Tips on finding a lost drone 😢

I did a physical search as I know rough area it’s in.

I flew the mini 2 took 200+ pictures and looked at each very closely.

I’ve searched 2 nights with a torch looking for a reflection.

Later today I’m going to fly the Mavic in much lower as it has all round sensors.

Tonight I’m going to use a blue torch.

I’m looking mainly orange props and maybe some silver on the battery’s as the rest is black.

What camera settings be best dark bright washed out or what. Or is there a program I can delete all the green and dark couplers or dead white grass.


Green filters will help remove some of the colour but it will just wash out everything else, so any dark colours might be brighter white,

Maybe inverting the image will help things stand out, but I don’t have much experience with this, it will make dark areas brighter and light areas darker, might be easier to spot a blip.

I’m guessing it wasn’t one of your DJI drones that have gone amiss as they would have the gps tracking?

Could do with a feature on drones like you get on phones where you can ping it remotely and it makes a noise to help locate


I was about to say that if you’re nearby, then I could come and help you search.
Then, luckily (:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:) I remembered you were in Northern Ireland.

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Will the find my drone in dji 4 app help. Im not sure tho. Just a suggestion

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Its an Emax Tinyhawk 2 Freestyle


Oh sorry didn’t realise.

Post the odd one or two here. A fresh set of eyes might help.
And, the more you shake the bushes, the more likely it will be on the floor.
But shaking bushes at night with a blue torch might look a bit odd :laughing:


what was the last camera view grass,branches,brambles ect.

Atm I have to be careful sneaking around with torches as the last week been a number of threats by CIRA who said there behind shootings at the police station and devices left in a few places. :slightly_frowning_face: So been night choppers and police popping out of bushes :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

What I lost is a THF2 no GPS not camera recorded, I was only testing and what you see in center of picture is the area it fell,

I have been over the pictures and my daughter visited and took a look in the area.

I’m going to take pictures facing trees as it’s definitely not on top.

Are the IRA still very active? Not heard anything for a long time.

What goggles are you using? Do they have DVR if so play back the DVR and try and pick out any landmarks.

Edit: Just checked the spec of the ev800d goggles and it does have built in DVR. So next question is did you have an SD card inserted into the goggles and have you set up Auto recording?

Re play the video of it crashing to give you a better idea of where it actually crashed.

Yes tbh never went away :cry: it’ be local news but never national anymore, been constant weekly kneecappings in both communities and only yesterday police went into a area to search a house and arrest a bomb maker, we are also lucky it’s a minority and majority which are trying and not being divided and able to live together, but unfortunately we are ran by f@ckups.

@DeanoG60 I did not have goggles on it was only a test LOS and less then 100 ft away and 30ft up :cry::cry:


White light :slightly_frowning_face:

Blue light :slightly_smiling_face:

Retrieved :love_you_gesture::love_you_gesture::love_you_gesture::love_you_gesture:Best props to have fitted :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:



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Awesome! Does it still work ok? :muscle:

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Bugger never thought of that as I skipped all the way back down to the house, :rofl: thanks for bursting my bubble :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:



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How’s the weather been? I wasn’t trying to burst your bubble lol I’m sure it’ll be fine mate :+1:t2:


I know it’s just my silly humour, :laughing: actually for this country it’s not rained in over a week.

It turned on :+1:

No pain no gain happy scratches now :rofl::rofl::rofl:

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Ouch looks painful Mark but worth it as you got your baby back safe and sound, really pleased for you man :+1:t2:

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