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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:48 pm

I'm considering getting a DJI Spark for both enjoyment and to take some footage of the golf course.

Anyone have experience with drones? I'm looking at spark mostly for the price and size.



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Postby Tyler » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:50 pm

Hunter has the DJI Mavic.
Crckrjack's dad has the DJI Phantom 2? 3?
Ben Huss has the DJI Phantom 3.

This doesn't help you since none of these people post.
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:03 pm

Tyler wrote:Hunter has the DJI Mavic.
Crckrjack's dad has the DJI Phantom 2? 3?
Ben Huss has the DJI Phantom 3.

This doesn't help you since none of these people post.
If the mavic wasn't twice the price of the spark that would be my obvious choice.

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Postby Huss Buss » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:58 pm

in think ben is happy with what they have
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Postby bmyoungs » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:37 am

Tyler wrote:
Tyler wrote:Source of the post Hunter has the DJI Mavic.

CPT link to thread where he talks about it
Yeah I read that one. Was hoping someone else had used a slightly cheaper one. Can't justify almost $1k after all the extra stuff needed

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Postby Tyler » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:12 am

Tested has been worshiping DJI for 5 years. I think anthing they make will be top of the line.
Brother in law got a quad about the size of the DJI to film stuff inside of his gym. He is happy with it, but I'm not sure what it is. Was probably only $200ish. I can find out.
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Postby bmyoungs » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:02 pm

Just ordered DJI Spark. Read tons of reviews for mostly video uses and for my case this is probably the best bet. It's quiet so I can use it on a golf course and unless I spend twice as much I'm not going to get a completely better camera. There's some cheaper 4k ones but not stabilized so that's not good for me. I'll test it out Thursday for sure.

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Postby Huss Buss » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:47 pm

cool Brad! very neat to use on golf course for views
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Postby Tyler » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:48 pm

WOO! I'm excited for your new toy. This is 1080p? Which will be perfect. You don't want to edit 4k anyways.

No way it doesnt sound like a swarm of bees though.

Order from.DJI site directly?
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Postby bmyoungs » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:14 pm

Tyler wrote:WOO! I'm excited for your new toy. This is 1080p? Which will be perfect. You don't want to edit 4k anyways.

No way it doesnt sound like a swarm of bees though.

Order from.DJI site directly?
Amazon since I had nearly 400 in gift cards.

Will be using it to get footage from all 18 jokes to do flyover videos for our website and I think 1080p will be fine when combined with good stabilization.

Another deciding factor was the other option I had narrowed down to did not have obstacle avoidance.

All the reviews said the spark was extremely quiet when compared to most drones, hopefully it's quiet enough I can use it while people are golfing for some good shots on course

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Postby Tyler » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:39 am

I think the Spark is small enough you don't need to get a license either to operate it.
Getting there license is very easy and cheap to get regardless
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Postby bmyoungs » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:12 pm

Tyler wrote:I think the Spark is small enough you don't need to get a license either to operate it.
Getting there license is very easy and cheap to get regardless
Spark is .66lbs so I do have to register it since minimum is .55lbs for registration.

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Postby Tyler » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:18 pm

bmyoungs wrote:Source of the post Spark is .66lbs so I do have to register it since minimum is .55lbs for registration.

Need me to pay the $10-20 for you? I can write it off.
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:40 pm

It's so tinyImage

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Postby Tyler » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:04 pm

Much smaller than what I was picturing. What does the controller look like? Same 20min ish battery life of the big brother?

Props automatically fold out when it starts?
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Postby bmyoungs » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:13 am

Tyler wrote:Much smaller than what I was picturing. What does the controller look like? Same 20min ish battery life of the big brother?

Props automatically fold out when it starts?
Battery life is only about 15min. Not sure about props folding out

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Postby bmyoungs » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:36 am

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dhaot69T61CjydMM6

First flight. Very happy with how simple it is to go from opening to flying. Registration was easy and took 15 min to set up controls.

I still had it in beginner mode so it could only got 100 feet away. Return home is really cool. Can't wait to fly it around more

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Postby Tyler » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:58 am

Look at all the snow there!

Very cool toy. I'm impressed by it all

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