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using wifi on the tablet during flight

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Steve_in_NJ, May 25, 2016.

  1. Steve_in_NJ

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    I know this has been gone through in past years, but here's a revival of the question:

    I was planning to use my phone as a hotspot, so as to provide maps to my tablet and app. Of course this is a wifi connection. Bad idea? No big deal? A better way? I have read that one can cache maps on the tablet simply by going to the area beforehand, but frankly I do not want to trust that the maps will be there when I am out in the field.
     
  2. BVC

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    I always Hotspot off me phone.

    My father has a verizon tablet he uses while connected. It MAY play a role in interference when doing long distance goal taps. But for Aerial veido and photos.. you'll be close enough it won't make a difference (if it does)
     
  3. msinger

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    You could do the same in the field and then un-tether when you're done.