It looks like, from the photos, that many have done a fine job of installation.
Just got my Coloration-X from DroneWrap for my M2P,
I didn't find the installation to be all that easy of a project. Had issue witrh working out tiny bubbles once they became apparent.
I purchased it online from Kogan Australia last Thursday arvo and it arrived today (Tuesday Morning).
Now I'm particularly fussy when it comes to purchasing tech gear (anything for that matter) and I took a big chance of being disappointed with a refurbished unit but the Drone looks pristine. There's not a mark, scratch or fingerprint on it. The controller and batteries are the same. The packaging and all the accessories look factory packed and are also perfectly clean. Honestly I wouldn't of known except for the "Refurbished unit" sticker on the box.
So now I'm charging everything up and will read through the manuals. I've watching tons of videos so hopefully I shouldn't have any trouble setting it all up.
There's only one problem......It's Pi**ing down rain here and will be for the next week by the look of the forecast.
Here in Australia we were well due for a good soaking as most of the country is in drought ATM so I can't complain too much.
My girlfriend said she will buy me DJI Care cuz I'm such a wonderful guy
I'll update this post once the unit is up and flying but so far, superficially anyway it looks like buying a refurb is not a bad thing.
I installed a decalgirl skin on my Spark and the first flight I flew without my phone just the controller so that I could photograph the drone. there were no problems. The second flight over a good distance went well but the telemetry showed the drone to be a hundred feet or so lower than it actually was, and it indicated that it was around seventy feet below ground level while landing. The next two flights were in the house to see if the altimeter problem had gone away. Right away after takeoff the drone became uncontrollable and I had to grab it..ouch... I calibrated the IMU and tried it again with the same result. All systems are showing AOK...anyone have any ideas? I hate to pull off the skin. And I would hate to send it to DJI. They just never seem to want to accept any responsibility. I think inconclusive is one of their favorite words.
I solved the problem above with the decal girl skins. I had put the bottom skin extremely close to the two bottom sensors. It really wasn't noticeable. I had tried to fly the drone again this morning in my yard..the very center of my yard... and after a normal take off and some small maneuvering to check controllability and the altimeter I decided all was ok and I started to climb and the drone suddenly shot upward at an alarming rate, The altimeter indicated way below ground level and I really thought I had lost control. I pushed the return to home and drone being directly over the home point started down at a pretty fast rate. I cancelled the return and was able to land the drone but it behaved very strange altitude wise. I was about to ship it off and hooked the spark up to DJI assist 2 but I could get no further??..anyway I decided to take another look at the Spark and thought it might help to open up the holes around the sensors. That evidently did the trick. The drone flys perfectly again. It's hard to believe how odd the drone acted altitude wise. When it indicated 100 ft. It was at least three times that high and when it got down to where I could guess it was about 75 ft high it was indicating -80 ft. As a pilot I'm used to an altimeter using static air pressure, and I'm a complete dummy as to how the drone altimeter works. GPS altitude in an aircraft can be fairly close or several hundred feet off. I'm guessing the sensors on the bottom were completely fooled in the house because it was unable to hold position at all. It had hovered perfectly on the first flight outside. Maybe the new skin shifted a micro amount??? I don't know, but opening it up sure changed how it flew.
I have two sparks and for the most part, I have only flown this particular one in the house with my phone. I bought it re-furbished from DJI because the price at the time was so good and I just had to have two. Both of them have always been more stable at lift off in smooth air than my Mavic Air which more or less lurches off the ground and a lot of the time makes a really quick 30 degree yaw to the left??? I've come to expect it. I guess the moral of the story would be...make sure the sensors are really clean.