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GPS coordinates from app

Discussion in 'DJI Go App' started by Greg Nosaty, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. Greg Nosaty

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    I lost visual contact while flying in Dawson City, Yukon last week while the Inspire was at about 300' and 1/2 mile away from my over the frozen River. At full throttle I lost visual on the iPad with some sort of video transmission error and crashed into the trees. I could see the drone and myself on the iPad map as I tried to recover it and we eventually did find it about 350' up the riverbank in the snow and trees. It would have been much easier with an actual GPS.

    Is there somewhere in the iPad app where I can find the actual GPS coordinates for my Inspire? Do I have to use the "calibrate map coordinates (from Mainland China's)" function or something?
     
  2. Daniel Mascheck

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    I bought an independent GPS unit I velcro to the unit that I can find via IPhone. I also added two strobe lights to help me see the unit. My eyes are getting old so the strobe helps! They have some really reasonably Priced ones on Amazon and they are bright!
     
  3. sirnikolas

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    Sorry to hear you crashed her mate.
    A tracker is what you need. Check this thread out
    http://www.inspirepilots.com/thread...accessories-do-you-recommend.2073/#post-21935
     
  4. Greg Nosaty

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    Can you give me a name or like to the unit you use?

    I think it would be so simple for DJI to revise the app to display the coordinates. Then I could use any handheld GPS to track it to the crash or landing site.
     
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    Scroll up ^^ after you click the link.
     
  7. Daniel Mascheck

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    I have it at the office and need to get back with you tomorrow. Got it on Amazon. they have several.
     
  8. Daniel Mascheck

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    There are several available and I'm not saying this is the best, just what I purchased after looking at some reviews. Mine is the Trackimo. got it on Amizon.
     
  9. Greg Nosaty

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    thanks...
     
  10. Daniel Mascheck

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    Amazon Trackimo. Has a year subscription and you can re-up for a month or a year.

    Sad, but with a high dollar Inspire, you would think that is one thing that would be on the Pilot program.