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Spark gets Blown Away
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Greg - TheHuski
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Hello everyone, I'm back again.  After a couple of months of not flying Sparky, due to buying an AIR 2, I decided today to cycle the batteries in the back yard.  BUT..  It was a very windy day with wind gusts were up to 47 kph.  Way too much for Saprky.  The idea was to stay fairly low and drain the batteries out.  Well the wind changed my plans and it blew poor little old Sparky away.   I won't spoil what happen.  You can watch the video..  ****  Disclaimer : Yes I'm an Idiot for flying it at all ****  


7-1 01:00
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Wolferl
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Hi Greg,

You've been lucky indeed :-)
Alone all those wires dangling around...I'd never fly there...

Cheers,
Wolferl
7-1 01:32
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DAFlys
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At least you didn't loose it.
7-1 01:36
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Hello there Greg - TheHuski. Thank you for reaching out and for sharing this interesting flight of your DJI Spark. It is great to know that there was no damage done on the said drone but if you feel that the said drone on your next flights are not working properly. Kindly please get in touch with our DJI Support at https://www.dji.com/support for further assistance. Thank you for your valued support and fly safe always.
7-2 01:36
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MKPSG12
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Was it in Sport mode when it was blown away?
7-2 01:37
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Greg - TheHuski
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Wolferl Posted at 7-1 01:32
Hi Greg,

You've been lucky indeed :-)

Yes VERY lucky.  Missed all the Trees, the House next door, and all the wires.  I was only trying to fly low to use the battery but the wind took it.  Silly me
7-2 01:41
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Greg - TheHuski
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DAFlys Posted at 7-1 01:36
At least you didn't loose it.

No it pretty much saved itself.  The Sensor worked to stop it going into the large Tree.  I was very lucky but silly to have flown it.  
7-2 01:43
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Greg - TheHuski
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DJI Stephen Posted at 7-2 01:36
Hello there Greg - TheHuski. Thank you for reaching out and for sharing this interesting flight of your DJI Spark. It is great to know that there was no damage done on the said drone but if you feel that the said drone on your next flights are not working properly. Kindly please get in touch with our DJI Support at https://www.dji.com/support for further assistance. Thank you for your valued support and fly safe always.

Hopefully it will fly better with little wind. Thanks
7-2 01:43
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Greg - TheHuski
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MKPSG12 Posted at 7-2 01:37
Was it in Sport mode when it was blown away?

No, I  think it was in normal mode   - Checked controller, yes normal mode.   I was lucky.
7-2 01:44
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KDP +
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Funny movie !  Sometimes, you need some luck... Thanks for sharing !
7-2 02:24
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A J
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Wow - you were lucky!
7-2 14:07
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Greg - TheHuski
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A J Posted at 7-2 14:07
Wow - you were lucky!

Yes for sure.  The front sensors did their job.   Blame the Idiot (Me) for even attempting to fly in that wind
7-2 15:03
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Greg - TheHuski
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KDP + Posted at 7-2 02:24
Funny movie !  Sometimes, you need some luck... Thanks for sharing !

Yes I Was very Lucky. It could have crashed anywhere or flown and got stuck up in the huge Tree or Flown off.   Thanks for watching.
7-2 15:04
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Greg - TheHuski Posted at 7-2 15:03
Yes for sure.  The front sensors did their job.   Blame the Idiot (Me) for even attempting to fly in that wind

No harm done in the end and at least it came through
7-2 15:16
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Greg - TheHuski
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A J Posted at 7-2 15:16
No harm done in the end and at least it came through

Yes it all ended well  
7-2 15:23
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Greg - TheHuski Posted at 7-2 01:43
Hopefully it will fly better with little wind.  Thanks

Hi there Greg - TheHuski. Thank you for the reply and for giving out this information. Have a safe and a happy flying always.
7-2 22:39
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7-3 00:22
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I had a similar situation. The spark app told me that the winds were too high.  I just watched my Spark get swept away. Then the winds subsided and i put it in sport mode and started heading for home, then the winds started again and it started getting swept away. Then the winds subsided again. I finally got the spark close enough and landed.
7-3 03:42
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Lucky fellow.
7-3 04:56
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Wolferl Posted at 7-1 01:32
Hi Greg,

You've been lucky indeed :-)

Yeah with a max speed of 30 miles an hour 47 miles an hour wind would send it out to control at about  17 miles an hour LOL
7-3 09:55
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DJI Stephen Posted at 7-2 22:39
Hi there Greg - TheHuski. Thank you for the reply and for giving out this information. Have a safe and a happy flying always.

Nothing worse when I want to fly and I can hear the wind howling around my building. With a 30 mile an hour max speed anything over 20 miles an hour is going to cause me some major problems and handling. Are used to fly many helicopters those things couldn’t take a 3 mile an hour winds so I am very satisfied
7-3 09:58
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Greg - TheHuski
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Frunobulax Posted at 7-3 03:42
I had a similar situation. The spark app told me that the winds were too high.  I just watched my Spark get swept away. Then the winds subsided and i put it in sport mode and started heading for home, then the winds started again and it started getting swept away. Then the winds subsided again. I finally got the spark close enough and landed.

Wow that would be pretty scary having no or little control. Glad you got it back.
7-3 14:30
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Greg - TheHuski
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You can say that again lol
7-3 14:30
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fans65acc8c2 Posted at 7-3 09:55
Yeah with a max speed of 30 miles an hour 47 miles an hour wind would send it out to control at about  17 miles an hour LOL

Yes it flew off rather quickly lol.  
7-3 14:31
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Greg - TheHuski
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fans65acc8c2 Posted at 7-3 09:58
Nothing worse when I want to fly and I can hear the wind howling around my building. With a 30 mile an hour max speed anything over 20 miles an hour is going to cause me some major problems and handling. Are used to fly many helicopters those things couldn’t take a 3 mile an hour winds so I am very satisfied

Usually I never ever fly in heavy winds.  Not sure why I tried this time other than to fly low to drain the batteries.   I should have done it inside. I was lucky it ended well.
7-3 14:32
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Greg - TheHuski Posted at 7-3 14:30
You can say that again lol

You're welcome.
7-3 20:07
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fans65acc8c2 Posted at 7-3 09:58
Nothing worse when I want to fly and I can hear the wind howling around my building. With a 30 mile an hour max speed anything over 20 miles an hour is going to cause me some major problems and handling. Are used to fly many helicopters those things couldn’t take a 3 mile an hour winds so I am very satisfied

Hello there. Thank you sharing these information with us and for sharing your valued insights with regards to this matter. Again thank you for your valued support and please fly safe always.
7-6 01:07
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