Flying FPV with the awesome HD video feed from your DJI Digital FPV System is great, but you will get even better experience with some of these accessories and upgrades for your DJI FPV Goggles and Air Units.
Can I Use V1 Goggles Accessories and Antennas On V2?
You can use the same accessories for the DJI FPV Goggles V1 on the V2, no problems there.
For antennas though, the situation is slightly more complicated. If you only use the goggles with Air Units and Vista, old antennas for the V1 would work fine for the V2. But if you also fly the DJI FPV drone, then you need new antennas designed specifically for the V2 because it uses both 5.8GHz and 2.4GHz. Antennas have to be multi-band, meaning they are compatible with both frequencies.
Replacement DJI FPV Camera and Lens
The lens is the most vulnerable part of the whole DJI FPV system. The good news is you can replace the lens or the camera module without buying a whole new Air Unit. To remove the original lens off the camera, you can use a heat gun.
To disconnect the camera from the Vista / Air Unit, you can follow these instructions.
The DJI Air Unit and Caddx Vista use the same camera module, so these are compatible with both VTX:
Original DJI Camera Module Replacement:
Caddx Nebula Pro Camera:
Lens Replacement (specs seems to be like the original):
- Banggood: https://oscarliang.com/product-ijv9
Runcam RC18G (apparently this one works too but I haven’t tested it):
Nebula – A Lighter Camera Module
If the DJI camera is too heavy, you might find the Nebula camera interesting. It’s smaller and lighter than the stock DJI camera, which is great for micro quads. However, some people might consider the loss of image quality too much for merely 4g of weight saving.
If you want to power the DJI FPV goggles from a LiPo battery, you will need this XT60 to barrel connector cable. The V1 comes with this cable, however the V2 doesn’t, and you have to purchase it separately.
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-uw97
- RDQ: https://oscarliang.com/product-y24i
- Amazon (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/3v9dCww
For the V2 goggles, the provided battery has USB-C output, here is a longer (130cm) USB-C to barrel cable: https://oscarliang.com/product-bkmj. Note that random USB-C to barrel cable might not work, as the cable provided by DJI has safety mechanism to prevent unexpected damage because the battery outputs 2S voltage.
USB-C Data Cable For Video Out
Video output from DJI FPV Goggles (both V1 and V2) is now possible, you can do so on both PC (Windows, Linux and MacOS) as well as smartphone (only Android). All you need is a USB-C data cable, and follow instructions here.
- USB-C to USB-C cable (Android phone):
- USB-C to USB cable (PC):
- Amazon: https://amzn.to/3wbESdJ
Improved Faceplate Foam Padding for Goggles
Many users have issue with light leakage around the nose and at 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. Some people cut the nose part out of the stock foam and use that together with the new foam.
However with the stock foam, you can put the goggles on while wearing your glasses, you can’t do this with the new foam as the fit is much tighter.
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
The DJI FPV Goggles supports analogue FPV system – it has an AV input you can plug your video receiver into
The digidapter is my favourite analogue solution for the DJI FPV goggles, check out my review the Digidapter! It’s very easy to install, looks awesome and just works!
There’s a knock off of this module bay, I personally prefer the digidapter, but if you can’t find it anywhere, you can check it out: https://oscarliang.com/product-548m
URUAV Analogue Adapter
If the Digidapter is beyond your budget, you might want to check out this cheaper alternative from URUAV. It’s also very easy to install 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!
However I find it hard to use because the receiver module tends to come loose easily. You might have to get a 3D printed housing for this.
iFlight Conversion Kit
iFlight makes an analogue conversion kit for the DJI Goggles. It does look cool (the canopy is made of 3D printed TPU), the whole module bay almost feels like “integrated” in the goggles. However, there is a lot of DIY work involved, you have to up the goggles and do 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 must, you can get these corrective lenses for your DJI Goggles according to your eyesight. These are also known as “lens diopters” in Fatshark Goggles.
Third-party Corrective lenses with finer Myopia degree options: https://oscarliang.com/product-bkhc
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
Personally I prefer to run a single wide headstrap instead of the stock DJI strap. It’s easier to put on and holds just as well as the original. Most importantly it doesn’t mess up my beautiful hair :D
This one is a good option that you can just buy and install – iFlight Adjustable strap:
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-6tpf
- Banggood: https://oscarliang.com/product-bupp
- RDQ: https://oscarliang.com/product-u7ts
You can also use straps that are made for Fatshark and Skyzone goggles like I did in the last image, but you will need 3D printed adapters like this: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4611352.
These straps are the best value:
SD Cards for DJI FPV System
Here are some cost effective micro SD card options for your DJI FPV goggles and Air Unit:
V1 Goggles Antenna Upgrades (5.8GHz)
The stock antennas are omni-directional with very low gain, meaning they might not be the best when it comes to range, but they provide reliable signal coverage all around you.
The stock antennas are not bad, but you will certainly get better range by upgrading to omni-directional antennas listed below.
When selecting antennas, make sure you choose LHCP (antenna polarization) because the Air Unit antennas are LHCP. If you are getting RHCP you will also have to replace the Air Unit antenna to RHCP as well. If you mix LHCP and RHCP you will get bad range.
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
The TrueRC X-Air antennas focus the beam in front of you and give you more than double the range in the direction they point. However the range to the sides and behind you is decreased drastically as they are “directional antennas”. But if you want an antenna that allows you to go longer range in one direction, this would be a very good option.
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
Menace DigiPack Patch Antenna
Low cost directional antenna for the DJI FPV Goggles.
Where to Mount Antenna
The bottom left port (#3) is the most important on the V1 goggles. it is the only one that spend 100% on receiving duty, while the others 3 connectors spend part time on transmitting. Also, the #3 port is the one with shortest coax run within the goggles, so it has the least signal loss (although it’s insignificant).
Therefore if you are using a patch antenna, that’s where you should mount it too (on the #3 port). If the patch antenna requires two connectors (such as the X-Air), you can mount the other connector on either #0, #1 or #2, it really doesn’t matter.
V2 Goggles Antenna Upgrades (2.4GHz & 5.8GHz)
If you fly with the DJI FPV Drone, and would like to upgrade those stock antennas, then you’ll need to get these dual-band antennas made specifically for the DJI V2 Goggles.
If you use the older antennas made for the V1, you will get reduced range with the DJI Drone, but it should be fine if you only fly with Air Units and Vista since it’s only 5.8Ghz.
V2 dual-band antennas can be used on V1 Goggles too, but it won’t make use of the 2.4GHz band.
Lumenier Duality HD Stubby 2.4/5.8GHz Dual-Band Antenna
The Lumenier Duality Stubby antennas are rebranded from TrueRC I think, because they have the exactly same specs. However the Lumenier is $5 cheaper than the original at the time of publishing.
Purchase Duality Stubby from GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-p5h0
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)
Antenna configuration is different in the V2 Goggles, and therefore antenna mounting would be different. Please see comments above regarding antenna mounting on the V1 goggles, same rules apply in the V2.
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.
- With antenna & SD card holder: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3941507
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
If the frame doesn’t provide enough protection to the camera lens, it could be a good idea to use a lens cap to protect it from crashes.
You can buy or 3D print it yourself:
There is also an official version, but it’s slightly more complicated when it comes to installation. 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.
Installing Extra Low ESR Capacitor
Solder a big low ESR capacitor to your ESC/LiPo power pads as per normal builds, or even better, also add a 330uF capacitor to the Vista power and ground pads. The capacitors will prevent freeze frames issues related to noisy power supply, especially on powerful setups.
- Mar 2020 – post created
- Jul 2020 – added a few products and tips