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FPV SHOPPING LIST: DJI High-Definition Digital FPV Systemjoshuabardwell2021-05-19T00:55:51+00:00






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If this will be your first time ordering from Banggood, you should know a few things.


I didn’t expect this. I guess I should have seen it coming, but I didn’t. People who are interested in the DJI FPV system are more interested in buying pre-built quads than in building their own. So I’m putting this section at the top of the page. Here are some pre-built, pre-tuned, totally ready to fly options for DJI FPV!

All of the pre-built quads listed here are designed to be flown with the DJI Controller. If you prefer to use a different controller and receiver, you can install one, or in some cases, you might be able to ask the vendor to install it for you.


Purchase at Rotor Riot

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The Rotor Riot HD1 build-and-tuned bundle lets you fly the exact same quad that Rotor Riot pilots fly on their YouTube channel. The HD1 frame is simple, durable, but largely unremarkable.

The most compelling part of this bundle is that you get your choice of pilot-branded motors. Each motor has different performance characteristics to suit your style. The Hypetrain Freestyle V2 is my pick for a general purpose motor. The Le Drib motor gives a bit more power (and shorter flight time) with a linear throttle curve. The Vortex motor has similar power to the Drib, but with a little more punch at the top end.

This kit has two main down-sides. The HD1 frame has been stretched to fit the Air Unit into it, which results in a longer, less nimble frame. The un-supported length of top plate between the standoffs seems less than ideal, although Rotor Riot reports that none have broken in their testing. Finally, the X-style geometry means props are prominently visible in the HD camera’s view, which some pilots don’t like.


Purchase at GetFPV

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With the release of the DJI FPV system, some designers are stretching their frames to make the Air Unit fit. This results in a quad that, put simply, flies worse. Lumenier has found a way to carry the Air Unit in its QAV-R 2 frame without changing the frame’s geometry. So you don’t compromise handling to get HD video. In addition, the H-style geometry minimizes or eliminates props from the camera’s view.

Lumenier’s Zip 2407 motors make ridiculous amounts of power and are pretty durable, but they definitely need to be paired with a capable battery to perform at their best. This combo comes with the patented POPO system for fast propeller swaps with no wrench.

GetFPV’s technical support is one of the best in the business. The Lumenier kit can be purchased with a ticket for 30 minutes (or more) of phone support.

The biggest criticism I have of this kit is the way the accessories are mounted. The antennas are placed below the top plate, which can reduce range, and they are placed exactly where an antenna will strike, so I would expect they might be damaged in a crash. The camera mounts and Air Unit mount allow these components to be knocked out of position in a crash.


Purchase at GetFPV – All Versions Purchase at RaceDayQuads – Air Unit / Vista Purchase at Banggood – Air Unit / Vista Purchase at NewBeeDrone – All Versions

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Purchase at Catalyst Machineworks

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The BangGod might be the highest-performing and most durable of the pre-built quads on this page. Everything about it is premium, but the T-Motor F80 motors really stand out. These are absolute beasts. (Confusingly, Catalyst pairs them with a wimpy 5043 prop–they can easily handle more.)

The main weakness of this build is its weight. The DJI Air Unit adds weight; the motors add weight; the BangGod frame isn’t particularly light; and it’s designed to fly with a porky 1300 mAh 6S battery. Make no mistake, this quad will rip, but especially if you add a GoPro to it, you will feel the weight in corners and your batteries will hate you at the end of every flight.

Think of the BangGod more like a 600 horsepower Cadillac than a light-weight sportscar and you’ll get the idea.



Purchase at Banggood

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With quadcopters, sometimes less is more. The iFlight DC3 brings all the advantages of the DJI FPV system to a 3″ propped frame. The DC3 can even come in under 250 grams (depending on which battery you choose), meaning in many countries you don’t have to register it in order to fly legally!

The DC3 is specced with iFlight’s excellent flight controller, ESC, and Xing motors. The frame is designed with wide-set front motors so that the camera view is unobstructed by props.

