Sure there are reward posters for missing cats, dogs, and other various pets — but now in Denver, a man named [Merrick] makes a plea for his $2400 missing drone.
We couldn’t help but chuckle at this news story because it could be the tip of the iceberg. As drones become more and more common place, seeing missing posters for them could become pretty normal! The problem is, when you’re using a long-range drone, and flying it in a city, it is very possible to lose your line of sight and lose the device altogether. That is exactly what happened to poor [Merrick] the other day. Thinking quickly, he started making lost drone posters, and after channel 7 news reported on it, it was discovered in an alleyway the following day. The person who found it thought it was government related and didn’t want to mess around with it — it’s a pretty serious looking drone.
The odd thing is, this type of drone has a homing feature that will automatically return the drone to its starting position in case of something like this happening — but for whatever reason, it didn’t work.
Personally if we were flying a drone worth the same amount as a decent used car… we’d throw a GPS tracker on it.
[Thanks for the tip Chips!]