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Using Ipad air 1 or Ipad mini 2?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Itay, Aug 30, 2015.

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  1. Itay

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    Hello,
    I'm now looking into buying one of the two and I would like to know if people that use these are happy with the performance.
    Please advise. Also if you can post here a screen capture it will be perfect.

    Is the air 2 much better for this task? It's expensive for me...but I want something that works well.

    Thanks.
     
  2. msinger

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    The iPad Air 2 has a faster processor and an anti-reflective coating. I use an iPad Mini 2 and have no trouble with it performance-wise though.
     
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    do you think the mini 2 will work better than the air 1?
     
  4. msinger

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    Better performance-wise? No. It has the same processor as the iPad Mini 2. It would work better if you need a larger screen though.

    You can compare the iPads here:
    iPad - Compare iPad models. - Apple
     
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    I have the Air 1 and it works great. It is a little large though mounted on the controller. I might get the mini 3 later this year and sell my Air1.
     
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    Ipad air 2... barometer feature will help you in the next firmware updates
     
  7. Itay

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    I went and got the ipad air 1, thank to your input, and I flew my phantom in the house. Looks like its working well. The lag is not too bad. The air 1 is a smooth machine. Ill take it for a real flight soon...
    Thanks!
     
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    Today i took the phantom for a first real flight, using the ipad air 1. Im very happy with it. i flew 700 meters away and the video was very good and the lag wasn't noticeable.
     
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    I bought an AIR 1 and i'm not happy.
    A lot of no signal intereuptions, freezing and a lot of disturbences on te view screen.
    Could it be that i need a USB lightning cable of better quality
    Marnix
     
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    iPad mini 2 32gig cellular is my tablet. Works fantastic with my phantom 3 Advance
     
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    +1
     
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    Thinking of getting the mini 4 when it comes out and give the mini 2 to my lil boy
     
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    I bought it a month ago.Everything works great till 3' before my battery ends.Then it starts to lag...not a lot but it does.How is yours acting?

    PS.I have nothing but dji app installed
     
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    Not a single bit of lag on my ipad mini 2 wifi+cell, I go through 4 batteries when flying the P3
     
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    Same here. Just perfect. I have both the ipad mini 2 and the air 2. Both wifi+cell and my goto ipad is the mini 2 because of it's weight and size. If you want any comparable videos you think might help you decide let me know.
     
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    I use an ipad mini 2 retina version
     
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    This is the first I've heard of someone not being able to use an Air 1. Mine works flawlessly. Check the cable. I had the same issue with a bad cable.