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Fengax
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Hello,
I am considering buying the DJI Spark drone and primarily using it with the DJI Controller. I googled the maximum range(since it is a quite important factor for me)and received ranges from 2km right up to 4km. If any of you bought the DJI Spark drone can you please tell me the realistic maximum range for you guys?
Thanks in advance
2017-11-16
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Arnor
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Flight distance : 703924 ft
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Personally I don't fly further away than 300m. The Spark is very small and keeping it in sight can get tricky. Also it isn't allowed by law in the EU to fly far away ( 500m - to be confirmed )
What kind of shots do you plan? 2-4 km away: remember you have max 10-12min of flight time.

Is it your first drone?
2017-11-16
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Wachtberger
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Flight distance : 261509 ft
Germany
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Please stop dreaming, with this approach you will not have your Spark for long. Better read the specs, user manual and your national drone regulations carefully first.
2017-11-17
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m1n1s
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Flight distance : 319915 ft
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if you want long distances get a mavic drone . in eu mode the Spark performance is flakey after 300 meters.
2017-11-17
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DJI Thor
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The flight distance sometimes relates to the flight environment, and the flight region also matters a lot. The pic below is the max flight distance specs for Spark in a good condition (unobstructed, free of interference) in RC mode, if you need more specs info, please visit here. Spark max distance RC.png
2017-11-19
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djiuser_86eenut
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DJI Thor Posted at 2017-11-19 00:42
The flight distance sometimes relates to the flight environment, and the flight region also matters a lot. The pic below is the max flight distance specs for Spark in a good condition (unobstructed, free of interference) in RC mode, if you need more specs info, please visit here.[view_image]

Glad I live in a relatively free country!  Europe and Great Britain are slowing strangling their inhabitants.  
2018-1-16
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Szwedu
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Flight distance : 98668 ft
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haha 4km please..
In Europe , with android device ( witch will in 90% cases connect to the RC on 2.4gHz band) you will find yourself "out of range" at 150m , because of the 5.8gHz CE limit
2018-1-16
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dansmar
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Flight distance : 330121 ft
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In the US - you have to keep in sight at all times per regulation ,unless you get a 107 license and get a waiver from the FAA etc..

In that case you can go about a mile with the spark in perfect conditions
2018-1-16
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Cookster670
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I’ve flown up to 1km with no issues In cleared areas (ie a field or off a beach).   This is against regulations (in australia) as you must have visual sight at all times...but i did it.

I’ve also flow as little as 300-400m from a valley over a hill and lost connectivity.   Thankfully the RTh feature kicked in and it flew back to me where I re-established connectivity

I have seen videos of people flying further than 2km.  I think up to 4km with range extenders.

It doesn’t take long until a spar is out of site though...probably 300m
2018-1-16
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Tviscomi
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dansmar Posted at 2018-1-16 11:34
In the US - you have to keep in sight at all times per regulation ,unless you get a 107 license and get a waiver from the FAA etc..

In that case you can go about a mile with the spark in perfect conditions

Yeah Okay...
2018-1-16
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hallmark007
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If distance is what your looking why are you even considering Spark, because considering spark distance would be last on your list.
2018-1-16
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djiuser_yxfdr03
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He just wants to know the distance..Not to be preached at or told what to buy..He asked a simple enough question.
2018-1-16
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SOUNDWAVE439
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I once flew the spark and 900 ft and had some errors but other than that I believe it can exceed 1000ft. See watchberger for evidence
2018-1-16
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hallmark007
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djiuser_yxfdr03 Posted at 2018-1-16 15:01
He just wants to know the distance..Not to be preached at or told what to buy..He asked a simple enough question.

He googled it and yet he still has to ask the question.
2018-1-16
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Cookster670
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hallmark007 Posted at 2018-1-16 16:07
He googled it and yet he still has to ask the question.

He googled and got the specified range, which is often different from the effective range.  He wanted actual feedback on what people have experienced.    It’s a reasonable question.  I was curious to know what other people as well
2018-1-16
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S-e-ven
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And he wanted that info about 2 month ago!
Before even the 4.1.18/20/22 issues came up
2018-1-16
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小哥哥玩飞机
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Flight distance : 116234 ft
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It depend on your environment
2018-1-17
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Ram-UK
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Flight distance : 405207 ft
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There are videos on youtube showing Spark flying 2-4km. Please take into account that these tests were carried out by experienced drone operatives.
2018-1-17
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Ram-UK
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Flight distance : 405207 ft
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https://youtu.be/NWKxc7ERaSA

Hope it gives an idea
2018-1-17
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Shade220
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Canada
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Guy on the Mavic forum got almost 2.5 miles range over the open ocean without the range extenders.  Sadly not enough battery life to get back.  

https://forum.dji.com/thread-129390-1-1.html
I'm finding the flight time goes quick if you go any distance.  You want to be planing to come back with battery life to spare incase something goes wrong.
2018-1-17
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djiuser_tGYKEfH
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I fly my Spark about 300 - 500m and video transmission lost and other errors set in.. Not using range extender or OTG cables..
2018-1-17
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fnbadaz06
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I flew out 9216' (1.7 miles) with OTG cable and antenna range extender, from an elevated position. At that distance, I had 54% battery life left for the return flight home. I had navigation strobes on the Spark, which made it visible and using red and green strobes, could tell direction of flight as well.
2018-1-26
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fnbadaz06 Posted at 2018-1-26 09:53
I flew out 9216' (1.7 miles) with OTG cable and antenna range extender, from an elevated position. At that distance, I had 54% battery life left for the return flight home. I had navigation strobes on the Spark, which made it visible and using red and green strobes, could tell direction of flight as well.

