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Ipad mini or stick with Pc laptop

Discussion in 'DJI Ground Station' started by erico, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. erico

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    Hi

    I have ordered the ipad/pc Groundstation and I have a laptop that I was going to use . Recently a cheap Ipad mini 3g has come up for sale ... I was wondering if any owners think that the mini would be too small a screen to use or better wait and just use my Laptop ?

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  2. EMCSQUAR

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    Ipad mini works great and seems easier than using PC. Mine is set for both but I prefer the Ipad for ease of transport and I'm not juggling gear when using GS.
     
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    The ipad app and the PC software are 2 different beasts as far as the UI is concerned and each has their own learning curve. I gotta say I have got used to the quirkyness of the PC software.

    As far as size goes I'm not sure. Most if the work on missions that I do are planned in the comfort of a sofa so I would do little or no mission modification in the field. So it probably would be OK for upload and Go.

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  4. erico

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    Ok thank you both for the info .... :)
     
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    Up until DJI made their recent updates I used both the iPad and PC software but I found the iPad to be more convenient.
    I updated the PC software which included the embedded no fly zones and because of this I now exclusively use the iPad, which I haven't upgraded, as DJI are convinced I'm now a danger to commercial flights.... Rant over ;)

    The added benefit of the iPad is that you have no trailing wires to deal with and you can mount it, with a little ingenuity, to the top of your main controller so that it's easy to alternate between control methods.

    Regards

    Nidge
     
  6. erico

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    One thing I find strange is that you can download the App for the Ipad to have a play about with but not the Pc Software ? You still need to buy the hardware for it to work so why is that ? why not add a link to their website so people can try it out ?

    just my little rant :)
     
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    Here you go: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/163 ... S%20CD.zip
     
  8. erico

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    Thank you ... your a gentleman :) means I can have a play before it arrives !
     
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    My pleasure! And I make no apologies for how crude the PC interface looks ;)