Short Review: Received my Spark Fly More package today and for a mini quad, this thing rocks.. I wrote a good review on the Yuneec Breeze about 6 months ago, but the SPARK BLOWS IT out of the water!! I only have 2 flights on this right now but it works WONDERFULLY well and is super easy to fly! Why is the spark so good?
**NOTE** Review will be updated as I get more flights on the drone! Edit history will be logged below
-Firmware Updated added to Pros (#15) (6/20/17)
-OTG Cable allows for USB phone connection to controller added to pros (#14) (6/20/17)
-Battery Charging Time added to pros (#16) (6/20/17)
1.) Excellent Battery Life for a mini drone! I get the advertised battery life out of my quad! Which is much longer than other quads of this size.. First flight I got 13 minutes and second 12 minutes.. My breeze gets under 10 pretty much any flight
2.) Fly More includes a remote – The remote ROCKS! It works just as well as a larger DJI Remote and has AMAZING RANGE!
3.) Controller not needed to fly – You can fly this with your phone, saving even more space (Distance and range is limited with the phone)
4.) Camera has a gimbal – Again, gimbals work MUCH BETTER than software stabilization
5.) Quality is Amazing – Everything from the battery, the quad, the controller, and even my storage case is simply AMAZING!!
6.) Picture Quality is GREAT
7.) Video Quality is GREAT
8.) Has AMAZING range – using your phones WiFi, the range is limited but using the included controller the range is 1000+ feet!! In any direction!
9.) VERY EASY TO FLY!
10.) Great Value – for $499 (or $699 with fly more) you get a drone with all the features of the Phantom 4 or Mavic.. That’s a WONDERFUL VALUE in my book
11.) Full of Features – This has all the features of my Phantom 4 which blows the competition AWAY when it comes to mini drones!!
12.) Hand Gestures work GREAT – While I don’t see myself using them often, they do work WONDERFULLY WELL!!! I can see how they will come in handy for selfies and whatnot
13.) Fly more is a GREAT VALUE!! The controller and the battery alone are worth the $200 extra! But prop guards, a much nicer carry case,, battery charging bar, and extra props just add to the value! Plus I got a MicroSD card tossed in
14.) While at first I loved the IDEA of my phone commuicating with the controller via WiFi, Video was spotty! BUT I quickly learned the DJI OTG Cable will allow my phone to connect to the controller VIA USB!! Now video is 100% CLEAR!
15.) Firmware update was simple! I used the mobile app for the firmware update BUT normally I use the DJI PC Software.. I did confirm the update installed correctly using the DJI PC Software.. Update was very simpel via the app!! Another plus for this great drone, making it very user friendly!
16.) After several flights now, the batteries for the quad charge VERY quickly!! Normally under an hour! Wow, talk about fast!
Overall: Right now I am in love with this drone and I can’t wait to fly it more tomorrow!! Everything is as expected!