Review: Digidapter – Analogue Adapter for DJI FPV Goggles

by Oscar
Published: Last Updated on

This is probably the best analogue adapter for the DJI FPV goggles I’ve found. Thanks so much to BDI for sending this kit over for the review!

Where to Buy Digidapter?

Why I Need a New Analogue Adapter?

I prefer “plug and play” analogue adapters that do not require taking apart the DJI FPV goggles for obvious reasons. That’s why I bought the URUAV adapter, because it’s affordable and there are many 3D print designed cases available.

But it’s never been reliable as the receiver module tends to fall out of the mount easily.

I tried many different designs but couldn’t find a reliable solution, it was frustrating. I can’t even imagine how hard it would be for someone who doesn’t have a 3D printer.

Coincidentally, BDI, a UK-based company, reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in trying their DJI analogue adapter, the “Digidapter”.

Hell yea!

Apart from being a “plug and play” solution, I found the Digidapter has the following benefits:

  • Easy to install, takes less than 5 mins, no soldering involved
  • Fits the DJI Goggles like gloves, and looks professional
  • The location of the module is better for antenna placement
  • It has AV audio output, for plugging in headphone
  • Supports most if not all Fatshark style receiver modules

So here is what comes in the box:

  • 1 x Digidapter Faceplate
  • 1 x Analog Video cable
  • 1 x Dual DC/DC Male to Single DC Female Split Cable
  • 1 x Allen Key
  • 2 x 12mm Cap Head Bolts

Inside the faceplate, a ribbon cable runs between the module bay PCB and AV/Power connector PCB.

As you can see, apart from the power input connector, there are also two 3.5mm jacks for both video and audio. If you like listening to the motors during flight, you can do so now with your DJI FPV goggles :)

To install it, I first removed the front cover of the DJI FPV Goggles. Only two screws on each side.

And install the Digidapter, with the two longer bolts provided. That’s it :D It’s that simple!!

Now you just need to connect the power cable, and AV in cable between the Digidapter and DJI Goggles. I do wish the cable has a 90 degree connector at the DJI end, should make cabling neater.

Tiny the cabling up using a few zip-ties.

Before installing the Rapidfire module, I was told to remove the foam spacer in between the antenna connectors first.

This analogue adapter looks absolutely sick! Probably the best looking solution I’ve seen so far! The front cover is made of plastic, not only it looks much better than those 3D printed covers, it almost looks like it’s made by DJI :)

The plastic might be a little thin, maybe they could have made it thicker for better durability. But as long as you don’t throw you goggles around like your drone, you should be fine :)

I wish there is a module bay cover you can put on when you have the receiver module removed. Also it would have been nice to have a power button too for the receiver module, when you are not using analogue you can switch it off to save some power. But I guess you can also just unplug the power cable to the analogue module, since the cable is just a splitter.

The module sits in the module bay securely, there is no play and it doesn’t fall off at all.

I really enjoy this product, it is a little pricey (£45) compared to some other solutions on the market, but this is honestly the best in terms of appearance, user experience and quality :)

Does BDI Digital Adapter Work with V2 Goggles?

Yes, it’s compatible with DJI FPV Goggles V2.

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22 comments

Mic Sherwood 4th August 2021 - 5:04 pm

My install went very nicely, however it will not allow me to select any channel in audience mode or any channel, other than ch8 in analog input mode. How can i use any of the other channels, since i fly with many others and one of them already uses ch8?

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Oscar 4th August 2021 - 9:09 pm

Are you in 50mbps mode? Audience mode only works in 25mbps, that applies to both the spectator and pilot who’s flying too.

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Christian Joshua Perocho 6th July 2021 - 2:03 am

Hello Oscar, may I ask if you having the same issue? I am trying to change bands using rapidfire while looking into the goggles, the bands feed is loosing and will comeback to DJI logo again and again.

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Oscar 6th July 2021 - 8:39 pm

Unfortunately it’s a known bug in DJI FPV Goggles when used with Analog when signal disappears, there’s no fix for this insight.

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David Cumps 19th January 2021 - 10:13 pm

You can always leave the patch loose in front of the adapter, no?

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Andreew 4th December 2020 - 11:26 am

I like the fit and finish, but this wont work with the Lumenier AXII HD patch antennas for the goggles which is a BIG disappointment….Lumenier AXII HD Patchs are unreal and they need to adapt the analog adapter to them.

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Dana Harris 9th August 2020 - 3:18 am

Great article. Question, when you were testing the Analog setup, did you also test the audio? I haven’t been able to get the audio to work using the Mr. Steele Earbuds I use on my Fatshark HDO and HDO2 goggles. Testing the audio wasn’t mentioned in your article, so wondered if you had any problems with audio or maybe I have a defective BDI digidapter.

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Lukasz Olczyk 6th August 2020 - 4:37 pm

Hey Oscar, thanks for the review. I’m new to fpv. I got the DJI Goggles and the digidapter and a rapidfire module. Could you advise what particular antennas I should get for this setup (connectors etc.)? Thanks!

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Oscar 17th August 2020 - 6:10 pm

Here are the gear i use, including antennas :)
https://oscarliang.com/my-tools-gear-quads/

If you want to look at other options:
https://oscarliang.com/best-fpv-antenna/

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Quan 5th August 2020 - 2:05 pm

have you noticed any latency issues adapting analog to these goggles?

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Oscar 17th August 2020 - 6:07 pm

Not that I notice

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Rene 15th July 2020 - 1:21 pm

Hi,
just started with drones and was looking into some goggles..

Just wanted your opinion to get DJI with rapidfire addon in oder to avoid Fatshark HDO2 and beeing ready for HD flights in the future…
Would you still go with analog goggles or get dji instead with adapter?

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Oscar 21st July 2020 - 1:16 pm

That’s what I am using now. Haven’t touched my HDO2 in months!

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Joshie 15th July 2020 - 2:31 am

Are the cables something you can buy with the 90 on one end of each? I guess getting the correct length might be tricky.

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Michel 27th June 2020 - 12:01 pm

Hello,

Do you know the reason why the foam between the connector have to be removed ?

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Skylar Eppler 23rd June 2020 - 8:14 am

I may cut the ends of the plugs and solder right to the pads. luckily the plugs go all the way through so you wont have to remove them to run wires though. I may add a relay switch or button for power and position it right where the plugs are. not sure yet. Just received mine.

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Ekansh 23rd June 2020 - 6:41 am

Hey i really apreciate the work you put in but I
have a general question for all dji adapters, can they be used with other fpv goggles like the headplays?

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Oscar 29th June 2020 - 12:48 pm

if they have an AV input, then yes.

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JR 19th June 2020 - 8:27 pm

This is pretty awesome… Can you please upload or send some picture of what it looks like and how well it fits with different modules, such as TBS fusion, Foxeer WildFire, True D X, True D 4, etc?

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Oscar 22nd June 2020 - 1:38 pm

check out their website, they have some demo videos/pictures of different modules.

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Giovany Arana 18th June 2020 - 1:46 pm

Great article. As always, Oscar. Thank you very much. I’ve just ordered my new set of DJI Goggles and I’m really thinking of keeping analog anyway.

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Filip 15th June 2020 - 12:09 am

The plate looks awesome and it’s great that it includes all the electronic bits needed, but I agree about angled connectors for the goggle side. Could even do without connectors on the digiplate side at all. If it also had a power switch for the module, it’d be perfect. I guess you could unplug that one connector like I do now anyway when not using analog to save battery, but still… :)

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