, You are watching Ready, Set Drone and today I’m going to take you through ten accessories for the DJI FPV drone.. These are ten things that I have tried out and used, and actually really like. And I’m going to talk to you about them. Right now so stay tuned. So before we get started, I wanted to mention a couple of quick things. Number 1. If you are not a subscriber to Ready Set Drone, please hit the subscribe, button. You’ll, love it.. We do lots of FPV and camera drone content and we’d love to have. You join us as a subscriber. And if you’ve never heard of SpinUp, it is a drone event for FPV and camera drone. Pilots. We’re all going to get together on November 2021 in Austin Texas. To learn more about the SpinUp drone event visit www.dronespinup.com., So the DJI FPV drone has been out for a few months now.. It is definitely something that alot of people are getting into flying. Fpv with. It’s a great starter because it has the ability to fly in normal mode where it flies alot like a Mavic., And then you can go into sport mode, which makes it alot faster.. And then you can go into acro mode which allows you to do flips rolls and lots of cool stunts It’s different from your standard carbon fiber FPV drone that’s a little more DIY. Like one that you build yourself or can repair yourself. This one’s a bit more Proprietary and not quite as easy to repair.
But I’ve had this drone. This is the first one I got in fact. I have crashed it many times and it’s still in decent shape.. There are a couple of LED lights out. I’Ve broken some props had to replace the canopy once but other than that it’s done OK.. It is alot of fun and a great FPV drone for people just getting started in FPV.. Now that said, there are some accessories that will make it even better.. Let’S go through them. Accessory number, one is a good case., And the case I am loving right now is the DJI FPV case from GPC Cases. GPC stands for, Go Professional Cases, and this one right here is fantastic., It’s, very solid and well made.. It has these latches. Listen to this. You hear that click. That is a very solid connection that happens with this case. It is designed to be lockable., It has custom foam on the inside, that is laser cut to fit the drone and all the parts.. You can put the googles two batteries for the goggles three batteries for the drone, all the cables. You need a set of spare props the motion, controller and everything you need to fly in this case. And if you need extra batteries chargers and such I bring them in a separate box. For going out to do a day of flying. This thing is great.. It protects the quad and it looks great doing it. The next thing I want to talk about is the way you connect the battery to the goggles.
, The DJI FPV goggles, and the FPV goggles V2 have a little port that you connect the battery to via this cable. And with the V2 goggles. They come with this USB C connection, cable that goes into a USB C, 3S battery. And that’s great.. It works well.. The battery has a button that tells you how much charge you have., And you can turn the battery on and off to save it. When you are not using it., But if you are like me and own a bunch of these batteries, a 4S with an XT 60 connector on the end II have a whole bunch of these. And it’s nice to have more than 2 batteries for the goggles.. Well, guess what If you buy this cable with the XT 60 connector on one end, You can just plug this directly into a standard 4S or with V2 of the goggles 6S battery, and they will fire right up. This gives you alot more flight time because you can use non DJI. Proprietary batteries. Be careful with the V1 goggles because I don’t think they can handle a 6S battery like the v2 goggles can.. But it is nice to know that if you have lots of 4S batteries with a XT 60 connector, you have lots of extra batteries for your goggles. The next thing I want to talk about are these stick extenders.? They are extensions that screw into your controller and make the sticks longer.
. Why? First of all they look pretty cool. blinged out gold., They have nice little grippy edges and they extend the sticks.. Why would you want the sticks longer If you think about leverage they way that a fulcrum works, you get more leverage with a longer stick which gives you more control.. If your stick is this long, then the travel distance is shorter.. If your stick is this long, then the travel distance is longer., So you are giving yourself the ability to fine tune. The way you fly with your stick inputs on the controller., Which is fantastic. I’m a thumber and they work well for me.. I would think that if you are a pincher, they would work even better because you have more to grip.. So far I really like them.. They look cool and it’s easy to identify my controller. If others are around. And I think for the price, they are a pretty cool accessory.. The next thing I need to talk about are these custom. 3D printed battery protectors. I’ll put a link to where you can buy them.. I did a review of them as well.. Basically, they are 3D printed, TPU protectors that go on your DJI FPV battery., The DJI FPV battery has 2 nubs on the bottom that you land on.. This case protects those nubs, so they don’t get damaged when you land on them., So they are less likely to get broken or cracked. If you land too hard.
