Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

Sign up for a weekly email of the latest drone news & information

Hello from surrey UK

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Tb987, May 28, 2016.

  1. Tb987

    Joined:
    May 28, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello to one and all.
    Sorry to start with a dumb question, I've just taken delivery of a P3p, sadly my iPad mini
    is version 1 and won't work with the Phantom.
    Question I have is, If i buy a newer iPad mini3/4 do I need the WiFi & cellular version?
    Any help appreciated. Happy flying everyone.
     
  2. ray rokni

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2015
    Messages:
    377
    Likes Received:
    138
    You do not need cellular,


    Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  3. Tb987

    Joined:
    May 28, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks very much for the fast reply. That will save some cash.
     
  4. rockydog

    Joined:
    May 25, 2015
    Messages:
    881
    Likes Received:
    248
    Location:
    London UK
    You only need the cellular version if you want to use 'Follow Me', and to be able to re-locate the Home Point to your controller's position. This is because the non-cellular version does not have GPS built in.....you can add GPS function later by using dongle if you find you need/want it.
     
  5. Tb987

    Joined:
    May 28, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    'GPS built in' Ah thats why I had the cellular version on my old iPad mini.
    Thanks again.
     
  6. slowjohnny

    Joined:
    May 8, 2016
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Texas
    Welcome to the forum (that I am new to as well :) )

    I use either an iPad without cell or an iPhone that has cell and actually prefer the iPhone since it has the maps (cellular data) but really you don't need it.

    Now Surry is what, south of London?? I VIVIDLY remember driving on the A27 from Brighton to Portsmouth and turing the corner and seeing Arundel Castle. Oh my, what a sight. We don't have those in Texas!!
     
  7. Tb987

    Joined:
    May 28, 2016
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the welcome. I've bought an iPad with both WiFi & cellular, so that should do everything I need.
    Arundel castle is in West Sussex (south of Surrey which is indeed south of London)
    I was there today as I was working down that way, just wish I had the P3p up and running as the weather was perfect.