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iPad Pro Mount

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Freddie mckenzie, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. Freddie mckenzie

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    Hi all,
    Today i decided to invest in an iPad Pro to enhance my DJI Experience only to find that it does not fit, and its not just a little bit.
    Previously i have only used an ipad mini so i have never extended the mount all the way to see how large it is. Infact it only just fits the iPad Air.
    This thing is bloddy massive and there is no way its going to fit into the current Remote Control Tablet mount.
    Anyone know of a new release for a larger mount or 3rd party release that allows the iPad Pro to mount to the controlller safely.
    Regards
     
  2. alokbhargava

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    Pad Pro is too big to be mounted on to the RC, you may have to make a tripod with iPad mounting and hold the RC in hand.
     
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  3. stealthbomber

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    I think you can buy an extender for the existing mount, I recall seeing it in my endless eBay looking. Not sure if it would fit the ginormous iPad pro. However I think that's something I would have checked before buying the trillion dollar iPad pro!
     
  4. shockwave199

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    I'm sure they'll be coming out with a 3d print piece from someone. I think the pro is entirely too big to mount on the rc. The air2 is as big as I'd go. I love flying with it, but it's big and certainly all you need on the rc, imo.

    Check Bo's video on a mount.

     
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  6. msinger

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    There are a few mounts available for the iPad Pro on eBay. This one looks very sturdy. You can find some other options here.
     
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    I disagree, I think the iPad pro is a great investment for your Phantom, yeah it may be stupid huge but it's the best viewing experience, personally, that I have used yet. Just purchase the extender for it and you will be fine, though setting up a tripod may be your best bet for obvious reasons. Using pro for pro even just sounds right!
     
  8. GadgetGuy

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    Just get the 9.7" Pro! :D
     
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    Regardless of whether or not you use the iPad Pro, the answer to your original question....

    No. There is no 3rd Party mount for any tablet, let alone the iPad Pro. I started a thread to see if anyone here knew of anything for the iPad Air or Air 2 and there is nothing. I have searched, pretty much, everywhere.

    I am going to see if I can set something up and perhaps put together a kit for myself. In short, the "clamp" style holder is not very strong when holding the iPad. Even less when the thing has a hood around it. You can see what it is that I have in mind. I think what you are talking about is similar to what I have in mind, a custom fit holder.

    LINK ======== > Better tablet/iPad Support on remote

    I can look into it for you as well and let you know what I dig up / end up doing.
     
  10. msinger

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    The stock mount can hold a tablet up to 6.75" wide.
     
  11. GadgetGuy

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    There are plenty of third party extenders for the tablet holder, and the Air2 fits perfectly in the stock tablet holder without one, so I am not sure what you are talking about.
     
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    Here's a video from same company that shows holder with ipad pro:
     
  14. soulphantomflyer

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    Might as well get a Samsung Galaxy View 18in tablet at 1/2 the price of a iPad pro


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  15. GadgetGuy

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    I'm going to just mount my 60" 4K UHD TV to the top of my Tx and be done with it! Those tiny 13-18" screens just don't cut it! :p
     
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    Extenders...yes. A tray style custom fit mount for an iPad or tablet no.

    If you check my thread you'll see photos of what I am thinking about. I am not 100% comfortable with the stock clamp.
     
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    iPad mini avoids this ridiculous extension


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  18. GadgetGuy

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    So does the iPad Air2.
     
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  19. Luis V.

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    Definitely better than the stock. Thanks for the link. Looks far better than the plastic clamp. A bit pricey, yes, but looks far better from the adjustment point of view. Also looks like the clamp base is far wider.

    Nice...this might work.