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dansmar
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So long spark soon to be replaced by DJI for the mavic mini. It was a great run a lot of fun and intro into drones.

A lot of new regs here and limitations since the spark release, so don’t know if I’ll upgrade - will just keep enjoying the spark til it doesn’t fly anymore.

Peace out all
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CasualDronePilot
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Yeah, I'll fly my Spark for as long as it can fly as well, even if (more likely, when) I upgrade. Still a nice drone IMHO.
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S-e-ven
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How about both? Enjoying the Spark AND upgrading to the Mini? ;-)
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nilanjan118
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S-e-ven Posted at 10-29 02:41
How about both? Enjoying the Spark AND upgrading to the Mini? ;-)

A lot will depend on how much of an "upgrade" it is.
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Montfrooij
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At first I thought you lost it (your spark)
But now I get your message.
I think it is always best to wait a little.
Never know what 'first buyers bugs' you will get as a present for being one of the first

I'm also waiting on the new legislation to be implemented here in NL.
Might get a little bit better than what it is now, but there is still no definitive set of rules.
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Can't wait for it, only 22 hours more for the event
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Montfrooij Posted at 10-29 03:13
At first I thought you lost it (your spark)
But now I get your message.
I think it is always best to wait a little.

Won't you get the new EU wide regulations that have already been published - https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsr ... es-drones-published
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DAFlys Posted at 10-29 07:08
Won't you get the new EU wide regulations that have already been published - https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/eu-wide-rules-drones-published

Seems like in Europe we are going to have to register camera drones under 250gr anyway:

Registration of UAS operators & certified drones becomes mandatory.  Starting from June 2020 all drone operators shall register themselves before using a drone:

    in the ‘Open’ category, with a weight
        more than 250g or
        less then 250g when it is not a toy and it is equipped with a sensor able to capture personal data
    in the ‘specific’ category .

All certified drones (operated in high risk operations) shall be registered as well. The registration number needs to be displayed on the drone.
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Hi, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. As more advanced products are released, older products reach their End of Life (EOL). However, the product might still available on DJI’s official online store, we will continue to provide after-sales services for it. Thank you for your understanding and support. Thank you for your support.
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S-e-ven Posted at 10-29 02:41
How about both? Enjoying the Spark AND upgrading to the Mini? ;-)

Will it really be an upgrade? Other than a longer flight time and 3 axes gimbal what is the difference?
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ssylca44
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BrianSC Posted at 10-29 07:57
Seems like in Europe we are going to have to register camera drones under 250gr anyway:

Registration of UAS operators & certified drones becomes mandatory.  Starting from June 2020 all drone operators shall register themselves before using a drone:

Right on! Same here in Canada. Cheers
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S-e-ven
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ssylca44 Posted at 10-29 10:33
Will it really be an upgrade? Other than a longer flight time and 3 axes gimbal what is the difference?

In case it can do the same, like the spark, plus that longer and in 2.7k with an real 3 axis gimbal, I think it is an upgrade.
Plus it is a little smaller and less weight in a combo bag (my guess! ;-)
I will look at the reviews and still fly my Sparks.
But it all comes to flight stability and that will be pointed out in video reviews
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ssylca44
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S-e-ven Posted at 10-29 10:44
In case it can do the same, like the spark, plus that longer and in 2.7k with an real 3 axis gimbal, I think it is an upgrade.
Plus it is a little smaller and less weight in a combo bag (my guess! ;-)
I will look at the reviews, and still fly my Sparks.

I think, that I will save for the Mavic 2 Pro or the Mavic 3!
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nilanjan118 Posted at 10-29 02:45
A lot will depend on how much of an "upgrade" it is.

I think it is mostly to be under the 250g limit that some countries will likely reduce.
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Montfrooij
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DAFlys Posted at 10-29 07:08
Won't you get the new EU wide regulations that have already been published - https://www.easa.europa.eu/newsroom-and-events/press-releases/eu-wide-rules-drones-published

Those are the guidelines, but countries have to implement it.
So there is still questions on how it will work out in practice.
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Montfrooij
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BrianSC Posted at 10-29 07:57
Seems like in Europe we are going to have to register camera drones under 250gr anyway:

Registration of UAS operators & certified drones becomes mandatory.  Starting from June 2020 all drone operators shall register themselves before using a drone:

True, some limitations are lifted when you are < 250g
But it still has to get more clear on that side how countries apply these new set of guidelines.
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