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GPS signal to find lost Drone?

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Mark Mahoney, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Mark Mahoney

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    So I'm thinking since we're using GPS technology anyway, is there anyway to set up a GPS signal so if I lost the drone, I could track it down?

    I figure we're already transmitting a signal (but of course if the battery dies, that doesn't help)

    Thoughts?

    Mark
     
  2. rilot

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    It's not transmitting a GPS signal, it is receiving one.
    THe only way to do it at present is to strap a tracker to the craft.
     
  3. Morgon

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    Does the Pilot app have a feature similar to the Vision's limited 'Find my Phantom' feature, which just displays the last-communicated location? Dedicated trackers are obviously the best option, but 'Find My Inspire' from the Pilot app would be better than nothing.
     
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    The Inspire 1 is transmitting data in flight and I would bet that part of that info is its current location.
     
  5. hoodlum1

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    Try the drone mods tracker works well
     
  6. Wiski23

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    I put mine down, ended up being in a no go zone so i watched it on my ipad map and saw it being driven back to me (in a car) on my ipad gps.
    The battery was dead too.... So yeah, why not?
     
  7. Tahoe Ed

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    I overextended a battery and it did an auto land about 700m from the take off. I was able to find it using the last know position on the map. It is not as good as the "Find my Phantom" but it works. The functionality of the Find my Phantom has been requested on the Inspire.
     
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  8. Mark Mahoney

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    What is Find my Phantom? Is that any relation to drone mods suggested earlier?

    Thanks guys,

    Mark
     
  9. Meta4

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    It's part of the app for flying a Phantom Vision series and shows the last reported location for your Phantom
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