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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by robinb, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. robinb

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    Has anyone tried a bluetooth location tag on the drone ?

    I know its not going to have a long range but just wondered if it interferes with the other signals in any way.
     
  2. msinger

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    While it should not interfere, the range is only going to be about 30 feet. You'd be better off getting a GPS tracker that is able to emit an audible tone on demand.
     
  3. robinb

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    In open space my dongle says a lot more than that, will test it to see how far it works.
    The dongle i have beeps on requests and flashes.
     
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    I have seen Bluetooth dongles with little antenna attached and they claim range as 100'. Not sure if that's really feasible.
     
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    I think they're cool for little things like keys and other items that can't fly far from you. but they have limits that I just don't think are useful for locating your downed aircraft. BT trackers will let you know when you're getting "hot or cold" but won't give you a direct heading of its location. that wouldn't be a problem in a flat field of short grass but if you add trees or residential homes or elevation, you'll be hard pressed to find it with a BT tracker even if you know the general direction it went down unless you're still getting a feed from your remote and device.
     
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