posted at 2017-10-28 21:43
All fixed. Thanks for your support

You are welcome! Wish you have a great time on flying the drone.
2017-10-30
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Lord Sparky
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Just gt my drone two days back n it doesnt auto take off frm e ground. The motor starts n doesnt fly off. I’ve calibrated both compass n imu as wat mention. But when i active palm launch. Its smooth. Any ideas why??  
2017-12-4
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Thunderfoot1991
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fans11f5b63f Posted at 2017-10-21 08:17
My Spark also not connects. My phone (iPhone 5s) will not scan the QR code. Not funny, it cost me hours and still not working...

Aside from the QR code on the drone it does have the username and password written on it to use instead if the QR code does not work.
2017-12-4
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fansdd0bbe01
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We had this problem when we bought ours. Turns out our phone was not compatible to activate it. We had to use my grandma's iPhone 6s to activate it then we could then fly using our Samsung J5. We took it back to the shop before this and the manager of Maplins used is Samsung Note 8 and it did not work on this. We called Dji and they advised that it hasn't been tested on this device yet and said there is a list of compatible devices. It's a shame they don't state this on the outside of the box or inform the stockists of this fact. They don't even state what is inside the box of the fly more combo.
2018-4-28
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fans6f4c4b0e
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Hi DJI, my spark just won't take off, been fine always, this morning when I tried to take off spark bounced and crashed, firmware and app latest, battery fully charged ...any ideas
2018-9-18
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djiuser_dlWLLhr5aDo9
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https://youtu.be/ABql0bgdn_c
Here,s my solution To fou again before new update ca me out. Enjoy
2018-9-24
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djiuser_gXGaBwK1yxz5
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My spark wont take of from the floor. Just stays there blades spinning. Any ideas.
2018-12-9
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djiuser_gXGaBwK1yxz5
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DJI Susan Posted at 2017-10-30 02:53
You are welcome! Wish you have a great time on flying the drone.

My spark wont take of from the ground the props are all spinning but it stays put.
2018-12-9
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Rsheehan79
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So if your drone won't take off, you may be in GPS mode or beginner mode and can't take off until home point is set after acquiring adequate GPS signal. That is considering your device is properly connected to the quad if you don't have the TX (controller/radio) or your device is connected to the radio. In rare cases you may have to reconnect your TX to the spark itself. This is very rare.
If your spark still does not respond, an IMU calibration may help.
2018-12-9
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djiuser_gXGaBwK1yxz5 Posted at 12-9 14:16
My spark wont take of from the ground the props are all spinning but it stays put.

Hi there, is there any error message in the App? And do you start the motor with App or RC sticks? Please kindly upload a short video for better assistance, thank you!
2018-12-10
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jimenez
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hellow dji spark owners am sure alot of you are have cannot take off or your 4 ligths are solid red and some get a ESC status error when i first got this error a had crash my drone for the second time the first time the motor pin bend a little making it stuck when turning but i just replace the motor myself and work fine again the second time my drone crash the motor pin just got push down hiting the ESC Electronic speed controller wich controls the motor if 1 of the 4 ESC get damage you WILL get this problem with your drone

The fix  is change the ESC ELECTRONIC  SPEED CONTROLLER on the side that is damage more likely will be the motor that was hit or crash the picture you see is the part under the motor i change it and work just fine

dont waste time on downgrading your firmware or upgrading it it wont work must change the and drone will take off like a charm am sure this will help other or text if u need any more info
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jimenez Posted at 2019-1-7 22:32
hellow dji spark owners am sure alot of you are have cannot take off or your 4 ligths are solid red and some get a ESC status error when i first got this error a had crash my drone for the second time the first time the motor pin bend a little making it stuck when turning but i just replace the motor myself and work fine again the second time my drone crash the motor pin just got push down hiting the ESC Electronic speed controller wich controls the motor if 1 of the 4 ESC get damage you WILL get this problem with your drone

The fix  is change the ESC ELECTRONIC  SPEED CONTROLLER on the side that is damage more likely will be the motor that was hit or crash the picture you see is the part under the motor i change it and work just fine

hi friend

I have the same issue. I purchase a spark from second hand really cheap, the damage is crash. All on the spark works, can connect with the cell, connect with and RC, I can see the image, the spark was crashed and one of arm was broke. I replace the housing put all the components on the new housing in the device and appear works well. all looks like  can fly without problems, but first appear the message: can´t take off, before of few attepms, the app show the warning: 2N Error ESC.  I replace the ESC on these motor, and the warning dissappear, but have the same issue: Can´t take off. any idea about what can be bad?

2020-5-9
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djiuser_xhoPyj1TlGzS
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Crashed my dji spark and had to replace the rear left motor after replacing the motor everytime I try to take off , all the props start spinning and it would drift to the left and would cancel the take off. Anyone can help?
2020-6-7
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