Imagine yourself staring in disbelief at your drone as it flies away unresponsive to your desperate attempts to gain control.
Beside the luck aspect of getting a faulty drone or a software glitch, there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of recovering your drone, hopefully in one piece.
1. Stickers and Labels
Before you start flying your drone, consider getting a marker and write your name and contact number on it. Some of you, have stickers with these details, use them. You might want to consider offering a reward as well, either monetary or something else, get creative.
2. Tracking Devices
There are tracking devices and tags which can help in locating your lost drone. One such technology is Tile. The Tile works by a tiny Bluetooth tracker that you attach or stick to your drone. Then you keep track of its location using the Tile App. One caveat though, it works within Bluetooth range which is at best up to 100 ft. It works if you have an idea in what area your drone is but can’t really see it, so you would use this to zero in on the exact location.
Trackimo is another tracking device which can be used to save your drone from getting lost. Trackimo works by GPS and you can know at all times where your drone is, assuming it didn’t hide itself from you, in a cave.
Another Bluetooth solution to track your drone is Sticker Tracker. Works in a similar fashion as the Tile. The main advantage of this is the crowd GPS coverage network which can help you find your lost drone.
Let’s Wrap Things Up
These are just a few ways to avoid losing your drone. If you have some great tips on how to not lose your drone, feel free to let everybody know in the comments.