Anyone swapped out the shell on their Spark for a different color?

Discussion in 'Spark Discussions' started by Andrew Shively, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Andrew Shively

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    I came across a great deal on a Spark Fly More Combo for $399, but it only came in White (I wanted Red). So I looked into some skins, and I just simply don't like the look of them. They don't look clean and the vents still expose the previous color.

    I did some research and found on Amazon and Ebay you can actually buy the shells in all the other colors for really cheap. They even have the DJI logo on it making it look straight from the factory like a legitimate OEM part. Looking on YouTube of guys parting the Spark out to display it's guts, it seems as if this part can pry right off if you know what you're doing.

    Has anyone done this? How easy was it?
     
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  2. Mad.Flyer

    Mad.Flyer Active Member

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    With Spark, it's really easy - you have to remove 6 screws and use special plastic lever like the one in mobile phone repair kits to unlock latches without damaging them or scratching plastic surface.
    Then - sky is the limit. I have dip painted my white Spark top cover, and it looks like factory made.
    Then you just click it back, watching not to overtighten the screws and again: Sky is the limit. This time literally ;)
     
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  3. Andrew Shively

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    I appreciate the reply! Thanks! That's good to know. Wish there were some pictures floating around on the internet. It might be fun to switch them out occasionally if you're careful.
     
  4. chrisw06

    chrisw06 New Member

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    I haven't changed the case but I added some vinyl to mine 20180112_064609.jpg 20180109_172417.jpg
     
  5. beachcombing

    beachcombing Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I just bought a skin from DecalGirl to cover the Spark. One of the nice thing about the skin is that it covers the bottom too which can help with visibility of the drone in the air.
     
  6. Andrew Shively

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    I specifically meant changing out the actual shell.
     
  7. Vilco

    Vilco Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I switched from the original 12 grams top cover with to a 1 gram soft top cover, since I had to bring it down to 300 grams or less. A couple more weeks and the local aviation authority should name me an authorised operator :)
     
  8. Dave Packham

    Dave Packham Active Member

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    Can you link the soft cover?
     
  9. beachcombing

    beachcombing Well-Known Member

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    I know what you meant. I was offering an alternative that I did instead.
     
  10. Stevan

    Stevan Active Member

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    I'm also interested in this. Noticed any difference?
     
  11. 大疆晓粉丝

    大疆晓粉丝 Well-Known Member

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    I pre ordered mine and got it in June 2017. The white one ! Now I have the Green and lava Red lol IMG_20171227_141635.jpg wx_camera_1507127998512.jpg
     
  12. Dave Packham

    Dave Packham Active Member

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    I think a clear one would be cool
     
  13. Stevan

    Stevan Active Member

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    Looks cool, are those CF props?
     
  14. Mad.Flyer

    Mad.Flyer Active Member

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    I would recommend this guide - worked for me:
     
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    大疆晓粉丝 Well-Known Member

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    Yes....but not worth it.
     
  16. Ophidia Snaketongue

    Ophidia Snaketongue Well-Known Member

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    For your googling needs, that little plastic tool for opening a mobile phone is called a spudger. I got a set from Amazon a while back. They are great for doing...things!
     
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  17. clouseau

    clouseau Well-Known Member

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    Yes, a clear shell like this one, however more like the original shell would be cool indeed!


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    Conversion KIT e Montaggio Spark LT
     
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  18. zackdey

    zackdey New Member

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    Was it a universal use coupon?
    If yes, can you share the details? That is a killer offer.
     
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    vufindr New Member

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    I'm trying to change mine. The 4 back screws came out fine. But the 2 by the camera are an issue. Someone suggested they are 1.5 hex. But I don't see that being the case and they don't seem to be screws either. Any ideas?
     
  20. NewYorkJack

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    When I opened mine, I used a torx (I think T6?) for all the screws. The 1.5 hex might still work on the Torx screws but for deeper ones like the ones next to the camera gimbal, it might not getting enough of a bite/torque.