If you have taken the plunge and acquired the DJI HD FPV system, you are no doubt having a blast flying with crystal clear 720p video. As awesome as it is, there are a few things that will make your experience even better, so this article will point out a few extra accessories you may want to get to make it even better.
One of the main complaints is the foam pads you get with the goggles are rather flat, and do not wrap around your face properly, allowing in some light. Fortuately there are two easy solutions to this. DJI have confirmed that they will be releasing new foam but for now you can use these third party solutions.
3D printed shims
If you have a 3D printer you can easily print yourself a pair of shim spacers that go between the goggles and the stock foam, making it wrap around your face. Installation is fairly simple and gets the job done.
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WLYL DJI FPV faceplate
Alternatively if you want something slightly less DIY, then this face-plate uses thicker foam that wraps around your face more effectively, reducing light leakage. It is also sold as part of a combo with a head-strap that has space for your battery should.
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As good as the Digital system is, there is still a need to fly analogue FPV quads, particuarly tiny whoops and toothpicks. So this is one of the main downsides of the DJI FPV system, its a pain to fly analogue quads. There are some third party hacks you can do to your goggles, but this involves opening them up and soldering. This is a hassle, and it also voids your warranty. But recently URUAV has made an awesome solution that lets you use Fatshark style receivers on your DJI goggles without any soldering!
It is fairly simply to connect just by plugging in wires and using screwing in the board to the goggle strap holes. Best of all it is super cheap!
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Get More Range
Although the stock antennas do a great job, you can get more range out of your digital FPV system with new antennas. Here you have two options, directional high gain antennas that will give you much more range with a narrower coverage, or omnidirecitonal antennas with less range, but 360 degree coverage.
For your goggles
Our recommendation is the TrueRC X-Air antennas, they have a 120 degree beam width which is wide enough assuming you face the flying area. The X air antennas can be used alone, horizontally, connected to the two top SMA. Or it can be used in pair, flipped vertically and connected to the two SMA on each sides, for maximum video link resilience. Just check the video below showing what sort of range you can get with two antennas.
For most situations I think you will have a better experience using a single X-air antenna along with omnidirectional ones for a good balance between coverage and range. Many pilots have reported better signal with either the TrueRC singularity or the Lumineer AXii stubby antennas.
Just remember if you are using the stock antennas on your Air module, you will need LHCP antennas. If you dont know what that means, check our Antenna Guide
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For your Air Unit
The same situation applies to your air unit, the stock antennas work well, but a pair of better tuned antennas work slightly better. Again our suggestions here are the TrueRX singularity MMCX, or the Lumineer Axii MMCX antennas. For best results you should the same manufacturer antenna on both the goggles and air unit as they are likely to be best matched in terms of frequency tuning. Using a set of Singularity antennas has an added bonus as they are lighter than the stock DJI antennas, something quite helpful on a smaller 3″ build.
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That is it for now, thanks for reading and hope you found this helpfull. If you spot a cool new product for the DJI FPV goggles, be sure to let us know over on the forums so I can get it added to this article.
Happy flying 👍