DJI Spark Drone £399 @ Amazon
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DJI Spark Drone £399 @ Amazon

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Edited by:"afrocleland"Found 16th Oct
Changed to Amazon now that it's back upto £519 in Maplin. 1-3 week wait.

Yes, the fly more is better.
Yes, the mavic is better.
Yes, there are all sorts of laws and whats not.
Yes, there's no controller with this one (you can use your phone, face or hand)
Yes, you can justify buying it now.

I think this is a great deal to be honest. Especially with Christmas coming up.


Read this if you're unsure of the rules. Don't be a dick and waste it for the rest of us: dronesafe.uk/dro…de/

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Good price however due to uk legislation you can’t use it to its full potential.I think it’s only 100m high and 500m laterally.But thats only in certain areas.If I was you I’d read up a little on this

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scorpio.iscariot2 m ago

Good price however due to uk legislation you can’t use it to its full p …Good price however due to uk legislation you can’t use it to its full potential.I think it’s only 100m high and 500m laterally.But thats only in certain areas.If I was you I’d read up a little on this


Added link to Drone Code.

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gadget689 m ago

Also £100 off the Spark fly more package, Red or …Also £100 off the Spark fly more package, Red or White:https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/dji-spark-fly-more-combo-quadcopter-drone-red-n81ephttps://www.maplin.co.uk/p/dji-spark-fly-more-combo-quadcopter-drone-white-a26xu


I saw that. 50% more is a lot. For 400 there is a lot of fun to be had with one of these. I’ve got a Mavic myself, but this one is a bit more fun.

I take it that you'd get the NUS discount off this too if you have one. 10%

afrocleland14 m ago

I saw that. 50% more is a lot. For 400 there is a lot of fun to be had …I saw that. 50% more is a lot. For 400 there is a lot of fun to be had with one of these. I’ve got a Mavic myself, but this one is a bit more fun.



Fly more gives you a extra battery and the controller. You really need these to get there best out of it.

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c.grex2 m ago

Fly more gives you a extra battery and the controller. You really need …Fly more gives you a extra battery and the controller. You really need these to get there best out of it.


True. But it’s a big jump when you can get down to 400 for this. Batteries can be had for about 50. It’s the controller that’s expensive.

That is hot, a great bit of kit if you are into this sort of thing. Obviously its much better with the controller and extra batteries, but this price is amazing. People saying you cant get the most out of it because of UK limitations, this is correct for distance, but 1) why would you wish to fly a £400 item of yours out so far, just move closer. 2) UK law is such that all drones should be flown "Line of Sight", so the limitations are the same for all drones, around 500metres.

If you have been wondering if you should make the plunge, then this is a great spot by the OP. If you think flying using the phone might be crap, then yes it probably is and you should consider a deal with the controller. Batteries give around 10 mins flight.

If you are on a budget you can get the controller for £100 and batteries for £36 from China.

It will work out cheaper than the fly more package but obviously you will still be missing a few bits

Can you fly this without the controller using a phone or tablet?

boringfrog4 m ago

Can you fly this without the controller using a phone or tablet?


You can, but it's far better with a controller, a extra battery is also needed in real life because real flighty time is 12-15 minutes, so you'll want the spare ready

c.grex1 h, 21 m ago

If you are on a budget you can get the controller for £100 and batteries …If you are on a budget you can get the controller for £100 and batteries for £36 from China. It will work out cheaper than the fly more package but obviously you will still be missing a few bits


Any links? Thanks.

You will have to look on the tomtop website. Can't posts links here
Edited by: "c.grex" 17th Oct

£400 without a controller will limit the great experience of flying drones. If the small size doesn't matter to you, I'd look at some Hubsan drones. For under £200 you can get a drone with loads of features. The camera won't be as good though.

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6ixFoot13 h, 49 m ago

£400 without a controller will limit the great experience of flying …£400 without a controller will limit the great experience of flying drones. If the small size doesn't matter to you, I'd look at some Hubsan drones. For under £200 you can get a drone with loads of features. The camera won't be as good though.


It's the software and overall experience you're paying for. The smart features are well beyond anything else near this price (except maybe an old used Phantom 3).
Admitted, it's not for everyone, but one of these for £399 is the best price I've seen to date.

I like the fact it is compact, looking at it for son for xmas. would prefer one that folds but cant justify the Mavic...
Edited by: "jaffacat" 17th Oct

c.grex18 h, 21 m ago

I take it that you'd get the NUS discount off this too if you have one. …I take it that you'd get the NUS discount off this too if you have one. 10%



I don't see any reason why not and that would bring the price down to £359 which is a very good deal...

jaffacat3 h, 12 m ago

I like the fact it is compact, looking at it for son for xmas. would …I like the fact it is compact, looking at it for son for xmas. would prefer one that folds but cant justify the Mavic...


There are other foldable ones but not as good as this

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Expiring since it's now back up!

Working 12hr days means I missed out waiting for black Friday now.
Edited by: "c.grex" 19th Oct
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