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Appropriate take off spots?
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tvon
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Flight distance : 43373 ft
United States
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New flyer here - Been doing test flights and have had success. so far.  Still have not taken the Spark out of beginner mode, though.


Anyway, all my flights have taken off from a field, dirt etc.  I've read pretty much everything else could really screw up your compass.  I took off from my pavers in my yard, which i know have no metal in them (i dug the trench and laid the walk myself).  No problems there, but a short flight.. wind kicked up and i landed.  


My question is this.. is there a list anywhere of confirmed good/bad materials to take-off from? I realize concrete and pavement could have hidden metal under them. But what about boulders? Beach sand?  Board walks?  Would putting the Spark on a box over mitigate any risk, provided the box was 3 feet high or more?  I always check my compass settings (in advanced) and confirm the location and direction of my AC before taking off.


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DJI Elektra
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China
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Hi, tvon. Please take our user manual as reference and do a preflight check before flight. Hope it can help you.
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Drone-Mike
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I launch from everything other than direct metal and haven't had any issues.
2017-11-30
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Drone-Mike
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United Kingdom
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I launch from everything other than direct metal and haven't had any issues. It's good to be careful, but you don't need to worry so much.
2017-11-30
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S-e-ven
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Thailand
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Since some time ago, I always start with the drone in my hand.
Powering it on, starting, landing.
Just not in palm mode, but with the app and the joystick
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