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GPS Tracker advise

Discussion in 'Q500+ Discussion' started by Viking233, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Viking233

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    it seems like good idea to have a tracker on the Q-500 in the event of a fly away. Does anyone have a recommendation. I've studied this and it's all over the place to include units that are counterfeit . Then you find a tracker with a few hundred reviews with very convoluted answers. You'll get 100 people that rate as 5 star then there 20 that hate the item. Saying horrible instructions, last 2 days, difficult to understand yet others write easy of operation. So the only place to get good info is in here.
     
  2. louisiana Drone Boy

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    I have the
     
  3. DroneClone

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    Marco Polo or Trackmo's are the two main ones you can look at!:rolleyes:
     
  4. louisiana Drone Boy

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    Tk102b a good one also..all you need is a sims card
     
  5. GRH

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    Demunseed did a video review on the Marko Polo Tracking system earlier this year. Up to two miles tracking range LOS. Looks simple to use. I just received mine from acesdeals.biz but havn't tried it out yet.
     
  6. Viking233

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    Thanks guys for your input . They seem light enough, only like 1.5 oz.
     
  7. davidnclearlaketx

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    I've had great luck with the drone-mods UAV locator. When not using on the Q I put it in my older vehicle in case of my SUV getting stolen. Works perfect even inside a garage inside the car.
    Drone Mods UAV Locator
    INFO:
    Features
    * Standalone device powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion 1300 mAh battery that will last up to 12 days.
    * Compact and lightweight; the device measures 2.6" L x 1.45" W x .75" H (67mm x 37mm x 20mm) and weighs only 53 grams.
    * 6 months of service included for free!
    * Carrier agnostic. Not forced to rely on a single carrier's network. Triangulates position using all available networks in the area.
    * Includes a specialized SIM card that utilizes network hopping to ensure GPS coordinates can be retrieved 99% of the time.
    * Two low-cost service plan options to keep your device activated after your free service period expires.
    * SOS button for sending GPS coordinates on-demand. Useful if someone else finds your UAV before you do.
    * Uses high sensitivity GPS and assisted GPS and operates on the GPRS/GSM network; accuracy range of 3 ft. to 150 ft.
    * Thoroughly beta tested by volunteers on a number of popular UAV's: AR.Drone, RC Eye 450, DJI Phantom 1/2/3, Phantom Vision/Vision+, DJI F450, DJI S1000
    * Very reliable even in rural or densely populated areas.
    * Will not interfere with your UAV's onboard GPS systems.
    * U.S. based phone number.
    * Crash proof, non-magnetic, water resistant case.
    * Two low-cost service plan options to keep your device activated after your 6 months of service expires.
    * 1-year manufacturer's warranty
    * FCC and CE certified device; RoHS compliant

    The Drone Mods UAV Locator was featured in episode 2 of the Multirotor Magazine podcast. CLICK HERE to listen to the segment.

    How it works

    The Drone Mods UAV Locator is a small, lightweight, self-powered, standalone device that attaches to your UAV. If at anytime you need to retrieve the location of
    your UAV, simply call the phone number assigned to your device. Within 15-60 seconds you will receive a text message and an email containing a Google Maps
    link with the GPS (latitude/longitude) coordinates of the device. View an example of what you will see in Google Maps. A green arrow pinpoints the location of
    your UAV on the map. Go to this location and look around for your UAV. Search within a range of 3ft to 150ft from the green arrow. The distance can vary by
    how obstructed your UAV might be.

    What makes the Drone Mods UAV Locator different than other GPS trackers?
    Our device was specifically designed for locating and retrieving unmanned aerial vehicles in the event of a loss or fly-away. The SIM card used in the Drone Mods
    UAV Locator does not rely on a single carrier's network. It utilizes all the networks available in the area to triangulate your UAV's position, much the same way the
    police and fire departments do when you call 911. This means you can count on getting an accurate location every time you fly. Other devices can't offer the same
    dependability and reliability the Drone Mods UAV Locator can.