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iPAD and GPS DJI GO App Question
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Vikassi
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Hello,

I am looking to purchase an IPAD to use with the DJI Go app.  Does the IPAD have to be the Wifi+Cellular version in order to use the GPS functions on the DJI Go app?

Thanks!
2017-1-3
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MartK
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Yes, because wifi-only ipad dosent have the GPS module.
2017-1-3
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Vikassi
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MartK Posted at 2017-1-3 11:18
Yes, because wifi-only ipad dosent have the GPS module.

I wouldn't need to purchase a "cellular data plan" would I?  And thanks for your reply!
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MartK
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Vikassi Posted at 2017-1-3 11:21
I wouldn't need to purchase a "cellular data plan" would I?  And thanks for your reply!

No need to get a data plan Just get the cellurar version, and all be alright
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Vikassi
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MartK Posted at 2017-1-4 02:36
No need to get a data plan  Just get the cellurar version, and all be alright

Thanks for the reply, appreciated!
2017-1-4
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Microcyb
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Yes and also No.
DJI Go does have the option to pre load your GPS map data so that WiFi only could be used, BUT if you go somewhere else and hae not pre loaded the new GPS map data, then you will not see the mapped information.
2017-1-4
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Vikassi
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Microcyb Posted at 2017-1-4 08:48
Yes and also No.
DJI Go does have the option to pre load your GPS map data so that WiFi only could be used, BUT if you go somewhere else and hae not pre loaded the new GPS map data, then you will not see the mapped information.

OK, thanks for that.  It probably just makes sense to get the Cellular version than rely on my laziness to download the map data.
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Vikassi Posted at 2017-1-4 10:29
OK, thanks for that.  It probably just makes sense to get the Cellular version than rely on my laziness to download the map data.

or use your phone as a hotspot
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birdingbilly Posted at 2017-1-4 10:52
or use your phone as a hotspot

yea, but then you're relying on (3) total devices to ensure the bird flies.  
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Vikassi Posted at 2017-1-4 10:56
yea, but then you're relying on (3) total devices to ensure the bird flies.

not really it just allows you to download maps etc in the field, once they are downloaded you are not relying on the phone in any way.  I just download the maps before taking off.
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Vikassi Posted at 2017-1-4 10:56
yea, but then you're relying on (3) total devices to ensure the bird flies.

True, to really enjoy flying, having cellular is the way to go.
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Microcyb Posted at 2017-1-4 10:59
True, to really enjoy flying, having cellular is the way to go.

but why replicate the cellular in the iPad, new sim and plan etc, when you probably already have that in your phone.
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birdingbilly Posted at 2017-1-4 11:01
but why replicate the cellular in the iPad, new sim and plan etc, when you probably already have that in your phone.

Solid point.  I never use an iPad or Tablet when I fly, I just use my phone.
When I want to watch my flight, that is when I sync to my iPad or computer.
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MartK
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Vikassi Posted at 2017-1-4 10:56
yea, but then you're relying on (3) total devices to ensure the bird flies.

How? I belive, that when you go out, the phone is already with you, so it dosent really rely on that. And nothing will happen, when u dont have the maps. It will still locate you and the drone, just you are not abel to see the map picture. For example, when you need to RTH to your current location, it dosent matter if you have cached the map or not, it will still fly to you.
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I tried linking my iPad mini 2 with my iPhone hot spot, but how can you link the aircraft and the hot spot at the same time? What am I doing wrong?
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