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Locating downed craft

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hughie, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. Hughie

    Nov 22, 2014
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    Leeds, United Kingdom
    What do people do about locating crafts which do flyaways or drop out of the sky.

    I wondered about the merits of adding a beeper on board which would allow it to beep out if a searcher was within 40m

    Is there a better idea?

    What about RF conflict ?

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  2. Suwaneeguy

    Feb 19, 2014
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    $15 for peace of mind? No phone contract required.
    Don't know the range, but it still could come in handy.

    Of course, you should slap a sticker on your bird with name and phone number.
  3. diverjeb

    Nov 7, 2014
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    Just had a flyaway incident recently. Flying over heavily wooded and difficult terrain. It took 4 days of searching using "find my Phantom" feature , logic and a lot of swearing.

    The find my phantom was integral in helping narrow down the location BUT it had fallen from a high altitude, FMP is only useful if your connection is working to Phantom and mine was intermittent, part of the reason I lost it in the first place.

    I found the bird 4 days later JUST in time as it began snowing when I found it and would have been lost forever.

    I ordered a PET TRACKER that I plan on using on ALL flights in the future. They're less than $100 and have a monthly fee but I will NEVER go through a search like that again. For me, worth it for the peace of mind. A beeper would have been useless in my situation as it was miles away in the woods.