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So you got the Spark and now you realize you can only land it on basically completely flat surfaces because it really doesn’t have any legs for landing. Not really a big deal and you probably won’t ever damage your drone from this particular problem, but you definitely could. It’s not like the Phantom 3 [see on Amazon] where the propellers are safely way off of the ground. Well, here’s a set of Landing Gear legs that are super cheap and they help to keep your Spark even higher off the ground during landing, protecting the sensors and propellors. The landing gear snaps into the arms of the drone for easy installation and removal, which is nice, and this accessory happens to be super cheap so it’s kind of one of those “why not?” purchases.
This is not a third-party accessory, but it’s really important to having fun with your Spark. While flying the drone with gesture controls or your phone is cool, the controller takes things to the next level. Not only do you get better range with the remote (1 mile vs. 100 meters), but the joysticks allow you a lot more control over the drone for quicker movements and faster speeds (up to ~30MPH). The price is steep on the DJI Spark controller at around $165, which is why we recommend people actually opt for the Fly More Bundle [check price on Amazon] from the get go. At any rate, whether you get the Combo or purchase the remote separately, it’s a must-have accessory for the Spark.
Not technically an accessory, I know, but you should consider picking up one or two extra batteries for your Spark. Flight time for one battery is ~15 minutes, which really limits your fun. Having one or two backups makes it so you won’t be constantly paranoid about the drone dying. It’s definitely a good idea. As an FYI, that Fly More Combo that I mentioned earlier comes with an extra battery. And battery life is one of the reasons we think in the MAVIC Pro vs. Spark debate, the MAVIC Pro is better because it has basically 60% more flight time on a single charge than the Spark.
Again, these come in the Fly More Combo, but you can purchase them separately for around $20. Propeller guards are a good idea if you plan to fly the Spark in any tight spaces or indoors. It protects you from the blades and the blades from any serious damage. With that being said, the blades are easily replaceable on the Spark and they are relatively affordable at around $15 [check price on Amazon]. The propeller guards, are cheap and could definitely come in handy for any novice drone users. If you haven’t seen it yet, we had a few close calls during our full Spark Review.
Getting a custom carrying case for the Spark is a good idea since the arms of the drone do not fold in entirely. This Deyard case is one of the best you can find out there and even has space for extra batteries and a remote. On top of that, it has a handle and the outer shell material is water resistant, which is nice. Great way to safely transport the Spark.
This is a little off the wall, but it’s a neat idea for customizing your Spark. This vinyl skin gives your Spark a carbon fiber look to it, which we think looks really cool, only we worry about how easy it will be to attach to your drone. Getting screen protectors on your phone is tough….this looks even tougher. But, it does come in 8 different colors and is really cheap so it may be worth a go.