The DC3 won’t have the speed, stability, or handling of a 5″ quad. But it’s small, lightweight, quiet, legal to fly without registration, and if you do crash it into something, it’ll do less damage. If you’re looking for an un-intimidating first quadcopter with the DJI FPV system, or if you just love 3″ quads, this is the one you’ll buy.


Purchase at Banggood Purchase at RaceDayQuads

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If you want to get into high-definition FPV, and you’ve never flown a quad at all, then the iFlight Titan DC2 should be high on the list as your first. It’s one of the smallest DJI-capable quads available, with prop guards to keep you, your pets, your house, and the quad itself safer when you crash. With 2″ props, it’s a little heavy and under-powered, but as a beginner, that’ll work in your favor. It’s even got a full Air Unit (vs. the Caddx Vista) so you’ll get high-quality onboard recording, full-range and image quality, and more tolerance to heat buildup.

Many people who get into FPV want to start with a powerful 5″ quadcopter like the pro’s use. That can be a bit like handing the keys to a Corvette to a 16-year-old. The quad gets smashed, and you’re lucky if you don’t injure yourself. A smaller quad like the DC2 is safer, easier to learn on, and is still pretty fun to fly even after you get enough experience to move on to a bigger quad.


Purchase at GetFPV Purchase at Banggood Purchase at Amazon

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Flying DJI FPV doesn’t have to mean you give up micro-sized quads. The iFlight Alpha A85 is one of the best tiny quads built to carry the DJI HD system. The A85 was designed for smooth, cinematic flying and long flight time (about 5-7 minutes). Prop guards make it safe(r) to fly indoors and help keep you in the air if you bounce off the wall.

There are definitely some tradeoffs involved in getting DJI into a quad this small. If you want lots of power for racing or freestyle, you’ll need to be looking at a 3″ prop or larger. The Caddx Nebula camera is lighter, but has worse image quality than the Vista or Air Unit camera used in larger quads.

If you want one of the smallest, lightest DJI-capable quads possible, the Alpha A85 is the one I recommend.


Purchase at Banggood Purchase at GetFPV

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The Flywoo Explorer defines a new category of FPV quadcopter: sub-250 long-range 4″. This quad’s goal is to give the longest possible flight time while staying under the 250-gram legal weight limit that exists in some places. Even if weight isn’t your concern, this quad is worth a look.

The Flywoo Explorer LR is not ideal for racing or freestyle acrobatics. But there’s just something awesome about flying wherever you want for 10+ minutes at a time without worrying if you’re going to failsafe or run out of battery.

Since long-range is a key aspect of enjoying this quad, the Crossfire or DJI PnP receiver option is strongly recommended. If you get the FrSky receiver option, range will be severely limited.


DJI has finally brought FPV into the high-definition era. Until now, FPV pilots settled for a low-resolution, blurry image that turned into static when signal got weak. So why did we all use analog? Previous HD FPV systems all disappointed with excessive cost, high latency, unreliable link, and poor build quality.

The DJI digital high-definition FPV system is the first to actually make HD FPV “just work”. Range is about the same as typical 5.8 GHz analog systems, but in glorious HD resolution. Latency is excellent at best and tolerable at worst. Setup and installation are simple, especially with new flight controllers that are designed for one-plug connection to the Air Unit. The goggle screen is huge, bright, clear, and colorful. The menus are intuitive and easy to use. Everything about the system has the polish and performance that DJI customers have come to take for granted.

See also  Quality Versus Cost in FPV

The DJI system is legitimately good. But it’s not perfect. What are the drawbacks? Compared to a ultra-premium analog system, the DJI system is not too much more expensive. But a budget analog system can get you into the air for a fraction of the price. The DJI system is bigger than an analog system, so installing it in a frame can be tricky (see below on this page for frames specifically designed to fit the DJI Air Unit and Caddx Vista). The DJI goggles are not a perfect fit for most people’s faces. There is light-leak around the bottom and nose, and some people find them uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time. (Aftermarket goggle foam can sometimes fix this.)

