Without a doubt, even though the DJI Spark It is a fairly expensive model, especially if we compare it with the rest of the competition in this sector, many are the users who acquire it precisely because of the guarantees in terms of reliability and good results that a brand like DJI can offer. Even so, as it is beginning to happen, the products of the Chinese company may also have defects.
We haven't had to wait too long for early buyers of a DJI Spark are starting to complain about problems with their drones. Apparently, and there are already many owners, this drone model can turn off in mid-flight causing, as you may be imagining, that these units stop working and end up hitting the ground.
Some DJI Spark units may automatically turn off mid-flight
All these complaints are being collected in the different official DJI forums And, most worrying of all, is that the users who report them indicate that their DJI Spark was working correctly until, for no apparent reason, they automatically turn off and fall to the ground. That is to say, there are no small flaws that can make you think that these units, for whatever reason, may be damaged.
DJI's response has not been long in coming and, apparently, they are already working on studying all the incidents to look for a possible failure. At the moment only urge DJI Spark owners to update equipment software just before each takeoff in order to be sure that any software error does not affect the rest of the units that already have an owner.
That said, it is also true that many of these DJI Spark customers and owners would have apparently ignored the manufacturer's recommendations regarding the use of third-party batteries or prolonged exposure to high temperatures.