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Offline Bigal1951

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I took the plunge too
« on: January 11, 2019, 01:25:58 PM »
Well I just ordered my belated Christmas present, a DJI spark. I just got the basic kit with transmitter, I figured if I like it I can always buy batteries later I see them on RC Groups from time to time.  Should be here next week.  :t2980: :t2980:

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Re: I took the plunge too
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 04:51:33 AM »
 :t2980: Congrats Bigal on your new quad  :t2030: I do recommend getting a sensor/gimbal protector. I bought this one and it works great it snaps on nice and snug and will not fall off as the other ones do it protects the top, front & bottom sensors well worth the money BUT YOU NEED TO REMOVE IT BEFORE YOU TURN THE SPARK on I put some red tape on it to remind me. this is the one I bought off Amazon. BTW are you going to use your phone or iPad? if you use an iPad I have a holder that snaps on the controller if you want it you can have it FREE I had to buy a different one because I'm using an iPad 9.7

 https://www.amazon.com/PGYTECH-Anti-glare-Integrated-protector-accessories/dp/B074NWMGJP/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1547457460&sr=8-8&keywords=dji+spark+gimbal+protector


DONT buy this kind you'll be wasting your money it falls off and doesn't protect the bottom sensors.

 https://www.amazon.com/Accessories-Gimbal-Protector-Protective-Accessory/dp/B073QN434F/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1547457460&sr=8-9&keywords=dji+spark+gimbal+protector


this is what it looks like on my spark.






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Re: I took the plunge too
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 07:05:41 PM »
Thanks Jeff, definitely nice protection for the gimble, it's on order. Right now I'm going to use my Galaxy 5 smartphone if it sucks I'm looking at a Samsung tablet but after buying the Spark and redoing my 55 gal. fish tank. my moneys funny. Thanks for the tip Bud.   :t2030: :t2030: :t2030:
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Re: I took the plunge too
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 01:55:24 AM »
Your Welcome  :t2030: NOT to take you away from this forum but if you go on the DJI page and go to the forums there is a Spark forum there is a lot of good info on there. Once the snow melts I'll be posting a lot on this one. What happened to everyone? I miss all the regular guys on here  :t2321:


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BTW if you haven't charged the remote be very careful plugging the cable in it's very easy to bend the pins. Once plugged in mark the top of the USB with nail polish or whatever so you know what way to plug it in. HAPPY FLYING  :t2030:
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Re: I took the plunge too
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 12:19:53 PM »
Thanks again Jeff, I'll check out that forum. I don't know where everyone has gone, I guess life has gotten in the way, that happens to all of at some time or another. Looking forward to some videos bud.   :t2030:

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Re: I took the plunge too
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2019, 06:35:47 AM »
Al,

I haven't flown any DJI quads besides the Phantoms, but I'll bet you will enjoy the Spark.  Post some video when you get a chance.

Happy New Year to all.

Tom
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But what goes up, must come down"
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Re: I took the plunge too
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2019, 10:14:52 AM »
Will do Tom, I've heard people say not to fly it in the house but I don't know if I can resist.  :b0201:

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Re: I took the plunge too
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2019, 08:10:41 PM »
Congrats Al. You will enjoy the spark and all of it's modes and things it can do. I have not played too much with it but have messed with the hand gestures and follow me modes a couple of times and it's really cool.

Have fun!

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Re: I took the plunge too
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2019, 09:36:17 PM »
Congrats Al. You will enjoy the spark and all of it's modes and things it can do. I have not played too much with it but have messed with the hand gestures and follow me modes a couple of times and it's really cool.

Have fun!

Thanks Mark, I'm really looking forward to getting outside with it. I've been watching a lot of Youtube videos about the Spark and it appears to do most of what I want. I am looking into building a Hexcopter with the Ardupilot type flight control  system and a 3 axis gimble for my GoPro clone camera, we'll have to see what road this whole thing takes me down. According to UPS tracking my adventure starts Monday.   :t2980: :t2980: :t2980:

 

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