The biggest caveat when deciding whether to buy the DJI FPV system is how it interacts with other pilots using traditional analog systems. If you’re using DJI goggles, your friends using analog goggles can’t watch your FPV feeds. (You can still receive analog signals using a receiver module and the DJI goggles’ AV input.) Another drawback is that the DJI system can only show some of the flight controller’s on-screen-display information. This means some important troubleshooting information is not available. However, DJI has been adding more OSD elements in each firmware update, so this may change in the future.

All that being said, the emotional impact of flying in HD is profound. The more I fly the DJI system, the more I love it, and the harder it is to go back to standard-definition analog. Unfortunately, this is impossible to convey via a web page or YouTube video. So if you get the chance to try out the DJI system yourself, do it. But be careful, because you might find yourself pulling out your credit card when you didn’t mean to.


Purchase at GetFPV Purchase at Rotor Riot Purchase at Newbeedrone Purchase at RaceDayQuads Purchase at Banggood

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The DJI FPV goggles might be the best FPV goggle ever made. The FOV is adjustable from 30° to 54°. The screens are 1440×810 resolution; the video link is 720p resolution at 120 Hz. People sometimes look at Fat Shark goggles and say, “For that price, we should get a lot more!” With the DJI FPV goggle, you do (but no, there’s not a power button).

If you want to use the DJI FPV system, you must use the DJI goggles. It doesn’t work with analog goggles–not even those that have an HDMI input.

Can you use the DJI goggles with your existing analog vTX? Sort of. The DJI goggles don’t have a built-in analog receiver, but they do have an AV input that can be connected to a ground station, and several manufacturers make adapters that let you mount a traditional analog module onto the goggle. The AV input has about 15 ms more latency than a dedicated analog goggle, but many pilots find it acceptable.


Purchase at GetFPV Purchase at Rotor Riot Purchase at Newbeedrone Purchase at RaceDayQuads Purchase at Banggood

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The DJI Air Unit takes the HD image from the camera and transmits it over the air to the goggles. It’s analogous to the video transmitter in a traditional analog system. The Air Unit also includes DVR so you can record on-board video in maximum quality, even when the link gets weak and the goggle video degrades.

The Air Unit is purchased with camera attached, but you can replace either AU or camera individually if one of them should break.

Before you purchase the Air Unit, have a look at the Caddx Vista listing on this page and decide whether the Vista would serve you better.


Purchase at GetFPV Purchase at Rotor Riot Purchase at Newbeedrone Purchase at RaceDayQuads Purchase at Banggood

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Let’s get one thing out of the way: you do NOT have to use the DJI controller to use the DJI FPV system. You can use the Air Unit and Goggles as a self-contained video system. You can continue to use your existing controller and receivers to control the quad. In fact, if you use Crossfire or R9 900 MHz control systems, you might want to keep using your existing controller, because their range is greater than the DJI system.

Who should be thinking about buying the DJI controller? The DJI controller has excellent build quality. The main thing going against it is that it only works with the DJI Air Unit and Caddx Vista. You can’t fly any non-DJI quad with it. So if you only intend to fly aircraft with the DJI system, the DJI controller offers a much easier-to-use and better integrated solution. But if you intend to fly any aircraft without the DJI system, you would probably want to skip the DJI controller and get something else.


Purchase at Banggood Purchase at RaceDayQuads Purchase at GetFPV Purchase at NewBeeDrone Purchase at Rotor Riot

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The Caddx Vista is smaller and about 20 grams lighter than the DJI Air Unit. Its smaller size means that it can be mounted in a smaller, lighter frame, so the total weight savings for the Vista vs. the Air Unit can be more than 40 grams. The Vista has identical image quality and output power as the Air Unit.

