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How "fill in the blank" do you have to be to crash your Spark?

Zezrum

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So I'm eating some humble pie right now. I've often read how people make mistake with their Spark and I usually think to myself, "How ______ do you have to be to crash your Spark?" Seems to me that a little common sense and careful operating should protect oneself from ever having a mishap.

Okay, well I apologize to anyone I have thought that about before.

I'm sitting here at my desk reviewing some settings in the DJI Go 4 app, and decided it was a good idea to program the "Fn" button on the RC to "Takeoff/Landing". Then several minutes later, I'm doing something else in the app, and accidentally hit the Fn button on the RC.

Well, I learned that the Takeoff/Landing action when mapped to a button on the RC does NOT have any type of confirmation dialog. So when I accidentally hit the Fn button on the RC, the Spark immediately took flight, and I was unprepared and before I could grab it, the Spark drifted (atti mode) a foot away into the window blinds!

Good news, only one of the props got nicked up, easy to replace. Bad news: I have proven that you only have to be ___________ to crash your Spark!

Cheers!
 
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aviscomi

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Great story...I do **** like that all the time when I'm bored. One of the luxuries of having a home based office.
 

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