, It gives you a bit more clearance off the ground and protection. Plus they look really cool It’s easy to tell which batteries are yours.. They are easy to put on and take off.. I really like them.. They are reasonably priced. Link to order them is below.. The next accessory is the DJI Motion Controller.. When it first came out, everyone wondered how it works. It’s a very cool piece of technology, similar to the controller of the Nintendo Wii.. You pull the trigger to make the drone go.. There is a brake button to stop quickly and it yaws the drone. When you rotate it., You can also control the camera tilt by tilting the controller. It’s very interesting to fly with this.. I would not recommend trying to fly line of sight with this controller.. It feels very unintuitive that way., But flying FPV with the motion controller is a blast., Even if you don’t have much drone flying experience.. My son took to this very naturally because he is used to accelerometers and motion control.. I don’t think this is essential, but it’s worth checking out. And if you know someone who has only one working hand, this would be a good option for them to fly.. The next item is Freewell ND filters.. These filters pop right on the front of the drone.. They have different levels of ND.. Nd stands for quotneutral densityquot, which blocks light., And that allows you to open the aperture on the drone a bit more and get smoother looking footage.
, Because the shutter is not going as fast. It gives you a natural motion blur that the human eye likes., The other thing these do – is protect your camera lens.. So if you run into something or there’s lots of dirt or mud, you won’t get it on the lens.. They are very easy to take on and off.. They are high quality glass and I definitely recommend them.. I recommend that you have a lens protector on any camera and the FPV drone camera is not exception.. These Freewell ND filters do a good job of protecting your lens and making your footage look better.. The next thing is this little device. It’s made of fake leather. It’s made of a rubbery material.. It has these little clips where you can store your antennas.. These are the antennas that go on your goggles.. There are 4 of them and they fit right in here., But the even better thing is that this fits right into the goggles themselves and and protects the goggles from scratches.. And if you keep this handy, while you are flying, you can use it to protect the lens from the sun. While you are out in the field., The sun can burn your goggles because the glass on front of the goggles acts like a magnifying glass.. I actually have a couple of burns in my goggles, because I didn’t have something like this to protect my goggles before.. Now, when I’m flying and stop, I either set the goggles down with the lens facing down, or I use this to protect the lens from the sun.
. I would have never thought of a device like this.. It stays in the goggles when you put it there and does a good job protecting the lens.. The next thing I want to talk about is after market propellers., Most people don’t, recommend after market propellers for DJI drones. I’m. Talking about these props that I got on Amazon.com, They look almost exactly like the original DJI props.. The reason I bought them was not for the props themselves. It was for the case that they come in.. They come in a case that hold 4 props perfectly., Given the cost of official DJI props. You want to protect them as well as you can.. This case is a great way to protect your props because it snaps shut and is rigid enough to stop the props from getting bent or damaged.. I suggest you take the props that are in it and set them aside, as quotsparequot props. Then use it to store your official DJI props.. I did a video review of these after market props. They were OK but not great.. The case is great, though, and I look at it as buying the case, and the props are just a bonus that I’ll probably never use.. The next thing I want to talk about is another accessory for the goggles., And that is these prescription lenses.. The company is called VR Wave and they use your glasses prescription to make these lens inserts.. They are made custom for your eyes.
. My right eye is weaker than my left and when I’m reading a normally wear glasses., They took my prescription and made these inserts, which are easy to put in.. They clamp on to the existing lenses and everything still works. You can still slide the lever that allows you to adjust focus.. For me, I can really see the difference with my right eye.. It has been blurry in the past and now is much sharper.. These make my view much clearer, especially with my right. Eye. I’ve got the link below to order these. You send in your prescription and they send them to you.. They also make these for other types of goggles, Oculus, VR etc, but for FPV they are great. They make a big difference flying FPV.. Now, when I fly without them, I miss having them.. They do work in the V1 and V2 DJI FPV goggles.. The last thing I want to talk about is this book quotFPV Flight Dynamicsquot by Christian Mollica.. This book is pretty amazing.. It has many illustrations and diagrams to help. You understand what’s, going on with drone flight.. It is great if you are interested in understanding how FPV drones work. The author is going to speak at SpinUp this year. The event I mentioned at the beginning of this video., So if you want to meet him, come to www.dronespinup.com and meet Christian in person., This book really surprised me., Whether you are flying DJI, FPV or other FPV, or just a camera drone .
… If you want to learn more about the physics and aerodynamics of flight, this book is worth checking out.. It has great illustrations and is easy to get into FPV Flight Dynamics by Christian Mollica check it out. Alright that’s it. My 10 accessories for the DJI FPV drone. I’d, love to hear what you think about those ten. And if you have other accessories that you like and think I should try, please leave them in the comments.. I know that Small Rig just came out with some cool stuff that I’ve ordered and can’t wait to try out., But for now these 10 things are really cool and worth checking out for the DJI FPV drone.. Please comment below and subscribe.