So what’s the down-side? The Vista does not have a built-in DVR. You can still record goggle DVR, but the signal will break up as you get further away. The Vista has only a single antenna, so in theory, its range is worse than the Air Unit’s, but in most environments, the difference isn’t really noticeable. The Vista overheats much faster if left without airflow from the props. You basically have to take off soon after plugging in, or the Vista may shut down from heat.

The Vista has solder-on wires; this is a deal-breaker for those who want a no-solder, plug-in installation. The UFL antenna connector on the Vista is slightly less durable than the MMCX connector on the Air Unit. Otherwise, the durability of both is excellent.

My first choice for most builds would be the Vista, due to its lighter weight. If I had already settled on a larger, heavier frame, and especially if I didn’t plan to carry a GoPro, then I might prefer the Air Unit.


Purchase at Banggood Purchase at RaceDayQuads Purchase at GetFPV

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The Caddx Nebula Pro is nearly identical to the original Caddx Vista. The two things that set it apart are that it’s a standard 19mm micro-cam size, which will make it fit easier in frames with very tight tolerances. But most frames can handle the Vista. The other difference is that it’s about $10 cheaper. In my review of the Nebula Pro, I put it side by side with the Vista and didn’t tell which one was which. Most people preferred the Vista image, but only by a very small margin.

My take on the Caddx Nebula Pro is that I would usually prefer the Vista, but if the Vista was out of stock, or I just wanted to save a few bucks, I would happily take the Nebula Pro.


Purchase at GetFPV Purchase at NewBeeDrone Purchase at RaceDayQuads Purchase at Banggood

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The Nebula Nano uses the same video transmitter as the Vista, but with a smaller and lighter camera. The Nano camera is 14mm wide, making it compatible with frames and canopies used in the smallest quadcopters. It’s also about 4.5 grams lighter than the Vista. And it’s less expensive.

Despite those advantages, I strongly prefer the Vista over the Nebula. The image quality on the Nebula is much worse than the Vista. It’s locked at 16:9 aspect ratio. It doesn’t support the low-latency 120 fps mode of the Vista. And it doesn’t have adjustable image settings (brightness, saturation, etc).

If you need the absolute smallest and lightest DJI-compatible camera for your build, the Nebula Nano is the one you’ll buy. But you should know that you are giving up a LOT to get it.


The DJI Air Unit is bigger than analog video transmitters and many modern frames simply can’t fit it. But the overwhelming popularity of the DJI system has frame designers scrambling to build frames specifically intended to carry the DJI Air Unit. Here are a few of the best.


Purchase at Rotor Riot

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The HD1 is based on the community-designed Rotor Riot CL1 frame. It’s been stretched to hold the Air Unit, and it comes with 3D printed parts to mount the camera and antennas.

The HD1 uses a classic 2-plate design, which is simple to build, roomy, and durable. It’s capable of mounting both 30mm and 20mm flight controllers, with an additional 20mm mounting section in the rear. It has interchangeable arms so you can easily swap one if it breaks or if the end gets too scuffed up.

See also  Quality Versus Cost in FPV

The CL1 was designed to be affordable, and the HD1 continues that tradition. If you’re looking for a basic frame to carry your DJI system securely, the HD1 is the one you’ll buy.


Purchase at Catalyst Machineworks

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Catalyst Machineworks makes some of the most innovative frames today. In the past, I’ve criticized some of their designs as too complicated for everyday use. But with the BangGod, I think they got it just right. It carries over the features of earlier frames, such as shock-absorbing front end, infinitely adjustable camera mount, and reinforcing front brace. At the same time, it opens up the frame to a more livable 22mm height, with open access for easy maintenance. This is a hell of a good frame, from a fantastic designer who deserves your support.

You should also pick up the 3D printed mount for the DJI antennas.

The link above goes to the 5″ version of the frame, but it also comes in 6″ and 7″ versions if that’s what you’re looking for.

