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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by Gunnar, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. Gunnar

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    Hi I new in this with drons butt i understand ther are menny ho lost ther Phantoms so i wunder whay not put a gps tracker on them? sorry abote my englis
     
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    They do or many anyway . Search trackers here http://tinyurl.com/qx9o33t and you will what just what all use . I use a TK102B
    Welcome to the forum Gunnar :)
     
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    Thanks
    Exat what i going to gett to the v2+ i hawe by when i fixt it pre oner hugg a tre whit it 10 days old
     
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    Holy smokes, how have I missed this site? Nice list of resources!
     
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    I bought Rf-v16 and did some tests last night. First thing I did was teather my P2V to a heavy 4x4 to keep it from flying away. I placed the tracker on the bottom side of the drone to keep it away from the GPS antenna. for testing, I taped it in place with blue painters tape. I took off and hovered at about 10' off the ground and left it in GPS mode. Winds were at 5-10mph and variable in direction.

    • Test 1: Hovering with the tracker on. Pass. No issues noted. The drone stayed in place.
    • Test 2: Hovering: Requested status from the tracker. No issues noted.
    • Test 3:Hovering: Requested location from tracker. No drone issues noted. Tracker highly inaccurate. Repeated multiple times with the same poor tracking results. Error >1000'.
    • Test 4: Hovering: Turned on tracker auto data upload. This send location information to the server. Set the time frame for 1 min between uploads. No issues noted.
    • Test 5: Landed, motors stopped, power still on. Requested tracking info. No drone issues noted. Tracking information more accurate. Error <50'. Could hear the tracker's speaker when calling it from the reported location. This would make finding it easier.
    • Test 6: Took the drone into the woods and laid it on its side with the batteries on. Tracker information became innacurate again (>1000' error in opposite direction of test 3).
    • Test 7: Removed the tracker from the drone, moved the drone about 100' away, left the tracker in the woods. Same innaccuracy as test 6.
    Conclusion:
    • Flying the drone with the Rf-v16 attached, even in auto send mode, had no adverse effects during teathered hovers.
    • The accuracy of the Rf-v16 is poor. When it works, it is great, however, when it doesn't, you have a 2000+' diameter circle to work through.
     

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