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What's the max total distance you have flown on a single charge?
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nilanjan118
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The battery being the weakest point of the Spark, it is often seen that users are not able to get desired distances or flight time.So what's the max total distance you have flown on a single charge? Please select one of the 5 options. Needless to say, the poll is for users without any battery mods.
Kindly note that here I am not talking about the max. distance from home point that you have managed to reach.
Eg: You can be within a 100m radius from the home point and still get a total distance of ~900m.




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7-30 15:48
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Hi, thanks for sharing this poll for us. Hope that you could get the best recommendation from our valued DJI co-pilots here in Forum. Thank you for your continued support!
7-30 15:49
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nilanjan118
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DJI Gamora Posted at 7-30 15:49
Hi, thanks for sharing this poll for us. Hope that you could get the best recommendation from our valued DJI co-pilots here in Forum. Thank you for your continued support!

Always a pleasure to learn from the experience of people from different parts of the world here. Cheers!!
7-30 16:25
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Haggi
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My stats:
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7-30 20:54
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nilanjan118
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That's awesome Haggi. You have to be really good with the sticks to be able to do this.
7-30 21:33
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nilanjan118 Posted at 7-30 16:25
Always a pleasure to learn from the experience of people from different parts of the world here. Cheers!!

Thank you for your continued support Nilanjan! Happy flying always.
7-31 10:18
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2952 meters while buzzing around in sports mode!
7-31 10:21
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Rob250881
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A little over 10,000 feet (3,200m). However still has over 15% of battery once it landed so might have to squeeze some more out of this next time
7-31 14:54
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CasualDronePilot Posted at 7-31 10:21
2952 meters while buzzing around in sports mode!

That's great.
7-31 15:36
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Rob250881 Posted at 7-31 14:54
A little over 10,000 feet (3,200m). However still has over 15% of battery once it landed so might have to squeeze some more out of this next time

Yes, you can get a lot more. Actually hovering consumes the max battery power. So if you are always on the move, you will get better flight time and distance as well.
7-31 15:38
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Sorry 57 yrs old American male. Still not using metric cause I am stubborn.
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8-1 08:10
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Mort62 Posted at 8-1 08:10
Sorry 57 yrs old American male. Still not using metric cause I am stubborn.

12,330 ft would be 3,758m. So you can click on the 3rd option.
8-1 15:42
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8502ft -- 2591meters

I tend to fly slow, hover a lot and stay out of sport mode.
8-1 19:32
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Tentoes Posted at 8-1 19:32
8502ft -- 2591meters

I tend to fly slow, hover a lot and stay out of sport mode.

Will only get better with experience. Sports mode isn't as dangerous as people think. You just need to make sure you are at sufficient altitude to clear all obstacles in the vicinity.
8-1 20:13
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nilanjan118 Posted at 7-30 21:33
That's awesome Haggi. You have to be really good with the sticks to be able to do this.

Not really, just push forward :-)


8-1 21:01
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nilanjan118
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Looks cool (literally). Is this the same flight whose stats you shared earlier?
8-1 21:30
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nilanjan118 Posted at 8-1 21:30
Looks cool (literally).  Is this the same flight whose stats you shared earlier?

No, did it yesterday evening.
But same kind of flight.

8,6 km / 28,4k ft full pull on the sticks
8-1 21:51
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Haggi
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Here you go..

Airdata link
8-1 21:58
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Haggi Posted at 8-1 21:58
Here you go..

Airdata link

Awesome. Exactly the type of flight I was thinking about. Even when you are going straight most of the time, you have to be confident with the turns. If you waste time hovering or fiddling with the menus even for a few seconds, the flight time and distance comes down a lot.
8-1 22:24
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Haggi Posted at 8-1 21:58
Here you go..

Airdata link

Can you please share your wisdom, how to prevent that the bird is tilting in curves, if flying full speed in sport?
I just know that the bird CAN do that, b/c in litchi missions it is not doing so.
But I have to admit, I have not tried to fly it with litchi ,  in sport.
So what is your secret, here?
8-9 03:36
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S-e-ven Posted at 8-9 03:36
Can you please share your wisdom, how to prevent that the bird is tilting in curves, if flying full speed in sport?
I just know that the bird CAN do that, b/c in litchi missions it is not doing so.
But I have to admit, I have not tried to fly it with litchi ,  in sport.