In case you’re wondering about the name, Catalyst got tired of their frames being cloned–sometimes without even changing the name! So they named this frame as a way of thumbing their nose at the cloners. (I suggested they just name it the F. U.)


Purchase at Rotor Riot Purchase at RaceDayQuads


Le Drib is known for his smooth flow and impeccable lines, even when ripping through the abandoned buildings of his home town, Detroit. His signature frame, the Skyeliner, strikes the perfect balance between durability, agility, and easy build and maintenance.

Notable design features include a vertical-plate front camera cage, which protects the camera and allows for easy adjustment of uptilt angle. Arms are interchangeable for fast repairs, even in the field. Vertical standoffs have been added behind the camera cage to reinforce this area, which tended to break on the 1st revision of the frame. Although the long, unsupported top plate looks like a weak spot, Drib swears he’s never broken one, and if anybody is qualified to crash-test a frame, it’s him.


Purchase at RaceDayQuads


When ImpulseRC dropped the original Alien frame, it re-defined what a mini quad frame could be. Now, the Apex puts ImpulseRC back on the map. It’s a low-deck design for centralized weight and neutral, responsive handling. It’s based on the simple two-plate, removable-arm design pioneered by the original Alien, which means maintenance is easy. The Apex comes with accessories like skids to protect the arms when landing (or crashing) and covers to protect the wires from bent props.

DJI users should know that the accessories provided with the Apex are not compatible with the factory DJI antennas. The Apex is designed to be used with after-market SMA antennas and MMCX-to-SMA pigtail wires.

One thing that makes the Apex stand out is that it’s the frame flown by Mr. Steele himself. Although the frame was originally designed to be used with the analog FPV gear that Steele prefers, it still fits the DJI system without compromise.


Freestyle pilots often focus so much on durability that they forget how much weight affects the way a quadcopter flies. Lighter quads are more nimble, accelerate better, and fly for longer than heavier ones.

The Caddx Vista is smaller and lighter than the Air Unit. Any of the frames above could carry the Vista, but using a heavy frame with the Vista is sort of missing the point. The frames in this section make the most of the Vista’s smaller size and lighter weight.


Purchase at FPV Cycle


Kabab FPV (Bob Roogi) re-defined racing frames with the Floss, finding ways to shave weight without compromising durability (too much). The Glide is his entry into the freestyle arena.

The Glide can carry a 30mm or 20mm FC in front with Vista in the rear (but you might want to order the longer camera wire). Or you can put Vista in the middle and use a 20mm FC in the rear.

The link above takes you to, which is Kabab’s own store. By shopping at FPVCycle, you ensure 100% of the purchase price goes directly to the guy who designed this frame. Since the Glide ships from within the United States, shipping cost may make it prohibitive for pilots outside the U.S.

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Purchase at HALORC


The HaloRC Osiris can be built at under 100 grams for the frame alone. You might expect such a lightweight frame to be weak, but the Osiris is surprisingly durable. The big tradeoff with the Osiris is how tight the interior is. You can’t just pick any old hardware and expect it to fit. The preferred approach is to use a 20mm FC/ESC stack, however a 30mm stack can fit in the middle with Vista in the rear, as long as you’re willing to turn the ESC 90 degrees so the XT60 pokes out the side. The Osiris can be purchased with a huge variety of custom-made 3D printed accessories to suit any need.

Oh and by the way, HaloRC ships from the UK, so if you’re outside the United States, shipping will be much cheaper.

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Purchase at GetFPV


When I started looking for the best lightweight freestyle frame, the QAV-S rose to the top of my list. Ryan Harrell, the designer, is a master of shaving away the unnecessary parts of a frame, leaving behind a strong, lightweight, organic-feeling design. The QAV-S features an innovative locking system for the arms that allows for one-screw arm changes without any screw-holes through the center of the arm (a common weak point). The split top-deck lets you access the electronics without taking off the HD camera. When I first saw it, I wondered whether it would be a weak point, but people using the frame say it’s not.

