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Giving up powered flight...but not totally.

Started by chaz2b, December 04, 2018, 23:35:34 pm

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chaz2b

I decided earlier this year that I was going to devote the little time I can give to this hobby to just gliding, but I have been smitten by a lovely little DJI Spark.
Having spent countless minutes looking through various attention grabbing babble of " get this one! It really is the dogs nuts "  , it came down to which was the best that I could afford!
Well, this diminutive fly is really not bad at all, certainly better than the Syma I had, build quality feels good,looks good, and has a very stable hover! Next is to fly over my bosses house and annoy him, ( he's my mate too ).
He likes to follow what ever I get into.

Chaz2b
There are many roads to success,.....mine is currently being resurfaced! However, all detours have been removed and financial issues have been met....let's go fly!

Bad Raven

Well, you really should expect the Spark to be a world apart and far far removed from the Syma, since it is on average more expensive by a factor of ten!

Don't own either, but fly with people that have various Syma's, most of which look like mini Phantoms with stunted growth legs, and for their money they seems very good and by observation extremely strong.

I recovered one of theirs that had been stuck on a roof for a week (in rain) after pilot brain fade, then in wind fell to wedge itself behind some industrial wheelie bins. Dried it out, checked it out on my Horus with multi-module to find it flew perfectly well, and the following week it was back with its owner, surviving more impacts with the scenery from his "flying style".   :''

So, to the Spark, done much more with it?
The user formerly know as Bravedan........... Well if Prince can do it....................

payne1967

the syma x5 is a tough little machine
for the cost they fly really well and even the nephews struggle to completely destroy them

chaz2b

Quote from: Bad Raven on December 09, 2018, 09:17:59 am
Well, you really should expect the Spark to be a world apart and far far removed from the Syma, since it is on average more expensive by a factor of ten!

Don't own either, but fly with people that have various Syma's, most of which look like mini Phantoms with stunted growth legs, and for their money they seems very good and by observation extremely strong.

I recovered one of theirs that had been stuck on a roof for a week (in rain) after pilot brain fade, then in wind fell to wedge itself behind some industrial wheelie bins. Dried it out, checked it out on my Horus with multi-module to find it flew perfectly well, and the following week it was back with its owner, surviving more impacts with the scenery from his "flying style".   :''

So, to the Spark, done much more with it?

Yes,quite a bit in fact. Had four flights yesterday with a friend, who previously built a large,(and expensive)hex machine, loved the Spark so much has now bought one!
It's a very stable machine, although the wind wasn't strong, it would have drifted off lesser drones whilst the Spark stood solid.
I'm enjoying this aspect of the hobby tremendously, just a shame that we have a few members whose attitude towards drones are less welcoming, and are probably being biased in their thoughts by a few, uncontrolled idiots.

Chaz2b
There are many roads to success,.....mine is currently being resurfaced! However, all detours have been removed and financial issues have been met....let's go fly!

payne1967

I'm enjoying this aspect of the hobby tremendously, just a shame that we have a few members whose attitude towards drones are less welcoming, and are probably being biased in their thoughts by a few, uncontrolled idiots.

Chaz2b


At the clubs I fly at multi-rotors are very welcome

After my Hubsan H109 decided to kiss mother earth in GPS mode whilst I was other wise occupied and the model not wishing to calibrate I  gave in and purchased a DJI Phantom , although the Hubsan flew well when  flying the Phantom you can tell that the extra cost has gone into development of the flight controller

There are some functions of the Hubsan that I like better than the Phantom and some on the Phantom I prefer over the Hubsan but the main difference is the quality of the video footage , both being the base models the gimble and camera of the Phantom are far superior to the Hubsan