Welcome to PhantomPilots.com

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

iPad Mounting Options with Vision

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by Adam, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Adam

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    18
    Anyone considering using an full size iPad with the Phantom? I am. I currently have a Gen 3 iPad with Retina display and really enjoy it, I thought about picking up a new Retina Mini but I am waiting for Touch ID.

    Anyway, I think trying to mount my full size iPad on the transmitter is out of the question. Currently looking at chest mount solutions.

    There's not a lot out there but I found this for $39:

    http://www.setwear.com/iPadChestPack.html

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Shedracer

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2013
    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oxfordshire, UK
    I'm considering using a iPad mini, but the current Vision iOS App doesn't seem to orient to landscape on the iPad, but does on the iPhone 5, for some reason! It is an iPhone app, which might explain the orientation problem. Having said that, other iPhone only apps work ok on the iPad, although you do loose the resolution when you expand them to fill the iPad screen.

    I guess it's down to DJI to bring an iPad version out.
     
  3. AHill

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2013
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    23
    Your find inspired me. I have been trying to figure out how to mount my Galaxy 10.1 pad to the transmitter for my preordered Vision. My Galaxy is in a case that folds over to cover the screen and the case rotates to use as a stand. If I place this front flap behind the harness for my GoPro Chesty mount and tie a line over the top of the galaxy to hold it at an angle similar to the mount you pictured it will work perfectly and with no chance of it blocking or interfering with the Wi-Fi extender or antenna on the transmitter. If you have a Chesty mount you may be able to do the same with your IPad. Thanks for the idea.
     
  4. flydogs

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2013
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    1
  5. Adam

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2012
    Messages:
    440
    Likes Received:
    18
    It orients fine on the iPad. The registration screen doesn't, but once you get past that you are good.
     
  6. flydogs

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2013
    Messages:
    50
    Likes Received:
    1
    The iPad chest holder displayed above arrived yesterday. Seems like a good option. Soon as my Vision gets here I will post videos.
    Also got a sun shield/shade for the iPhone when I use that instead.
     
  7. Itmustbemagic

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Horley, Surrey.
    Has anyone flown the Phantom from the ipad yet? Have connected it today and it all works well with no obvious time lag. :)
     

    Attached Files:

  8. Jax Quad

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2013
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes I have. Just wish I had a good way to mount it. Maybe a stand for the iPad? I'm not going to be wearing an iPad vest for flying.
     
  9. Studiowise

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bristol U.K
    here's my ipad mini mounted and showing the iphone app in landscape. Although a full ipad version would be preferred, this works way better than when i tried my iphone5.
    the version 2 mini mount im working on has a built in extension and the ability to use a sun shade as well even when mounted in the base plate.

    few pics of the current setup
     

    Attached Files:

  10. Pull_Up

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    Messages:
    3,684
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    South Oxfordshire, UK
    {aside} Has anyone with a Vision not taken a shot of their own roof? ;) {/aside}
     
  11. Studiowise

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bristol U.K
    i was actually checking the guttering - last big storm they couldnt cope and (as the Vision proved) they are full of silt and moss!!! :roll:
     
  12. Pull_Up

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    Messages:
    3,684
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    South Oxfordshire, UK
    If only it could scrape out the gutters as well as inspecting them... :)
     
  13. Studiowise

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2013
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bristol U.K
    thats what the kids are for, as i explained to them, not so very long ago we used to send them up chimneys
     
  14. GoodnNuff

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2013
    Messages:
    1,909
    Likes Received:
    831
    Location:
    Washington State
    Just get a gutter cleaning robot:

    http://store.irobot.com/product/index.j ... d=13081876
     
  15. Itmustbemagic

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Horley, Surrey.
    The Ipad Phantom deck has arrived!
     

    Attached Files:

  16. Mactab

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ormskirk, West Lancashire
    I like it. I think.
    I'm still trying to get to grips with flying using FPV but end up looking at the vision high up in the sky.
    Must get out of that habit.
     
  17. Itmustbemagic

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Horley, Surrey.
    I like it. I think............. :lol:
     
  18. Itmustbemagic

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Horley, Surrey.
    khakis if you have the glasses on how do you then use the on screen controls that are available to you ie camera, video, tilt etc?
     
  19. Itmustbemagic

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2013
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Horley, Surrey.
    Tested the flight deck out today worked brilliantly! Able to fly from the transmitter that is not fixed to the deck. Having the ipad beside it and to hand was brilliant for framing the picture. Might tone down the paint job though!

    Khakis there are no rights or wrongs it's a hobby which we can all play around with........ Nonsense you say ummmmmmmm ! :D
     
  20. myvrodrocks

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Germany