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StevenFL
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If any of you have a FedEx tracking number and see in the status that you are "in transit" at 9:59 PM from Chek Lap Kok, HK, then your Mavic is on this flight

http://flightaware.com/live/flig ... 024/1402Z/VHHH/KMEM

Anyone else crazy to track down to this level?!
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Ange1walk
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You Crazy Steven! Flightaware is indeed a good way to track it seems, i only used it to plan my Flights in Flight Simulators like this, but you gave me an idea to track stuff with it too!
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SR-71Habu
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How are you deriving the flight number from your tracking number? Thanks in advance.
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StevenFL
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SR-71Habu Posted at 2016-10-24 11:47
How are you deriving the flight number from your tracking number? Thanks in advance.

It is fairly simple.  So, I knew that Chek Lap Kok is the Hong Kong airport.

From there, I did a search of that entire airport on Flight Aware (I believe this link will work: http://flightaware.com/live/airp ... rturetime;sort=DESC)

Then, I happened to know that the FedEx tracker shows the exact same time as the official takeoff, so it was easy to scroll through the list to look for a 9:59 PM flight on FDX (FedEx callsign).  And, the fact that the destination is the US tipped me off to the fact that I found the correct flight.
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StevenFL Posted at 2016-10-24 08:53
It is fairly simple.  So, I knew that Chek Lap Kok is the Hong Kong airport.

From there, I did a  ...

Gotcha. I've used Flightaware and similar (you probably know about marinetraffic.com) for lots of stuff. Kudos for your deductive reasoning but I was hoping you had figured out some way to get the flight number from the tracking number or some other info source from FedEx. Thanks for answering!
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RU-X
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hk to sf....to memphis? ...but i'm in sf! come back mavic! come back!
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hwkidd
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mine is on the flt,   will head north when it stops in California,  FedEx has a hub there,   it said mine would be delivered before 10 am on the 26th  so guess it time to start counting down the hours,   happy droning
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Travis199
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Mine is also in the air right now. Via Dubai then Germany then onto east mids. Delivery on the 26th!! Wooo
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pythagoras183
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You must feel tempted to intercept it Bane-style.

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Mine either! So maybe thousands of mavic on board?
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StevenFL Posted at 2016-10-24 23:53
It is fairly simple.  So, I knew that Chek Lap Kok is the Hong Kong airport.

From there, I did a  ...

Great work super sleuth
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hwkidd
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well,  after further checking looks like mine goes to Memphis then back to Seattle,    going to travel almost 10,000 miles before I get it,,,lol
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Nice!  Mine's on that flight.  I'm "closeish" to Tenn so now I feel better that it will make the 26th.  She's almost to the west coast.

Thanks for posting this.  I was wondering if there was something like this out there.
PS, note that the pilot has it turned up a notch (cruising at 538 knts as opposed to the planned 502)

<pointless story follows>
Back when the mini cooper first came out I ordered one.  It took 6 months to build/deliver.  What was cool is (at the time anyway) bmw/mini had this cool tracking app that told you where the car was along it's journey.  They showed when it was actually on the line being built and then when it shipped it showed the ship's name and linked in a realtime tracker.  I remember when it landed in NY and sat in customs for 2 weeks.  The excitement when it got on a truck to be delivered to the dealer was unbearable.  This comes close...
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No Man's Drone
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Mine is probably in that flight as well. After Memphis, heading to Jacksonville, FL
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nssd70ace
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Yes. Should be here soon. Hopefully try some filming this weekend.
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Dronez
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Awesome Find! My Mavic is on that flight. Can't wait! they have about 4 hours left to land from the timing of my post.
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3dflight Posted at 2016-10-24 15:38
Nice!  Mine's on that flight.  I'm "closeish" to Tenn so now I feel better that it will make the 26t ...

That can backfire too.  I watched my BMW motorcycle arrive in the US, clear customs and then get "lost" in a BMW warehouse for six weeks.
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RU-X
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baychilla.....chill with that kind of talk.
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RU-X
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we have touch down.
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Sorry for highjack but I was curious. With strict LiPo battery restrictions, how are drones getting shipped with FEDEX? I have one on order at Aliexpress and it is also getting shipped via FEDEX but guy says shipping batteries with FEDEX might be an issue? Enjoy your Mavic Steven.
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No Man's Drone
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Yeah boy!!!
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StevenFL
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justin@xtremesp Posted at 2016-10-25 13:38
Sorry for highjack but I was curious. With strict LiPo battery restrictions, how are drones getting  ...

I have no idea - but, mine is now in my city without any import issues / LiPo flight delays.

Looks like it will go out for delivery tomorrow AM!
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No Man's Drone
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Welp. I'm shocked. Fedex is actually delivering mine today instead of tomorrow!
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I can almost smell mine. It's at a Fedex location about 10 miles from me.
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Holy crap it just departed the Fedex location. I think it's out for delivery !!!
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No Man's Drone
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Being delivered a day early!!!
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Sweet Jesus it's going to be here in an hour and 15 minutes !!!
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StevenFL
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hah, yeah, I got the day early also - and got notified a few minutes after I got to work.  Guess I'll be going to FedEx this evening to pick it up!
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bigglyguy
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*opens popcorn
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I'm happy for you guys! But oh so jealous...
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Oh, and someone please put up an unboxing.. I need more videos to satisfy my extreme impatience... I think I've exhausted all other available resources already...
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OMG ! Is here
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No Man's Drone
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It's here! Just unboxed it!
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No Man's Drone Posted at 2016-10-25 10:51
It's here! Just unboxed it!

Awesome! Same here.. doing the update now. Have Fun!
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still waiting..
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Is it really 4.3kg?
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RU-X
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=( mine still says tomorrow.....ughhhhhhhh oh well...prob doesn't even really matter. i can't fly it anywhere around me. why did i even buy this thing? still excited tho. =/
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still waiting.. Posted at 2016-10-25 23:43
Is it really 4.3kg?

That was picture sent by my wife letting me know it's here . I didn't get my hands on it ! Can't wait . I will after work time is going slow today
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RU-X
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oh yay status changed! it's being delivered right now.
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RU-X
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yippy! it's here!
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Mine is on the FedEx vehicle for delivery!!! Too bad it's only 12f today. Might have to wait to actually fly it lol
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