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My first spark crash
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Smark
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Flight distance : 80089 ft
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Uhg! I am soooooo stupid. I simply underestimated the stopping distance needed for sport mode. So many ways I could have avoided this. One of the arms is damaged, but it still flies. Going for a glue repair and hoping for the best.
Sorry, all. Just had to vent.
2018-6-30
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DJI Stephen
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Hello. I am sorry to know that your DJI Spark crashed. Since this crash happened it is best to send the DJI Spark in for repair so that our DJI repair team will be able to assess the Drone completely for safety purposes. I will be posting the DJI online repair request link for you to create a ticket for your DJI Spark.

www.dji.com/support
2018-6-30
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DMX_MT
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Malta
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If you are a bit Technical why don't you try to buy a Bottom Chasis ? So cheap on Ebay.
2018-6-30
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Harry Moman
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Australia
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DMX-MT i have done as you suggested , but let it be known it is a big job....
2018-7-1
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Flighty
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Luv flying in Sports Mode,, but very aware of the stopping distance and objects in the flight path. Have already had a few unintentional visits into some trees...
2018-7-1
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Smark
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DMX_MT Posted at 2018-6-30 14:47
If you are a bit Technical why don't you try to buy a Bottom Chasis ? So cheap on Ebay.

I am definitely considering it. Need to watch some youtube videos on the procedure.
2018-7-1
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DMX_MT
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Smark Posted at 2018-7-1 02:17
I am definitely considering it. Need to watch some youtube videos on the procedure.


I wish you best of luck, follow some Youtube Tutorials and work patiently, don't rush.
2018-7-1
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JimFandango
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Good luck....feel free to vent anytime! I'd feel the same way if I did something similar.....
2018-7-2
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AC5FF
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Flight distance : 65194 ft
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Had my first crash this weekend as well.  Was 'teasing' the neighbor's dog.  Flying around their deck while the dog jumped/chased/barked.  I was outside the deck and the avoidance system wouldn't let me get close.   So put it into sport mode and slowly approached the deck.  Dog was going nuts.  (BTW: neighbors were out on deck and we were all laughing).  I'd back off, quickly raise up then down and slowly approach again.   After a few times I hit the sticks a little harder than I wanted to and ran right into the deck.
No damage - other than to my pride - thankfully.  Was only a 3' drop to soft grass below.  
Lessons learned...
2018-7-2
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BrilhasMuito
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Sorry to hear that!
The drone gets really frisky in Sport mode.
Personaly I only use it to cover distances. I use it to get faster to the subject then I turn it off. I also turn the sport mode off to land.

   
2018-7-2
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DJI Tony
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AC5FF Posted at 2018-7-2 07:02
Had my first crash this weekend as well.  Was 'teasing' the neighbor's dog.  Flying around their deck while the dog jumped/chased/barked.  I was outside the deck and the avoidance system wouldn't let me get close.   So put it into sport mode and slowly approached the deck.  Dog was going nuts.  (BTW: neighbors were out on deck and we were all laughing).  I'd back off, quickly raise up then down and slowly approach again.   After a few times I hit the sticks a little harder than I wanted to and ran right into the deck.
No damage - other than to my pride - thankfully.  Was only a 3' drop to soft grass below.  
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Hi, in any case, that you encountered a problem with your aircraft due to that incident, you can send it into our facility for further evaluation. Thank you.
2018-7-2
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AC5FF
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DJI Tony Posted at 2018-7-2 10:16
Hi, in any case, that you encountered a problem with your aircraft due to that incident, you can send it into our facility for further evaluation. Thank you.

Thanks Tony

I checked over the craft and other than a minor scratch by the motor mount it all looked good.  Re-launched and flew low and slow around the yard watching for any other signs of issues.  None were apparent.  I've had another half dozen flights since then with no issues - so I'm counting myself lucky.
2018-7-2
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AC5FF
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BrilhasMuito Posted at 2018-7-2 09:53
Sorry to hear that!
The drone gets really frisky in Sport mode.
Personaly I only use it to cover distances. I use it to get faster to the subject then I turn it off. I also turn the sport mode off to land.

Yes, I do the same.  In this situation I only went to Sports mode so I could get closer to the deck to see what the dog would do.
2018-7-2
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DJI Tony
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AC5FF Posted at 2018-7-2 13:37
Thanks Tony

I checked over the craft and other than a minor scratch by the motor mount it all looked good.  Re-launched and flew low and slow around the yard watching for any other signs of issues.  None were apparent.  I've had another half dozen flights since then with no issues - so I'm counting myself lucky.

That's glad to know, kindly keep us posted in any case you need our assistance.
2018-7-2
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bobsma
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DJI Tony Posted at 2018-7-2 13:52
That's glad to know, kindly keep us posted in any case you need our assistance.

why are you not getting back to me?
2018-7-2
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bobsma
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Smark Posted at 2018-7-1 02:17
I am definitely considering it. Need to watch some youtube videos on the procedure.

sometimes the body can be repaired. what if the same thing happens again?
2018-7-2
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DJI Tony
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bobsma Posted at 2018-7-2 14:39
why are you not getting back to me?

Hi, I already respond to your concern, kindly see the thread below.

https://forum.dji.com/forum.php? ... p;page=1#pid1438678
2018-7-2
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