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Problems with Spark remote and a solution

AeroMirage

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. Ok, The Spark is an impressive piece of engineering and workmanship. It still amazes me despite it's flaws. The App keeps crashing. Constantly. Hopefully this will be fixed in a FW update... soon!!
But the one thing that has bothered me from the start is the way the remote [loosely] "holds" your phone.
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Now, I realize that cost was an issue as well as compact size, but the phone holder quite frankly SUX!!
Solution: Mavmount.
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. Let's get this outta the way. I am not connected with them, paid by them or advertising for them. I am simply passing along my opinion of a product that I think is excellent in both design and build. And, I think reasonably priced. $59 complete plus $7.25 shipping. There are some upgrade options available also.

. This thing fits, Holds the phone securely in it's protective cover. The angle is adjustable.
No longer do I constantly wonder if my phone is going to fall on the ground.... naked!!
One less major distraction!!
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Mako79

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Pfft...
I assume the rubber grips are the same as the Mavic's controller (i dont own a spark controller).
You can still use your bumper case on your phone by removing the lower (or upper) rubber grip mount. Just remove the 3 screws and jiggle the rubber mounts out and insert 1 back in. The issue with this method is that it can block the home button.
Another option would be to use a box cutter and trim the rubber to a gradient slope. This would make a wide to narrow grip. I use this method as it does not block the home button and allows more flexibility with phones/devices.
 
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Glen e

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I have absolutely no problem with the controller holding an iPhone 7+. The OTG cable locks it in on the right side and the left side is snug. Maybe yours is defective.
 

AeroMirage

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An IPhone probably does fit a little better, but a Samsung Galaxy doesn't, which I think is a very common phone. Between the length, the home button being pressed and having to take it out of the case every time, I'll stick with the Mavmount.
 

Mako79

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Florida Drone Supply

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. Ok, The Spark is an impressive piece of engineering and workmanship. It still amazes me despite it's flaws. The App keeps crashing. Constantly. Hopefully this will be fixed in a FW update... soon!!
But the one thing that has bothered me from the start is the way the remote [loosely] "holds" your phone.
View attachment 924
Now, I realize that cost was an issue as well as compact size, but the phone holder quite frankly SUX!!
Solution: Mavmount.
View attachment 925
. Let's get this outta the way. I am not connected with them, paid by them or advertising for them. I am simply passing along my opinion of a product that I think is excellent in both design and build. And, I think reasonably priced. $59 complete plus $7.25 shipping. There are some upgrade options available also.

. This thing fits, Holds the phone securely in it's protective cover. The angle is adjustable.
No longer do I constantly wonder if my phone is going to fall on the ground.... naked!!
One less major distraction!!
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We agree, the Mavmount is an excellent design for the Spark and Mavic. We have found that it works well with the high brightness 5.5" Crystalsky monitor.

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SkipperAdam

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I have a 6S+ iPhone in a Lifeproof case, I cut down the rubber with a box cutter and it fits well though only using maybe a 1/4 of the RC's grip area. That modification and a OTG cable with right angle connectors have made it an easy set up.
 

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