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AirBear

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Could I use an older tablet I have laying around instead of my smartphone. The Samsung 7" Tablet runs Android 4.4 - 8 gb - 1.3 mhz.
 

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I'd be OK doing that, would it matter that I would not be activating the phone feature to use is simply for WiFi to the net and wired to the Pro controller? I know zippo about Apple products.
 
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I'd be OK doing that, would it matter that I would not be activating the phone feature to use is simply for WiFi to the net and wired to the Pro controller? I know zippo about Apple products.
You do not need any phone feature for a tablet to run Go 4, just an internet connection to download the program.
 
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Could I use an older tablet I have laying around instead of my smartphone. The Samsung 7" Tablet runs Android 4.4 - 8 gb - 1.3 mhz.
The DJI Go 4 app is very demanding and requires a fast processor and plenty of RAM.
If you are intending to try an old clunker of a tablet, be prepared for disappointing performance.
But it's easy and costs nothing to try it out.
 
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Might help us help you better if you provided the specific model you have.

I can say the Tab E, at least the 9.7" is problematic, even for P3A using Go 3 app.
 

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Have run the 2018 iPad 9.7 with the MavMount the last 2 days and I am very happy, Was using an i6 and then an X recently and did not know what I was missing. For a few hundred dollars it was worth the upgrade.
 

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Thanks again for the responses. The problem I have been having in a new Android based tablet has been the thickness, I like the way the Mini4 fits the controller without an extra bracket. Saw that set-up on a Drone Valley video.
 
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I use the 9.7” iPad (32gb) for flying my Inspire 2 and I use the iPad mini 4 (refurbished 128gb I purchased from Best Buy $199) for flying my M2P. Phones just don’t provide enough viewing surface for my liking.
 

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Thanks again for the responses. The problem I have been having in a new Android based tablet has been the thickness, I like the way the Mini4 fits the controller without an extra bracket. Saw that set-up on a Drone Valley video.
Thanks again for the responses. The problem I have been having in a new Android based tablet has been the thickness, I like the way the Mini4 fits the controller without an extra bracket. Saw that set-up on a Drone Valley video.
AirBear- I really like your member icon of Wiley Coyote! One of my favorite cartoon characters of all time. :))
 

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I'd be OK doing that, would it matter that I would not be activating the phone feature to use is simply for WiFi to the net and wired to the Pro controller? I know zippo about Apple products.
Apple products are absolutely simple to learn and use to fly your drone with. Go for it!! You won’t be disappointed by going that route.
 

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Thanks for the help. I will definitely look to go the IPad Mini4 route as a monitor.
I started with a Galaxy S7 which works great but switched to a refurbished mini 4. There are a few differences between the two screens because of the different apps, Android vs Apple.
However, the iPad screen is better due to its size. The mini 4 is thinner then it's predecessors so I use a Skyreat holder.
 
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After seeing it recommended on this forum I'm asking Santa for a Fire 8 HD (refurbished) with an Fstop mount . Looked pretty impressive when I researched it and the price is pretty good too.

cliff
 
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