Double the Range of your DJI Spark with a $9 Accessory! See me test it.
By Steve Huff
Yesterday I went out to an open field here near my house in AZ to test a $9 accessory for my little (but damn amazing) DJI Spark. This accessory claims to boost the range of your drone, and this model works with the DJI Mavic or Spark by simply fitting over the controller. Usually these kind of things work a little, but it’s hit or miss depending on your location, or where you will be flying. Fly over houses, buildings, wires, etc and you will have interference no matter what. There is a reason why most distance flights you see are done over open bodies of water. No interference. But most of us do not live over water and our drones get severely cut short of their range by all of the dirty noise in the airwaves. WiFi signals, Electrical wires, Metal buildings, cars, etc.
These $9 boosters REALLY WORK! They almost doubled the range of my Spark!
So we are lucky to get 1/6th of the advertised range of our drones in every day real world use. So when I saw this $9 accessory that honestly has been around for a while now, I had to test it.
I took my spark out and flew it until it lost signal with the remote, then after it returned home, and the beauty of these DJI drones is that if you do fly out of range and lose signal, the drone automatically turns around and heads back home! No worry of losing it. Anyway, when it returned I would swap the battery and add the booster. I then flew it out until it lost signal with the booster. How did this little $9 accessory do? AMAZING!
I almost doubled my distance as you can see in the video below:
I love my Spark and sold my Mavic as I stopped using it once the spark arrived. Those who call the Spark a “toy” could not be wrong, it’s a powerful little drone (as long as you have the remote, and are not using the phone to control it) and I take it everywhere with me due to that tiny size. Like they have always said in the camera world “The best camera is the one you have with you”…the same rule applies to drones.
You can buy the DJI Spark at Amazon as well, HERE. But I ONLY recommend the fly more combo as without the remote, the spark is a toy.
My next drone reviews will be testing the DJI Crystal Sky monitor with the spark using a custom bracket to hold it, as well as a new drone that should be arriving to me any day now.