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GPS Tracking Chip

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by jrtrip2, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. jrtrip2

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    What are folks thoughts on a GPS tracking chip being secured on the P3P? Thinking about the possibility of having the drone go down and lose battery power and would like the back up option if a chip to locate it.
     
  2. msinger

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    I fly with a Trackimo GPS tracker attached to my P3P. You never can be too safe.

    Other commonly used trackers can be found here.
     
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    Tile is fairly cheap. I have one on my computer bag but I suspect it will work the same on the drone. Now that you mention it though, I may get another just for that purpose....
     
  4. msinger

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    Tiles cast about a 100 ft signal. Unless you crash/land in the middle of a crowded city where many people have the Tile app installed, it's not going to be very helpful.
     
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    What I like about the Flytrex Live module is that it's passive - just add power and it phones home with a stream of data from the Phantom. If my Phantom were to ever go away on its own, all I have to do is bring up the Flytrex site and look at my Phantom's last position. I've never needed it, but for $200, it is cheap insurance for a $2000 investment.
     
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    Yes, this is correct... but.. it's $25 and if you can use your flight recorder to get you within 100' of where it went down then it's golden.
     
  7. msinger

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    I think most people are attaching trackers because they fear their Phantom will fly away far beyond the range of the remote controller and/or Lightbridge. At that point, the flight recorder data will be useless.
     
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    I use a RF-V16 with a pay as you go sim in it, hopefully I will never have to use or need it but as already mentioned you cant be too careful.
     
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    I looked into trackimo and here in Aust it was $150 for the device free service for 12 months and then $12.95 per month afterwards, quite pricey! Whereas the TKSTAR genuine I found for $80 and got a cell service for $15 with 365 day credit expiry, made it a very easy choice since I believe you have to use trackimos service with their dedicated simcard.