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Autopilot doesn't know where my device is??

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Mo of Pocatello, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. Mo of Pocatello

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    I fly my P3A using a wi-fi only iPad Mini 2. Somehow Autopilot seems to think my iPad is a few hundred feet from where it actually is. Do you have the same problem? Do maybe my iPad doesn't have a GPS? UPDATE: I found this article, and am reading it... ADD GPS TO YOUR iPAD 2 WiFi

    Now that I've skimmed through some material on add-on GPS devices, I learned that some such devices just aren't compatible with certain application programs. How would I know which device to get? Do you have any experience with such devices, or do you know of a better solution?

    Somewhere in the house I have an old Garmin GPS receiver for Windows that plugs into a standard USB port, but I don't even know if that could be made to work with a modern iPad.
     
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  2. RedHotPoker

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    So, try it and find out. It won't hurt anything to test it.
    It will either work, or it will not. Let us know. Ha

    I use an iPad Air 2 Cellular, so not my interest, but there's plenty of others who chose a WiFi only iPad.

    RedHotPoker
     
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  3. alokbhargava

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    Aircraft will only know your home point and will generate all references wrt it. As your iPad as no GPS, none will be able to locate you.
     
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    Only had my P3P for less than a week, I have a IPAD mini2 Wi-Fi model. I have been using a DUAL XGPS150a Bluetooth GPS receiver for few years with my IPAD for mapping programs. I've just successfully used it with my P3P and follow me function work perfect.
     
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  5. Mo of Pocatello

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    OK, let me search for that GPS then. Thanks!
     
  6. msinger

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    You can find a list of commonly used external GPS receivers here.
     
  7. Mo of Pocatello

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    There's another possibility I just thought of... I have an Android phone (a Samsung Galaxy S4. Can I use the phone as an external GPS that sends wifi signals to the iPad? I mean, I like flying with the iPad because of the big screen. Also, the Galaxy S4 is too slow for some applications like the DJI GO, I think.

    This is it, I think! Bluetooth GPS Output - Android Apps on Google Play
     
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