DJI has issued a new firmware update you must install on your Spark. If you don’t install it, your Spark drone will not be able to take off. The Spark features a lot of the same technologies as the Mavic, but in a product that literally fits in the palm of your hand. For a first attempt at something so small, the Spark is fantastic fun. However, according to Quartz, some customers have complained about their new Sparks.
Apparently, they are shutting down and falling from the sky in midflight. DJI acknowledged the issue in a statement released last month, but now, it’s pushing out a firmware fix that must be installed by 1 September, or else your Spark will be grounded. It went with a mandatory firmware update to “maximise flight safety and product reliability which we consider as top priorities,” the company said.