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Spark goes up and down but wont stablise
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RJB1
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Ok not only is the problem with the Spark really frustrating but I found this forum and a similar thread with lots of people having the same problem, but no one has answered definatelivly how to fix it. I was going to post on the same thread but weird, after signing up and trying to go to that thread this site just wont let me. It doesnt come up in a search within the site either. did they close the thread because so many people are having the same problem!!? Not sure i can post a link to the thread but here goes. https://forum.dji.com/thread-114192-1-1.html

If all that fails, here is the issue, Spark takes off but will only hover a few inches from the ground then goes randomly up and down a few inches off the ground regardless of control input. Landing finally worked.
1-7 01:14
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SAADHERO
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its a VPS issue
u can do manual take off with CsC

left Stick left Down while Right Stick is right down

this will arm the motors and u now push stick up to fly
1-7 01:49
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JDK92
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I have a similar issue. Especially during take off it appears to have a hard time going up and keeps jumping down a few inches. I also recognize it sometimes during flight. When I try to gain height it struggles and keeps coming down for a bit before it eventually ascends smoothly...This issue started a for me maybe a month ago and so far I could not resolve it. Any help is appreciated.
1-7 02:08
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RJB1
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SAADHERO Posted at 1-7 01:49
its a VPS issue
u can do manual take off with CsC

Thanks, but I have no idea what you are talking about. VPS? CSC? Trying to do manual take off does nothing, the controls do not respond other than the land button.
1-7 16:51
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RJB1 Posted at 1-7 16:51
Thanks, but I have no idea what you are talking about. VPS? CSC? Trying to do manual take off does nothing, the controls do not respond other than the land button.

Vps the bottom sensors the csc is the way to take off by turning the engine on while on ground and u apply throttle to fly not the drone

to do manual take off do this
left Stick left Down while
Right Stick is right down
1-7 23:01
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SAADHERO Posted at 1-7 23:01
Vps the bottom sensors the csc is the way to take off by turning the engine on while on ground and u apply throttle to fly not the drone

to do manual take off do this

OK well that wasn't the problem. I'm able to start the engines but when I push stick up to take off it just scurries around a couple of inches from the ground still going up and down and hitting the ground. Hitting the landing button eventually gets it to land and shut off.
1-10 04:16
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Just a shot in the dark here ... it could be that your blades are damaged? Maybe a hairline crack that you're not seeing in the blades? Did you do an IMU calibration and a compass calibration? Also you might want to try to do a master reset to bring everything back to factory default settings I believe you have to hold power button for 9 seconds until you hear three beeps? But you can check that on YouTube very easily. If all else fails contact DJI and see what they're wonderful tech support team has to say
1-10 18:44
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TheGemster18 Posted at 1-10 18:44
Just a shot in the dark here ... it could be that your blades are damaged? Maybe a hairline crack that you're not seeing in the blades? Did you do an IMU calibration and a compass calibration? Also you might want to try to do a master reset to bring everything back to factory default settings I believe you have to hold power button for 9 seconds until you hear three beeps? But you can check that on YouTube very easily. If all else fails contact DJI and see what they're wonderful tech support team has to say

haha I hope that isnt sarcasm and they really are wonderful. Ive sent them a report a few days ago but not heard anything yet. In the previous thread a lot of people were saying about the blades too, but they wernt damaged before, but since i have spares its worth a try. But you saying about the factory reset makes me wonder if i did something on the last flight when it started. Id pressed the power button trying to get it to connect to a new phone with the app and I maybe mistakenly held it  longer than i should trying to get it to go to the link config. But then again there are a lot of people in the previous thread that i linked that are having the same issue. cant see that they all did that.
1-10 20:03
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RJB1
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Ok to add to the mystery. I live in a NFZ so i have to drive to get to a flight location. This has made it frustrating to experiment, but I just tried flying it in the house in atti mode and hand gesture seems to be working fine and the craft is taking off and landing fine. No prop change or updates since I last tried and it was hovering inches from the ground with no input from controls.
1-10 20:36
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RJB1 Posted at 1-10 20:36
Ok to add to the mystery. I live in a NFZ so i have to drive to get to a flight location. This has made it frustrating to experiment, but I just tried flying it in the house in atti mode and hand gesture seems to be working fine and the craft is taking off and landing fine. No prop change or updates since I last tried and it was hovering inches from the ground with no input from controls.

try reinstalling firmware via DJi assistant on pc
and recalibrate everything and try one more time if it stays then its a defect
1-11 01:43
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RJB1
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Ok So I downloaded the DJI assistant 2 onto my computer and plugged in the spark. Did a factory reset and then firmware refresh and that has taken care of it!
1-12 01:29
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RJB1
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Strange that I didn't get one comment here from the admins and I didn't ever hear back from DJI when i sent in a report with my logs. Here is a video showing the iss

2-5 21:42
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SAADHERO
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RJB1 Posted at 2-5 21:42
Strange that I didn't get one comment here from the admins and I didn't ever hear back from DJI when i sent in a report with my logs. Here is a video showing the iss

Spark hop

weird thing that u didnt get a reply
but good thing it got fixed by a restore
2-6 00:18
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Proteous
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What.mode is the drone in ? Are your sensors turned off in the video ?
2-6 00:51
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Proteous Posted at 2-6 00:51
What.mode is the drone in ? Are your sensors turned off in the video ?

Normal mode, sensors are on. This seems to be a common issue, there is another thread kicking around on here and a guy in Malaysia has made a video with a few people having the exact same issue and their Spark's jumping up and down the same way.
2-6 01:31
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SAADHERO Posted at 2-6 00:18
weird thing that u didnt get a reply
but good thing it got fixed by a restore

Indeed and yes was so glad it seemed to fix it, but since then its done nothing but rain solid and havent have ONE chance to fly it.
2-6 01:32
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SAADHERO Posted at 2-6 00:18
weird thing that u didnt get a reply
but good thing it got fixed by a restore

Indeed and yes was so glad it seemed to fix it, but since then its done nothing but rain solid and havent have ONE chance to fly it.
2-6 01:32
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RJB1 Posted at 2-6 01:32
Indeed and yes was so glad it seemed to fix it, but since then its done nothing but rain solid and havent have ONE chance to fly it.

glad it seemed to be fixed
time to wait for the rain dont fly in it i did once and got a spark that was dripping wet
2-7 00:17
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