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Why not ipad mini for fc40

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by leekiya, Sep 2, 2014.

  1. leekiya

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    Just been reading how to boost the signal from my iphone to my camera with a wifi booster and some people have suggested using tablets as they have a better wifi signal.just been reading over the intructions and DJI state (Recommended: iPhone4s, iPhone5 or above, iPod Touch4, iPod Touch5; Available
    but not recommended: iPAD3, iPAD4, iPAD mini.). Anybody know why they dont recommend using an ipad mini, seems daft to buy a kindle when i all ready have something similar. cheers guys
     
  2. mikey

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    My guess is that apple cheaped out on the wifi with the mini. I'm no expert, but it seems to me that apples wifi on phones and tablets has never been the greatest?
     
  3. ilblissli

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    I'm going to do some tests for everyone tonight.
    i am going to test the camera with multiple devices i have around the house to see how far each one will go before losing signal
    here is what will be tested.
    iphone 4, 4s, and 5s
    ipad 3
    ipad 4
    ipad mini
    samsung galaxy s3
    samsung note 3
    Nexus 7 (1st generation)
    Nexus 7 (second generation)
     
  4. tmartin62

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    That would be great. I have been eyeballing the nexus 7 since I heard the antenna was pretty good in it.
     
  5. Rustysocket

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    I bet its because they dont fit in the included phone holder, rather than a Wi-Fi issue
     
  6. leekiya

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    Im very interested in the results between the iphone 4s , ipad mini. and the nexus. i will look forward to your results.
     
  7. backcountrymedic

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    iPad mini with Retina display has multiple wifi antennas. May have better luck with that over the 1st gen mini.
     
  8. ilblissli

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    the multiple antennas in the retina will not make a difference because the fc40 isn't MIMO capable
     
  9. biondi

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    The ipad mini works for FPV but isn't great, the range limitation makes it not worth the effort imo.