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DJI SPARK RANGE TEST - 10,000 FEET SUCCESS!
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davidmartingraf
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2018-2-19
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Rustic17
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Did it go into RTH on it's own or did you initiate it???
2018-2-19
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Solestacz
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that is.....out there. sparks are b-a.
2018-2-19
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ZarcTheSpark
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well. an interesting  point. if you are out of an international boundary or need to cross it when rth initiates...what happens.  not that I will do it
2018-2-19
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DJI Diana
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Hi davidmartingraf, this is great! You actually were able to fly beyond the maximum distance the Spark may fly up to under ideal condition.
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S-e-ven
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Rustic17 Posted at 2018-2-19 18:50
Did it go into RTH on it's own or did you initiate it???

Seems to me that he pushed the button
2018-2-19
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S.J
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I think there is another battery on the spark that did this trick of long journey !!  
In any case like I always explained in the forum, it is the 5.8GHz frequency and not 2.4GHz frequency which is best for RC SPARK communication.

Hope some pilots over here understand the logic by viewing this video.
2018-2-19
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S.J
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DJI Diana Posted at 2018-2-19 19:21
Hi davidmartingraf, this is great! You actually were able to fly beyond the maximum distance the Spark may fly up to under ideal condition.

the whole DJI service team might have been shocked !!
2018-2-19
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Mr Sparkle
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I reached 3km as well, but try beating this guy:

2018-2-20
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Montfrooij
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That is making me wish I was in FCC area
2018-2-20
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Jos A
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If you look at the RTH speed it's higher then normal??? looks like sports mode speed or changing the flight parameters higher for RTH? or is it the wind?
You can easily increase your speed of the Spark(61.8 KM/h)
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davidmartingraf
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Rustic17 Posted at 2018-2-19 18:50
Did it go into RTH on it's own or did you initiate it???

At 10,000 feet I was starting to take the Spark into reverse from forward position and that's when the connection disconnected.
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davidmartingraf
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Jos A Posted at 2018-2-20 04:17
If you look at the RTH speed it's higher then normal??? looks like sports mode speed or changing the flight parameters higher for RTH? or is it the wind?
You can easily increase your speed of the Spark(61.8 KM/h)

Once in RTH I simply moved the left stick to full pitch forward and that increases the Spark's RTH speed from ~22MPH to ~29MPH, so it's a little more safer and quicker to do this when traveling far distances.
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davidmartingraf
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S.J Posted at 2018-2-19 22:58
the whole DJI service team might have been shocked !!

I'm happy to have done so.

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davidmartingraf
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S.J Posted at 2018-2-19 22:57
I think there is another battery on the spark that did this trick of long journey !!  
In any case like I always explained in the forum, it is the 5.8GHz frequency and not 2.4GHz frequency which is best for RC SPARK communication.

Everything on the Spark was stock. I purchased the Fly More Combo from Best Buy along with another spare battery.
2018-2-20
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davidmartingraf
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Montfrooij Posted at 2018-2-20 02:39
That is making me wish I was in FCC area

We in America have some excellent flying locations and it has been fun droning here, as well.
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davidmartingraf
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Mr Sparkle Posted at 2018-2-20 02:02
I reached 3km as well, but try beating this guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm-y4oM5ZXk

Congrats on your Spark journey!
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davidmartingraf
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S-e-ven Posted at 2018-2-19 22:05
Seems to me that he pushed the button

I didn't push the button see my comment below about moving the stick backwards upon reaching 10,000 feet.
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davidmartingraf
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DJI Diana Posted at 2018-2-19 19:21
Hi davidmartingraf, this is great! You actually were able to fly beyond the maximum distance the Spark may fly up to under ideal condition.

Thank you for your reply!
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dj_dread
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what battery did you use?
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davidmartingraf
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dj_dread Posted at 2018-2-20 06:01
what battery did you use?

I used the stock DJI Spark Battery that came with the drone.
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Montfrooij
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-2-20 05:53
We in America have some excellent flying locations and it has been fun droning here, as well.

Yes, very true!
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SkyBug2
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That’s amazing! Nice job
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davidmartingraf
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Solestacz Posted at 2018-2-19 18:59
that is.....out there. sparks are b-a.

You are right my friends.
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davidmartingraf
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SkyBug2 Posted at 2018-2-20 11:35
That’s amazing! Nice job

Thank you very much.
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Strobing_NYC
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Great job my friend! Don't let the pencil pushers get you down about flying out of LOS we all know you can still see the spark at 10K feet lol.. simply amazing! Best I have so far is 6,484 feet and I thought that was far!
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davidmartingraf
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Strobing_NYC Posted at 2018-2-20 11:59
Great job my friend! Don't let the pencil pushers get you down about flying out of LOS we all know you can still see the spark at 10K feet lol.. simply amazing! Best I have so far is 6,484 feet and I thought that was far!

I always try and maintain a visual line of sight at all times but when needed I have several spotters.
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TiMSs
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Most impressive.
2018-2-20
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BeastMaster_101
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Damn! All hail the mighty Spark!
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Smark
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Braver than I am!
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davidmartingraf
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I trust DJI and the technology - plus I have DJI Care Refresh!
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davidmartingraf
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BeastMaster_101 Posted at 2018-2-20 14:44
Damn! All hail the mighty Spark!

I think it's all hail DJI...
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davidmartingraf
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Thank you for your comment.
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BeastMaster_101
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-2-20 15:07
I think it's all hail DJI...

that too!
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Bing Err
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impressive!
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davidmartingraf
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Thank you.
2018-2-20
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dji TO88
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Wow, I wouldn't have the guts to try this. I'm surpised you had enough battery to make it back!
2018-2-20
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davidmartingraf
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dji TO88 Posted at 2018-2-20 20:00
Wow, I wouldn't have the guts to try this. I'm surpised you had enough battery to make it back!

i was told by DJI cycling the batteries provides longer flight time, so the advertised 16 mins of flight time supposedly has gone up a few more minutes.
2018-2-21
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Sparky_17
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Glad to hear you had fun testing long range flight.  Thanks for sharing
2018-2-21
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davidmartingraf
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Sparky_17 Posted at 2018-2-21 04:55
Glad to hear you had fun testing long range flight.  Thanks for sharing

I've flown my Spark without issue so when each time out is successful it's lots of fun..
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