Flying FPV with the awesome HD video feed from your DJI Digital FPV System is great, but you can improve experience even further with some accessories! Here are a few upgrades you might want to get for your DJI FPV Goggles and Air Units.
In case you missed it, here are some further reading:
Improved Faceplate Foam Padding for Goggles
Many users have issue with light leakage from the nose and both sides of the goggles. DJI listened and quickly released this new foam that addresses the problem.
The foam is much thicker and it wraps around the face more effectively to reduce light leakage. This is now available from:
There is also an aftermarket foam padding made by WLYL, which offers different colors as well:
DJI FPV Goggle Shims
Apart from thicker foam padding, you can also try these shims that you can insert between the foam and the goggles to increase thickness on both sides. This will help if you have light leakage from the sides.
You can also make this yourself if you have a 3D printer:
Analogue Receiver for DJI FPV Goggles
This add-on allows you to use any Fatshark compatible FPV receiver modules with the DJI FPV goggles, so you can fly your tiny whoops and toothpicks with them! In my opinion this is a must have accessory :)
With this particular receiver module board from URUAV, there is no soldering or tear-down required. Simply screw in the board to the goggle strap holes, connect the cables and you are good to go! And it supports all the Fatshark compatible receiver modules out there. More importantly it’s affordable:
iFlight also makes an analogue conversion kit.
Honestly it looks much neater as the whole module bay is like “integrated” in the goggles, however, it’s a lot more work as it involves opening up the goggles and quite a bit of soldering, which also voids the warranty. Note that there are different versions for the ImmersionRC Rapidfire and TBS Fusion modules.
Corrective Lens for Goggles (Diopters)
You can actually wear your glasses while using the DJI FPV goggles, and I find no discomfort in doing so. But if you want, you can get these corrective lenses for your DJI Goggles according to your eyesight. These are also known as “lens diopters” in Fatshark Goggles.
For those with vision issues outside the range of the DJI corrective lenses, here is a company that makes custom direct fit diopters for practically any prescription / astigmatism etc. It’s not going to be cheap, but if the DJI corrective lenses don’t work for you, this may be your only option currently: http://rho-lens.com/tador/
Simple Single Head Strap for Goggles
With a single elastic strap around your head, it doesn’t mess up my beautiful hair :D And honestly it’s easier to put on than the original headband.
Here is the aftermarket option you can purchase off the shelf:
- GetFPV – https://bit.ly/2JcVPxW
Or you can 3D print the strap holders to replace the originals, and use a strap from any Fatshark or Skyzone goggles like I did in the above image.
SD Cards for DJI FPV System
Here are some cost effective micro SD card options for your DJI FPV goggles and Air Unit:
FPV Goggles Antenna Upgrades
The stock antennas are omni-directional, meaning they don’t have the best range but provide reliable signal coverage all around you. The stock antennas are okay, but many pilots have reported even better results with the aftermarket omni-directional antennas listed below.
When selecting antennas, make sure they are of the same polarization, e.g. LHCP antenna on the Air Unit with LHCP antenna on the FPV goggles. Check out my FPV antenna guide if you are not sure what that means.
TRUERC Singularity Stubby (Omni-directional, 1.9dBi)
- Amazon – https://amzn.to/3bo8tpT
- Banggood – https://bit.ly/2JcLwK8
- GetFPV – https://bit.ly/3amdVcU
- RDQ – https://bit.ly/2y5I9T7
- NBD – https://bit.ly/2WLMoxz
Lumenier AXII (Omni-directional, 2.2dBi)
To get better range, you might want to consider directional antennas with higher gains. The downside however, is the narrower coverage. You have to point the antennas directly at your aircraft at all time during flight in order to get the best possible signal.
Higher gain = longer range but narrower coverage
ORT Shield Pro (Directional, 6.5dBi)
TRUERC X-Air (Directional, 10dBi)
- Banggood – https://bit.ly/2UiJe2J
- GetFPV – https://bit.ly/2UwJGJx
- NBD – https://bit.ly/2UE1faG
- RDQ – https://bit.ly/2y5IyF7
- Amazon – https://amzn.to/3dqD5sF
VAS Cyclops V2 Array (Directional, 10.25dBi)
Banggood Maple Antenna (Directional, 8.5dBi)
- Banggood – https://bit.ly/3aei9D6
URUAV Pogoda Triple Feed Patch (Directional, 9.8dBi)
- Banggood – https://bit.ly/2wyaKA0
Goggles and Transmitter Case
Cases For both Goggles and Remote Controller:
Case for just the FPV Goggles:
- NBD – https://bit.ly/2UwkrXH
- Amazon – https://amzn.to/33NMoP6 (cheaper, fits goggles with antenna installed and more)
Goggles Power Cable Holder
The power cable sometimes comes loose easily. If you have a 3D printer, you can make one of these holders to secure the power cable in place.
Shorter Battery Cable for Goggles
Prefer to hang the battery on the strap next to your ear? You might find one of these shorter power cables useful.
- Amazon – https://amzn.to/3afeQf4
DJI FPV Goggles Screen Protector
3D-print this in TPU, it keeps the dusts away and protects the display/optics during transportation.
Air Unit Antenna Upgrade
The AXII antennas claim to have over 50% increase in performance. If you are already using AXII antennas on the DJI FPV goggles, you might want to get these for your Air Unit as well because they are likely to be best matched in terms of frequency turning.
Also these antennas are lighter than the stock antennas on the Air Unit so it’s a bonus to smaller drone builds.
- GetFPV – https://bit.ly/39lCSnu
Maybe not necessary if your frame has enough protection to the camera, but a good-to-have if you are concerned about crashes that might damage the camera lens. Make sure there is room in your frame though to fit the protector.
To install it, you first have to remove the four screws on the front of the camera, then push the protector on to the lens. It’s not easy putting the screws back on as the lens protector gets in the way of the screws. The trick is to use the short side of an “L shape” Allen key to fasten the screws.
Here is a cheaper 3D printed one:
- RDQ – https://bit.ly/2wG3qlM