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DJI radios for RC planes

Hondo76251

Well-known member
#5
Dont mean to sound negative but its kind of one of those things that, if you have to ask, you're not quite ready young jedi...

Having an air unit in a plane, flown by the DJI controller, is a cool prospect but very complicated and expensive. There are a ton of ways to get an excellent fpv system up and running much easier and much less expensive.

It's tough to start out big and complicated with FPV, very easy to get discouraged and burn out. I hate to see that happen to people.
 
#7
Dont mean to sound negative but its kind of one of those things that, if you have to ask, you're not quite ready young jedi...

Having an air unit in a plane, flown by the DJI controller, is a cool prospect but very complicated and expensive. There are a ton of ways to get an excellent fpv system up and running much easier and much less expensive.

It's tough to start out big and complicated with FPV, very easy to get discouraged and burn out. I hate to see that happen to people.
I have been wanting to do FPV ever since I was a teenager, and the high image quality of the DJI FPV system really got me excited to try it.

I am a total noob about RC aircrafts. And you're right, I am getting discouraged. Every single thing seems so complicated, different types of radios, complicated calculations to get the batteries right, flight controllers that seem to have electrical engineers as target customers... I can't even figure out what size of a propeller I need.

I wanted to use DJI components because they seem to be a lot easier to use, or at least they look a lot less intimidating.
I've started building a few planes that turned out pretty good, but I'm honestly reconsidering if it's worth the hassle to try to figure out the electronics.
 

The Hangar

Well-known member
#9
I recently bought this setup and have been having soooo much fun with it! It's about $100 so not too expensive and it's an easy fun way to get into FPV!
https://store.flitetest.com/blade-i...cro-electric-quadcopter-drone-blh9680/p699038
https://store.flitetest.com/emax-transporter-fpv-5.8ghz-goggles-emx-trns-ggl/p1008625

If you also need a transmitter this is a decent one and not too expensive. There are cheaper brands that others will mention and recommend but I've been using spektrum for a while now and honestly the ease of use and simplicity is worth it.

https://store.flitetest.com/spektru...transmitter-transmitter-only-spmr1000/p462788

With these three things, you have everything you need to fly fpv for just about $180. They are all compatible and are super easy to bind to each other, and if you need any help just ask and I can help you out. It should be super straight forward. The DJI system is good but hey - you'll crash a couple time as you are starting out and something like an inductrix is only like $60 if you have to replace it. I've had a ton of crashes with mine, but haven't had any issues with mine. All I did was buy a new set of props since the ones that came with it kept coming off every time I crashed. Plus, this setup is great for just figuring out if you like fpv flying. I haven't tried flying an airplane with my fpv gear but I think horizon offers an fpv combo for the umx radian and umx sportcub s which I think would cost about $150. Again, there will be folks who will list and suggest other ways of starting in fpv, which might be cheaper and stuff, but since it sounded like you were getting a little discouraged, I just wanted to post a couple cheap and simple options that are super easy to start off with that won't take a lot of time and skill to get going. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Have fun!
 

The Hangar

Well-known member
#10
I recently bought this setup and have been having soooo much fun with it! It's about $100 so not too expensive and it's an easy fun way to get into FPV!
https://store.flitetest.com/blade-i...cro-electric-quadcopter-drone-blh9680/p699038
https://store.flitetest.com/emax-transporter-fpv-5.8ghz-goggles-emx-trns-ggl/p1008625

If you also need a transmitter this is a decent one and not too expensive. There are cheaper brands that others will mention and recommend but I've been using spektrum for a while now and honestly the ease of use and simplicity is worth it.

https://store.flitetest.com/spektru...transmitter-transmitter-only-spmr1000/p462788

