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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by TDoodle, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. TDoodle

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    Hey,
    does anyone attach a GPS tracker to their phantom?
    Something like Trackimo?
    If you are flying it somewhere and it decides to go on an unexpected downfall, out of your line of sight, and then you can find it easily?
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    and as I'm typing this, I'm wondering, can you do that with the DJI app?
     
  2. msinger

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    I use a Trackimo. It's easy to setup and works well as long as you have good cell coverage where you're located.
     
  3. dirtybum

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    Always fly w/ tracker the only 2 outa 10 birds of mine that went down i didnt recover because those two didnt have tracker
     
  4. TDoodle

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    Can you (someone) attach a picture on how you attached your Trackimo to the drone? Please?
    Does it affect flying?
    Is there other good trackers other than Trackimo?
     
  5. msinger

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    You can attach it to the landing gear with a plastic zip tie. Or, buy a 3D printed mount -- like this one:

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  6. Shado101

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    Quick, dirty and effective!

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    I was considering something like the Marco Polo but at $200 I have to ask, how likely is it that you'll have a flyaway that goes so far that you lose signal with the DJI Go app? Aren't most downed AC the result of hitting a tree limb or losing a prop? I would think in 90% or more of cases, DJI Go is going to show you exactly where the AC is and you can just walk right up to it. Even if it is out of range, you may be able to reestablish contact by moving in the direction of the flyaway with the Go app open. For me, I look at these "insurance" type things statistically. If there's a 10% chance that on any given failure I may need a tracker, that's worth about 10% of $700. So I'd pay about $70 for a locator/tracker.

    Mike
     
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