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Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by tbenjaminsen, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. tbenjaminsen

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    Hi all!

    I've been reading many threads about where to place the Trackimo on the I1, and I'm still not sure about where mine's going :)

    Using heavy duty «velcro» similar to 3M Dual lock, I've tried out a placement above the «usual» place on the tail of the AC.
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    I have still not flown it, mostly due to bad weather, so I have absolutely no firsthand experience yet, but I'd still like to know what you others think about the solution.

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  2. AeroMirage

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    Looks like it fits there quite well.
     
  3. tbenjaminsen

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    Sure, it fits quite nicely, I'm just not sure if it will be subject to any signal noise, or if the tracker will emit any signals back there that would cause malfunction of the drone.


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  4. Plane Mack

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    I have TRACKIMO installed in the same place and have not experienced any interference issues.


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  5. Bobby j

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    Just sold my I1 and kept my Trackimo to use on the I2. It looks like the best place to install it is on the flat surface on the bottom between the sensors and the gimbal. Otherwise I can add velcro to one of the paired batteries and swap out the Trackimo when I swap the batteries. Any suggestions? Thanks a lot.
     
  6. tbenjaminsen

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    I see that thinginverse.com has quite a few nifty mounting solutions for both the Trackimo and other GPS trackers. Maybe it's time to consider buying a 3D printer? :)
     
  7. Bobby j

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    I just picked one up for Christmas, I'm on Thingiverse all the time..! I'll check it out, thanks!
     
  8. crashburn

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    Here's where I mount mine
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  9. Maverik

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    From a pilot that does not often fly out of LOS.. may I ask the honest opinion of the other fliers here.. Are the Trackimo's or eq.. really that necessary? This is an honest inquiry. Wondering if I need to rethink the need to purchase.
     
  10. AeroMirage

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    I never fly out of LOS and don't have any trackers. I don't see the need.
     
  11. crashburn

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    Flyaways are so rare now you probably don't need one. I had a flyaway couple years ago, was los until it took off, and after that I purchased a Trackimo, for peace of mind. I've had several hundred flights since then and no flyaways. But I also use the Trackimo to keep up with grandson in large crowds, place in golf bag to track shipment by airline, etc.

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  12. tbenjaminsen

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    I guess it's a 'peace of mind' thing. I've never had a flyaway, but that still doesn't account for pilot errors.
    If anything should happen to my Inspire, I'd sure want to find it after the fact.
    But of course, that's me :)
     
  13. hturner

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    just got my Trackimo's 3G device but i'am still looking for a good mount for it to my DJI P4. any suggestion for one that which it will not affect on my drones flight?
     
  14. The Editor

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    I don't know.,but I would suggest try the Phantom Pilots forum as this is the Inspire community. :)

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