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Follow me Mode won't work with Ipad Mini 4

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rogerdodger, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. Rogerdodger

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    I fly a Phantom 3Standad,..using the DJI Go App on my iPad Mini 4. When I try to use Follow Me Mode,..I get an error message on the screen, every time. Why????
    BTW,..POI works just fine...
    What am I missing???
     
  2. msinger

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    Do you have the cellular model or Wi-Fi only model?

    If the Wi-Fi only model, it won't work since it does not have a GPS receiver. You could add GPS by using one of these external GPS receivers.
     
  3. Rogerdodger

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    MSinger and others,..THANK YOU. I MUST apologize,..I am using my Phantom 3S with a Kindle Fire HD tablet,..NOT ipad as I stated before.
    Is the answer the same for Kndle Fire HD?
     
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    Kindle Fire doesn't have GPS and I don't think it has bluetooth so you could use a GPS device like the Garmin GLO with it.
     
  5. Rogerdodger

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    Non Cellular Kindle Fire HD,..DOES have Bluetooth,....and WIFI,...but not GPS.
     
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    Then you'll need to get an external GPS receiver if you want to use Follow Me. The GPS receivers at my link above all connect via Bluetooth.
     
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    Just saw this. I was wondering why follow me wasn't working while I was out today. I do have an external GPS receiver paired with my mini 4 but I left it on the bench while I walked around. Guess I'll try this out tomorrow. I actually thought the quad followed the RC but now that I think about it, the quad would have to know where the RC is and without some form of triangulation...

    Thanks for the tip!
     
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    Would my iPad mini work for follow me if I tethered it to my phone?
     
  9. msinger

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    No.
     
  10. Karl Jordan

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    So I need to get a pay as you go sim? Is that the solution? Sorry I'm not very techy
     
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    All you need is a device that contains a GPS receiver. A cellular connection is not required. If you're using a Wi-Fi only Apple device, then you could use an external GPS receiver -- like one of these.
     
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    Ah I get it. I think I will get one of those gps units. My s6 screen too small. Thx for your help.
     
  13. regdawg

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    Exactly how does that work....The phantom synches to the gps signal on the mobile device to track you? With litchi I see people just select an object in the app and it follows. Not sure if a gps enabled device is also used though.

    Sent from my SM-P600 using Tapatalk
     
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    It follows the mobile device -- since that's where the GPS receiver is located.
     
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    So if the GPS device is external will it follow that instead? I had a hard time with "follow me" since there is too much interference from inside the Jeep. If I put a Garmin Glo or some such would that fix my problem?
     
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    I'm not sure which GPS receiver would be used if there are two available. Perhaps someone else has tried it and will chime in.
     
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    I would switch to an iPad mini 4 so there would only be one.
     
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