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As a drone pilot, you need to do everything you can to protect your investment.
We put a lot of time, money, and love into our rigs. Losing one because of a flyaway or accidental loss of control should never happen, yet it’s one of the most common occurrences when flying a drone.
Your drone can get lost for any one of these reasons:
Most of the time, it’s not even the pilot’s fault. It can happen to anybody, no matter your expertise or level of preparation.
To give yourself piece of mind and an easy way to find your drone if any of this does happen, you should strongly consider buying a drone tracker.
A drone tracker is a small, lightweight device that attaches to your quadcopter, hexacopter, or other type of drone rig. It emits a GPS signal that’s received by an external device with its location plotted on a map.
This allows you to track where your drone is at all times. Modern trackers come with an accompanying app so you can find where the drone is using your mobile device.
This is by far the easiest way to protect against losing your drone.
Below, we’ve outlined the best drone trackers for sale in 2017. Check out the table below for a quick overview or scroll down to start from the beginning.
Trackimo is widely regarded as the best drone tracker on the market. It is competitively priced and the company has extensive experience providing tracking services for other industries as well.
The tracking device itself is very lightweight (at 1.4 ounces). This means it won’t weigh down your drone or interfere with flight. It’s also easy to attach and stays on snuggly, with their specially designed accessory and attachment kit.
The tracking system comes with a mobile app that can be used to track your drone in real time. And the drone uses cellular data (rather than WiFi or bluetooth) so it works worldwide wherever there is a GSM reception.
Trackimo is by far one of the best all-around solutions available.
Flytrex is another excellent option for tracking your drone. But it’s a lot more than a drone tracker.
Flytrex offers live tracking of your drone, and their Last Seen tool allows you to find where your drone went down.
The drone comes with a tailor-made adapter for specific drone models (chosen at checkout). It is mobile device compatible using their mobile app, and you can see your live flight telemetry data with a Google Map path overlay as you fly.
Flytrex also comes with an automatic flight logger (all flights are stored in your personal pilot profile) and a Mission Analyzer tool, which gives you detailed graphs and stats for each flight. You can also unlock badges as you improve and challenge yourself against other pilots worldwide.
Flytrex is a solid overall drone tracker and flight logging system.