1. It’s small!
You will learn quickly when traveling; less is more. The Spark Drone is less. Even with the case, extra battery and remote control the DJI Spark can easily fit in a backpack. Here is the link for the case I use, which I really like. It not only holds the drone, but all the accessories. It protects the spark and controller well and it’s not expensive.
2. Easy To Use
Again the first few drones we bought were flying into trees and houses and landing on rooftops. We had an overall nightmare of a time trying to fly it. The DJI Spark Drone is so simple. Turn it on, put it in the air and you’re already a professional pilot. It has sensors in the front so it won’t run into things, but be careful as the sensors are not on the back like some of the other DJI drones.
3. High Quality
When you pick up the DJI Spark Drone, you can tell it’s well built. It’s made of hard sturdy plastic; it does not feel cheap at all. We have never crashed the drone into a tree or on the ground, so I don’t know how it would hold out in that situation, but I landed it in the ocean once, and it died.
So needless to say they are not waterproof, and we are on our second drone. I have to confess it was pilot error because I didn’t calibrate the drone for a new country. If you plan to visit a different country you need to calibrate the drone before flying.
1. If it’s really windy, don’t fly it.
2. Customer Support
Let’s just say it’s not great. They have the best product, and a monopoly so, we’ll leave it at that.
A Few Tips
- Buy the adapter that connects your phone to the controller (it really helps).
- Fly it at home with no water near you before a vacation or using over water. It doesn’t take long, but don’t pull it out for the first time on a Caribbean island on the ocean.
- Get 1 extra DJI battery, it only lasts 15 minutes, and if you are on an excursion that lasts all day, you will most likely run out of battery.
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The drone we use is the DJ Spark with Remote Control Combo. We like this drone because it’s compact, it’s effortless to take on trips, it’s easy to fly, and it shoots 1080p. All of our drone footage on our blog posts and youtube videos are taken with this drone. We highly recommend it. If you are interested in checking it out here is the Amazon link: Click here.
Another item we use daily is our Primocean Backpack with an insulated cooler bag. We use this as Christie’s carry on bag on the plane and as our cooler at our final destination. We used to use a different backpack and we switched to this one because it’s better made of durable material with quality zippers. We love this backpack!! The cooler section is smaller; however, all the compartments and the quality of the backpack make it a much better choice for basically the same cost. We wish we would have thought of this item a long time ago. If you are interested in checking it out here is the Amazon link: Click Here.
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