How does the GetterBack work?

As the GetterBack descends below 6 feet, water enters through a specially designed check valve and activates the non-toxic reactant.  This reaction produces CO2 gas which builds pressure inside the GetterBack until it reaches 30 PSI above the surrounding water pressure, at which point the float section is deployed.  As the float section rises to the surface, it unwinds the Kevlar line.  Once the bright safety green float reaches the surface, it is easily spotted and retrieval of your lost Drone, fishing rod, or gear is as simple as just pulling in the line!


How long does the GetterBack take for the float to surface?

It typically takes one to two minutes, but it can take longer depending on sink rate, depth, and water temperature.  A fast sink rate in warm water to 10 feet will result in the shortest time and a slow sink rate in very cold water to 100 feet may take up to five minutes.


Can I mount the GetterBack anywhere on a Drone, fishing rod, or other gear?  

Yes. The GetterBack is designed to be mounted anywhere on a Drone, fishing rod, or other gear.


Is the GetterBack a one-time use product?

Yes.  The GetterBack is a one-time use product.  The GetterBack relies on a non-toxic chemical reaction that occurs when the unit is submerged in water.  Once the chemical reaction occurs and the line is dispensed, the product is no longer functional for reuse.


Will weather affect the GetterBack?

No.  Rain and high humidity will not affect it.  Water only enters the GetterBack when it is below 6 feet.  At 6 feet, the water pressure is approximately two and a half PSI which is a much higher differential pressure than would be experienced by driving rain or humidity changes. 


Can the GetterBack be used on all types of gear?

Yes.  The GetterBack can be mounted on and used with just about any object ten pounds or less.  The included Velcro strap will work with most objects, but using Tie Wraps are another very strong solution.  Retrieve the line slowely if the object is close to ten pounds, to avoid over-streesing the line.  (The actual line strenghth is rated at fourteen lbs.)


Can the GetterBack be used in salt water also?

Yes, the GetterBack works in either fresh water or salt water.


Can a GetterBack be taken on a plane?

Yes, there isn't any safety concern with bringing a GetterBack on a plane.  As for concerns about the lower cabin pressure affecting the device,  that is not a problem.  If placed in checked baggage,  the temperature will be lower,  but most baggage compartments are pressurized to the same 8,000 foot altitude pressure as the cabin,  so it should not be an issue either.


Are there new models coming soon?

Yes, we are currently working on two new models of our GetterBack product.  Both of these will have an increased depth range to 200 feet and and increased weight recovery capacity of 20 lbs. They will also have a flashing led light in the nose of the float that is activated when the float section is deployed  One will also incorporate a radio location beacon that is activated when the user triggers it with a hand held receiver.  This will allow easier location on the surface of the water or if lost in vegetation etc.  These are scheduled to be released sometime this year.