It just works, that's what I like, I been using my iPad Mini also, with a OTG cable, something about having such a larger screen is so much nicer than having to use my iPhone.I'm NOT a fan of Apple products but after trying a few Android devices that our family had i went out and bought an ipad 2 mini second hand. It just works so well :/
I just hooked up my iPod touch after seeing your post. It connects just fine and it runs dji go 4.1.4 (I have an android phone so still stuck with .3 on that). I am not sure however if you can get GPS on the iPod touch at all. Pretty sure you can't but that's not the worst thing in the world I guess.Anyone use an ipod touch? I am asking as the ipod mini **** near costs as much as the drone. Wife wont go with that choice lol.
Is it not an android tablet, not just a monitor? So you will be behind in term of update between Ios / Android version. I still not see any update for my Android tab and I got it for my iPad mini 4 one day ago.
I know nothing about tablets and less about Android so please be kind. Would this tablet work?
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Thanks for that reply. I do appreciate it. I have other Apple devices (phone and touch) and they have all worked well but I would be buying a tablet (Mini4 for example) for no other use then with the Spark. The ASUS tablet linked is less then half the price of a Mini4. Just wondering if as a dedicated tablet it would meet my needs. Android devices are foreign to me. Thanks again for the opinion.IMO, if you aren't all that knowledgeable about tablets and what will and won't work all the more reason to buy an Apple Ipad (one that is supported).
As I said in either this thread of another, I'd been using various Ipads over the years with my various DJI drones and the Apple Ipads have given ZERO issues. Sure my Ipad Air (processing equivalent of the Ipad Mini 2) would have an occasional screen refresh issue where it would partially draw in the screen or momentarily freeze, but it wasn't all the often and it lasted no longer than a blink of an eye...
Just do a search on this forum the MavicPilots, PhantomPilots, or even the InspirePilots forums and you'll see Apple tablets are the least problematic. You may be thinking you'll save yourself a few bucks now, but is the potential hassle worth it?
Have been doing some demo and displays running both iPads and CrystalSkys on the Spark RC. Nice and smooth.
The MavMount Tablet Holder for Mavic/Spark is a great mounting solution for both tablets and CrystalSkys. We really enjoy the 5.5" CrystalSky with the Spark RC and Spark.
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The CS is very well designed and another product that uses magnesium aluminum alloy (I believe) for it's casing. Can't say I've dropped one yet but they definitely seem rugged. I could easily see someone coming out with some sort of bumper for them as well. Sorry unfortunately I cannot conduct a drop test!Is the CrystalSky display bright enough in sunlight to not need a sunshade? I'm considering one, but for me to spend that kind of money (I'm considering the 7.85") on basically a single use, dedicated display, it needs to be the best/brightest display.
Also is the case ruggedized? Dropping an Ipad on a firm surface can result in some bad damage or failure (not talking about dropping on its "face" or a hard hit to the face/glass), like on edge?
Before you head out to fly, cache the maps in DJI GO like this. Another option would be to setup a hotspot on your mobile phone (if possible), connect your iPad to that hotspot, and let the map data download in real-time as you fly.Is there an offline map that works on the mini 4 that doesn't have cellular data?
Sorry but it is GO4 app, I don't have this option using an iPad mini 4 wifi. I don't found a way to really cache maps. When I return to a place I flow, I have to use my phone as hotspot so maps can be retrieved.
No worries. Caching works with any version of the DJI GO app.Sorry but it is GO4 app, I don't have this option using an iPad mini 4 wifi.