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DJI - Spark Fly More Combo Quadcopter - Alpine White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 802 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cool Little Drone!

    Posted
    Wraith
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    I had been waiting on a quality drone, that didn't cost and arm and a leg, that also had some decent flight time. The Spark meets all those criteria and more. While I would love to have the Mavic Pro, I just couldn't justify the price for what I wanted to use it for, mainly some quick flight jaunts to maybe get some interesting footage or shots while out and about. The Spark is insanely easy to set up and just as easy to fly. Though, to be fair, the hand gesture thing is a bit more of a gimmick than an actual flight model. It works well for taking selfies and wowing people but for maximum flight ability you of course need to use the remote. After downloading the app onto my iPhone 7+, I updated the firmware, and was flying within minutes. That being said, I would HIGHLY recommend buying an OTG (On The Go) cable and hardwiring it to your controller rather than just relying on the wi-fi set-up. Since I have done that, there has not been a single dropped frame or any control issues. You can find one online or in stores for less than $4 usually and you already have the cable for your phone, though I also bought a short Lightning cable to keep things from tangling up. Video and photo quality is stellar and it is incredibly easy to set up some neat shots. It also has a ton of safety features to keep you from doing something stupid with it and harming you, a loved one, or the drone. My only quibble with it so far is that I guess I'm within the flight path of the local airfield and it limits some of my maneuvering window, but that is easily solved by taking it elsewhere to fly. This drone is heavy enough to warrant FAA registration but that was done in 5 minutes and only cost $5. If you aren't planning on doing serious photo/videography with your drone and don't need super long flight times to get where you want to shoot, this is the drone for you. A lot of fun and really easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Finally!!

    Posted
    CrankyMila
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    So, I finally bit the bullet and bought myself a DJI Spark. I've wanted one for the longest time, but couldn't get myself to spend so much money for it. And then Mavic Air came one, so I once again got very excited and thought "this is it, I'm buying THE Air!" Yeah, yeah, I know-- "but, you didn't buy the Air!" Yes, I indeed instead bought the Spark, for a couple of reasons. 1. The price. I realized that for the price of Air, I can get the Fly More combo deal of the Spark, so there. 2. I'm no photographer, or even an experienced flyer. Really, I should've bought something way cheaper for someone who needs practice! (So far, I'm doing well.) My actual experience with the Spark: **Setting up** Upon opening the package, I excitedly unpacked everything and charged the batteries. By the time both batteries were fully charged, I followed some steps on Youtube on "before you fly your Spark" videos. ~ Pair the device with the RC. -Done- ~Turn on the Spark. -Done- ~Wait for "connected / Go Fly" sign. -Waiting...- This took about 10 minutes before I realized nothing was happening. So, I go watch more Youtube videos. So many videos on how to fix this possible "issue" I was having, but none helped. I was getting frustrated and annoyed. I stumbled upon a DJI forum, typed my issue, found a topic similar to my problem, suggested to turn on Airplane mode. Then, just like that, I was connected! Oh, my excitement! **Flying and controls** ~ Maneuvering with RC is very easy. ~ Joystick hurts my thumbs, but not too bad. ~I get about 15-16 minutes of fly time if I'm not messing around with the camera settings too much. ~ Videos and pictures are amazing. Not 4K amazing, but you get what I'm saying. My experience hasn't been too bad, but for the price I paid, I can't believe I have to fly the drone on Airplane mode-- or otherwise have to mess with OTG cables. Four stars, because I wish I didn't have to do this. Otherwise, DJI has my support from here on, and maybe someday, I'll get one of those bigger and better drones that can lift a puppy! (lol, just kidding)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Game changer with some slight issues

