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  1. KingDad1985

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    I'm looking to buy a GPS tracker for my P4 and P3A. I want the lightest most accurate one I can buy , most likely I'm shopping on amazon but other places I'm interested in too. Thank you
     
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    There isn't one best tracker. All have pros and cons. You can find a list of commonly used trackers here.
     
  3. Yuma G

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    I just bought Marco Polo on Amazon because it does not require contract and is NOT gps instead uses RF But only turns on transmitter when you tell it too so no interference with drone at all. Check it out
     
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  5. KingDad1985

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    I was leaning towards that one. Plus the one I was looking at came with 2 little devices to put on drones.
     
  6. flpholt

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    marco polo doesn't have that great of range
     
  7. KingDad1985

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    Alright so Marco Polo is less likely to interfere using RF but has shorter range

    Trackimo uses gps which could interfere and charges $5 monthly but has greater range.

    I was looking at a trackimo on amazon that said first full year free then 5 dollars a month after but it was 2g. Now will 2g be fine or should I spring for a 3g if I decide to go with trackimo?
    Also if I decide to go with Marco Polo what is the max range ?
     
  8. msinger

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    From their website:
    • Line of sight: up to 2 miles typical
    • Open terrain, rolling hills with few obstructions: up to .5 – 1 mile
    • Dense suburban areas: 2,000 ft. typical
     
  9. Yuma G

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    It's better than nothing, at least you have a chance of finding the bird :) and I read nothing but good reviews as I put a lot of research time into tracking devices... we'll see how it works
     
  10. KingDad1985

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    Does trackimo interfere alot with the phantom?
     
  11. msinger

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    No.
     
  12. JoeyNice

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    Don't you think the odds of the copter not coming home on its own are minimal?

    Sent from my SM-N910V using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  13. flpholt

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    2016-02-26 15.13.25.jpg go with 3g
     
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  14. captainmilehigh

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    That's about right @msinger. I tested my Marco Polo and had similar results. Each Phantom owner has their own preference for a tracker, and that's great. But, I have spotty cell service in my flight area, and could not use a Trackimo. Plus my device (iPad 2mini) is wifi only, no cell service, so using my iPhone with limited cell service would be difficult. Thanks for sharing the data above.


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  15. KingDad1985

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    Yes but I just read on this very forum today about a guys P4 not coming homega and him searching up and down the streets looking for it.
     
  16. flpholt

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    seen a few of those on hear
     
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    I use the rfv16 (2G) with a 3d printed mount.. for the price and what is does its well worth it.. but im waiting on the pebble core (3G) that i backed on kickstarter to see how well that works.
     
  18. FlyingPh@ntom

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  19. captainmilehigh

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    Yep, there are many lost birds on here everyday. But at least with a tracker (of your choice) you have a fighting chance of finding it.


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  20. flpholt

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    unless it goes in gulf of mexico