Drone GPS Tracker Model DT-11G
Small and Lightweight 2-1/16" x 1-11/16" x 9/16" (52mm x 42mm x 15mm) at 1.22oz (35g)
4G LTE Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/20/28A | 3G Bands 1/2/5/8 | IP67 Waterproof
Nano SIM Slot - includes a Free SpeedTalk SIM | $5/mo plan available with 250 Units (text or Mb Data combined)
Color: Gray | Battery: 500mAh | Accessories: Removable Pet Collar Clip, Magnetic Charger USB Cable
Manufactured by a reputable Chinese company with several years of GPS Tracker experience and good quality control
Ships from and is supported in the US with a 2 year warranty and 14 day returns (buyer pays return shipping)
Includes three 1" x 1" 3M Duo Lock pads to attach to three batteries (if used with Mavic Fly More Kits)
Comprehensive and Detailed User Manual (English) written by Part 107 Pilot after extensive testing
Trackimo is $140 + $60 for year's data plan, Marco Polo is $220 with 2 mile max radio signal (no GPS or GSM)
Ships USPS First Class to US destinations only
*** NOTE *** This Tracker has two tiny magnets either side of the 4 charging pins on the back. It has been tested mounted at the rear of the battery on a DJI Mavic 2 Pro and it doesn't interfere with the Compass and shows only a minor change in the Compass Interference Level in the Go App (about 50 above typical background but still 'way in the green'. Please try various placements on your Drone (middle of battery on original Mavics and Pros as they have a compass in front and in back) and verify that it does not produce any Magnetic Interference on both the Remote Controller and in your App telemetry. If it does, you may return it within 14 days for a full refund less shipping. We are not responsible for any Drone crashes due to magnetic interference issues from using this Tracker - so make absolutely sure it does not create any interference warnings on your Drone before flight. To check Compass in Go App, tap on Settings:Drone Icon (MC Settings):Advanced Settings:Sensor State:Compass and place the Tracker where it has the lowest interference level in the green.
* Attach a Dual Lock to the one on the bottom of the Tracker, then remove the backing, and place the Tracker where you do not get Compass interference, pressing firmly to bond. Hold bottom of Mavic to support if mounting Tracker on top of battery while battery is installed
* SpeedTalk uses the T-Mobile LTE Network. Tracker can also use the AT&T or Verizon Networks depending on SIM card used because of the multiple Bands it supports.
* Use 'Polaris GPS' for Android or 'GPS & Maps' for iPhone. Create a Waypoint, enter Lat/Lon from Tracker position report, show waypoint on Map, and navigate to waypoint to locate Tracker (download map of area before flight)
* Tracker can also be used to track pets and kids using the same methods as it comes with a clip that can go on a collar or backpack strap. Also includes a flexible case to use on wrist (strap required)
Download Tracker User Manual Download SMS Commands Download GPRS Commands Download Traccar App User Manual
Support or Questions to: info @ southernexposuretrading dot com
SpeedTalk Plan | Also available is a Yearly for $60 (same monthly units) and Yearly Rollover for $60 but half the units (1500 for entire year)
Cell Coverage Notes: I live in a wooded rural area in Central NH with hilly terrain, so Cell coverage is hit-and-miss. I use Tracfone which is an mvno with AT&T and I get decent coverage in the house especially on the north side (tower is north of here). With SpeedTalk which is an mvno with T-Mobile, I get a very weak signal with in and out service (tower is 12 miles NE). I can travel 1/4 mile north and get a decent T-Mobile signal just due to the terrain where my house is located (hill to the NE in direction of tower). So if you are flying in rural areas, your coverage will change based on local terrain. The good news is that coverage improves with altitude, so if you are at 200 ft you may get a much better signal than at ground level. I suggest you experiment with signal strength at ground level and at certain altitudes where you will be flying. Use the ts# SMS command to get a message back showing GPS and GPRS signal status.
Although you may get position reports at altitude, should your Drone end up on the ground with a bad signal you will need to rely on the last position report. I recommend setting your Sleep/Report Cycle (SMS:update,xxx#) to 180 (3 minutes). That way you will receive 3 position reports every minute for 3 minutes (reports are sent out every 20 seconds), then it will sleep for 3 minutes, then report for 3 minutes on that cycle. It is better to sacrifice battery life than to have old inaccurate position data if looking for a lost Drone. Easy enough to recharge Tracker every 6 flights and have it reporting more often for better position accuracy. You should also send out a cr# command to force Tracker to wake up (if stationary) every 3 minutes while looking for it so you have an accurate position of where it ended up. I would also recommend getting a Tile Pro as they work fairly well within 250 ft so as soon as you get to where the GPS location shows your Drone but you don't see it, run the Tile App and if you pick up the signal send the Ring command and it will start making noise so you can pinpoint your Drone by sound. I have mine mounted in the very front on top - doesn't affect GPS signal.
If you follow these procedures, you should be successful in finding your lost Drone as long as you have a decent Cell Signal.