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Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by karmakazi, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. karmakazi

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    ****, I've had my Phantom 2 V+ three days already and haven't even tried flying it yet. First I just wanted to get all my ducks in a row and learn the controls/functions (plus I've been waiting for my smartphone to arrive in the mail for my FPV) but then I've been reading so many horror stories about fly aways. I can't imagine paying the amount of money I did and then having the unit just fly away to never be seen again. I've been researching some GPS tracking devices and I came across the "Drone Mods UAV Locater" http://www.drone-mods.com/Drone-Mods-UA ... -DM005.htm and it seems like the best solution. Unfortunately it's currently out of stock. So to have something for now, yesterday I ordered the Loc8tor Lite http://www.loc8tor.com/everyday/loc8tor-lite.html/#Faq . Anyway, was just curious if anyone has any experience with either units or am I just being paranoid?
     
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  3. karmakazi

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    I guess the way I look at it is if I do loose it and I am walking around searching for it if I get within 400 ft of it I will be better off than having nothing at all. I'll take a look at your links though. I do remember looking at the Tagg Pet Tracker and dismissing for some reason. I do like the idea of only having to pay 5 dollars a month for the Drone Mods UAV Locator. I have seen some others that are more expensive and the DM's is geared toward RC hobbyists.
     
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    Seriously the thread right before this is all about gps trackers , all you want to know. I'd read it.
     
  5. karmakazi

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    Thanks for the info. I ran across this thread earlier but only had time to browse the first few posts. I'll give it a closer look.
     
  6. karmakazi

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    Woops, spoke to soon, it was this post (viewtopic.php?f=27&t=19729) I spotted earlier......will check 'em both out. P.S. Took my firs flight yesterday, this thing flies smooth as silk. Can't wait to take it out again.
     
  7. karmakazi

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    Decided to go with the Pocketfinder, found a great deal on Ebay, $69.99 plus shipping. It gets here and theres no activation code included. Guy had answered all my e-mails up until the point I asked him about the code. Started dispute proceedings.
     
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    Code should be on the sticker in the back of the pocketfinder. Just bought a new one on Amazon for MT P2P+ - works great.
     
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  10. karmakazi

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    Yep, tech support told me there would be a sticker, mine has been removed. From what I gather it's not "new" in the box. Really bummed, found a great way to mount it and I'm ready to go. Just need activation. Still waiting to see if the Ebay seller will write me back.