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Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Dave Armbrust, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Dave Armbrust

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    I need a new iPad for my new Inspire 1 V2.0. Currently using a iPhone 6+.

    I am considering an iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Air or an iPad Mini 4. I understand the differences, but I may not realize the advantage or disadvantages of each of these with an Inspire.

    I plan on using autopilot and I understand performance, or processing power may be a factor as well.

    Can I get a show of hands of those that are using any of the three iPads mention and if you are happy with your choice?
     
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  2. Dr. Ifly Drones

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    I have heard many say the iPad Pro is good. The major issue is brightness of display. Get what is the very brightest.
     
  3. Alastair

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    I use an iPad Air 2, works flawlessly!
     
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  4. LLWS

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    Same. Same results.
     
  5. The Editor

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    Two iPad Air 2's here - never (and I mean NEVER) had a single issue with either running DJI Go app.

    I also have a plethora of Android things I use for testing purposes that are total garbage.
    I always used to be a bit of an Apple hater but their MFI certification and software testing means that the iPad platforms are virtually bullet proof.
     
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  6. CCDD

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    Are you buying it solely for the use as an FPV? I use the 9.7 Pro however, the. iPad 2 Air would be more than sufficient. I would suggest buying the cellular version.
     
  7. sturgisphoto

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    Haven't used the Air, but I recently replaced a Mini 3 with iPad Pro 9.7. Huge improvement. I create a wifi hotspot with my iPhone to get Google maps in the field.
     
  8. Alastair

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    Yes, good idea, no need to create another account.
     
  9. mikeL

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    I dont know if it is needed but the wifi only versions do not have gps.

    I am also looking at this - the pro vs air 2 - they are roughly both the same weight but the pro has the faster processor.
     
  10. JMK

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    What about the Nvidia Shield K1?
     
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    iPad Mini 4 is perfect I find
     
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    Ipad Air with Cellular (not activated). Works great! Bright sunshine is a problem though. I bought a mil-spec non-glare screen that works well with a hoodman shade...
     
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    Advertising is a fantastic thing
     
  14. InspireBart

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    Be a hater if you like, whatever they call it, it works...

     
  15. AMGPilot

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    What exactly is a "Mil-Spec non glare screen"

    There isn't a "Mil Spec" For glare reduction. There is for adhesion, scratch resistance and glass hardness
     
  16. InspireBart

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    Thanks for the clarification!

     
  17. Dave Armbrust

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    I ended up buying an iPad Air with cellular. It seems to work well, the only real issue I have is that it is too big for the Inspire case.

    I would like to get the InsPak case from Bestem Aerial, but the iPad air will not fit.
     
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    another vote for iPad mini 4. Works fine and screen is clear and size suits RC. Having the right glasses to read screen and see inspire helps.
     
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    iPad Pro 9.7 here, though my Inspire 1 Pro only arrived yesterday and today is the first opportunity I've had to fly it. Seemed to work well, though the glare on the screen was difficult when the sun was shining.
    I think the DJI hood is only good for the Mini, I'd like to find an OE style hood, does anyone have any suggestions?
     
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    iPad Air 2