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!
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”.
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 :)
You can purchase this at https://britishdroneindustries.co.uk/, they provide free shipping world wide.