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Nexus 7

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision Discussion' started by seajunky, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. seajunky

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    I have been told that you can fly the PV using a nexus 7 instead of the iphone. Has anybody tried this? If so was it any good?

    Steve
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  2. Pull_Up

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    I just put "Nexus 7" into the search box up there ^ and it came up with several posts suggesting it will. You may want to have a read through them, though, for details.

    It certainly works nicely on my Nexus 4 running KitKat...
     
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    Worked fine on my N7....
     
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    I'm using a nexus 7.

    Some observations:
    The video isn't filling the nice high def screen, there's a big black border around it, but that's easily fixable with a new release of the software. Otherwise, I think the 7" screen is a big improvement over my smaller iphone.
    Glare on the screen is a problem. I've got a glare-reducing film on order which should help (Nu-Shield). If that doesn't work, I found a hood aimed at video photographers that may also help (http://amzn.com/B003KV3R1K)

    For mounting the tablet, I use these two items together (similar to ipad mini setup some other users have):
    http://amzn.com/B005EWTJU6
    http://amzn.com/B00B149NIE

    I have wifi-only version, so I can't see any maps when using the 'Find my Vision' function, but the gps works and you do see a pin for yourself and the phantom.
     
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    The operator's manual points out that you can use any android device w/4.0 or above. The 2013 Nexus 7 comes w/4.0 and has upgrades to, now, 4.3 I believe. I use my nexus7 on the Vision 2, as you get a more realistic FPV. As the cell phone mount that comes w/the Vision 2 will not accommodate the Nexus7, I used a goose neck window cell/gps mount permanently attached to a large clipboard, oriented sideways, and secured the controller along side w/a small thin bungee. I fabricated a sun shield from aluminum flashing to fit the shape of the Nexus 7, painted it flat black, and attached it to the goose neck holder w/industrial velcro. After adding a neck strap, I have a very nice "control platform".
     
  6. seajunky

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    Guys, thank you all very much. I am in the process of buying a vision, now I know that I can keep my windows phone which I quite like. I will be flying with the Nexus 7. So once again thanks guys.

    Steve
     
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    I use my Nexus 7 and it works great with the PV and also with my Phantom 1 which has the ion Air Pro WiFi camera.

    I got one of these chest packs because I'm usually using my Phantoms on the ski hill or out in the woods and it becomes cumbersome to have things hanging off of the transmitter. I always seem to be banging it on things and trying to set it down in the snow and the tablet makes it that much more cumbersome. This pack works great for me.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/121170803915?lpid=82

    It also has pockets for other things like batteries, phone etc.
     
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    So where did you find the app that works on nexus7 ? I have a nexus 7 2012 with the simms card running 4.4.2 and it tell me it's not compatible......
     
  9. UAVInsurance

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    I have a Nexus 7 2013 running 4.4.2 also. I found it in the "Play Store" and it worked with no problem or issue.
     
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    My 2012 N7 with 4.4.2 works fine too.
    I got the app of the net, then did the in-app update to get the latest, but I gather you can grab the latest, point the N7 browser at:

    http://m.dji.net/djivision
     
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    So how can you run a IOS app on android, am I missing something here.
     
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    You can't...

    Does that link not work?
    I was told that link would download the right app, as long as you use it from target device, not a pc... but not I've checked that.

    Otherwise just google the dji vision app apk, and upgrade to latest after you install it...
     
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    I am now using the 2013 Nexus 7 without any problems. Better resolution that the iPad. I downloaded the App from the Google store.
     
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    does not work............
     
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    I have it running on my Nexus 10 just fine. When my Nexus automatically updated itself to 4.4.2 KitKat, I went to [url=http://m.dji.net/djivision]http://m.dji.net/djivision[/url], downloaded a newer version and it updated fine with out changing any of my settings.
    Haven't tried the PlayStore, but others say it is up to date there now too.
     
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    I downloaded it from the Playstore to my 2013 Nexus 7 and it works without issues.
     
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    how do you run a apple app on android... Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
     
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    Wildcatter you are mixing things up here .

    Nexus 7 is Android device ..... meaning you need to get the Dji Vision app from the Google Play Store (for android devices)

    Iphone / Ipad users get their app from apples App-store.

    Meaning there is two diffrent apps depending on if you are Apple IOS or an Android device user.

    I also had problems getting the Android app from Google Play Store from my Nexus 7 tablet. (stated that the device wasn't compatible.)

    Soo I downloaded the Vision apk.installation-file on my Sony Z mobile phone and then transfer it to my Nexus 7.
    Workaround but atleast I got it to work.
    I reckon it might have something to do with regions in google play store and limitations in the device regions (Europe , country etc)
    Have the Apk latest ver 1.0.34 for android if anybody else cant get it thru Goggle Play Store and wants it for Nexus7 installation. // Have a nice one // Andy
     
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    I downloaded directly from Googleplay and the App worked without a hitch in my new Nexus 7.
     
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    I have been using my phone and didn't really consider using my tablet, but saw this thread and decided to try downloading to my Nexus 7 (last years model running kit kat). Get a warning from play store that the version isn't compatible with my device...doesn't even give me there option to try to download.
    I went straight to the DJI website and downloaded the app from there (had to "allow unknown sources" in my security settings) and....... TA DA, it worked. Now to build a bracket to hang this monster from my Tx. :D