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Accessories needed (& recommended) for BP RC801 to use with Phantom 3 Pro?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DP Green, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. DP Green

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm a total newbie to drones & to DJI, but have a Phantom 3 Pro and Black Pearl RC801 (2015, 32 channel) on the way and am excited to learn how to use it.

    Regarding the Phantom 3, I believe that I ordered enough accessories to start with.

    Regarding the BP RC801 though, I don't know what I'll NEED to begin using the Phantom 3 right away, nor what would be nice to have. (I did search a bit, but only found references to using the BP with a Phantom 2...)

    Can you please tell me what accessories I'll need, and what you recommend additionally?

    I did buy a spare battery.

    On Amazon, under "Recently bought together" for the RC801 (link & image below), they list cables, transmitters, coax adapters... but I can't tell what of that, if any, is needed for use with the Phantom 3 Pro.

    Thanks a lot!

    DPG

    http://www.amazon.com/Flysight-moni...=1440979722&sr=8-3&keywords=black+pearl+rc801



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    Hmmm, looks like I didn't load the image / screenshot correctly. It does seem to open if you click on the link in "attached files" though.
     
  3. TeamYankee

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    Hmm... if you have a Phantom 3 you don't need the BP monitor.. but an Android or Apple tablet instead.

    The Phantom 3 works off wifi and already has the FPV downlink facility.

    Any of the FPV transmitter equipment you have bought is totally unnecessary I'm afraid.. You just need a good tablet device with the latest DJI app.
     
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  4. DP Green

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    Hi Team Yankee, thanks a lot for the quick reply.

    That's very helpful.

    Shoot - I guess my crash course on this topic failed to figure that bit out.

    The only thing I bought apart from accessories for the Phantom 3 itself is the BP RC801 & a battery for it.

    The BP is totally useless & I should return it?

    Do you recommend any tablets?
    Do you think an Apple iPad mini would be a good tablet to use with it?

    Assuming I use a tablet - I know you said "You just need..." - do you recommend any additonal accessories beyond "need"?

    Your timeliness is MUCH appreciated - I'm actually trying to get all of the things delivered by end of day Tuesday. So far, so good... Just need to sort out this part of it.





     
  5. DP Green

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    I'm trying to think this through - I read the range of the Phantom 3 is 2,000 meters. How can the tablet communicate with it at that distance, simply w/ wifi? I must be missing something...
     
  6. TeamYankee

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    You are better off posting your question here: Pro/Adv Discussion | DJI Phantom Forum
    They have much more experience on the Phantom 3 model and which tablet to use.. the Nvidia Shield and the Ipad 2 are ones to start with.
    cheap tablets can't process the video feed quick enough and the result is a delayed or jerky video feed.
     
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  7. DP Green

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    Thanks again; I just reposted on that other Forum.

    I see the iPad 2 comes as "air", or "mini". Do you think the mini is too small?
    I assume memory is not an issue & the 16 gb would be fine.

    I'm still wondering how these things communicate from 2km?

    THANKS!!!


     
  8. TeamYankee

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    Hi there,

    The ipad only communicates a short distance to the radio controller... that does the "heavy lifting" out to 2 Kms and more..
     
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    Yeah, and it does that through a wire, not wifi.
     
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  10. DP Green

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    Ahh, now I understand; thanks!

    I'm going to end this thread (at least my posts to it) & post a list of all of the gear I bought on the thread that I redirected to at Pro/Adv Discussion | DJI Phantom Forum

    Thanks for everyone's help!!!!!!!