Some DJI Spark owners reporting that their drones are failing and falling, but this isn’t GoPro Karma 2.0


posted Friday, July 28, 2017 at 4:20 PM EDT


With every big electronics release, there will always be some bugs. It's true of cameras and it's true of drones too. You may recall last fall when GoPro recalled their new flagship Karma drone. Drone industry giant DJI is not immune to issues either, as some users are reporting that their DJI Spark drones are losing power and falling from the sky.

DJI has acknowledged the issue in the below statement:

"DJI is aware of a small number of reports involving Spark drones that have lost power mid-flight. Flight safety and product reliability are top priorities. Our engineers are thoroughly reviewing each customer case and working to address this matter urgently. DJI products are tested for thousands of hours, and the overwhelming number of customers enjoy using our products with minimal disruption."

As The Verge points out, this issue is not uncommon in the industry. They shared similar thoughts when GoPro recalled the Karma, but it's worth noting that DJI is not issuing any sort of a recall for the Spark, but rather investigating reports and holding steady. If the issue for the Spark is bigger than it currently appears, it will be curious to see if DJI can address it via a software update or if it is a hardware issue requiring a recall. In the meantime, most users seem pleased with the new DJI Spark and are not reporting issues.

(Via The Verge)