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how does the video link to an ipad?

Discussion in 'FPV (First Person View)' started by Suwaneeguy, May 14, 2014.

  1. Suwaneeguy

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    Before I get an ipad, I want to know just how the signal from the bird gets to the ipad.
    As an ipad does not have a 5.8ghz receiver, does it use wifi totally?
    What is the maximum range with an ipad?
     
  2. rilot

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    Is this for use with a Vision or a normal Phantom 2?
    If you want to do this with a Normal Phantom or Phantom 2 then you can't. There's no way to use an iPad as an FPV screen.

    If it's with a Vision or Vision+ then you just connect the ipad to the booster with 2.4GHz as you would with an iPhone.
     
  3. Suwaneeguy

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    P2 non vision.

    Seems to me I have seen and read where people are connecting ipads to standard p2's with no problems.
    Isn't this the purpose of the data link?
     
  4. IrishSights

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    Ah... your talking Ground Station (datalink) then on a P2? If that is the case then it would help if we knew that! Even with GS you can not FPV through it. I would suggest if this is a GS enquiry to post in that dedicated forum.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 8
     
  5. rilot

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    As a ground station (map and waypoints, not an FPV screen) the iPad connects via bluetooth to the ground station, which then communicates with the aircraft over 2.4GHz.