After almost losing my Quadrocopter in our grass field I decided to equip it with a locator tag. Loc8tor is not a new product and I read a test of it in Ezone magazine 4 years ago (Loc8tor Lite review). But I did never order because I thought I would never need one and also it covered to short distance to be useful. And of course I thought “losing a model never happen to me”.
So what do we need a locator beacon with 100 m distance for, when we have live GPS tracking? Not always we fly with our Laptop connected and not always our GPS coordinates tells exact the place we should search. Drone can be in trees and other stuff making it difficult to spot. Especially when you are not able to see exactly where your Drone hits ground. Loc8tor is best when you have an idea of where to start searching and only need help for the last distance.
Where is my Drone?
I have flown with the tag several mounts without needing it. But the last week I had a few landings out in the grass (run out of battery) and the locator tag saved me time searching in the grass. The tall grass makes it possible to walk 1 meter away without seeing the Quadrocopter.
This is maybe old news but I hope I can inspire someone by telling about my happy experience with Loc8tor.
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