DJI Spark Mod Foldable Landing Gear

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  1. VIRACO

    VIRACO Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I have been looking for landing gear for the DJIspark, especial ones that are foldable. I have until now not found any compact and foldable landing gear. I decided to buy some pre-made ones on aliexpress and customize them to fit my liking. Watch the video to see how I do it!



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  2. Spark 317

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    Nice mod.

    I have the PolarPro gear that friction fits to the battery but not tight enough for me.

    I've been launching / landing by hand lately.
     
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  3. VIRACO

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    Hey, thanks! You could give it a try with this mod, this is definitely a cheaper option haha
     
  4. GearHead83

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    I launch/land by hand pretty much all the time but I love this landing gear mod. So practical and badass looking. Nice job!
     
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  5. VIRACO

    VIRACO Well-Known Member

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    I agree, I to often palm launch/land but sometimes it's more practicle to land in the ground. More space and safer. Thanks, you should give it a try
     
  6. Tim Uiterwijk

    Tim Uiterwijk Active Member

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    I have these lying around.
    Thought they would be the perfect combo of guard rings and legs, but in practice I actually never need guards.

    I also have separate legs for the Spark, but they are not foldable. Although very easy to attach/detach..

    Perhaps this is a good solution. I could keep these on the Spark, even in the case..
    Thanks for the tip!

    DroneChannel Tim
     
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  8. VIRACO

    VIRACO Well-Known Member

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    I would do this right now but I don't think it would fit in my small case.
     
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  10. VIRACO

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    I would given it a try, it's under 10 euros. Worst case you have to take them off ewch time but it's worth the struggle
     
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    I like your gimbal cover - where did you get it from?
     
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  13. Tim Uiterwijk

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    They have a grey and a transparant version.
    I got the grey one, thought it would look better on the Spark. But now I am always curious how the camera (with or without ND filter) fits inside so perhaps I should buy a clear one

    DroneChannel Tim
     
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  16. VIRACO

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    Ali express, pgytech gimbal protector. Cheap and effective
     
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    I'm seriously considering this to avoid using landing pad that much (pain in the *** to set it up every time) and especially to avoid taking off from a palm (I've cut my finger badly once when trying to catch Spark on landing without landing pad). Only concern is, I don't want to add additional weight to the drone, and I'm sure this "landing gear" weights around 20 grams if not more, and that could shorter the flight time, maybe considerably.
     
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  18. VIRACO

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    I don't think it was 20grams, maybe with the prop guard but not when they are off. I don't believe the flight time will be reduced by much if any.
     
  19. filgerm

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    Greetings from Surrey, BC Canada!
     
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    Foldable landing gear is great, well done.. I am using fixed landing gear and it works fine.. Still able to stow the Spark in its box,,;) for info I fly off from my Drone carry case,, not too keen on the hand launch!!
     

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