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iPads and iPad minis without GPS

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Vision + Discussion' started by rickasaurus, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. rickasaurus

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    I case you have a non-cellular iPad or mini-iPad (which don't have GPS), and you wish it did have GPS (use for dynamic homepoint, ground station etc), here is a fantastic little GPS receiver, which connects to your iPad with Bluetooth. It gives your non-GPS iPad full GPS capability, just the same, or better, than the GPS-equipped iPads.

    http://gps.dualav.com/explore-by-product/xgps150a/

    I have two: one for flying, and one on my boat. They work great!
     
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    For anyone reading along -- if you're going to buy this, make sure you get the right model. They offer a US and Europe model.
     
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    I have not heard of that point, and could not find any reference to it on the official website. I bought mine from a supplier in the US, live in Australia, and took it with me for a car trip through France. It works brilliantly all the time. However, taking msinger's point, in case you plan to buy one, better double-check on that.

    Another useful feature, is that there is a free iOS app for the Dual GPS which gives you the satellites acquired, their signal strength, and location in the sky. This should give a good indication of the satellites which the Phantom should be able to find.
     

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