What kind of strobes are visible from 1.7 miles away? Link to these please or didn't happen.
2018-1-26
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eYeSkYeYe Posted at 2018-1-26 10:05
What kind of strobes are visible from 1.7 miles away? Link to these please or didn't happen.

https://www.firehousetechnology. ... Spark_RC_Plane.html
EASILY visible from that distance. I also use the 4 led unit as a downlight in non-strobe mode as a landing light.
2018-1-26
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fnbadaz06
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navigation Strobes
2018-1-26
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Roshi23
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Ram-UK Posted at 2018-1-17 10:20
There are videos on youtube showing Spark flying 2-4km. Please take into account that these tests were carried out by experienced drone operatives.

I think its pointless to fly beyond its limits all you have to do is move physically closer to the site you want to film. 300 or 500 is more than i need to get shots. Get a pro drone if you want range i say.
2018-1-26
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Harry Moman
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fnbadaz06 Posted at 2018-1-26 09:53
I flew out 9216' (1.7 miles) with OTG cable and antenna range extender, from an elevated position. At that distance, I had 54% battery life left for the return flight home. I had navigation strobes on the Spark, which made it visible and using red and green strobes, could tell direction of flight as well.

Now  that is one Great idea , thanks for sharing .. they dont look to expensive either
2018-6-23
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xtremedecals
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i flew 1.4 miles (direct sign of line ) in urban environment 400ft altitude  5.8ghz  in sport mode , with plenty of battery to return home , not OTG cable
2018-7-6
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djiuser_JJYwOGKYfa3b
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Furthest I have flown to date was 305m without extenders over populated residential area. I did brake video for a few seconds here and there but I think I could have went further.
2018-7-16
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BrilhasMuito
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As you are in NZ I think you will be falling under CE mode. Which won’t allow you to go over 500 meters distance. Which to me is a terrible, horrible and disgusting range. Hahahhahahaha
You can easily switch your spark to FCC mode. You will only need an android device in order to trick the drone so it thinks you are in the US.
FCC mode is much more stable and reliable. Mine is hacked into fcc mode. My record is 4.5km distance from the home point, all over the sea without obstacles. In the city it goes 2.5 km distance from the home point.
These numbers are real and I can prove. But to play on the safe side the 3km mark is realistic when in FCC mode.
Buy a antenna booster. It’s a silly looking piece of plastic that fits the antennas, directs the signal forward so you have a much better range. It looks silly but really works.
2018-7-16
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singgiha
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I just got 3km distance at 100m altitude this afternoon. All stock, no booster, no OTG, auto wifi mode.
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2018-8-25
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S.J
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Shade220 Posted at 2018-1-17 17:36
Guy on the Mavic forum got almost 2.5 miles range over the open ocean without the range extenders.  Sadly not enough battery life to get back.  

https://forum.dji.com/thread-129390-1-1.html

that is absolutely correct. Distance vs battery limitations !!
2018-8-25
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Alex Batalov
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My record so far with my spark is 2025 meters.
There is a video here on the forum of one guy in Brazil going 5km with his spark!
My record on my Yuneec q500+ is 800 meters.

Safe flying.
Alex.
2018-8-25
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Alex Batalov
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Today I did 2300 meters one way with my sparky2 along the beach line, it’s quite nice.
Might post the video from the flight later on.

Fly safe.
Alex.
2018-9-3
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Harry Moman
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Flight distance : 311240 ft
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pretty crap vid but  here is a quick 2k flight ...  
2018-9-5
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Alex B.
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Harry Moman Posted at 2018-9-5 02:32
pretty crap vid but  here is a quick 2k flight ...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkbtJGdCLtU&t=122s

That’s the cached version I suppose.
Still nice flight, well done

Fly safe.
Alex.
2018-9-5
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Alex B.
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Here is the link to my 2300 meters flight along the beach. Enjoy

https://www.skypixel.com/videos/ ... -castelldefels-2300

Fly safe everyone.
Alex.
2018-9-5
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wimherman
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Flight distance : 208556 ft
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I logged 2.235 meters distance. In FCC mode. Clear lign of sight. Though against regulations in Norway, i live in the country side with neighbours 3,5 km away.. so who bothers. :-)
2018-9-5
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Alex B.
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wimherman Posted at 2018-9-5 04:44
I logged 2.235 meters distance. In FCC mode. Clear lign of sight. Though against regulations in Norway, i live in the country side with neighbours 3,5 km away.. so who bothers. :-)

I guess nobody bothers you there!
Complete peace and tranquility!

Fly safe.
Alex.
2018-9-5
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eYeSkYeYe
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World record with customized batteries and some really high gain antennas:


2018-9-5
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