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Which Ipad to buy?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Deep6, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. Deep6

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    Just got my new P3 pro for Xmas and was disappointed to find I couldn't use my old Ipad with the 30 pin... Currently squinting at my Iphone 6...

    Before I take the plunge into a new device, I want to make sure I am getting the right one, since I am buying it solely for use with my P3.

    I understand that a wifi only, (non cellular) Ipad does not have GPS in it, is this a limiting factor, other than having to cache the maps? Will all intelligent flight modes work? ie follow me, etc...

    Thanks!
     
  2. rockydog

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    Follow me needs GPS in your pad to work.
     
  3. Deep6

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    I thought that might be the case... So I do need to get a cell enabled Ipad in order to have GPS... However as I understand it there is no need to get a plan with it right?
     
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    As I understand it you do not need to activate the cellular in order to use the GPS. That said, I was in a situation like yours and did two things;

    1 - Found a great deal on a barely used iPad Mini3 cellular ( like $200 ).
    2 - Upgraded to a 6Plus as the P2Vision Plus does not hold a tablet without mods.

    If you are on Tmobile it is only $10 a month to add a tablet plan that matches your phone data, or in my case, they did double data, so I get 5GB of 4G data and unlimited 3G. Worth a thought at least.

    I found the jump from a 6 to 6Plus is huge with the Vision App, Since I just got my P3P today, I have not tried the Go App on the phone versus tablet, I will chime in on that tomorrow.

    I also got a sun shield that holds either one and that is a big help.
     
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  5. msinger

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    You definitely do not need to activate the cell service in order to use GPS on an Apple device. Best Buy has a great deal on Apple device right now, so that'll probably be your cheapest option if you want to buy new.
     
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    Will an Ipad Air fit the stock holder? (dimensions online say 6.67", measured holder at a hair over 6.5", looks like it would be close. Or is the mini the max? While I am sure each step in screen size is a huge difference, If I'm going to drop 400+ on a device, I don't want to sell myself short, might as well go big right, (just ordered my DJI neck strap to hang the beast from...)
     
  7. msinger

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    Yes, but you might need an extender if it's in a case.
     
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  8. Deep6

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    Thanks everyone for helping me get started! Appreciate the quick responses and good information.

    After weighing my options, and pricing, and wife's frowns,(she thought that buying me a super badass quad copter was the end of it, little did she know it's just the beginning...), I am going to go with an Ipad mini 64 with cell,(and then tie it to her AT&T data plan), hee hee...

    Thanks again!
     
  9. LeMonds

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    I have an iPad Air 2 and it fits. Can even get one click down with the mount. I would prefer the mini though.
     
  10. dixter

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    If your with AT&T they have a good deal on " certified new " ipads for a pretty good deal... they also are doing away with the 2 year subscriptions...
     
  11. RedHotPoker

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    Too bad you couldn't have made due, until the iPad Air 3 Cellular gets released. But who really knows when that eventual day may arrive?
    Likely to be a very pricey device to acquire as well. ;-)
    I am an extremly satisfied camper, with the Air 2 64Gb Cellular.


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  12. Deep6

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    Ok, got a couple flights in today after picking up my new IPad mini 64 cellular hooked up to AT&T.

    Now, any recommendations on the best anti glare screen protector/film?


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  13. barefootbeachcombing

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    I use Tech Armor Anti-Glare film. Works great. You might also consider using a sunshade.
     
  14. Deep6

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    Thanks, made a sunshade out of cardboard and packing tape to get me by till the one I ordered arrives... But still need something to cut down the glare...


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    Sorry to jump in on this thread at the last minute;) but I would recommend a hoodivision sun screen, hoodivision

    I've tried so many sun screens out I've now lost count.... Even tried the DJI screen but it still didn't cut mustard...:eek:

    Ordered the hoodivision, took about 4 days to arrive here in the UK & have never looked back.
    IMO it's the best sun screen on the market for cutting out sun glare.
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    Hope it helps in some way;)

    Sorry, 3rd photo you get a free cat:D
     
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    Hey thanks Clampit! I'm sold! Cancelled the one I ordered and gonna order one of these. With over 300 days of sunshine a year here in Colorado, and currently a coating of shiny white snow everywhere, this looks like the ticket.


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  17. Clampit

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    No problem @Deep6

    Hoodivision are so helpful so if you've got any questions or not sure about anything, ping them an email.

    I just don't want anybody making the same mistake I made.... I've spent a small fortune on sun screens & the last one (hoodivision) worked;)

    Just remember to order the right one for your tablet;)

    Forgot to say..... Happy new year to ya:D
     
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    I use iPad Air, and it fits just right with the P3P mount that came with the unit.

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  19. msinger

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    Your iPad Air is not in a case though ;)
     
  20. yawnalot29

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    ah!.. it's just snug w/o a case. True. true. I get 1 click to make it snug.