Hi Seven!
Its all in the Airdata log
It says SPARK/ANDROID 4.1.15+. And if you open Notifications tab, it indicates Cinematic mode.
Its the modded version which gives you some Mavic intelligent flight modes.
Cinematic mode is kind of lazy on your Spark. Brake distance is stretched and the bird is drifting in turns, no fvp jerky cam and almost Sport speed..
As a bonus, you get 1 more minute of flight-time!
8-9 03:58
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Haggi Posted at 8-9 03:58
Hi Seven!
Its all in the Airdata log
It says SPARK/ANDROID 4.1.15+. And if you open Notifications tab, it indicates Cinematic mode.

Actually, I saw that with the 4.1.15+
Was thinking about, if i can get that with the mod 2.0, too

In case I understand you right, the cinematic mode in the modded 2.0 works in "almost" Sport speed  and gets around the tilting?
Why have I never tried that?
At least since I am using Litchi, I know for sure it is a coded tilt in the Go4, to downgrade the sparks abilities.
Could have thought about, that the modded app corrected that, too.
Will try in the next days.
Many thanks!
8-9 06:35
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S-e-ven Posted at 8-9 06:35
Actually, I saw that with the 4.1.15+
Was thinking about, if i can get that with the mod 2.0, too


Stay clear of any obstacles, and you can use the Sport mode button to get out of the mode.
Try to fly your Spark in figure 8 at some height and you will quickly adapt to the mode!
Infact, Cinematic mode is the ONLY reason why I use the modded app every now and then.
8-9 08:19
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Haggi Posted at 8-9 08:19
Stay clear of any obstacles, and you can use the Sport mode button to get out of the mode.
Try to fly your Spark in figure 8 at some height and you will quickly adapt to the mode!
Infact, Cinematic mode is the ONLY reason why I use the modded app every now and then.

Thanks!
I like the Orbit mode, which you can use with pointing the cam in every direction.
And actually, it's working up to 36-38kph without tilting, even full sideways
Is a hint, right?
So why I have not checked that further, I really don't know!

thanks again for pointing that out.

How about you make your video from above a tip for smooth cornering in Sport mode for all the Spark pilots?
8-9 09:10
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Haggi Posted at 8-9 03:58
Hi Seven!
Its all in the Airdata log
It says SPARK/ANDROID 4.1.15+. And if you open Notifications tab, it indicates Cinematic mode.

Some really good info there. Thanks mate.
8-9 18:49
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Thank you for creating this thread, I find it interesting to read and view the experiences of others in this aspect of DJI drone flying. I own the Spark, Mavic Pro, and recently last week I purchased the Mavic 2 Zoom. I fly  in all different modes in conditions ranging from short hovering flights, medium distance flying, and long distance range tests. To your topic taking into consideration my range tests, I have gotten these maximum distances for each of my drones:

1) Spark:................27,709ft
2) Mavic Pro:.........42,227ft
3) Mavic 2 Zoom:..51,073ft

Judging from my results, you can infer DJI estimates are pretty much justifiable to where they state on how far their drones can fly. Obviously the Zoom is the most impressive, but the Spark is equally impressive given the relativity of the numbers, and the Mavic Pro is somewhat comparable to its new Mavic 2 Zoom. Which drone of mine are you most impressed with? Who do you consider to be most impressive? Drop me a reply and let us know.

Cheers.....
8-11 03:08
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David Martin Graff Posted at 8-11 03:08
Thank you for creating this thread, I find it interesting to read and view the experiences of others in this aspect of DJI drone flying. I own the Spark, Mavic Pro, and recently last week I purchased the Mavic 2 Zoom. I fly  in all different modes in conditions ranging from short hovering flights, medium distance flying, and long distance range tests. To your topic taking into consideration my range tests, I have gotten these maximum distances for each of my drones:

1) Spark:................27,709ft

Nice to hear from such a seasoned pilot like you. Thanks for your detailed feedback.
8-11 03:12
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nilanjan118 Posted at 8-11 03:12
Nice to hear from such a seasoned pilot like you. Thanks for your detailed feedback.

