Small tablets fit the Mavic controller

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  1. Randall

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    This is an excellent video and about half way through the guy shows how to get a small tablet to work with the Mavic controller. Agree someone at DJI forgot to document this.




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    i'm glad i looked before i posted this video...i just saw it cuz i'm subscribed to him and was about to post it


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    Down the rabbit hole!
    So strange that DJI itself does not show or discuss this option anywhare i've seen.
    Thinking of getting a dedicated ipad 2 cellulair for my Mavic.
     
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    I'm surprised that this is the first we are hearing of this too! Great news!


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  6. Samm

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    Great video!
     
  7. Alex Baxter

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    I think it would be really difficult to fly the Mavic like that, your hands would be all over the tablet, inadvertently pressing buttons, I'll be sticking with my Motorola Nexus 6, I reckon it's the largest practicable screen to use attached to the controller.
     
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    Good observation and analysis Randall. Thanks for sharing! Was that an ipad mini you were using?
     
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    A few days ago... someone (here or facebook) Posted a video of an ipad mini being able to fit into the controller.
    This video (Drone Valley) however explains it much better.
     
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    Or a Nexus 7 given the use of the lower USB port as the 6 I think is a little fat in the middle?

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  11. dcpmark

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    I tried it with my Mini 4.....not good. It's EXTREMELY uncomfortable to hold the RC with the Mini in it, and really hard to manipulate the controls. I would much prefer one or the tablet holders popping up.
     
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    I do hope the Nexus 7 will fit. My old eyes are going to find even a 5.5 inch phone a struggle!

     
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    Down the rabbit hole!
    Looks no bigger than the original phantome remotes to me.
    But comments noted, think i will walk into a store with my controller and check it out hands on before i buy a mini 2.
     
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    I was told that there are rubber grips in the slots, and there is enough leeway to allow the (10 mm in the middle, tapering to the edges) Nexus 6 to fit. I'll find out soon enough, maybe in two weeks time:), otherwise it's out with the dremel..
     
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    Some people on Youtube have gotten iPad mini's to fit

    Not sure how big the Nexus is, but that should give you an idea of what will fit. iPad mini looked like the absolute max to me though.
     
  16. Randall

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    Thanks but I just found the post from a Facebook posting. Thought I'd share and let others decide if this is worth a try before they invest in a 3d printed widget.

    There's an Apple logo on the mini tablet in the video so assume a mini iPad. My Mavic hasn't shipped yet but once I get it I'll see whether my iPhone 6S+ or my iPad mini 2 works best (or as a standby should I forget to charge my primary before flying that day).


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    Yes, the JakeS in the video below was the first to make this discovery available to us on the forums.

     
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    Agreed. I found the same with my iPad Mini 4. I don't think many people are going to fly like this after trying it.
     
  19. Alex Baxter

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    It's the maximum size quoted in the Mavic manual (160mm) but a little thicker at 10mm. I can't see a tablet being useable, how do you reach the sticks?
     
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    It's easy to reach the sticks. The problem is that you'll cover the top corners of the tablet screen with your arms or you'll need to hold the remote controller with an even more unnatural grip in order to prevent your arms from covering the screen.
     
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