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Found a DJI phantom porfessional drone

Discussion in 'Lost and Found' started by THELAW, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. THELAW

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    I found a drone and want to try to get it back to the owner
    help me find them if possible
    how do I tell what model it is
    it has a 4k camera
    says on it phantom professional
    is it a 3 or 4
    tom
     
  2. Fly Dawg

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    Examine the aircraft for the FAA registration number or any contact information. Also, on the front will be a metal plate as to the model. Phantom xxxxxx Lastly, if you are not familiar withe the Phantom, look on the side of the camera plate, there is a micro SD card in a slot. Pull the card and examine it on the computer, the owner may have placed a contact point there along with the footage from the aircraft flight.
    Those would be starting points.
     
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    is it possible it registered to FAA?
    micro sd card is empty
    thanks for the info so far
     
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    Also, if the SD card on a Phantom 3 is on the camera plate below the actual aircraft as I said. If it is a Phantom 4 it will be on the side of the aircraft itself.
     
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    It is supposed to be registered, Yes. But without the registration number it does no good. Some, also put information inside the battery compartment.
     
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    sd card is on the camera plate does that make it a 3?
     
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    nothing inside battery compartment
     
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    Yes, that is a Phantom 3 Professional.
     
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    by the way I have no experience with drones period
    but I may get to be if I cant find the owner
    if I cant find them and if this one still works can it be used with a new controller ?
     
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    ok so is it worth trying to find the owner or is it probably junk
     
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    Yes, but it will need to be re-registered both with DJI and the FAA.
     
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    No way to know without seeing it.
     
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    ok
    lets hope I can find original owner
     
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    should I take pics would that help
     
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    how do I see if it will fire up with out buying a new battery?
     
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    That would help, yes. If it is not severely physically damaged, or been exposed to much rain, it could be just fine.
     
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    ok ill take pics and try to post them here
     
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    If there is no battery you will need a battery and a charger. If you have the battery, you will need the charger.
     
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    it has a battery but its dead can it be recharged?
     
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    Possibly, but that will be iffy at best, depending on how long it has been sitting, or if it is damaged internally in some manner.
     
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