Anytime, my pleasure...
8-11 03:30
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Haggi Posted at 8-9 08:19
Stay clear of any obstacles, and you can use the Sport mode button to get out of the mode.
Try to fly your Spark in figure 8 at some height and you will quickly adapt to the mode!
Infact, Cinematic mode is the ONLY reason why I use the modded app every now and then.

I am impressed, thanks again!
I should have tried it earlier.
Like in Litchi, the app (Go4 mod 2.0) don't need a "sport" switch, to fly sport speed.
So just start cinematic, and it goes up to 49,x kph.
How could I miss that for over a year?


Just for the total distance thing, I think it is "better" (more meters), to fly in sport and full speed corners.
Since it is cinematic, it is trying to compensate, and is doing so by slowly(er) getting on speed,  slowing down in case your cornering gets tight.
From the one time, I really tried to max that out, I got just under 8400m in sport.(Video is crap, of course)
But thought, I could make that 9000+, with a bit of pre-planning.
Just never tried.
Perhaps something to do?
Compare both modes for distance? ;-)
8-13 04:20
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7630m on 19/06/17
8-13 04:33
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I recently got 29.104 feet with the Spark (new battery)
8-13 06:11
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David Martin Graff Posted at 8-13 06:11
I recently got 29.104 feet with the Spark (new battery)

Wow.. 14+ minutes airtime?

My 4 batteries are from july-17 and Airdata calculates/estimates them all to be at 90-93% health, which is pretty impressive after 80 charging cycles on each of them.

Well done, sir!
8-13 07:19
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Haggi Posted at 8-13 07:19
Wow.. 14+ minutes airtime?

My 4 batteries are from july-17 and Airdata calculates/estimates them all to be at 90-93% health, which is pretty impressive after 80 charging cycles on each of them.

That would be part of the pre-flight planning, methinks:
1. Looking for the best battery
(I saw a week ago, I still have one for [with] 14+ min flighttime  [in it] ;-)
2. Just to have charged this battery in the last hours, not in the last days
3. Choosing  the right location, to be in the middle of the circles.
(To get the battery  RTH  so late as possible and to have it canceled and still always in reach and sight, for the last 1.5minutes unter 20% battery and "critical" landing ;-))

The first "max flight distance" was 8371m in just 12min20
That's why I thought, 9k should be possible.
Just haven't been to a location like that, flat for 700m to1k+ around, afterwards.
8-13 09:08
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What is the program that this info is found?
8-13 10:43
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Haggi Posted at 8-13 07:19
Wow.. 14+ minutes airtime?

My 4 batteries are from july-17 and Airdata calculates/estimates them all to be at 90-93% health, which is pretty impressive after 80 charging cycles on each of them.

Yes, I was most surprised by the distance and there was still 10% battery power remaining...
8-13 14:00
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Charliejspark Posted at 8-13 10:43
What is the program that this info is found?

What info?
If you check my post 18# above, there is a link to an actual flight at airdata.com.
You can have a restricted free account over there, or an annular subscription plan.
You set airdata to sync with your DJI account for automatic upload of flightlogs.
When opening a log in airdata, you get a ton of info.
8-13 23:16
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David Martin Graff Posted at 8-13 14:00
Yes, I was most surprised by the distance and there was still 10% battery power remaining...

I guess it was Windy that day and you flew with the wind a lot , i'd assume your not far off the max, if this isn't already it.
8-14 00:02
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Ben Mason Posted at 8-14 00:02
I guess it was Windy that day and you flew with the wind a lot , i'd assume your not far off the max, if this isn't already it.

I fly in the desert where we have little windy days and usually fly in excellent conditions for testing drones. The day I hit 29k I took the Spark out and flew it 11,000 feet out before I hit Return to Home and the Spark came back with +30% battery remaining so I went in the opposite direction the rest of the distance divided by 2.
I landed the Spark with 14% battery and by the time it landed had 8% battery. You can take it down more, but it will start to self-land where you can obviously pull the Spark up but rarely do I fly it that way....
8-14 09:22
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9.466 km ~ 31.055 feet
No wind.. 6% batt. left
8-14 11:13
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Haggi Posted at 8-13 23:16
What info?
If you check my post 18# above, there is a link to an actual flight at airdata.com.
You can have a restricted free account over there, or an annular subscription plan.

Haggi thank you so much - really helpful.
8-15 06:57
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