You ought to see the heated debate going on over on the Mavic forum in regards to this topic.I am amazed when I read that somebody would rather go out and buy a product it is marginally acceptable (android) over one that works extremely well (Apple) just because they hate a company..... especially when this can lead to complete loss of the drone through a fly away. ........;and you put your display device in airplane mode anyway, so it doesn't matter if the tablet has got Wi-Fi or not......
Oh I've seen it there, I usually weigh in and throw gas there too. I realize it's politically correct To hate the G20 meetings, Wall Street, billionaires, Republicans and Apple, but it makes no sense when DJI clearly has better programmers on the Apple side than android. If I had a $500 drone that worked clearly better with a display made by Charlie Manson family I'd be buying it, **** the source, I don't like disconnects!
I have a Tab A 8" on the way but not sure if I regret it after reading that some have had some luck and some haven't. I didn't want to splurge on a top of the line tablet (Tab S2, Ipad Mini 4, etc.) but just wanted something decent. I have a Note 5 which I usually use, no issues, but wanted a screen that was a tad bigger. Has the Tab A 8" worked for you? Wanted a tablet to use with my Mavic and Spark.I found that my Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8" tablet could not fit in RC. I read somewhere that tablets that fit in the Mavic RC would not fit the Spark RC. The two RCs are virtually the same dimensions. I used my Dremel to cut out where the arm hits when opening, just a bit, and now it fits fine! If you cut a touch off the other end that hits up against the body you can even have more clearance!
I had pictures but seemed to have misplaced them. Will up them when I can!
So you don't experience any video lag like some have reported who've tried the TAB A tablets? This is good news and I don't regret not ordering the TAB A now. Also I'm assuming you have nothing else installed on the tablet except DJI Go?The Tab A 8" seems to work fine. It's a dedicated device just for Drone Stuff. Airplane mode and do not disturb on. The minor cutting let me spread the arms enough to accommodate the tablet. I'm using a OTG cable and it works fine . I did order an adapter to mount a tablet holder and that works even better!
I think that they (Apple) might be trying to steer users towards the iPad Pro 10.5 inch, which won't fit in our Spark or Mavic RCHas anyone heard that Apple may no longer be making the IPad Mini? No new version since 2015. No clues of a 5 in the making.
Report: Apple to phase out the iPad mini, no more updates planned
I just did the same thing. I have an Acer Iconia 8" tablet and was able to remove the smallest bit of material to make it fit. I AM an Apple user but I'd rather keep my iPhone as my phone and use the bigger screen on the tablet. I have the tablet for viewing off SD cards while away. STUPID not to have µSD slot on idevices. Paid like $98 for it so no problem if I run it over with my sled or lose it.The Tab A 8" seems to work fine. It's a dedicated device just for Drone Stuff. Airplane mode and do not disturb on. The minor cutting let me spread the arms enough to accommodate the tablet. I'm using a OTG cable and it works fine . I did order an adapter to mount a tablet holder and that works even better!