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rsking
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I have a phantom 3 standard and looking at the apple ME277LL/a8 with retina. Its a wifi only ipad.Will I be ok with this ipad? Im confused with ipad that are just wifi and other that are wifi and cellular. Do I really need the wifi and cellular or will wifi be good.
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2017-3-20 03:40:53
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Maxxpsoft
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For the P3std wifi only is good and it is what I have ME277LL/A. If you  add celluar then that is just an extra cost each month to add the  device. If you can afford the mini 4 then that would be better since it  has more memory compared to the mini 2 http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_ipad_mini_2-5735.php compared to the http://www.gsmarena.com/apple_ipad_mini_4-7561.php
2017-3-20 06:42:11
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timnwcove
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I used my ipad mini2 , wifi only, for the first time on saturday.  I cached the map and all was good.
2017-3-20 07:07:18
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Badbobstikibar
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Been using the iPad mini 2 for a while now with no problems whatsoever. Sometimes I get  a little glare from the screen but that's it.


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2017-3-20 07:54:48
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GrangerFX
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My iPad Mini 2 overheats and the video drops out on hot days. This is a problem when the drone is in flight. I ended up holding the iPad in front of my car's air conditioner so I could get five minutes at a time of use out of it. Supposedly the iPad Mini 4 does not suffer from the same problem but I am waiting for Apple's next update. The Mini 3 has the same hardware as the Mini 2 so avoid that one.
2017-3-20 08:38:40
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Aeromirage
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I have used a Mini2 for a year now with no problems at all.
2017-3-20 08:59:27
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rsking
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timnwcove Posted at 2017-3-20 07:07
I used my ipad mini2 , wifi only, for the first time on saturday.  I cached the map and all was good.

Im new to all this. What do you mean " cached the map"
Im using a Samsung 3s. When I first started to fly around my house I  could bring up a map of the street I live on and surrounding streets, which after the last firmware update I can no longer do
2017-3-20 09:37:46
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Jake Phantom 3
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I have two iPad mini 2's with Wi Fi only. One for my P3S and one for the Mavic. Never had any problems with either of them. That includes overheating.
2017-3-20 12:28:35
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DJI-Jamie
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rsking Posted at 2017-3-20 09:37
Im new to all this. What do you mean " cached the map"
Im using a Samsung 3s. When I first started to fly around my house I  could bring up a map of the street I live on and surrounding streets, which after the last firmware update I can no longer do

Just to clarify, what Go app version are you using? What timnwcove is talking about is that when you don't have cellular data, you have to "cache" the section of map prior to leaving for your flying area. That normally means you would drag your Go app map to the area where you want to fly and let it load at various zoomed views so it can load properly when you're out of internet range.
2017-3-20 13:37:22
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rsking
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i'm using the dji go app from the play store.
I have alot of learning to do
Thanks all
2017-3-20 17:41:50
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Michgolden
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rsking Posted at 2017-3-20 17:41
i'm using the dji go app from the play store.
I have alot of learning to do
Thanks all

Like Jamie said you open the app while connected to home wifi and click the map. Then zoom in and out and scroll around the area you'll be flying in. Now when you go flying the map will be there without having cellular service. Thats what it means to cache your map.
2017-3-20 18:04:30
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