FPV Drone Frames for DJI Air Unit / DJI FPV System

by Oscar

Here are all the popular 5″ freestyle frames that are designed specifically for the DJI Air Unit, some also offer 3″, 6″ and 7″ options. These frames come with 3D printed parts for installing the Air Unit and antennas easily and securely.

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Some of these frames might have “props in view” (you can see the propellers in your video feed because of the shorter frame body), but these frames are usually lighter as it uses less material.

The way that Air Unit antennas are mounted would affect your maximum range. Depending on what the frame is designed for, there are two common orientations, “horizontal V” and “vertical V”. Horizontal V is better for range, while vertical V might be more durable against crashes.

It’s best to get a frame with TPU mounts for both antennas and the Air Unit, the soft material is more durable and provides excellent protection in a crash. Avoid frames with poorly designed and unreliable mounting solutions, such as using double sided foam tape and zip ties.

New to the DJI FPV system? I can show you how to set it up for the first time.

Newbeedrone Vivid 5″

NewBeeDrone VIM 3″

NewBeeDrone Whirligig 3”

GepRC Mark4 HD5

Rotor Riot HD1 (5″)

iFlight DC5 HD 5″

iFlight Cidora SL5 HD 5″

iFlight Titan DC5 HD 5″

iFlight DC3 (3″)

iFlight Titan FH5

TransTEC Laser HD 5″

TransTEC Freedom HD 5″

Flywoo Mr. Croc HD (5″, 6″, 7″)

Flywoo Vampire 2 5″

Armattan Marmotte DJI Edition (5″)

Armattan Badger DJI Edition (5″, 6″)

FlightClub VannyStyle (5″)

ImpulseRC Apex HD (5″)

Catalyst Banggod

Edit History

  • Mar 2020 – post created
  • Jul 2020 – added a few more new frames

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Michael H. 19th April 2022 - 2:11 pm

Hi Oscar, will the TBS Source 1 frame take the DJI air unit. Thanks.

Oscar 19th April 2022 - 2:43 pm

they have a new version that does, i think it’s V4? I have a build log using that frame actually.
I used the Vista not the Air unit but I think it should fit.

Chris 9th October 2021 - 10:55 am

Great article, any chance it could be updated to October 2021

Piotr 19th December 2020 - 10:09 pm

Just completed build of banggod frame and one it’s not well designed, not enough place for airunit especially for antennas.

FlytTime3r 12th April 2023 - 10:45 am

Ummm not a problem at all here I’ve got 2 banggod 5” builds first has an air unit and it’s not a problem at all if you set everything out first before .Everything fitted easily and the amount of different Tpu choices they have makes it even easier to mount aerials as well/ just finished a second bangod 5” frame build with a newer dji o3 system and it’s perfect as well – and both builds have rush PFB boards with 2caps on them added to both builds if anyone knows the extra size of the PFB board you’l know it takes up a lot more room.I found before I just put stuff in and solder I go through lay everything out and plan it and then pull it all off the frame and start from board and work my way from each arm n motor then from unit to fc then from cam to fc it’s an easy thing and if you want a frame with no room try building an apex it’s all tight as and meant to be but it all fits with no drama bangod 5’s if bought from catalyst themself and not a nockoff you’l have a frame n quad that’s one of the best flyers you can get their amazing – I’ve got numerous 5” builds and the best flying quads are both my banggod’s and my Apex frame builds the banggod is a better balanced flight then the apex and that’s pretty indestructible catalyst know what their doing that’s for sure

Scott Krosser 24th May 2020 - 1:24 pm

cant you just mount battery slightly forward or back to get perfect CoG again? battery is the heaviest part of drone ? Is it worth it to cram the build together , always tough to go back and fix or upgrade parts in very tight build.

bopiloot 24th March 2020 - 4:10 pm

Many more frames will fit the DJI system. I found that a lot of the “new” DJI frames just slapped on some extra space at the back, completely ignoring the center of gravity.
I found that with the new electronics that are available a lot can be done to allow for the DJI AU. In my opinion a better choice to upgrade your stack if necessary than to get a bulky frame instead keep a compact and agile copter.
I personally made it my mission to provide anybody who wants an alternative, than to be forced to buy a new frame.
You can check my designs on Cults3d.com
Featuring : Armattan Rooster, Armattan Chameleon, Hyperlite Floss 2.
coming: Transtec Freedom v2, Floss 1, ImpulseRC Alien, upgrade for kopis 2 and banggod.