In any quadcopter frame design, there’s a tradeoff between durability and weight. The QAV-S is for a pilot who wants a nimble, lighter freestyle quad, even if it means replacing an arm a little more often. That being said, the design of the frame makes the most of what carbon is there, and I expect the QAV-S to be stronger than some poorly-designed frames weighing more.

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The DJI Air Unit has a few quirks that make it more complicated to connect to a traditional flight controller. It’s only rated for up to 4S voltage, so the pilots running on 6S must install a hefty voltage regulator to power the unit. And soldering up the wires that connect the Air Unit to the FC can be messy and tedious.

The flight controllers in this section are all designed to work with the DJI Air Unit. They have built-in voltage regulators that can power the Air Unit reliably so you don’t have to think about whether you’re using 4S or 6S batteries. Some of them even have a single plug that connects all of the wires directly to the Air Unit–no soldering required!


Purchase at RaceDayQuads – FC Purchase at GetFPV – FC / FC&ESC Purchase at Banggood – FC&ESC

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The Kakute F7 HDV has all the features you’d expect from a top-tier Betaflight flight controller. A fast F7 processor lets it run all the latest features at top speed. Six hardware-based UARTS for all the peripherals you could want. All UARTS support inversion so Frsky users don’t need to stress about “uninvert hack”. An SD card slot lets you store basically unlimited blackbox logs.

The Kakute F7 HDV has a built in plug that connects to the Air Unit with the included cable. No soldering is required! It’s got an 18-watt voltage regulator for the Air Unit (twice as much as the AU pulls, just to make sure voltage stays rock solid).

Betaflight is great for racing and freestyle. But If you intend to build a quad that holds position via GPS, or that has return-to-home capability, Betaflight can’t do that. The Kakute F7 HDV can run iNav firmware, which is focused on long-range and autonomous flight. In addition, the Kakute F7 HDV has built-in barometer, for precise altitude hold.

See also  Quality Versus Cost in FPV


Purchase at RaceDayQuads – FC / FC&ESC Purchase at Banggood – FC / FC&ESC

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Like all the other FC’s on this list, the Succex-D TwinG is plug-and-play with the DJI Air Unit. It’s got a fast F7 processor like the Kakute F7, with the same advantages.

The Succex-D Twing has two unique features that make it stand out. Sensor Fusion means that it uses two gyro chips at the same time to filter out vibrations without any additional latency. It’s also the only FC on this list (maybe the only one on the market at this time!) to come with a USB-C connector. The same connector that comes on the DJI gear, so you only need one cable!

The iFlight ESC uses metal FETs for higher amp rating and more resistance to damage. The system is rated up to 6S nominally, but the components can actually take up to 8S voltage. This provides a little extra headroom to make sure your gear doesn’t fry itself when you go hard!


Purchase at NewBeeDrone – FC / FC&ESC Purchase at RaceDayQuads – FC / FC&ESC

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The Newbeedrone Infinity30 is the jack-of-all-trades in this roundup. It has a plug that provides no-solder connection to a DJI Air Unit, but it still supports a traditional analog camera and video transmitter.

But if you’ve got glorious DJI HD, then why would you bother wasting space on the FC supporting analog video? Putting DJI on all your builds might be too expensive. The Infinity30 lets you use the same FC in all your builds, whether they use DJI or not.

This flexibility comes at a price. The Infinity30 has an F4 processor, not an F7. This means it can’t run the latest firmware as fast as possible. It also means the UARTS are less flexible and you won’t be able to use as many peripherals at the same time as you could if the board had an F7. The Infinity30 also doesn’t have blackbox logging capability (no SD card or even dataflash chip).


