Success/failure rates with GPS trackers
I am still trying to decide which tracker to order, and I started by reviewing all threads about trackers in this forum. I really would like to use a gps version, but I have heard about people losing gps lock or communication during flight and never recovering their rocket. Of course, there are plenty of stories about folks losing rdf signal when their non-gps unit touches down and then is never heard again. I have been inclined toward the Telemetrum because it offers the best of both worlds. But maybe that is more "insurance" than I really need.
I would be glad for any input you may have:
1. What gps tracker(s) do you use, how much/how long, and how has your experience been?
2. Have you experienced loss of gps lock or tracker communication using a gps tracker? If yes, were you able to rdf it?
3. With gps trackers--particularlt Telemetrum--are you comfortable relying on the gps (teledongle) data alone, or do think it is important to have rdf equipment as a backup?
4. Specifically with Telemetrum, have you had any other problems worth noting? Would you recommend the system?
5. I doubt there is any sort of data available on failure rates or probabilities, but if there is any, I would certainly appreciate it.
Last edited by MountainRocketeer; 28th February 2012 at 10:38 PM.
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