Finding Your Lost Drone – Simple and Practical Ideas

The latest gadget that has created a rage globally is the drone. Drones are loved by people of all ages and genders. Children and adults alike love to fly these aerial vehicles around. Back in the day, drones were used for military purposes only. However, with changing times, drones are now being used for recreational and business purposes too. There are a plethora of different types of drones available in the market. People are using drones for delivery purposes, photography, in the movie-making industry and so on. Drones are also available in different price ranges.

Different Types Of Drones

There is a wide range of drones available for different uses and purposes. Depending on your needs and requirements, you can get a drone that best suits you. Here’s a list of available drones:

  • Single rotor drone
  • Tricopter drone
  • Quadcopter Drone
  • Hexacopter drone
  • Octocopter drone\
  • Fixed wing drone
  • Mini drones
  • Medium drones
  • Large drones
  • Drones with camera
  • Drones with FPV
  • Drones with GPS
  • Drones with stabilizers

You can visit your local gadget store to purchase a drone of your choice, or you can even shop online to buy a drone. Most online shopping portals have drones for sale.


Drones For Photography

If you’re a professional photographer or have a great passion for photography as a hobby, you should purchase a drone with a good quality camera at the earliest. Drones with cameras will give you the freedom to capture images in locations that your physical body may not be able to reach. Drones allow photographers to capture breathtaking aerial views of cities and landscapes. If you are looking to get photographs of a city or a mountain landscape from overhead, the safest thing for you to do is get yourself a drone and capture all the images that you want. Besides photos, you can also get some phenomenal aerial videos with your camera drone.


Drones For Business

Drones are now being used for business purposes too. Real estate marketing companies, the retail shopping industry, and other such industries have an increased dependency on drones for business. A real estate company often uses camera drones to give prospective buyers an overall idea of the land or apartment that he or she is looking to buy. Detailed photos and videos of the land or apartment along with the surroundings are captured via the drone and shown to the buyer. If then the buyer shows interest, a physical inspection of the place is set up. Retail shopping portals are now using drones to deliver packages to far distances. Using the drone to make deliveries reduces the cost of teaming up with delivery and courier companies. A large number of food chains are also now using drones to deliver food boxes to clients and customers. Pizza delivery chains seem to have picked up on this trend of food delivery via drones. However, different cities and states have different laws on the usage of drones for delivery purposes.


Finding Your Lost Drone

One major drawback with the drones is that these gadgets do get lost from time to time. Drones can get lost for several different reasons including bad weather, interference of too many trees and foliage and so on. You need to be a little careful when flying your drone in densely populated forest areas, or cities that have unpredictable weather conditions. Typically, it is recommended that in order to be safe and not misplace your drone, you should get a drone with GPS. Through the GPS system locate a drone with ease and retrieve it quickly in the event that it does go absconding.


In the event that you already have a drone without GPS and it has gotten lost, there are a few tips and suggestions that you can follow to retrieve your gadget:

  • Well, the first and most obvious thing to do is manually look around to try and find the drone. Cover the area that you had been flying your drone in by foot. Keep a look out for lights and sounds from your drone if the battery still had some juice in it went the gadget went missing.
  • Often drones get swept away by strong gusts of wind and end up getting stuck in between branches of trees. Check the trees and foliage around the space that you were flying the drone. Your drone may have not hit the ground at all and maybe stuck between branches of the trees. If your drone batter was still on, keep a lookout for blinking lights and sounds between the trees.
  • Another effective way to try and find your lost drone is by using another drone. If you can get your hands on a drone with a camera, fly the second drone around the area that you had been flying the original drone and see if the camera drone can capture its location. This method will help you find your drone quickly and in a hassle-free manner.


Various Uses Of Drones

As mentioned earlier, drones can be used for a myriad of purposes. Besides business and photography purposes, drones are often used for the following:

  • Farming and agricultural purposes
  • To locate trapped people in the case of a natural disaster, manmade disaster and so on.
  • In public festivals where children may get lost from their guardians or parents.
  • To assess the damage in the event of a disaster.
  • To assess the structural deficits in a public bridge or building that may require repair work.
  • Drones are used by the military to keep a check on enemy troops and soldiers.


Drones are the hottest new fad amongst people of all ages. They have proven to be extremely useful too. If you have been looking to buy a drone, or extend your already large collection of drones, it will be an excellent investment for the long run. You can even get your children interested in drones and teach them how to use these amazing and new age gadgets.


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Mohd.Sohel Ather loves to write the gadget related articles, mostly iPhone and iPad and Android related articles.