1 Attaching the Spherical Connection Shaft to the Spark Main Body
(1) Fit the T-shaped pieces on the sides (spherical connection shafts) from the bottom of the Spark’s motor and fix into place with the 4 catches.Be sure to fix each securely; not doing so will cause micro vibrations.
(1) [Very important] The total weight of the spherical guard (65 g) + the total weight of the main body (everything included, such as batteries) (300 g) = 365 g. We have measured the payload (the total weight for stable flight) as 370 g; it is not possible to load any extra weight.
(2) [Very important] Flight time is approx. 8 minutes. Keep an eye on the remaining battery level on the monitor and promptly land the drone once the warning message appears.
(3) [Very important] When flying, please set to S (sports) mode. And disable DJI Spark’s front obstacle detection system and lower vision system. If the front obstacle detection system or the lower vision system are activated, the Spark will detect the sphere and will not operate.
Note: For the flight of PAUI Oasis 6 for Spark, a transmitter dedicated to Spark is required. S (Sports) mode can only be selected when using Spark dedicated transmitter.
If Spark’s front obstacle detection system and/or lower vision system mistakes the rotating spherical guard for the ground it can run out of control, as the below video shows.
3 Flight Procedure
(1) Make sure the transmitter power, DJI Spark main unit power, and DJI GO 4 app are on.
(2) [Very important] Disable the Spark’s front obstacle detection system and lower vision system. And set to S (sports) mode.
(3) [Very important] Perform compass calibration 360 degrees horizontally and 360 degrees vertically.
* Make sure to perform every time you exchange the batteries. Failing to do so may make it impossible to control the drone.
* If there is battery life remaining after the first flight, perform the second flight as below.
1 If the motor is still on after the first flight (if the propellers are still rotating), there is no need to perform compass calibration; the drone will fly stably during the second flight.
2 In contrast, if the motor is stopped (if the propellers are stopped) after the first flight, the drone will not fly stably during the second flight. In this situation, it is required that you perform the compass calibration and as in (4) below work on the drone on a flat surface (when the motor stops the main controller (MC) will judge that the drone has landed on a flat surface. However, the drone will actually be moving diagonally inside of the sphere. The MC will then be unable to detect that the drone has landed on a flat surface, causing it to be unstable for the second flight).
(4) Place the Spark on a flat surface, and wait until it receives a GPS signal.
*By placing the drone on a flat surface, the main controller will remember at which position it is parallel to flat ground. If the main controller has forgotten this, it may be impossible to control the drone.
(5) Insert and set the Spark into the spherical guard. Please refer to the below.
This video is the attachment for Mavic Air, but the procedure is the same.
(6) [Very important] Manual take off
Push the two proportional control system sticks to the front and inwards to start the engine, and perform take off by gradually raising the elevation stick. Do not use the automatic take off function on the DJI GO 4 app. Using the automatic take off will cause the app to think that the motor output has been overloaded, due to the fact that the drone is heavier than normal, causing the motor overload warning to show on the app. After that, an over discharge warning may appear.
(7) [Very important] Manual soft landing
*Please perform soft landings so as not to inflict excess impact on the rotating spherical guard. Specifically, momentarily stop descent at 10 – 20 cm off the ground, and then land the drone slowly. Do not use the automatic landing function on the DJI GO 4 app. Be careful when landing on concrete in particular.
(8) Remove the drone from the rotating spherical guard