Purchase at GetFPV – FC & ESC Purchase at RaceDayQuads – FC & ESC Purchase at Banggood – FC & ESC Purchase at Amazon – FC & ESC

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This is the least expensive FC and ESC on this page. So you might expect it to be full of compromises and excuses. It’s not. The Diatone F405 has almost all the features you could ask for! A 3.3v, 5v and 9v regulator, including status LEDs for all major voltage rails to make it easier to know if you killed it in a crash. 6 UARTs to connect all the peripherals you could ask for. Two separate outputs for programmable LED strips. The ESC even includes a TVS diode to protect against voltage spikes. The Diatone is designed for use with the DJI system, but it also supports analog camera and vTX.

What’s missing? It hasn’t got an SD card for blackbox logging, although it does have 16 MB of flash memory (enough to hold data for 3 or 4 flights). This is an F4 processor, so it’s slightly slower than the F7 processor in more expensive FC. This doesn’t matter too much today, but it might in the future, as firmware outgrows and eventually leaves behind the F4.

If you have all the money in the world to spend, then you might get a little more from a higher-end stack. But if you’re on a budget or just want to get the most for your money, the Diatone Mamba F405 HD is the one you’ll get.



Purchase at RaceDayQuads
Purchase at GetFPV
Purchase at ReadyMadeRC

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If you want to get the longest possible range from your DJI FPV system, you need antennas like these. They focus the antenna beam in front of you, more than doubling your range in the direction they’re pointed. But be careful! The range in front of you is increased, but the range to the sides and behind you is decreased. If you need to go really far in one direction, the TrueRC X-Air is the one you’ll buy.

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Purchase at BDI

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Can you use DJI goggles with analog quads? Yes. The DJI goggles have an analog AV input plug. And DJI has fixed any previous issues you might have heard of with latency and poor reception on the AV input. So if you want to use DJI goggles with analog quads, all you need is an analog FPV receiver module and some way to stick it to the goggles. The BDI Digiadapter is the best way we’ve found to do that.

Here’s why the BDI Digiadapter is amazing. It replaces the existing faceplate with two screws. No warranty-threatening surgery on the goggles is required. It is precision-molded so it fits perfectly. It holds the Fat Shark receiver module securely so there’s no worry about the module falling out, like with some homemade module bays. The BDI Digiadapter is just super high quality.

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Purchase at GetFPV
Purchase at Banggood

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Want to increase the range of your DJI FPV system? These high-performance Lumenier Axii antennas increase range compared to the stock DJI antennas. The patch antennas stick to the front of the goggles with 3M adhesive, so no permanent modification is necessary. As a bonus, the slim form factor of the Axii HD makes it easier to store your goggles without having to remove the antennas.

The Axii HD combines two patch antennas with two omnis for a best-of-both-worlds solution. The patches give a little more penetration and range in front of you while the omnis provide coverage behind you. If you want the absolute maximum in penetration, you’ll want a higher-gain system, with four high-gain antennas, such as the VAS Cyclops. But be aware that you’ll significantly reduce coverage behind yourself if you go that direction.

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Purchase at RaceDayQuads
Purchase at GetFPV

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The VAS Cyclops Mini perfectly balances size and performance, providing 10.25 dB of gain in a 120-degree “flight beam”, and mounting neatly to the front of the goggles with four stiff coaxial cables (easily removable if you need to). Compared to the Axii HD, the Cyclops Mini has about 2 dB more gain. In addition, the Cyclops puts a directional antenna on all four connectors instead of only two. So the Cyclops gives extreme range in front of the pilot with little coverage behind. The Axii HD is more of a general-purpose solution with somewhat better coverage in front, but still a little coverage behind.

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Purchase at RHO Lens


If you’re tired of wearing glasses underneath the DJI FPV goggles, or if your glasses don’t fit, the RHO Lens Tador is what you need. RHO-Lens cuts the lens to your exact prescription, out of high quality optical coated glass, then mounts it in a plastic housing that attaches securely to your DJI goggles. These lenses are expensive when compared to cheap, generic, plastic alternatives. But the difference in image quality has to be seen to be believed.

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