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Do you put a note on your bird for if a stranger finds it?

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by OrlyP, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. OrlyP

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    As the title says. Anybody else tried putting any notes on their drone in the effect of:

    "If found, please call _________. Thank you."

    Good idea? Bad?
     
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  2. Bob8619

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    I did it
     
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    I put a label on mine saying "Reward Call XXX-XXX-XXXX"
    I figured I would pay someone a little something to get it back.
     
  4. Richard W

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    I have done it ... I bought AVERY 2/3" x 1 3/4" labels, printed like EXAMPLE shown below, and plastered them on the side of the drone opposite of DJI label and on every battery's inner end below DJI serial number.

    FAA-1A2B3C4D5E
    IF FOUND PLEASE CALL
    123-456-7890
     
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    On both the shell and a TXT file on the SD card.
     
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  6. OrlyP

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    Ok, I'm doing it.

    Thanks folks!
     
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    Wow what an easy phone number to remember. Lol.
    Good idea
     
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    I put my phone number on mine. Used a label maker with 1/4 inch tape. I think it's a good idea in case it's ever lost. Not every one will know what to do with the FAA label (phone # makes it easy).
     
  9. jointeffort

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    I put my phone #, faa reg # and a reward if found tag


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
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    Hey! That's my phone number too...
     
  11. Mark The Droner

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    Yes. Phone number. Email. And after today, registration number.
     
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    Put my phone number on the outside. Can't hurt and, in my area, very good chance someone will call. No instructions... figured people know what to do with a phone number these days. :)
     
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    Drone Labels – Personalized Drone ID Labels – 22 Stickers Per Set

    Worth every penny. High quality. Highly water resistant adhesive. I bought 1 sheet and have used only about half after I labeled everything. 2 batteries, 2 on RC, and 3 on various surfaces of P3.

    I thought the txt file on the SD card was a brilliant idea. I'm going to do that myself now.
     
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    I put mine on to reward if found but also put tracker on it so I can find it
     
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    Yeah I have a label that says "Call 818.555.5555 For Reward"
     
  16. Pilot Wings

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    Does the FAA not number have to be displayed? Also is everyone even applying for registration?

    The reward number is a great idea!
     
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    The HOBBY registration # has to be "Accessible" without tools. So you can put that # inside the battery compartment if you wish.

    Commercial Registration # has to be on the outside of the aircraft on both sides and in letters/numbers as large as is practical.

    I have a weather resistant decal on the underside of the aircraft with my contact information and REWARD and as someone else suggested I also have it on a TXT file on the SD card.
     
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    The FAA number can be inside the battery compartment. It not meant to be seen from the ground like a planes. Its there to see who owns it in case of a problem. I used a label maker for mine. A sharpie is a bad idea if you ever plan on selling it someday.
     
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    My phone number is written on the screwed-on prop guard brackets with a sharpie. The FAA# is printed on a label-maker sticker inside the battery chamber and the bottom of the body.
     
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    So it appears registering is a must? I'm new to this so I'm not sure of the rules and what not.