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Old Nov 04, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Real-Time GSM/GPRS Plane Tracking or lost plane finder. for 59$

What you think guys of this Plane GSM tracker in a days when plane can be lost ? I know i always think in positive, just want to know your opinion about this device...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Real-Time-Spy-GS...item45f5fa3319 $59.88 with free shipping.... This is better then Loc8tor PLus when its lost more then 200+ meters

Simply insert a GSM sim card into the GPS unit. Whenever you call the unit it will respond with the coordinates of its location thru a SMS message. You can then use these coordinates on any mapping software (for example google earth) which will show where exactly the unit is located.With some little setup, you can also have the device to send the data directly to a computer thru GPRS and display its location on a map with our bundled software for real-time location tracking.
Features:

 Size 64mm x 46mm x 17mm(1.8”*2.5”*0.65”)
Weight 50g
Network GSM/GPRS
Band 850/900/1800/1900Mhz or 900/1800/1900Mhz
GPS chip SIRF3 chip
GSM/GPRS module Simcom Sim340 or Simcom Sim300
GPS sensitivity -159dBm
GPS accuracy 5m
Time To First Fix Cold status  45s
Warm status  35s
Hot status  1s
Car charger 12—24V  input         5V   output
Wall charger 110-220V  input    5V   output
Battery Rechargeable 3.7V 800mAh Li-ion battery
Standby 80hours
Storage Temp -40°C to +85°C
Operation Temp -20°C to +55°C
Humidity 5%--95% non-condensing


------Just call your Plane and PLANE will answer you....wow!!!---------
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 12:44 PM
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Yes its been around a while this one, looks a bit bulky but great idea and price
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 02:28 PM
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It's ok but a bit heavy and bulky I have it and don t use it
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 02:33 PM
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It's ok but a bit heavy and bulky I have it and don t use it
I think for planes like skywalker its not big weight
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 02:51 PM
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I prefer this for 1/10th weight:

http://fmtv.us/rf_beacon.html
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 03:21 PM
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i'm a bit confuse.... the said SIM card has to have a tel. #.. hence a monthly payment or some subcription with a cell provided..

i was looking at this one..http://www.loc8tor.com/Store/product...e,154,110.aspx which will be handy with this tracker or some osd with gps co-ordinates..
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Old Nov 04, 2010, 03:51 PM
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you can use a pre-paid sim card, but you have to make sure you fly in an area with coverage
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 04:15 AM
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found manual for this product :
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 04:53 AM
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For my AXN it is too heavy but maybe for my future EZ*

Probably you can make it lighter.
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 07:28 AM
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This guy attributed his crash to glitching caused by a GPS enabled cell phone installed on his plane. This is basically the same thing this device is. I would not try it.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...e#post15493690
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 08:50 AM
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This guy attributed his crash to glitching caused by a GPS enabled cell phone installed on his plane. This is basically the same thing this device is. I would not try it.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...e#post15493690
The guy LFLoTiTo here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=3528
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It did not show any significant range reduction while in stand-by mode.
However, while receiving a call, it led to a failsafe. Moving the gps/gsm away from the Rx a few centimeters (10 or 20cm, I dont recall) solved it.
This will obviously vary according to the frequency of your gsm, type of rc rx, plane setup and radio's god mood at the moment.
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 08:52 AM
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Interesting. I guess if the plane is already on the ground it wouldn't matter. Still, I don't think I would risk it....at least not without some serious testing. in any case, if it take any sim card, a cheap pay as you go sim could be used to keep the cost down.
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Old Nov 05, 2010, 10:21 AM
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Yes - simple pre-paid phone from Walgreens / Wal-mart is about 12$ w/ 20 free minutes. If you never use it those 20 minutes can last a long time.
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