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ryanbattey
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congrats on finding it.a month? that's insane hopefully it starts up for you no problems interesting to see the durability and how much neglect these things can take.
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ryanbattey Posted at 2015-9-11 10:00
congrats on finding it.a month? that's insane hopefully it starts up for you no problems interestin ...

full report to follow for sure.  I do my own service since DJI goes into mystery-mode a the sign of trouble.
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ed.weibe Posted at 2015-9-11 21:45
Taz thank you.  We've recovered it.  She needs a lot of cleanup after a month out in the wild we'r ...

Glad you found it.  Good luck with the dry out!
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shouldnt be too too bad.  Battery so far looks and works great.  May fire up the bird tonight.
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ryanbattey Posted at 2015-9-11 10:00
congrats on finding it.a month? that's insane hopefully it starts up for you no problems interestin ...

battery checks out fine so far.
more to come
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rayrokni Posted at 2015-8-6 17:27
go by your map, its is accurate to within 10 meters or 30' i believe.
good luck

indeed. it was about 10 meters away form where it thought it was. under foliage.
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TAZ Posted at 2015-8-7 00:36
For sure. Not sure how to PM on this forum.  Tried adding you as a friend.  You might have to accep ...

I was able to scour all data.  I had done some trig calculations to guestimate where it could be based on the last frame of video I got from it and after recovring the card finally, it showed that it had zipped off another 200 feet away, then descended ever so gently and lodged in a bush under its foliage. I should have been able to see it, as I was all over that area, even with a thermal cam, but the foliage stopped me from getting a fix on it.  Sure would like to see those guys put an help button or a tone button on it to have it scream out the powerup sound. That would have saved me a lot of time.  Its as easy as a button a jump routine I'm sure, but easier said than done I bet.
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dji.blitzk Posted at 2015-8-10 13:28
The dang thing beeps like crazy when doing a firmware upgrade.... too bad there isnt an option in th ...

would love to see that feature.
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Mark97564 Posted at 2015-8-11 06:00
How does the name of this thread fit what actually happend? Up up and away and never to return?  Mor ...

lol. no worries.  
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Happened the same to me yesterday, found it after 4 hours under heavy rain, the drone its working perfectly, the camera its in a bag of rice!
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clkilljoy1 Posted at 2015-8-14 05:08
Trakimo??  Got one, have not had to use it, great security blanket. Sorry I can't help.

Have you had any interference of these trackers with the Phantoms?  (Trakimo or tile users, feel free to comment!)
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To your coment , wish it would make a sound to find it.  I Posted this few weeks ago as a feature request .. Just for case like yours

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We all know and love that wonderful tune your P3 plays when it starts up and it is nice and loud and sometimes annoying




Id like to see a place in the app where you can optionally set it to play that sound or similar audible noise every minute or so, if for instance, it goes into fail safe mode and you lose control or it goes down in a thick forested area. Great for that forest recovery and your tracking thru the trees looking for your downed aircraft.. Just a thought.

Note the word OPTIONALY set for the critics

Mine is marked "Reward if found" with my phone number on the bottom just in case i don’t ever find it.



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And ed.weibe,
do you work on that thing in your profile pic?  
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Love hearing these stories... if you can get this back up and going, I'll be sending my birds to YOU from now on!
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C17Jamie Posted at 2015-9-14 22:58
And ed.weibe,
do you work on that thing in your profile pic?

If i did I couldnt tell you. but no I dont.
I did work on Shuttle though.
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leoamartinez@gm Posted at 2015-9-14 20:22
Happened the same to me yesterday, found it after 4 hours under heavy rain, the drone its working  ...

there is at least one new video online on screwtube on taking that camera apart.  The area between the board inside and the lens may need cleaning with a lens wipe towlette.

If you do that , use a damn good screw driver to get the four black screws . they are the softest metal I think China has.
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ed.weibe Posted at 2015-9-25 16:31
there is at least one new video online on screwtube on taking that camera apart.  The arebetween t ...

My camera worked flawless after the incident, but didnt move, i guess the gimball motor damaged, sent to DJI for repairs...
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Putting in new optics tonight from a partted camera from screwBay.   There are some water beads that just wont come out and I didnt want to have to unglue all that focus ring stuff. Easier for me to just get replacement optics.
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C17Jamie Posted at 2015-9-14 22:54
Have you had any interference of these trackers with the Phantoms?  (Trakimo or tile users, feel f ...

I tacked mine on away from the GPS area (top center)
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