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what is the best device for mavic
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Bekaru Tree
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My first device was a Samsung Tab A6 - was the only option for sale from my drone agent and since i have no previous smart phone experiance at all i decided it was a good starting point for me.
I recently got a sony z3 (for a good price as replacement for my lost work phone) and since i can decided to load the dji go4 app on and test it out - for my application it is head and shoulders better than my samsung.
Now i am wondering what might be the best devise and have thought to ask users of the forum.
If you care to please name yr device and give it yr personal rating out of 10 and mention for best and worst aspects of the device - thanks

2017-7-12 08:50:37
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iPad Mini 4 is a 10.  NEVER had any issues and I use it on all my DJI devices.  Android is just too unstable with DJI Go
2017-7-12 08:56:53
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Yes I agree with @Tviscomi ! Ipad mini 4 or Ipad Pro 9.7 or the new 10.5" if you plan to edit your video on the iPad Pro and it has a bigger storage! FYI.
2017-7-12 10:28:57
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DanielC Posted at 2017-7-12 10:28
Yes I agree with @Tviscomi ! Ipad mini 4 or Ipad Pro 9.7 or the new 10.5" if you plan to edit your video on the iPad Pro and it has a bigger storage! FYI.

@DanielC   will the 10.5" fit within the Mavic RC?  I'm looking at upgrading
2017-7-12 10:31:35
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Nexus7 only because it was free...
Work good No issues I can't over come
I have learned to use it with Mavic.!
There is several way to set up I've learned a way that works Most of the time
Start Nexus 7 (Unplugged from controller)
Start up Mavic
Start Controller
"Go Fly" signal
Plug in Nexus 7
From Nexus 7 Desktop screen Open Go4 App
wait for "Go fly" signal check Camera Feed and Mavic Orientation
move on to setting
If all else fails Shut it down restart as Describe
2017-7-12 13:04:03
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CharlieFliesDro Posted at 2017-7-12 13:04
Nexus7 only because it was free...
Work good No issues I can't over come
I have learned to use it with Mavic.!

Thanks Charlieflies
2017-7-12 13:26:10
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There is always the Crystal Sky monitor to check out. It is dedicated to drone products but you would get an amazing picture out of it.
2017-7-12 14:01:01
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Tviscomi Posted at 2017-7-12 10:31
@DanielC   will the 10.5" fit within the Mavic RC?  I'm looking at upgrading

Nope it won't fit. IPAD Mini 4 is the most you squeeze in!

I am waiting on the UltraBright Crystal Sky. If you want to upgrade your rather wait for it! I have the P4P+ and the screen is amazing for outside but too small!

2017-7-12 16:00:02
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Tviscomi Posted at 2017-7-12 10:31
@DanielC   will the 10.5" fit within the Mavic RC?  I'm looking at upgrading

No. The iPad 10.5 will not fit directly to the controller. But you can buy an attachment
2017-7-12 17:34:39
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I am surprise that android device reported to have many bugs when crytalsky is running on android.
2017-7-12 17:39:01
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For those using the iPad mini 4, what lighting cable are you using to connect the iPad and RC? Can you please provide a link to where you got it?
2017-7-12 19:20:15
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I like these cords (no disconnections on my iPad mini 4).
They are 8" and come pack of 3 for $10.99.
Both sides (lightning & USB) are right angle ends.

Link to cords: http://a.co/deNSh2K

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2017-7-12 22:54:15
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RCKable Posted at 2017-7-12 19:20
For those using the iPad mini 4, what lighting cable are you using to connect the iPad and RC? Can you please provide a link to where you got it?

www.apple.com
2017-7-12 22:57:55
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I still prefer the Nvidia Shield K1, if you don't update it to android 7
2017-7-12 23:53:58
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DanielC Posted at 2017-7-12 17:34
No. The iPad 10.5 will not fit directly to the controller. But you can buy an attachment

Thanks...I have a mini4 and was going to use my BestBuy points to move up to the latest iPad, but don't want to use any attachments.  I hate carrying extra crap around with me.
2017-7-13 02:28:51
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Samsung Galaxy S2 rates a 10.  Slimmer, lighter, brighter, less expensive and more versatile than the ipad.  The T710 model fits the controller perfectly and is stable with the GO4 app and current firmware.
2017-7-13 03:52:16
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Mavicator Posted at 2017-7-13 03:52
Samsung Galaxy S2 rates a 10.  Slimmer, lighter, brighter, less expensive and more versatile than the ipad.  The T710 model fits the controller perfectly and is stable with the GO4 app and current firmware.