    Posted
    BWGunner
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    I have been waiting for this drone for a long long time. The Spark is the best of what DJI drones can do, in a small and more affordable package. Recently, DJI has released AutoPilot for Spark, which adds waypoints and a slew of automation, making this "toy" a commercial contender for sure. Best part of that is people assuming it's a toy and ignoring it, when in reality it's a mid-grade camera platform with amazing capabilities. I use Pano and Globe constantly. For an aspiring flying-camera pilot this is a GREAT place to start. But since detailed reviews are everywhere maybe I can save you a few dollars and frustrations with 3 easy rookie tips. 1. Check your controller and drone battery levels obsessively. If the controller gets low the drone will auto-return to home. If, like me, you live among trees, this is bad. If the drone battery gets cold, it can click along very quickly, again triggering a Return to Home into a tree. Not good. 2. Set your Return To Home at a sane level. Like 0. I suppose in Ireland with no trees, RTH is fine, but here in the woods, where I'm 20 feet from my drone, watching the thing run off to play in the trees is very distressing. if your RTH is set to 30% of battery remaining, well in the cold this can happen quickly and suddenly, and again, you're in the trees. OF NOTE, THE BIG RED PAUSE BUTTON WILL STOP RTH IMMEDIATELY. 3. Get landing gear that clips on around the motors and snaps onto the arms. Why? This will protect the camera and the motor mounts in a crash. What breaks on a Spark? The motor mounts. They hit and shatter as the plastic at the intersection is a bit thin. 3rd party landing gear fixes this with minimal added weight. And any buffer to hitting concrete is super helpful as the GPS unit is also very easily shaken loose and this grounds your drone. Don't need GPS? Too bad, you still can't fly without it. Noticing a theme? RTH is responsible for my crashes, I have not crashed, but the software has taken the drone out twice now. This is particularly noticable with the shorter running time of the Spark. To do over I'd start exactly the same, but I'd be more vigilant about the batteries, and don't forget that PAUSE button, It's better than a 1-month repair for $250. Get DJI Care, it's worth every penny for the rookies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I can fly

    Posted
    Bubba328751
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    This is a cool drone. I’ve only uses it a couple of times so far but it has been easy to fly so far. This is my first drone. And the sensors have worked well. The home button is cool. My battery got low and it was about a block from my house so it told me it was coming home because of the battery and it did all by it’s self and landed about 2 ft from where it took off. It handled pretty good in the wind to. It would give you a high wind warning on your phone but wouldn’t move from it’s spot and the video was perfectly still no shake. It’s not 4K but videos are clear and so are pics. Haven’t got a chance to do hand gestures or follow me yet but plan to soon. If your in a neighborhood the signal will be a little weaker do to all the WiFi signals around compared to the country but it is still strong. I flew it up to 350ft up and two neighborhoods over and still had half of my signal bars left. Then I hit the home button and it was back in no time and landed within feet of were it left. I have to admit I did get to close to a branch once and it hit it and shut down and dropped about 6 or 7ft. I thought I was going to have a heart attack. But it powered right back on. It made me recalibrate compass. But then launched right after and flew fine. I then went inside and ordered the exstended service plan from the dji site. Lol. I bought the fly more combo you get more for the price. I did also buy a carrying case for it I didn’t like the setup it came with ( a styrofoam box for the spark and a carrying bag for accessories). It’s so much more compact than the phantoms and the case is so much smaller. A lot easier for transport. I do recommend extra batteries do to the 10 to 15 min flight times so you can fly while you charge. A+ so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Flies great, when it flies.

    Posted
    BayouSteve
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The Spark offers a solid set of features and good flight performance for the price. The RC makes flight control precise and responsive. Fun once you can get it flying. The significant downside: atrocious setup and possible quality issues. As with most products today, written literature is minimal. Have another device available for troubleshooting other than the main control device, as switching between the apps (and losing your place in DJI Go) will exhaust you. My issues started with a defective RC. After working through every option to exclude user error, DJI phone support confirmed faulty hardware. Thanks to Best Buy for an easy exchange. RC issue resolved, still could not connect to the aircraft. Support forums correctly indicated all internet connections to the control device need to be disconnected; ***active cellular data connection will prevent a connection***. Once I cleared that hurdle, app continued to read "Cannot take off." in red, with the apparent issue being the inability to update No Fly information. Again, at the advice of third party forums, I had to sideload an earlier version of the app before the updates could be completed, unlocking the aircraft. Even when things go right, it takes a significant amount of time to get airborne between setting up the device (e.g., disabling all internet connections), clicking through screens, acknowledging updates, acknowledging warnings, etc. Setup is far too cumbersome with too many known issues for this price point. The app functions like an unstable beta.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      DJI Support

