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Can you operate Phantom 4 without GPS device? iPad Pro wifi mode...
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dresseltl
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I am very new to flying Drones.  Just purchased the Phantom 4 and really like it.  Started my first 4 flights with iPhone 6 Plus and worked great.  Would like to switch my device to the Apple iPad Pro 12.9" since the screen fits my 64 year old eye sight.  Already had a iPad Pro 12.9" "wifi only" model that does not have GPS.  Will this give me operational problems in flying the Phantom 4?  Thanks!!

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Geebax
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No, you do not need either a GPS in your iPad nor do you need cellular connection. The iPad, at its basis, is just a display device. The Phantom will even fly without it.

The only function that relies on having a GPS in the iPad is the 'Follow Me' mode, but with a P4, you already have that feature implemented in a different way. Also, without cellular service you will not get maps displayed while flying, but you can cache them beforehand if you want them.
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labroides
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As well as Follow-me, you won't be able to reset the Phantom's home location to the current location of the controller.
Nothing else is affected by flying a tablet without GPS and these two don't matter to many users.
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dresseltl
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Geebax Posted at 2016-6-2 20:07
No, you do not need either a GPS in your iPad nor do you need cellular connection. The iPad, at its  ...

Thank you very much Geebax for your feedback.....this really helps!!
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labroides@yahoo Posted at 2016-6-2 20:09
As well as Follow-me, you won't be able to reset the Phantom's home location to the current location ...

Thank you labroides.........I need all the help I can get.  Love flying the Phantom 4
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The new 12.5 won't fit the holder.  My eyes are a lot older than yours.  Might I suggest finding an IPad 9.7Pro on the Apple refurbished site.
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