Please select Into the mobile phone version | Continue to access the computer ver.
Crashed into Goal Post at speed - Advice Needed
918 17 2018-1-4
Uploading and Loding Picture ...(0/1)
o(^-^)o
Chazzw
First Officer
Flight distance : 665213 ft
United Kingdom
Offline

I’m such an idiot!

Was having a fly about low level and managed to underestimate how far I was from a goal post and ended up hitting it!

I’ve broken 2 blades and smashed the front sensor cover! Can I get the cover from somewhere?

What checks should I make that it’s actually ok? It flys fine as I tested it in both Atti (indoors at home) and outside with GPS but not too high.

I have visually checked it all over and apart from what’s mentioned above I “think” it’s just cosmetic damage

The front sensors are fine as I flew it towards me and it senses objects

Any advice would be helpful..
2018-1-4
Use props
Aeromirage
Captain
Flight distance : 1778045 ft
  • >>>
United States
Offline

Other than sending it to DJI for repair, this may be your only option

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3D-Camera-Front-Sensor-Screen-Cover-Protective-Cover-Case-For-DJI-SPARK-RC-Drone/192317171698?epid=15006313454&hash=item2cc6ff27f2:g:qIwAAOSwlcZZgpul
xxxkj.jpg
2018-1-4
Use props
Tviscomi
Captain
Flight distance : 106699 ft
  • >>>
United States
Offline

Aeromirage Posted at 2018-1-4 09:09
Other than sending it to DJI for repair, this may be your only option

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3D-Camera-Front-Sensor-Screen-Cover-Protective-Cover-Case-For-DJI-SPARK-RC-Drone/192317171698?epid=15006313454&hash=item2cc6ff27f2:g:qIwAAOSwlcZZgpul

That cover is only good for storage.
2018-1-4
Use props
S-e-ven
Captain
Flight distance : 5831237 ft
United States
Offline

You cant fly with a cover.
DIY!
Get one of the porno sunglasses (google) with flat lenses
And fit part of it into the Spark.
You can ask a optician, they should be able to cut that plastic down to the needed shape
2018-1-4
Use props
Chazzw
First Officer
Flight distance : 665213 ft
United Kingdom
Offline

I have one of those covers already for when it’s in my bag.

The cover has been snapped in two and luckily it still fits! I managed to put it back in place and it seems to be fine but I’m wondering if I should glue it?

I have taken it to 260ft high now and the only thing I can see that’s an issue is the gimbal horizon is way off! I had to adjust it loads to get it level!
2018-1-4
Use props
JCPEREIR
Second Officer
Portugal
Offline

S-e-ven Posted at 2018-1-4 09:35
You cant fly with a cover.
DIY!
Get one of the porno sunglasses (google) with flat lenses

Hello,
Can you post a photo from that DIY?
Tanks
2018-1-4
Use props
Chazzw
First Officer
Flight distance : 665213 ft
United Kingdom
Offline

What do I do about the massive gimbal roll?
2018-1-4
Use props
S-e-ven
Captain
Flight distance : 5831237 ft
Thailand
Offline

JCPEREIR Posted at 2018-1-4 10:28
Hello,
Can you post a photo from that DIY?
Tanks

DIY= DO IT YOURSELF

Or:
Create a new visor for your spark with cutting (let cut someone) a flat sunglas lens into shape
2018-1-4
Use props
Dirty Bird
Captain
Flight distance : 7432753 ft
  • >>>
United States
Offline

I want to know if it fell between the uprights & SCORED?
2018-1-4
Use props
dlewinsohn18
Captain
Flight distance : 67257 ft
United States
Offline

Do you have any pictures?
2018-1-4
Use props
Brambleman
Second Officer
Flight distance : 20627 ft
United States
Offline

Dirty Bird Posted at 2018-1-4 11:17
I want to know if it fell between the uprights & SCORED?

HAHAHA now I want to know too....
2018-1-4
Use props
Brambleman
Second Officer
Flight distance : 20627 ft
United States
Offline

S-e-ven Posted at 2018-1-4 09:35
You cant fly with a cover.
DIY!
Get one of the porno sunglasses (google) with flat lenses

Seems like a good idea, but I am not sure it would work. I am betting that it is a special tinted plastic that works well for infrared light wave transmittance. Almost looks like it is a really deep red plastic, I wonder what special properties it has.
2018-1-4
Use props
DJI Elektra
Administrator
China
Offline

Chazzw, did your drone work now? Any error message? I feel sorry about your accident and please send it back for further check: http://www.dji.com/support. Thanks for your support.  
2018-1-4
Use props
S-e-ven
Captain
Flight distance : 5831237 ft
Thailand
Offline

Brambleman Posted at 2018-1-4 17:07
Seems like a good idea, but I am not sure it would work. I am betting that it is a special tinted plastic that works well for infrared light wave transmittance. Almost looks like it is a really deep red plastic, I wonder what special properties it has.

It is a piece of plastic, like the ones in front of older TV-remotes
Even the color is about the same.
It is a visor for the sensors, that's it
OP can try,  start the bird 2m in front of a wall, fly a bit around, look for the feedback.
Now put some clear (whatever) plastic foil in front, try again
And now try with (whatever) plastic foil in red or blue or ......
(stationery can help, here)
And after that ask yourself: what is a sunglass else, as thicker plastic?
2018-1-4
Use props
Chazzw
First Officer
Flight distance : 665213 ft
United Kingdom
Offline

Here are some pictures

You can see from them I’m having to adjust the gimbal by 4.7 but once I’m flying it goes out again!

I’m guessing I’m going to have to send it in..
803AE0AC-6FC1-4E46-98B5-5C4D5EE0C9D8.jpeg
1A752B53-5480-4762-90DC-45CC20EF7261.png
2018-1-5
Use props
Chazzw
First Officer
Flight distance : 665213 ft
United Kingdom
Offline

So just a quick update, its on it way back from DroneDoctor. 3 day turnaround, just needed recalibration luckily. £88. Due back on Monday!
2018-1-13
Use props
Gunship9
Captain
United States
Offline

Good news that the repair was quick and easy.  

Fly often, make repairs, fly more, then buy a Spark II when it comes out.  A Spark should end its life wearing duct tape, glue, bent props, and having a tilted horizon.  It is not a collector's item.  

Not a collector's item like my rare Funko Pop Tie Fighter Pilot bobblehead with Tie Fighter.  
2018-1-13
Use props
DrohneMann
Second Officer
Flight distance : 87415 ft
  • >>>
United States
Offline

I like how honest you were and you didn't blame it on the drone or DJI and you knew that it was human error. Were you in Sports Mode or flying sideways, because the front facing obstacle avoidance should have kicked in.
2018-1-19
Use props
Advanced
You need to log in before you can reply Login | Register now

Credit Rules