      Hi BayouSteve,

      We are sorry that you had to go through all of those issues. Hopefully your experience moving forward with the Spark is much better. DJISupport

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Drone Flyaway - Signal Interference

    Posted
    ksharma
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    I recently bought the drone, diligently followed instructions and was beginning to enjoy the drone. Didn't have any issues even though initial setup was a real pain and not at all user friendly, and mind you I am floozy - still had trouble walking through the setup. The fateful reason I am giving a bad review is because nowhere did I read that drones can flyaway or land when they loose signal. I was flying on the beach trying to get a good aerial shot of the waves when I suddenly lost signal due to weak transmission as I could not see the video and lost the drone visually in the background - spark is very tiny to begin with (was flying with a remote) , the drone notified it would land home. I accepted the warning and kept waiting for the drone to return but it did not come back and I lost my drone. It was all a freak incident lasting a few minutes and I felt absolutely helpless. I was locked in with GPS and everything was working fine and it was my second flight that day and boom I lost my drone and I could not do anything to retrieve or salvage my device. I wish I had known that all those drone videos and footage that is advertised everywhere comes with a real chance to just randomly loose your drone due to signal interference or some technical issue that is beyond your control and the drone just flows away or lands somewhere randomly. Please do your research and be cautious when you make a purchase and be really careful when you fly these drones. They are not a guaranteed working functioning device and can easily be lost and cost tons of money without any real pilot issue all due to hardware glitches. If it cannot differentiate with its GPS and maps that its flying over water vs land what good is its "smarts"

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Too Complicated

    Posted
    TXgirl
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    Can't set it up. Several abbreviated start up booklets included but not the one you need. You have to download one...Really!? Tried doing online chat with support but it turns out they were giving instructions for the wrong model. Best Buy doesn't offer Geek Squad help for drones. Was finally able speak with some from support by phone but they had such a strong accent we couldn't understand but half of what they were trying to say. This was a gift for my boyfriend. He's the smart type that can figure out most anything. He became so frustrated trying to set it up also. I was afraid this drone's first flight was going to be out the window. Took it back to Best Buy and was told I only had 15 days to return it. Per instructions it says to take outside to sync when there is no rain,moisture or snow. How do you do this in upstate New York? So.. I was deprived of ability to take it back during 15 day window. Thinking will try to sell on Craigslist for a loss.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quit looking at the reviews and buy it...

    Posted
    mennioo
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    So, I waited about a month before getting the courage to buy this bad-boy. Let me just tell you, good things come in small sizes (well some things do) and the Spark was one of them. This thing is perfect for selfies, personal movies, checking yourself out and spying on the neighbors (Just kidding) but in all seriousness, I thought it was going to be mediocre and this thing blew me away, well in high winds, and the app is easy to use. The RC makes the experience that much more unleashed. Only complaint is that the battery life is so low but that is expected due to its size. Don't get me started about sports mode. Pigeons didn't know what hit them as soon as my little Spark came zooming in. The camera is amazing. Only thing is that its not the best for like a panoramic scene when turning clockwise or counterclockwise. The video kinda gets a little weird. It goes from buttery smooth to a tad bit flakey but let me tell you, Its totally worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Unable to set up

    Posted
    Unbeknownst
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    I had the worst experience ever trying to work with this drone. I was extremely excited to get this drone for Christmas however it proved to be a huge let down. During setup nothing went right. First the app couldn’t read any of the QR codes for setup, next I was DENIED the ability to authenticate the drone and had a multi hour fiasco where I learned basically DJI sometimes misses some drones in some kind of a gatekeeping scenario to limit the manufacturing or disbursement from unauthorized dealers... finally I was able to get it authenticated and setup - I was ready to take my first flight. Prior to take-off it says a new mandatory firmware update was needed (even though I updated it less than 24 hours ago). This update would load and run for about 2 minutes and every time at the end have me a “failed to update” message. At this point I just said forget it and took the thing back. Such a disappointment.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      DJI Support

      Hi Unbeknownst,

      I am sorry for the troubles that you've had with this drone. If the firmware is failing to update with your phone, you can try to update it via your PC or Mac using the DJI Assistant program.

