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  1. btorphoto

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    I returned my ipad today, maybe I am just use to my iphone 6s.or use to looking through a viewfinder. I thought a larger screen would be great, but after a couple of flights, I returned to the iphone. I like to keep my phantom in eyesight and use the iphone for quick composition. A quick glance at my phone and I can see the complete image.
    With the ipad, it seemed that there was to much area to watch and it felt a little cumbersome,plus the glare was a pain, even with a shade.
    I found an old roll of Rosco Cine Foil in my grip bag, at first I was concerned with foil, but I have flown a few times using it as a sunshade, works great, no probs. Its stiff and you can also fold it to your likings.
    I have included a couple of images.
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    #1 btorphoto, Sep 20, 2016
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  2. alokbhargava

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    It's individual's choice. I have seen few of us have even gone for iPad Pro :)


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  3. btorphoto

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    Yes, it is a choice...
     
  4. TheLightSpeedz

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    That's what I got. Although I use both. iPhone and iPad pro 12.9".

    I also use a free coat hanger iPad adapter.


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  5. KingDad1985

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    I was using the iPad mini 2 for awhile and switched to my Samsung Galaxy s7 edge. A few days ago I slurged and bought a Samsung tab s2 which doesn't connect right. Yesterday I bought a refurbished Samsung tab s off of amazon, I'm hoping the tab s won't have any issues , I should have it tomorrow. I. Also thinking of buying an iPad mini 4 or iPad air 2, anyone using either of those without issue? But to be honest I'm happy using my s7 edge with its 5.5 inch screen especially with the Amoled screen which is why I bought the Tab S2 , I love oled, Even my 55 inch 4k tv is oled and it's stunning to say the least
     
  6. P4 Phlyer

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    My Air 2 is perfect for me. With bright turned up, glare is minimized.
     
  7. aaronrivera

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    Im using ipad air 2 as well.. never had problem wid connection issue caused by low cpu power like before models. Except for glare in bright sunlight ipad air 2 is da way to go for me.


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  8. John Locke

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    Me too, Air 2 works great, especially when I use 2X lossless zoom on inspection work. Sweet. There's no zoom on Android yet.
     
  9. Carlpembroke

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    Ipad mini 3 4G. Works brilliantly. Thinking about fatshark goggles now though.
     
  10. KingDad1985

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    Ok so I pulled the trigger on the iPad Air 2 gold with 64gb (only one they had in stock) but I actually like the color more than I thought I would , I haven't used it to fly yet. So far I've downloaded DJI go , phantom pilots, and UAV forecast. So I'm all hooked up. Now I'm debating on purchasing Litchi. Also need to get a shorter cable , probably 1ft cable , any recommendations on a good reliable 1ft cable? Or will any cheap cable work? Man this screen is big! Going to be a huge difference compared to me S7 edge!


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  11. aaronrivera

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    Dnt buy cheap cable.. use the one made for iphone


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  12. John Locke

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    Litchi is worth it. Setting up missions using they're online mission hub is very nice since it provides MSL elevations for anywhere in the USA. Just amazing to me how well it works.
     
  13. martano

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    If you want to save some bucks, buy refurbished. I've got an Air 2 4g 64gb it is new! You only notice that it is a refurb just for the box. You can read more about refurbishment process in Apple website


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  14. rustlecrowe

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    Ipad Pro 9.7 with a anti glare screen protector and sun hood! You can never be too sure :rolleyes:
     
  15. martano

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    I just bought one like you. I'm having issues with video transmission. 32 channels are available but the choppy video is at 10 cms from the drone. I read that hot weather is the cause but today is a fresh day and it is impossible to get a good video transmission.

    I don't know what to do


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  16. Carlpembroke

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    Switched on hardware decoding ?

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  17. martano

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    Yes! did it everything. All used a file ".dji.configs" to open to 32 channels. the same result. with iphone 6s plus or ipad air 2 work flawlessly
     
  18. gppms

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    Air 2 for me also.The best.


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  19. QuadBart

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    While I started with my Iphone 6+, it was too small for my old eyes, and trying to touch the tiny icons on the screen typically had me pushing the wrong or unintended button.

    I tried my Ipad Mini which I had, but it didn't have cellular, so certain functions didn't work. Glare is an issue for all my devices, so I bought sunshades which helped some.

    I wound up buying a leftover Ipad Air with cellular for 329.99 from BestBuy. It works perfect. I use a hoodman sunshade and this anti-glare screen protector that helps. Really does the job for me.

     
  20. Multicoptertec

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    Like others, I started with an iPhone. Useable, but too small, and I need to be able to use my phone. Got an iPad Mini 2, glare was horrible, even with a shade attached. Now using an iPad Air 2. Love it.