- Sep 12, 2018
you probably have heard all of this but did you do the firmware updates on both the drone and controller?. and have you calibrated the controller? If they don't have the same firmware and the controller is out of calibration watch out. I crashed my Spark. Don't think it was my fault. It suddenly dove to ground level and hit a concrete block. I was able to twist it back into shape and put on a couple of props and it flew about the same as always..but the avoidance no longer worked. I didn't really care about that, but then I got to thinking I would start caring about it real fast if it hit someone. Bite the bullet and send it back to DJI. It's painless except to the wallet. You're not going to trust it unless it's fixed and It's easy to download the logs etc. and send it in. Good LuckAfternoon all,
Brand new to the drone scene and ended up with a new DJI Spark, love messing with it, had it out on a few test runs here at home and out at the park and lake with no issues. Brought it out one day to take a pic of our property and took it to 200' with no issues, started trying to get a good view to take a pic and noticed it had started climbing. Was at 225' and steadily climbing, I hit the RTH and it told me it was unable to return. At this point it was directly above me and had reached 395' then shot out away from the LZ over some tree tops and then I got a read out of "no GPS", I lost site but after 2 days of tracking from its last known coordinates, I found it roughly 1/2 a mile away.
Got it back home and charged up, needed to replace a propeller, need a light cover and the camera works but doesn't move but everything else seemed good to go so I decided to do a test run and had it hovering at roughly 4', looking over my settings and it revved up and started ascending fast on its own. I hit RTH, it again told me it was unable to return so I grabbed it and pulled the battery off. Did some research and come up with several similar scenarios and checked everything they said they did and retried a test run with the same end results as I had before. I have yet to contact DJI, figured I would pick the brains of some seasoned veterans first.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.