      The DJI Assistant program can be found on the DJI Spark product page on DJI.com. DJISupport

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic First Drone (NOT A TOY)

    Posted
    ChitownDrizzy
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    This was my first REAL drone and it is a blast. However, PLEASE do not purchase this thinking it is a toy. First, it is quite complex to know what you are doing correctly. Sure, you can get this thing flying in a matter of minutes, but there is much you need to know before picking these up. There are important FAA regulations you need to follow as well as those of you local jurisdiction. This thing may be small, but you can very easily get yourself in trouble or put someone else in serious danger without knowing what you are doing. If the person isn't old enough/trustworthy enough to drive a car, then they should not be piloting one of these devices. Take it slow, learn the manual front-to-back, make sure you are in a safe space to fly and you will have a blast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Priced Drone For Cinematic Footage

    Posted
    Dominick
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    Don't let the 1080p fool you, this drone will capture some amazing footage and stills. In sport mode it zips across the sky at roughly 34mph, has stable flight with smooth clips. The bag I found to be a little small to carry everything, so opted for the LowePro Drone bag instead. There is not enough space to describe the beauty of flying this little guy. I have used it for a few months now on and off without issue. Live streaming can only be used with an iPhone device for some reason. There are really no flaws I could find. Make sure you have GPS lock before taking off or it could go bye bye. Flight time is roughly around 12 minutes each battery, but they charge up pretty quickly with the included dock. You can charge 3 batteries, your controller and another usb device. I would highly recommend this drone to friends and family.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My First Drone

    Posted
    MERLIN
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    I was completely new to drones and felt I did enough research for a drone. After making this purchase, ads just started jumping out from everywhere with better prices, features, this that and the other. There's a lot of differences between one to the next. You just have to choose your poison. I like the Spark. Sure, the battery life could be better, could have better control over where the camera lens works, but for my first one, it's a good learning tool. Didn't realize all of the restrictions associated with flying a drone especially now that I live in the city. Would have been perfect for my country living. Anyway, I got the bug, I'm buying all kinds of things for it and starting to learn how to make videos with my drone camera. One improvement for any drone I think would be to make it easier to see what end is forward when buzzing around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I could’ve ever asked for!

    Posted
    TylerPS
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    Definitely get the Fly More package. Without it, I’d be driven mad! The battery life is decent at 12-15 minutes but I enjoy continuing to zip around (max speed ~30 mph) once I have my recordings done. Controls were easy to pick up, you can set a beginner’s mode to restrict how for and how high your drone can go until you turn the mode off. You can fly this drone with just your phone but having the control makes everything much easier/more smooth. Once I figured out how to set it up to my phone (YouTube/Google was my friend during this part) I was up in no time. The carrying bag is also very handy, holds both batteries, the drone, and it’s cobtroller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome drone to learn with!

