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Does Autopilot work with iPad mini 2

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Quadcopterpilot, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. Quadcopterpilot

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    Tried to use the orbit function today, but no go.
    I'm fairly sure I had everything setup properly.
    First issue I got was a warning after pressing engage was that distance from subject greater than 33ft or something close to that message. The aircraft and RC were side by side on the ground.
    I decided to go ahead anyway and after the count-down the bird lifted-off to eye-level and hovered with error "failure to take-off".
    I assume the take-off failure was due to the previous error.
    I then just landed the bird manually.
    So I'm just not sure why this happened?
     
  2. Wang J Coon

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    I tried the Cruise mode yesterday and found the stick controls to get sluggish from time to time. Dangerous.
     
  3. 2nd2non

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    Let me attempt to answer your question -
    It sounds like you had an issue between the altitude of current and target. Did you get an altitude priority error? What height was orbit set? Thought autopilot will engage and launch the bird, I reco launching manually then engaging. This way you can confirm the current altitude.
     
  4. Quadcopterpilot

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    Thanks for the reply 2nd2non.
    Will try manual take-off next time.
    It did engage and take-off but only to eye level and then hovered with take-off error.
    Are you using Autopilot a lot?
    Have you used orbit?
     
  5. Suntana

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    Used orbit this morning with no problems what so ever on my iPad mini 2 (wifi)


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  6. Suntana

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    I don't set it up until I'm already in the air on P-GPS mode, once I'm above the subject I flip to F then set up my orbit parameters.


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  7. Quadcopterpilot

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    Thanks Suntana.
    So would "follow" also work?
    Just asking because I thought you needed gps on the tablet for Orbit and Follow to work?
     
  8. 2nd2non

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    Yes, use AP almost exclusively. I don't typically have a need for orbit, but do occasionally.
    Check out this clip I did using waypoint mode in AP.
     
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  9. Quadcopterpilot

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    Wow, excellent work.
    Unbelievable scenery.
    What video editing software are you using?
     
  10. Suntana

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    I just bought a Garmin glo, you hook up to it via Bluetooth and it is much more accurate and reliable than the gps in the cellular models. The iPad mini 2 (wifi) does not have gps and will not work, unless you do what I have done.


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  11. Suntana

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    Great video!


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  12. Suntana

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    Orbit does not need gps from tablet. You can orbit around anything you want out there lol.


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  13. 2nd2non

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    Sony movie studio platinum with LUTs. Check out the comments under the videos for more details