Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

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

  1. Carlpembroke

    Joined:
    May 22, 2016
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    49
    Do you think its worth paying the extra over the ipad mini 2 wifi for the 4G version ? Will i regret getting just the wifi version for my P4 ?
     
  2. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    19,096
    Likes Received:
    5,623
    Location:
    US
    Do you need do to any of the following?
    • Reset the home point to your current location after takeoff
    • Use the Follow Me feature in DJI GO
    • Live stream your video to YouTube/Facebook
    If not, then then Wi-Fi only iPad Mini 2 would be the better buy for you.

    Also, if you get the Wi-Fi only iPad Mini 2 and need to add GPS later, you could get an external Bluetooth GPS receiver for about $100 -- like the Garmin GLO or the Dual XGPS160. You can find some other commonly used external Bluetooth GPS receivers here.
     
  3. Carlpembroke

    Joined:
    May 22, 2016
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    49
    Though i probably dont need to do all those things I do like to have the full functionality available to me, also want the maps to show up bottom left of screen. And also will it help to find a flyaway p4 should it ever happen ?
     
  4. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    19,096
    Likes Received:
    5,623
    Location:
    US
    When using a Wi-Fi only device, you'll either need to cache your maps before your head out to fly or tether your device to a mobile phone until the maps have been downloaded.
     
  5. Carlpembroke

    Joined:
    May 22, 2016
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    49
    Thanks folks. Ordered the ipad mini 2 wifi + 4G from Tesco for £259, with the wifes clubcard points it came down to £190. Just wait for it to arrive at my local store now.
    One final stupid question, what sim does the tesco ipads take ? Searched but cant find it anywhere.
     
    #5 Carlpembroke, May 29, 2016
    Last edited: May 29, 2016
  6. RedHotPoker

    Joined:
    May 3, 2015
    Messages:
    3,972
    Likes Received:
    1,365
    Location:
    Edmonton Alberta
    What is a "Tesco" iPad? ;-) like are these unique in some way? Ha
    Buy iPad from our iPad, Tablets & eReaders range - Tesco
    It should take any regular SIM card.
    As stated below, I also found the iPad Mini 2 was overheating bad.
    Exchanged it soon after for my iPad Air 2.

    RedHotPoker
     
    #6 RedHotPoker, May 29, 2016
    Last edited: May 29, 2016
  7. WWK888

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2016
    Messages:
    663
    Likes Received:
    195
    Just my opinion, I had the IPad mini 2 but later upgraded to the mini 4 because it has a better processor and was less prone to overheating.


    Sent from my iPad using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  8. Dacon Productions

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2016
    Messages:
    592
    Likes Received:
    268
    Location:
    Gilbert, Arizona
    Get Air 2, you will love it. Just cash the map and your location once on the fly location. Never had/used the cell feature, make your phone a hotspot for the map.
     
  9. Carlpembroke

    Joined:
    May 22, 2016
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    49
    I meant what network
     
  10. Brad-uk

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi do you have a iPhone if so you can use it's personal hotspot to link up your iPad mini to it. so no more cost for up graded iPad or sim.
    just go to you phone settings then personal hotspot turn on set password and then look for it on your iPad wifi setting. there you go wifi where ever you are, just remember to have phone with you ;)
     
  11. Carlpembroke

    Joined:
    May 22, 2016
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    49
    Typical, get the ipad mini 4g and everyone says its not up to job ah well, have to wait for it to arrive and see how i get on. The samsung s4 has coped admirable but screen is just too small.
     
  12. Carlpembroke

    Joined:
    May 22, 2016
    Messages:
    277
    Likes Received:
    49
    Thank you Brad, just wanted all in one setup. Dont have an iphone though.