DJI Spark Beginners Checklist
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Spark Beginners Checklist
Before You Leave The House
Unpack everything that came with the spark and take all factory stickers off
Charge all your batteries, phone & controller
Insert Micro SD card into Spark and format
Turn on your spark at home and make sure every battery works and connects to the controller or phone
Follow along with the video and adjust all your settings in every menu
Do a test and record some footage and take some photos (don’t need to take off for this)
Check all the media is okay.
Reformat the card and recharge everything
Check where you’re going to fly to see if there are any restrictions
Outside and Ready To Fly
Find a flat surface to take off from
Make sure there is no trees or power lines that will get in the way of your flight
Turn on your Spark and controller
Start your test flight.
Make sure everything is connected and talking to each other
Hover for 20 seconds
Take a test picture and video
If everything is working take off and start your first flight
For New Flyers. In this section you need to try out every function of the the Spark and learn how each mode works. Take your time with this. It may take a few batteries to get through all of this.
Flying: Try all the directions of flight. Use both joysticks together to make more complex shots
Gimbal: Fly with the gimbal straight up and straight down. See what types of shots you can get with each
Patterns: Now try some patterns
Fly forwards and backwards both high and skimming right over the ground
Point straight down and move in multiple directions
Raise up & down a tall object
Fly up and in a direction
Try moving left or right while panning. Lightly use the pan joystick.
Try to keep an object in the center of frame and circle them
Reveal a landscape from coming out behind an object
Follow a subject forwards and backwards.
Follow a subject from the side
Photography: Now that you’ve played around with a ton of ways to fly lets go through the photography settings and try each
AEB (shoots multiple exposures to process later)
Panoramic both Vertical and Horizontal
Video: Now that you’ve tried every feature with the photography lets get into the video features of the Spark
Do a video and try some flying patterns
Turn on your histogram.
Try to adjust the exposure compensation for your auto settings both brighter and darker
Switch to manual. Adjust ISO & Shutter to get a good exposure
Play with your manual white balance. Try all the options
Automation: The last section for any beginner flyer is to play with all the automation features. I put this at the end because you need to learn how to fly using the joysticks before moving on to this section
Quickshot: Try each of these.
Active Track: Try tracking a person and an object like a car.
Tap Fly: Just use this for an entire battery and see what kind of shots you can get.
Tripod: Fly in small spaces. Between trees or out a door. Make sure your sensors are on so you don’t crash.
Gesture: Take some pictures of you and your friends with this
You are ready to start getting creative with your flying. After going through this entire checklist you should know your Spark inside and out. This is an awesome tool to get some epic shots and will take your videos to the next level. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel for more advanced flying video and more videos to improve your technique.