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Spark down ! Crashed Spark into a creek, and it survived !!
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Aylok
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Flight distance : 19436 ft
Australia
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Here's a short testimony to the great quality and build of dji products.

I was racing my dji Spark just on dusk after an Australia day beer or two and it clipped a tree right above a creek plungging into the water.

In despair I raced down to retrieve the upside down fully submerged Spark from the bank with all four red lights still glowing brightly from under water : (

Since we were camping all I could do was shake out the water and then wait 1 day until I returned home to put the Drone and battery into a bag of sillica gel overnight.

The next morning I eagerly set it up and attentively pressed the power button, my liitle Spark flew off into the sky no problem !

This is a credit to dji proving the true quality of thier gear, glad I went with a dji Spark !


1-26 15:01
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ssylca44
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Flight distance : 370623 ft
Canada
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Silica gel is the best thing! Good for you.
1-26 15:09
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DJI Stephen
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Hello and good day Aylok. Thank you for reaching out and sharing your experience with your DJI Spark. The DJI Spark is really a tough consumer drone. Again thank you for your valued support and fly safe always.
1-26 15:16
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Wolferl
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Flight distance : 22615 ft
Austria
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Hi Aylok,

You were really lucky! While the silica thing was better than that rice bag crap advertised everywhere on the internet, it does not really help.
Silica binds water vapour, it does NOT remove fluid water that may have been trapped in between electronic chips and PCB or in connector foils.

Put the bird on a warm heating for several days (battery removed of course), just to be on the safe side!

Happy flying!
Wolferl
1-27 08:57
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el_Luna
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The story like that was my nightmare. Thanks for sharing I had Spark in 2018.   
1-30 01:36
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Aylok
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Flight distance : 19436 ft
Australia
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Hi all and thanks for the replies, just an update that my Spark was fine up until tonight with a beer in the hand I managed to fly straight to the only puddle and clip a tree and flip into it. Back on the silica gel and a quick buff. Moral of the story don't fly on dusk and don't drink and fly, you need both hands !
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