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iPad and Vision Plus?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by FASTFJR, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. FASTFJR

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    I have a Phantom 1 and 2, I will admit I know very little about the Vision Plus. My local firehouse approached me about the use of drones, one of the volunteers had seen my videos. In a nut shell for what they have to spend I said the Vision Plus was a great option. With that said they were wondering about using an iPad instead of an iPhone. I have no idea if it would work or not, so here I am.

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  2. FASTFJR

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    Thanks, Does the iPad or iPad Mini need cell service? I'm assuming someone here has already built a holder for an iPad
     
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    Thanks!!!
     
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    I use a full size iPad on a camera tripod and it works great. I bought an iPad holder for the tripod on eBay. If I want to move around while flying, I use a cheap ($33) iRulu 7" tablet that I can mount right to the transmitter. All I did was cut a strip of Plexiglas about 4" long and 1" wide and used a heat gun to bend the ends over a piece of tubing to make it "S" shaped. It fits great using the phone holder on the transmitter and the tablet weight is not excessive.
     
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    Great idea!
     
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    Do you have a picture?
     
  7. pb7424

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    Here you go. I used small pieces of adhesive backed rubber strips at the ends for a better grip. Also added a small piece of Velcro to keep the Plexiglas piece attached to the back of the tablet.
     

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