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Hard to view tablet even with hood P3

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by EnronCEO, May 26, 2015.

  1. EnronCEO

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    Hey guys,


    So I own a P3P with a ipad mini 3 with a 10' hood. I flew this the bird aka p3 a few times and the last two times I notice it was extremely difficult to see the screen even with a full size hood. I went into the ipad and tweaked everything needed to make the screen as clear as possible, then I flew the bird at the beach on a cloudy day, and it was so difficult to see the screen even when I was facing away from any bright light and huddled into a ball, that still didn't work I ended up having to take my sweater and covering my head like a creeper just to get a 'ok" viewing. :eek:

    Is anyone else having this issue? Can someone tell me if there is a different option, or something I can do to fix this, this is really bad, I mean its kind of a big issue. Any suggestions or should I just eventually invest in goggles again? In california its illegal to wear goggles while flying so that is already an issue.
     
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    Look into getting an anti-glare screen protector for your ipad. I use an anti-glare with my hoodivision and it's very usable. The hoodivision isn't a 90 degree shade it sits at 70 degrees so that the screen reflects the black inside of the hood and not your face.
     
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  3. EnronCEO

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    I bought a "highly reviewed anti glare screen protector for the ipad mini on amazon, it was so bad I ripped it off during a flight I wasn't able to see. Which one did you buy? Is there one out there that this forum would recommend, after that first debacle with the anti glare I am kind of hesitant to buy another.
     
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    I bought a screen for my Shield and pulled off during the first flight as well.

    I can see the screen but I agree, it's difficult. I sometimes find myself turning away from the sun. I bought the some board from Staples and I'm putting together some sun shades myself. I try to avoid using the most as they can be a pain.
     
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  6. EnronCEO

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    I agree with that I look away all the time now just to barely see anything and I kind of I get panicky when I get bad reception, flying closest to a cliff and water and you have no FPV or line of sight. lol
     
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    Yeah I totally agree with that It was bad I had to sit down cover my whole head with my sweater and when my reception got bad I had to rip it off just to barely find it according to the location with my tablet map location. California has wonky laws to basically make it hard for you to fly a drone.
     
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    my iPad mini is dying pretty quick... Supposedly the iPad Air 2 has an anti glare screen which is much better. Think I'll got this route
     
  10. EnronCEO

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    Ug I just got the mini 3 :( Oh for the ipad I turned everything off and left it just for dji app and any essential usage I find the battery life last longer. Also less fighting over signal useage with apps.
     
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    Here's a picture of my Nvidea Shield with the same matte protector. image.jpg Really cuts the glare. I have the Supershieldz on everything.
     
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  12. EnronCEO

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    How you like the Nvidea? How does it compare as far as brightness outside to the ipad?
     
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    The Nvidea is a great tablet. The stereo speakers, HDMI out, micro sd card slot, Bluetooth, wifi, and an accessible SIM card, it's got a lot going for it!

    I'd say it's as bright as the mini, but not as bright as the iPhone.

    Biggest difference is weight. IPad mini 11.1 ounces to Nvidea Shield 13.8 ounces.
     
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    I built a Mutoscope to hold my ipad the i-apd is completely in the dark
     
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    I would love to see a photo of this.
     
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    Ah cool I like the sound of the micro sd slot. That makes it easy for me to just upload the footage there and watch.
     
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    I've heard rumors of a new Nvidea coming this summer; I don't know what changes they're making, just FYI, you might want to wait before picking one up.
     
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    same problem here with the mini. I am sending it back to apple and have an air 2 coming. hopefully it's better.
     
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    They're upping the GPU specs. I'd wait just for the inevitable discounts on the existing Shield, since it's more than good enough for flying.
     
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    I have now cut 1/2 circles were I look through to cut down on light from the side of my head[​IMG]
     
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