As Forbes notes, lost drone ads are getting increasingly common on Craigslist.  A search shows up 2,280 of them, although that's sure to be an overcount. Almost all are DJI Phantoms, although there are a few Parrot AR.Drones and Heli-Max and Horizons in there, too. 

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Comment by Martin Szymanski on July 10, 2014 at 11:36pm

It is important to put your Phone number on parts of the vehicle that won't be damaged. The owner can claim once a accident occurs. ;-))

Comment by Cronselaar on July 11, 2014 at 1:18am

That is a toy...Not a drone...

Comment by benbojangles on July 11, 2014 at 2:53am

Also, take a look at GSM/GPS trackers. Most of the one's on ebay are LBS trackers (They don't have a GPS unit inside, they rely on phone masts and triangulation). But a gps/gsm tracker can send you the map link location of your drone with just a text message. 

Comment by benbojangles on July 11, 2014 at 2:55am

...Perhaps an arduino gsm shield could link with the ardupilot/arduino board thus reducing the weight of an additional gps unit? Who's going to build one as a project?

Comment by Jack Crossfire on July 11, 2014 at 4:18pm

The silent majority of experiences, no doubt.

Comment by Steve Monro on July 11, 2014 at 6:52pm

Draw a line between you to China on a map and start following it... You may just find your DJI drone... ;)

Comment by Haygood on July 11, 2014 at 11:38pm

Ahem, so no lost 3DR equipment?  Is that what you are saying there, Chris?  Ha.  Just teasing.  

My 3DR Y6 flies great, by the way.  I've only had to use RTL once, but man it was great to see that thing peak back out from over a tree!  Glad I'm not on Craigslist hunting for it, yet. 

Comment by Graham Dyer on July 12, 2014 at 12:00am - not for long range though but if you have a rough last GPS position these may find it.

Comment by Todd Hill on July 12, 2014 at 12:40pm

Funny,  I recently saw a missing poster in my neighborhood for a phantom.  It seems the majority are non 3DR powered copters.  

Comment by Pedals2Paddles on July 12, 2014 at 3:00pm

Bear in mind there are probably 10x+ more phantoms out there than anything else.  I just ordered a TK102 tracker to keep stuck to my Y6.  So if it ever does fly away, I can find it. Or what's left of it.


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