Thanks Mavicator - i been using a galaxy Tab a6 which is mostly pretty good - except i have been making skypixel videos and for this i have to record to my devise (from where i edit)
But because the devise only has 8 gig and about 6 used on bloatware means i have to keep the devise free of anything extra and then at best i can get a few minutes footage to convert to video :-(
So for my personal way i use the devise it is less than i would prefer - hense this enquiry to the forum
Thanks for your input - i will check out samsungs some more.
2017-7-13 12:50:01
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DJI-Mark Posted at 2017-7-12 14:01
There is always the Crystal Sky monitor to check out. It is dedicated to drone products but you would get an amazing picture out of it.

yes - but i hear that the devise is too fat to fit into the mavic holder - pity about that or i might have considered it.
2017-7-13 12:49:59
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Tviscomi Posted at 2017-7-12 08:56
iPad Mini 4 is a 10.  NEVER had any issues and I use it on all my DJI devices.  Android is just too unstable with DJI Go

spent my life till now quite comfortable about being an iphobe (apple phobia) - now i am less happy about it cause it seems their specs and usability really seems to stand out for droning
2017-7-13 12:55:30
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I got an iPad mini 4 after the constant crashes using my pixel xl phone. Got a 0.2m cable right angled from Amazon which is perfect.
2017-7-13 14:31:23
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Tviscomi Posted at 2017-7-13 02:28
Thanks...I have a mini4 and was going to use my BestBuy points to move up to the latest iPad, but don't want to use any attachments.  I hate carrying extra crap around with me.

Using the PGY Tech holder, turned upside down so the Pro is mounted lower down. I like the much larger viewing area. If you're going from the Mini 4 to the Pro 10.5, you'd really notice the speed difference.
2017-7-13 14:34:04
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PHL Posted at 2017-7-13 14:34
Using the PGY Tech holder, turned upside down so the Pro is mounted lower down. I like the much larger viewing area. If you're going from the Mini 4 to the Pro 10.5, you'd really notice the speed difference.

Ugh...and I just left BestBuy 15 minutes ago.
2017-7-13 14:32:52
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Krevvy Posted at 2017-7-13 14:31
I got an iPad mini 4 after the constant crashes using my pixel xl phone. Got a 0.2m cable right angled from Amazon which is perfect.

Wish i could get a right angled cable too - would be a great improvement for me as my cable sticks straight out and is quite cumbersome
2017-7-13 21:49:04
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Tviscomi Posted at 2017-7-12 10:31
@DanielC   will the 10.5" fit within the Mavic RC?  I'm looking at upgrading

Why the worries if it fits in the remote? If it doesn't fit, only thing you need to do is to buy and use a longer connection cable. Just put the tablet on the table or in a holder/stand then. Possibilities enough!
2017-7-13 23:00:49
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Bekaru Tree Posted at 2017-7-13 21:49
Wish i could get a right angled cable too - would be a great improvement for me as my cable sticks straight out and is quite cumbersome

this is the one I got from Amazon (actually ordered 2 as a spare.. and absolutely perfect.. Dont even need to take it out when putting the controller in the bag
MYLB Right Angled Lightning Sync and Charge Cable for Apple iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6s, 6 Plus, 6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, 4th Generation and iPad Mini (All Generations) (0.2m, Black)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/prod ... 0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

2017-7-17 11:23:13
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Tviscomi Posted at 2017-7-12 08:56
iPad Mini 4 is a 10.  NEVER had any issues and I use it on all my DJI devices.  Android is just too unstable with DJI Go

Speak for yourself, DJI GO 4 works very well on my Android Samsung Galaxy S8.
2017-7-17 12:14:02
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