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Deciding on which iPad to purchase

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by kevinjs13, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. kevinjs13

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    Hello,

    I have the Phantom 3 Professional. I'm in the market to buy an iPad and not sure which one I should purchase. There is iPad 3 and or iPad air 1, 2 or 3. Preferably a refurbished one as I will only be using it to fly just not sure which one would sufficiently be the best one to use. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Kevin
     
  2. bobmyers

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    I would suggest a 3, I have a full size version, the trade out is the larger picture versus the lighter easier to handle Mini. I have a tripod table that I set my controller on, so the larger size is not problem for me.
     
  3. kevinjs13

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    Would the iPad to be sufficient to fly P3P? ImageUploadedByPhantomPilots1436494136.897894.jpg
     
  4. jcknows0

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    No you need at least the mini 2 or iPad Air. If you get the dji case which I highly recommend then the mini fits perfect although someone had a great idea for putting air between the top foam and case. Tried it with 13" Rmbp works as well.
    For the price you showed for iPad 2 you can get a mini 2 with much better resolution and processor.
     
  5. kevinjs13

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    Thanks for your replies back. I appreciate it. Bobmyers, will the iPad 3 fit the P3P controller mount?
     
  6. bobmyers

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    Yes, it will
     
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    Mini 3 is pretty awesome. Retina display and definitely large enough screen yet not too big or bulky holding the remote/screen
     
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  9. kevinjs13

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    Excellent, Thanks Bob!
     
  10. izzydrone

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    yea certain ones don't work... my ipad 4th generation did not work, nor my mini... i just bought the ipad air 2... working great. i don't think the ipad air 3 is out yet?