Hello from sunny Gloucestershire UK !

Joined
Nov 26, 2016
Messages
10
Reaction score
3
Hello lads Garry here , thanks to black Friday I bought my first phantom 3 standard a few days ago and i am hooked, little bit disappointed though as i wanted a drone to track my dogs when we was out but apparently the phantom 3 standard does not have that :(
Would of i been better to of bit the bullet and bought the 4 or want for the mavic pro ?
 
  • Like
Reactions: dirkclod

msinger

Approved Vendor
Joined
Oct 30, 2014
Messages
31,277
Reaction score
10,435
Location
Harrisburg, PA (US)
Welcome to Phantom Pilots! :)

Both the Phantom 4 and Mavic Pro models come with ActiveTrack for tracking people/objects. I've never seen anyone try to track a dog, but I suppose it would be possible if the dog does not blend into the ground (e.g. you have a white dog). Also, be aware that dogs might be sensitive to the sonar sensors on the bottom of the Phantom 4 and Mavic Pro.
 
Joined
Jun 11, 2016
Messages
3,513
Reaction score
1,994
Location
Northwest USA
Tie fishing line to the dog and drone. Tracking would be almost guaranteed to work although messy....
 
Joined
Sep 1, 2016
Messages
701
Reaction score
307
Age
52
Location
Southport, UK
I haven't tried it, but Litchi has a "Track" flight mode that works similar to Active Track. No idea if it work on a small fast moving object....
 

dirkclod

Moderator
Staff Member
Premium Pilot
Joined
May 9, 2014
Messages
15,212
Reaction score
9,008
Age
65
Location
Amory Mississippi
Welcome to the forum Boxer .
I hope you will find our site helpful and look forward to any input , photo's/video's you might post .
Don't be shy and ask anything if you can't find it by searching .
This bunch here are the smartest you will find anywhere :)
 
Joined
Nov 26, 2016
Messages
10
Reaction score
3
if i had bought the four or the mavic pro would of it tracked my dogs as i threw a ball ?
 

msinger

Approved Vendor
Joined
Oct 30, 2014
Messages
31,277
Reaction score
10,435
Location
Harrisburg, PA (US)
It should be able to if your dogs do not blend into the ground.
 

msinger

Approved Vendor
Joined
Oct 30, 2014
Messages
31,277
Reaction score
10,435
Location
Harrisburg, PA (US)
You need a Phantom 4 or a Mavic Pro. Here is an example:

 
Joined
Nov 26, 2016
Messages
10
Reaction score
3
looks like i should of got the 4 then over the three , just couldn't resist the £380 price tag of the three ,
 
Joined
Dec 4, 2016
Messages
33
Reaction score
15
So what did you do in the end? Keep the 3 or get the 4? By the way I am also from Gloucester, UK and just got into this drone flying with a P4P+
 

New Threads

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
139,535
Messages
1,439,514
Members
101,331
Latest member
bryan.hivemapper