    Posted
    Curt911
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    We purchased this drone to record our family camping, fishing, and kayak trips and it has done exactly what we needed. It is easy and quick to get in the air and fly and small enough to take almost anywhere we go. We throw it in a kayak dry bag or in a backpack and pull it out for a quick recording. The batteries only last about 10-11 minutes so I would highly recommend you buy 3 or 4 extra batteries and some type of portable charging station for trips of several days or more away from a power outlet. Overall, I highly recommend this drone to anyone looking for an easy to fly drone with serious portability. It is simple to fly and has all the latest technology packed into its a small frame.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice toy/serious drone

    Posted
    HSPITO
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    I received a cheap drone for Christmas because we didn’t want to spend a lot of money on something I might not use a lot. The drone quality was ok but then the camera started to malfunction so I return the cheap drone and decided to go for a DJI. That was the best decision I could’ve made. The cheap one was a toy. This is in a different level. You get high-end quality on a more affordable price. I had so much fun with this drone that I created an Instagram channel just for it. I was waking up early in the mornings just to get sunrise shots. It has a lot of features and the camera quality is very good. So far I have been very happy with it and haven’t had any problems at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    dJI DRONES ARE THE BEST ON THE MARKET!

    Posted
    FLShark

    This is my first DJI product which I bought Spark combo pack for longer & extra flight time, plus, you get a free carrying case for your batteries and charger that's included. If you’re a beginner, I would highly recommend burying the Dji Spark and upgrade later ones you are very familiar with your unmanned aircraft. It took me a few days to learn how to calibrate the drone and the compass in the IMU settings in the DJI GO PRO app. Whatever you do when you get any DJI products it’s got to be updated to the latest firmware or you will not be able to calibrate it, which was the problems I am having until Dji tech support walked me thought the process. DJI has Outstanding customer service and there is no other drone that is more user friendly then the DJI GO PRO4 app on the market.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First drone

    Posted
    Matt
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    Finally bought a drone. Have been wanting one for a while...initially wanted the mavic air but decided on the spark because of the cheaper price and wanted to start out as basic as possible. The quality is outstanding. Well built and solid to be so small. Picture and video quality are fine for what I use it for...traveling, exploring, mountain biking with the family. Haven’t tried all of the features yet. I do recommend getting it well before you go on any trip or whatever you plan to use it for so that you can learn how to fly it. Setting up a new drone and learning to fly it comfortably takes an extensive amount of time. The only thing lacking is the case. Would like to see a better thought out case for traveling or fitting in a backpack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Beginner drone

    Posted
    Silverwolf
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    Had my dji spark drone for around a month now and I love it. This is my first non toy grade drone and it's a breeze to fly in GPS mode, its hover is rock solid, controls are smooth, the 2 axes gimbel works great and provides beautiful videos. And it's very durable as I did manage to crash it into a tree falling over 30 feet to the ground and ended up with just a few grass stains as damage not even a bent prop. Only cons are 1. Not 4k video, only 1080p (but its sensor is good) 2. Everything checks for firmware updates, even the batteries get firmware updates. I had a battery fail to reboot during its first update and it bricked never turning back on, but best buy exchanged it no hassle. I highly recommend this drone for personal use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great drone

    Posted
    Gregr
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    I am new to the drone world and did a lot of research before buying. Price was high but when asking others around I decided on the DJI Spark. Lots of competing brands however I decided on DJI due to the fact that not only were they the first in the industry they continue to provide updates to issues that come up. No drone is perfect but they constantly upgrade firmware to stay as up to date as they can. I have been very happy with my purchase but as a beginner I feel the Spark is a perfect fit. Provideds more than enought options to use but not overly complicated. Manual a little hard to read and understand as it is a foreign company. I read the manual forward and backward but was happy to find so much information on the web and youtube. Found that most fly aways were due to pilot error and almost had one of my own due to the error on my part.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Flier

    Posted
    DarkDrone
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    The spark Fly's very well and takes decent 1080 video. The only thing that isn't great is fly time (10-12 mins). You find your self wanting longer flight time with less battery switching. Honestly I would say step up to the Mavic Air Or Mavic Pro for the simple fact that 4 batteries with this is less flight time then 2 of the air. I own both now and my wife now flies the Spark while I fly the Air. I could care less about having 4k on the air how ever switching batteries this often just doesn't make the spark worth it in my opion. I will openly admit this was my fault for going cheaper not knowing if I'd like the hobby. I'd say this is a good starter drone how ever you'll out grow it fast. Spend the extra $250 on the Air or Pro

    I would recommend this to a friend