With these three things, you have everything you need to fly fpv for just about $180. They are all compatible and are super easy to bind to each other, and if you need any help just ask and I can help you out. It should be super straight forward. The DJI system is good but hey - you'll crash a couple time as you are starting out and something like an inductrix is only like $60 if you have to replace it. I've had a ton of crashes with mine, but haven't had any issues with mine. All I did was buy a new set of props since the ones that came with it kept coming off every time I crashed. Plus, this setup is great for just figuring out if you like fpv flying. I haven't tried flying an airplane with my fpv gear but I think horizon offers an fpv combo for the umx radian and umx sportcub s which I think would cost about $150. Again, there will be folks who will list and suggest other ways of starting in fpv, which might be cheaper and stuff, but since it sounded like you were getting a little discouraged, I just wanted to post a couple cheap and simple options that are super easy to start off with that won't take a lot of time and skill to get going. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Have fun!
Here's a link to an rc plane that has the option to make fpv:
https://www.horizonhobby.com/airplanes/ultra-micros/sport-cub-s-rtf-with-safe-reg;-technology-hbz4400
It's $130 for EVERYTHING you need to fly. So it eliminates all the guess work - it includes the motor, esc, servos, propeller, battery, charger, transmitter, so once it comes, you can go to a field and start flying - nothing else needed. Also, if you scroll down on the page there is a video showing to add fpv gear.
 
#11
I recently bought this setup and have been having soooo much fun with it! It's about $100 so not too expensive and it's an easy fun way to get into FPV!
https://store.flitetest.com/blade-i...cro-electric-quadcopter-drone-blh9680/p699038
https://store.flitetest.com/emax-transporter-fpv-5.8ghz-goggles-emx-trns-ggl/p1008625

If you also need a transmitter this is a decent one and not too expensive. There are cheaper brands that others will mention and recommend but I've been using spektrum for a while now and honestly the ease of use and simplicity is worth it.

https://store.flitetest.com/spektru...transmitter-transmitter-only-spmr1000/p462788

With these three things, you have everything you need to fly fpv for just about $180. They are all compatible and are super easy to bind to each other, and if you need any help just ask and I can help you out. It should be super straight forward. The DJI system is good but hey - you'll crash a couple time as you are starting out and something like an inductrix is only like $60 if you have to replace it. I've had a ton of crashes with mine, but haven't had any issues with mine. All I did was buy a new set of props since the ones that came with it kept coming off every time I crashed. Plus, this setup is great for just figuring out if you like fpv flying. I haven't tried flying an airplane with my fpv gear but I think horizon offers an fpv combo for the umx radian and umx sportcub s which I think would cost about $150. Again, there will be folks who will list and suggest other ways of starting in fpv, which might be cheaper and stuff, but since it sounded like you were getting a little discouraged, I just wanted to post a couple cheap and simple options that are super easy to start off with that won't take a lot of time and skill to get going. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Have fun!
Hey thanks a lot for the tips! I’ll check em out
 
#12
Here's a link to an rc plane that has the option to make fpv:
https://www.horizonhobby.com/airplanes/ultra-micros/sport-cub-s-rtf-with-safe-reg;-technology-hbz4400
It's $130 for EVERYTHING you need to fly. So it eliminates all the guess work - it includes the motor, esc, servos, propeller, battery, charger, transmitter, so once it comes, you can go to a field and start flying - nothing else needed. Also, if you scroll down on the page there is a video showing to add fpv gear.
I had a plane very similar to this quite a few years back. It was my first plane. I had a lot of fun with it, and I guess it was that plane that sparked an interest in fpv in the first place.
 

IanSR

Active member
#14
My setup is FlySky i6 radio (£30), 3 metal gear servos (£6) and a JH Speed Daemon (find it on the forum here) with a cheap 2207 quad motor and ESC (£10), the Air unit is wired directly to the ESC and sits on the top of the wing over the COG, it flies fine, 10 minutes on a 3S 1800.

However I also have quads and other planes that it's used in too, if you are a complete newbie, buy the cheapest gear you can find (FlySky i6) a motor and an ESC, build the plane and learn to fly it line of sight, this is absolutely essential, then once you've done that get some cheap FPV gear and bung that on, borrow the headset if you can and see how you get on.

It's not often talked about but watching FPV videos on YouTube and thinking that looks great I want to do that is not the way it's done, you don't just jump into the sky and fly like Mr Steele or Andrew Newton, and there is also this little thing called motion sickness, we've a guy in our club, he has been flying FPV for nearly a decade, but can only fly for 10 minutes at a time due to motion sickness, FPV looks cool, but it's a lot of work, my advise would be the same as others, work your way into it then once you know FPV is for you, you can decide if you want to commit to the DJI system, it's not going anywhere so don't worry about it disappearing from the market, it won't.

If after you've stuck an analogue system on the plane you find you can't fly due to motion sickness, then you've only lost £40, instead of £900.