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  1. Ken Pelletier

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    Asking for a friend... who flew his P4 backward into a big, thick grove of tall trees in a Cambodian forest. What an idiot! ;-)

    I... errrr "he" was able to zero in on the general vicinity of where it was from GPS and the camera view (still live) but the forest was nearly impossible to navigate w/o a machete and it seemed the bird was hung in the canopy, 40 or 50ft up.

    What would have made this a snap to find was if I could get the P4 to make an audible alarm.

    In the end, poking a huge bamboo stick at the nearby trees and watching the camera to see if branches moved helped me... him... find the right tree and an expert Cambodian tree-climber plucked it down, unharmed.

    So, I'm guessing there is a function to get it to make a noise to help locate it, but I haven't found it.

    Any tips?


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  2. msinger

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    There is no such function.
     
  3. Ken Pelletier

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    An audible (or visual) beacon would be incredibly useful for a lost bird. Bummer.
     
  4. Pogopilot

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    That has been a bit of a concern of mine as well. To solve this problem I have attached a Tile with double sided mounting tape to the top of my bird (see picture). Now I know this is not exactly a state of the art locating solution. But it will give a loud audible chirping sound when I activate it from my blue tooth enable phone (up to about 100 feet) and is quite inexpensive. Something would have helped you, er I mean your friend in Cambodia.
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  5. Ken Pelletier

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    Great idea, thanks.

    100ft range to trigger it should be enough, since the gps (when it survived the crash) was enough to get me very close.
     
  6. eyecon82

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    I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to implement. The speakers are already there....


    I know trackimo has a beep function, but it is barely audible
    Maybe tape it to a leg? The GPS module is right under where you have yours
     
  7. never88winter

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    I never thought of that, to make sounds to make recovery easier.

    Maybe attach brite lights, on it to find it in the dark after dusk.

    Or stick an old iphone 4 on it and go online and use the FIND OPTION in your iCloud account.


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  8. Pogopilot

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    Good point, thanks
     
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    look at the macro polo
     
  10. MDodd

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    Probably better to be stand alone system, in case the battery ejects .
     
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    ya, cuz that happens so often...
     
  12. Phantom fool

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    You can send beeps to a Trackimo
     
  13. Cale262

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    i don't think this interests DJI very much....ive seen this idea brought up before with P3...a hell of an idea but unless its third party i doubt we will see this from DJI.
     
  14. alokbhargava

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    Sticking a tile appears to be a good idea.
     
  15. Ramphex

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    Tile is something I've thought of using on my manual quads. Not a bad idea. Marco-polo appears rather large and ugly
     
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    Could someone post a link for the tile mentioned? Thanks
     
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    That sounds like a good idea which could be implemented several ways. I had a drone crash at the edge of a forest in tall brush. It took me a solid hour to find it and that was by luck.


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    If you live near a microcenter they sell them in stores.


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