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iPad/iPhone lightning cable to phantom?

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by DarkXess, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. DarkXess

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    Hey guys, just wondering if this is possible? I know its possible on the Pro but on the Phantom 3 Standard is it able to use a lightning cable from iPad/iPhone to the controller instead of over wifi? if so then can someone link me to where I can buy it, I have searched for numerous names wording the such but haven't come across anything.

    Thank you.
     
  2. mandalay

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    You can't do this with P3S; only available with P3A/Pro
     
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  3. DarkXess

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    Ahh right, ok then... well thanks for letting me know :)
     
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    Yes it works. I had a standard for about a week and that is what I ordered from Amazon. I then upgraded to the Pro.
     
  7. mandalay

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    That's not a lightning cable

    @DarkXess, your P3S comes with a micro USB cable so you can download videos and flight data from your bird. You can't use the lightning cable on P3S for video transmission just like P3A/P/Inspire. It can only be done via WiFi. The RC does not have a USB port for you to plug in that cable.
     
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    I didn't say it was a lightening cable. I assume since the gentleman already has an iOS device that has a lightening cable.. so he will need this adaptor to connect it to his Phantom RC and iOS device. The Phantom RC only comes with a USB to MicroUSB cable for Android devices, so he can use this adaptor/convertor along with his lightning cable to connect it to an iOS device.
     
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    I can't speak for what it will do, but yes that cable will allow you to connect the Apple lightning cable to it. It gives you a USB female connection and your lightning will plug into it. Again, probably won't do anything, maybe charge your phone?
     
  10. mandalay

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    But what functionality does it provide by doing this?
     
  11. mandalay

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    Exactly...I don't know what it will do either.
     
  12. DarkXess

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    Well.... thanks guys, It seems that I would either wait or upgrade in the future :p
     
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    Try Amazon.com. My P3 standard came with a micro USB to a full size A/B plug .... the size that plugs into a charger. What I needed was a micro USB on one end, for the controller, and a lightening plug on the other end, to fit my IPhone. I found it for $7.79 on Amazon.

    BTW- Mine came with no instructions. Just a quick start guide. No mention of anything to do with wifi, firmware, nor much one needs to know. I downloaded the user manual from the DJI site. Things are charging as I write this, and I will hopefully have my maiden flight tomorrow.

    I've heard and seenmention on YouTube that it is important to upgrade firmware before trying a first flight. Can someone point me to a link explaining those matters, please?

    Thanks,

    HawaiiBob
     
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    Haha, firmware updates for the standard break more things than they fix, but that has already been discussed enough on some other posts.