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sly

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I have had the Spark for quite some time. Finally tried Litchi and I am very happy with it. The problem I have is the iPad Air gets vey hot and shuts down. Has anybody come across this problem and how did it get resolved.
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This may be a little overkill, but aircraft pilots use this to keep the device cool.


If no other alternative is available, this may be the ticket.
 

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Thanks Spark 317. Bit too rich for my me. I am looking in to designing some sort of low profile aluminum heat sink that can be bonded to the back if the iPad.
 
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Good idea.

I did a quick search on the web and the aluminum heat sinks seem to be available.
 

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I have had the Spark for quite some time. Finally tried Litchi and I am very happy with it. The problem I have is the iPad Air gets vey hot and shuts down. Has anybody come across this problem and how did it get resolved.
Thanks
I use my ipad mini 4 mounted on a tripod..So no OTG, and I haven't had a heating up issue. Are you using a sunshade of any kind?? In bright sun it's the only portable defense unless you're in the shade under a tree. In addition, are you connected via an OTG?
 

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Hate to say, but sounds likes you have a problem with your iPad. Is it under warranty? I have both the Air 2 and the Mini 5. Both have never heated up from long usage. The Air 2 battery became too weak so I ordered up new battery from Amazon.com and replaced it at home. But heat was never an issue.
 

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I use my ipad mini 4 mounted on a tripod..So no OTG, and I haven't had a heating up issue. Are you using a sunshade of any kind?? In bright sun it's the only portable defense unless you're in the shade under a tree. In addition, are you connected via an OTG?
This is interesting. You operate the Spark with the iPad and controller attached to a tripod? How is it attached?
 

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This is interesting. You operate the Spark with the iPad and controller attached to a tripod? How is it attached?
Well they do sell ipad tripod mounts on amazon, but being in the media professionally a few years back, left me with extra camera equipment. So I used an old tripod that had a quick release plate and glued it to the ipad protector I bought from amazon. Used a 2 part resin to permanently attach it to the quick release plate from the tripod. Still working on a sunshade. But it's pretty sweet. I'm happy with it. When I need to use the ipad for something else, I simply take it out of it's protective case. Ohhh, and by the way it frees up the controller so I can have it at arms length but still keeping a close eye on my Spark with my ipad mini 4
 

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