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Ways to not lose your drone

Ever had a flyaway? Thankfully I haven't yet, but I'm always on the lookout for ways to prevent that from happening. So far, I know about 2 inventions that let you track your drone from a smartphone app:

Tile - $25 tracking tag with a hole that you can probably thread a wire through to attach it.
https://www.thetileapp.com/blog/drone-recovered-with-tile-app

TrackR - they advertise it for finding lost keys, but it would be great for drone as well. Sticker attachment.
https://www.thetrackr.com/sticker

Others? Post 'em here.

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Nice! For drones that don't

Nice! For drones that don't have any fancy built-in GPS features, this would be great...now if only there were a way to keep track of all the props that have popped off!

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Easy! Pack of TrackR's oughta

Easy! Pack of TrackR's oughta do it. Stick one at the center of each prop on the top, if it's flat like the ones on the Inspire 1. Hmm then again, props on those seldom come off...you're probably talking about an FPV or mini/micro where you're hittin stuff. Sticker'd be too big  or wouldn't be able to lay flat. Then you're probably outta luck with those!

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Can't give you anymore ideas

Can't give you anymore ideas for props, but for those looking for GPS-based solutions, there's also Trackimo (http://www.trackimo.com/) or the World Tracker Enduro (http://www.trackingtheworld.com/products/enduro/), which you could velcro to your drone.
Even if you have a GPS solution in place, these can add redundancy.