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So Im flying with a Google Pixel4a phone and for some unknown reason Im having trouble reading the fine print. So Im considering buying a tablet. Now my dumb question is....Does the tablet I buy need to have internet access? If so would it running off of a Hot Spot be acceptable?

Sorry that I wrote 2 dumb questions.

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If so would it running off of a Hot Spot be acceptable?
Yes.

Hot spot is acceptable for field service if needed.

I usually cache my map and do preflight checks with the home Wi-Fi before heading out.


It does not need an active SIM card or a live connection to the internet when flying.

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So Im flying with a Google Pixel4a phone and for some unknown reason Im having trouble reading the fine print. So Im considering buying a tablet. Now my dumb question is....Does the tablet I buy need to have internet access? If so would it running off of a Hot Spot be acceptable?
I don't think you can buy a tablet that doesn't have internet connectivity.
But you are really asking about cell connectivity and the answer is that you don't need that at all.
And if you wanted it for anything, hotspotting is fine.
 

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I don't think you can buy a tablet that doesn't have internet connectivity.
But you are really asking about cell connectivity and the answer is that you don't need that at all.
And if you wanted it for anything, hotspotting is fine.
Thanks again guys!!
 

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One more time!!! What size tablet will the standard controller for the MP accept?

Not a tablet, but the ipad mini 4 (or 5) fits just right.
For anything larger with the M1P controller, you will need a mount.

I bought one form Thors Drone World way back, a little like this one . . .

LifThor Mjolnir for DJI Mavic Series | LifThor Shop / TDW

They have a lanyard mounting point and let's your controller / device setup hang freely when doing pre / post flight tasks.

Check sizes, and maybe a look through their offerings, there may be other options.

A tablet can be rather large though ,and heavy.
Have you thought about a tripod mount, and long cable so you can have the controller in your hand, stand in front of the large screen mounted on the tripod ?
 

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One more time!!! What size tablet will the standard controller for the MP accept?
As you live in a very sunny area I would recommend a Tripltek 8 Pro tablet with a 1,200 NIT screen.
 
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So Im flying with a Google Pixel4a phone and for some unknown reason Im having trouble reading the fine print. So Im considering buying a tablet. Now my dumb question is....Does the tablet I buy need to have internet access? If so would it running off of a Hot Spot be acceptable?

Sorry that I wrote 2 dumb questions.

Gary
I have a Mavic 2 Pro with a 9.5 inch iPad that I absolutely loved. Here is my set up iPad in Skyreat Holder-rear view.jpg iPad in Skyreat Holder.jpg iPad on Skyreat Stand.jpg iPad-front.jpg iPad-SkyreatHolder-sideView.jpg
 
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So Im flying with a Google Pixel4a phone and for some unknown reason Im having trouble reading the fine print. So Im considering buying a tablet. Now my dumb question is....Does the tablet I buy need to have internet access? If so would it running off of a Hot Spot be acceptable?

Sorry that I wrote 2 dumb questions.

Gary
Yes I hotspot a Tablet, no problems, now I have a smart controller.
 

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So Im flying with a Google Pixel4a phone and for some unknown reason Im having trouble reading the fine print. So Im considering buying a tablet. Now my dumb question is....Does the tablet I buy need to have internet access? If so would it running off of a Hot Spot be acceptable?

Sorry that I wrote 2 dumb questions.

Gary
Yes ideally you would use a tablet with internet 4G so you can see GPS maps real time. Especially with a drone that has waypoint capability. I use an Ipad Mini 6 because of its great screen size but not too large to handle
 

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I use a Tripltek tablet and my phones hotspot and everything works just fine. I’ve even used it without internet/hotspot occasionally and have no problems, I just preload the maps
 
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