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Will outdoor lights affect flying at night?
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msfox99
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Hi all,

I tried flying at night recently in my back yard for the first time.  I took my Spark straight up about 20 feet or so, and came straight down.  At one point during the flight, it appered that it was not going straight up, but it was very slight.  I hadn't touched the right stick.


As I approached the landing area, with the Spark about 4 or 5 feet off of the ground, it all of a sudden flew sideways about 5 feet, hitting a shrub and flipping over.  Luckily it sustained no damage.

Today I did a test flight in full daylight, and everything seemed to be fine.  I am wondering if it is possible that the outdoor floodlights around our house could interfere with the sensors.  The lights are that bright.  It has never to my knowledge flown eratically like this during my previous daytime flights.


Thanks.


7-12 22:30
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DAFlys
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You could post the log here - http://www.phantomhelp.com/logviewer/upload/
7-12 23:47
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msfox99
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DAFlys Posted at 7-12 23:47
You could post the log here - http://www.phantomhelp.com/logviewer/upload/

Thanks for the suggestion.  Here is the link:

https://www.phantomhelp.com/logviewer/ZRZZX9L37VQ1J68IFZG3

If I am reading this right, it looks like I did move the stick to the right at 15.7 s, but that was at altitude, and I think I did that to correct for the unexpected horizontal movement.  It looks like the right stick stays at center as I am landing.
7-13 00:10
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DJI Stephen
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Hello there msfox99. I am sorry to read what happened to your flight with your DJI Spark. Please be vigilant when operating your DJI Spark in the following situations listed below. In addition, since the said drone crashed before and if you feel that the drone is not preforming well on your future flights. I would recommend to contact our DJI support team at  https://www.dji.com/support for further assistance and for us to be able to check the said drone thoroughly for damages. Again, I am sorry for the trouble and please stay safe always.  
- Flying in an aera where the light changes frequently or drastically.
- Flying over extremely dark ( lux<10 ) or bright ( lux > 100,000 e.g., towards sunlight )
7-13 22:18
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