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jharpphoto45
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I'm on the verge of buying a Mavic Pro 2 and I'm curious which device is best to use as a "view finder" for the drone. I know many use an Iphone but does a mini Ipad work or is it a bit too large?
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You can find a list of supported and commonly used devices here:
Best Tablets and Phones for DJI GO (Updated Daily)

Lots of people use iPad Minis. They can be wedged into the remote controller arms like this:



If you find that placement feels too odd due to the way the remote controller arms are angled, you can attach the iPad Mini using a tablet mount (like one of these).
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msinger Posted at 11-10 07:29
You can find a list of supported and commonly used devices here:
Best Tablets and Phones for DJI GO (Updated Daily)

Wow, that list of devices is certainly much longer than the limited one posted by DJI when asked that question.  They certainly don't seem to be doing much testing and leaving their list quite restricted.

I recently acquired a Mavmount to use with a Samsung Tab A, 8" device.  Seems to be working.

Thanks.  
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I went with CrystalSky and never looked back!  Great battery life, and an unmatched display in all lighting situations.
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WOW, lots of great info. thanks so much.
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msinger Posted at 11-10 07:29
You can find a list of supported and commonly used devices here:
Best Tablets and Phones for DJI GO (Updated Daily)

iPad mini connected to the second USB port in the middle of RC, that's the way I prefer and recommend.
I use the TOWAYS lightning cable with 15 cm length and two 90 degrees angles.
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Use this (when in stock) with the iPad Mini 4.
https://store.dji.com/product/ma ... oller-tablet-holder
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Highly recommend IOS mini iPad or bigger screen mobile phones and nothing else.
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S.D. Pilot Posted at 11-10 10:18
Highly recommend IOS mini iPad or bigger screen mobile phones and nothing else.

Has the GPS been fixed in iOS now?
https://forum.dji.com/thread-167000-1-1.html
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Use something POWERFUL or you’ll be on here with questions why your setup has issues. I can only recommend an iPad Pro 2nd gen or higher after my experiences. How lame to have an inferior device be the reason for issues... makes no sense. You can save up for it if you can’t get it immediately. Good luck!
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Ipad air works like a charm for me.
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A CW Posted at 11-10 10:08
Use this (the in stock) with the iPad Mini 4.
https://store.dji.com/product/mavic-2-remote-controller-tablet-holder

Thanks for the advice but I don't like these tablet-holders which are not necessary for an iPad mini 4 as it fits just into the original RC arms.
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woolfie Posted at 11-10 12:09
Thanks for the advice but I don't like these tablet-holders which are not necessary for an iPad mini 4 as it fits just into the original RC arms.

This was in response to the OP - what suits you may not suit everyone so that's another option for him to consider yeah!
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G_Sig Posted at 11-10 10:30
Has the GPS been fixed in iOS now?
https://forum.dji.com/thread-167000-1-1.html

Appears fixed...no issues on my device. Flew several times over the last two days.
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S.D. Pilot Posted at 11-10 16:00
Appears fixed...no issues on my device. Flew several times over the last two days.

It is just if you try to set new homepoint to controller.
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G_Sig Posted at 11-10 22:53
It is just if you try to set new homepoint to controller.
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I never touch that feature. I keep it as default RC to craft. Home point always recorded upon take off.
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S.D. Pilot Posted at 11-11 18:22
I never touch that feature. I keep it as default RC to craft. Home point always recorded upon take off.

It's used if you are mowing and don't want the drone to go home which might bee few Km back.
Very handy if you are on boat or driving.
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Ipad air 9.7 is my choice of monitor and using mavmount same one I have been using since the MP came out.
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I use the iPhone 7+ mostly as it has the bigger screen, The iPhone X and a 10" iPad 2018. My favourite definitely is the iPad due to the screen size but as convenience I generally use the i7+ mostly
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IPad mini works great! No holder necessary.
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I'm using the Asus ROG phone and it works really well! Both GoApp and Litchi
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One more ok vote for Ipad mini.
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it seems as if the supplied connection cable won't reach my iPad mini. Is there an extension cable that is a better fit for use with the iPad mini?
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jharpphoto45 Posted at 11-22 06:45
it seems as if the supplied connection cable won't reach my iPad mini. Is there an extension cable that is a better fit for use with the iPad mini?

Many folks use the usb socket at the bottom of the controller.  Or get a longer cable.
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I have a Mavic Pro and use my Samsung S7 that has 46GB RAM. The device works really well, and it looks like the Mavic RC is designed around the S7?

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davidmartingraf Posted at 11-22 08:55
I have a Mavic Pro and use my Samsung S7 that has 46GB RAM. The device works really well, and it looks like the Mavic RC is designed around the S7?
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You also use a  Samsung tablet correct ,  But the phone better for portability ?
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Kingram Posted at 11-22 09:37
You also use a  Samsung tablet correct ,  But the phone better for portability ?

Yes, I also use a Samsung tablet, but the S7 smartphone has the clearest and fastest signal strength for streaming Mavic Pro video.
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davidmartingraf Posted at 11-22 08:55
I have a Mavic Pro and use my Samsung S7 that has 46GB RAM. The device works really well, and it looks like the Mavic RC is designed around the S7?
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Nice set up David
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A CW Posted at 11-25 00:00
Nice set up David

The S7 works really well with the Mavic Pro. The device is fast with more than enough RAM and there are no problems even when I do a live screen share to youtube.

I use my Nexus 5 on my Spark with the OTG cable with the Mavic Pro cable when plugged into the Spark RC. I'd use my S7 (I use it on the Spark when connected to WiFi), but the micro usb is located on the opposite side of the device, so the Nexus 5 runs GO 4 with the OTG cable very smoothly considering it has half the S7 RAM.
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It does seem that the android devices are improving now with DJI products.
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If you use an iPad mini, you can use DJI’s Ground Station Pro, which enables a great range of functionality, for free.

That’s my 2 bob.
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I use the ipad air 2
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thanks so much everyone. Looks like a new iPad mini 4 is in my future
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