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iPad mini 4 - and Spark Controller
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After finding that I had a REALLY hard time being able to see the small text and icons on my iPhone 6 Plus (60 years old, no glasses, bright sunshine and reflective screen all being negative factors) - I was pretty frustrated - but, decided to double down and buy an iPad Mini 4 (which Best Buy has on sale, for $299.00 for the 128 GB model, by the way).  I was even able to trade in an older 16GB iPad Air 2, and got $165.00 OFF the price.

I can't tell you how much better I can see the screen now - not only does it have more real estate to work with - Apple specs say it has a non-reflective screen - and it was easier to see in the bright sunlight.  I'm a happy camper with the new set-up - and if you follow the directions that others have posted - by starting with one corner of the iPad into the opened part of the controller arm, and then slipping the other arm in.  

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I fly all my DJI drones with my iPad mini.  IMO it's the best option, especially with my bad eyesight.
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Tviscomi Posted at 2017-6-21 09:07
I fly all my DJI drones with my iPad mini.  IMO it's the best option, especially with my bad eyesight.

. . . And, our "Advanced Age."

I'm 65
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Nikon 1 Posted at 2017-6-21 09:09
. . . And, our "Advanced Age."

I'm 65

LOL...yeah, my bad eyesight and advance age go hand in hand
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get one of these:

https://www.thorsdroneworld.com/

works much better than just using the controller.
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For what - iPad Mini 4 fits the RC like  a glove without adding complications, bulk and weight?

"If it ain't broke, dont fix it" works for me.
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Kinda overkill...especially since the Spark is meant to be "ultra-portable".
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Tviscomi Posted at 2017-6-21 10:57
Kinda overkill...especially since the Spark is meant to be "ultra-portable".

The spark is versatile, but if you are using an ipad anyways, pulling out one more piece isnt that big of a deal. I will fly it mostly with my phone connected to RC anyways since
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Does anyone know if using the iPad mini 4 WiFi only version, if the "follow me" mode will work?  Or would you have to have the iPad mini 4 Cellular version, which I understand has built in GPS even when you don't have a SIM card installed?
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AirPhoto1.com Posted at 2017-6-30 09:50
Does anyone know if using the iPad mini 4 WiFi only version, if the "follow me" mode will work?  Or would you have to have the iPad mini 4 Cellular version, which I understand has built in GPS even when you don't have a SIM card installed?

If you mean Active Track...you don't need a GPS device.
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AirPhoto1.com Posted at 2017-6-30 09:50
Does anyone know if using the iPad mini 4 WiFi only version, if the "follow me" mode will work?  Or would you have to have the iPad mini 4 Cellular version, which I understand has built in GPS even when you don't have a SIM card installed?

I have both - but have not used the Mini 4 WiFi only for the Spark.  I THINK that to use the Mini 4 WiFi Only you would have to have an external GPS receiver connected somewhere - BUT, I Don't KNOW that for certain.

I do know that I have NEVER inserted a SIM card in my Mini 4 GSM and I do get the maps, but I've never used the "Follow Me" feature
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AirPhoto1.com Posted at 2017-6-30 09:50
Does anyone know if using the iPad mini 4 WiFi only version, if the "follow me" mode will work?  Or would you have to have the iPad mini 4 Cellular version, which I understand has built in GPS even when you don't have a SIM card installed?

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I would consider using a iPad instead of my iPhone however would want to use one of these http://amzn.to/2svCAVk as the arms look stretched
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Bradders Posted at 2017-6-30 11:41
I would consider using a iPad instead of my iPhone however would want to use one of these http://amzn.to/2svCAVk as the arms look stretched

The arms on the RC were meant to handle an iPad Mini.  That's why there are those rectangular notches in each arm.
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iPad Mini 4, Mavic tablet holder and wired RC connection for me when the Spark arrives. Fly my P4Pro like this and its brilliant. Cache maps of the area I want to fly in the background before I go out and wired connection. Got all the bits ready for when she arrives.
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