Help! Using DJI headset for RC planes

ENCHANTMEN

New member
I recently got into RC planes and I may want to try FPV.

I bought a DJI FPV drone a few years ago along with the FPV Headset 2 and I was wondering, is it possible to connect that headset to a 3rd party FPV camera?

I'd be fine with buying new headset if I have to, but it would be cheaper and more convenient to just have one. DJI says it's not officially supported, so I assume I'd need to mod the software.

Also, is the same possible for the DJI Controller 2? I already have a 6-channel transmitter, but the DJI controller is super comfortable and sturdy.

I'd appreciate any advice you can give!
 

DaveM

CEO Flite Test
I recently got into RC planes and I may want to try FPV.

I bought a DJI FPV drone a few years ago along with the FPV Headset 2 and I was wondering, is it possible to connect that headset to a 3rd party FPV camera?

I'd be fine with buying new headset if I have to, but it would be cheaper and more convenient to just have one. DJI says it's not officially supported, so I assume I'd need to mod the software.

Also, is the same possible for the DJI Controller 2? I already have a 6-channel transmitter, but the DJI controller is super comfortable and sturdy.

I'd appreciate any advice you can give!
I agree with Bricks’ comments. I use and prefer HDZero FPV goggles because they have low and consistent latency. The graphics are great and the low latency gives you a locked in feeling. Also, HDZero has been doing a great job on compatibility. And, you can add an analog receiver to a HDZero goggle and receive analog video from analog VTX’s. Also, like DJI, HDZero has integrated head tracking. A really cool feature when adding FPV to fixed wing RC.

DJI doesn’t do well with compatibility. As Brick says, only DJI works with DJI. You can purchase vista but be careful on compatibility. And, modifying the software is not an option unless you are an assembler level coder and can reverse engineer compiled code. This has been done and of course it violates the DJI license you agreed to. We do not condone reverse engineering licensed software as it violates trademark laws. Finally, the transmitter not only is DJI only, but it only works with a subset of DJI products.

Don‘t get me wrong. DJI products are fantastic and cutting edge. The video is amazing and their range and penetration is very good. And they get a premium price for their leadership technology. If you are okay with tossing out two-year old gear and refreshing goggles, transmitter and aircraft specific video, DJI does offer great products.
 

ENCHANTMEN

New member
I agree with Bricks’ comments. I use and prefer HDZero FPV goggles because they have low and consistent latency. The graphics are great and the low latency gives you a locked in feeling. Also, HDZero has been doing a great job on compatibility. And, you can add an analog receiver to a HDZero goggle and receive analog video from analog VTX’s. Also, like DJI, HDZero has integrated head tracking. A really cool feature when adding FPV to fixed wing RC.

DJI doesn’t do well with compatibility. As Brick says, only DJI works with DJI. You can purchase vista but be careful on compatibility. And, modifying the software is not an option unless you are an assembler level coder and can reverse engineer compiled code. This has been done and of course it violates the DJI license you agreed to. We do not condone reverse engineering licensed software as it violates trademark laws. Finally, the transmitter not only is DJI only, but it only works with a subset of DJI products.

Don‘t get me wrong. DJI products are fantastic and cutting edge. The video is amazing and their range and penetration is very good. And they get a premium price for their leadership technology. If you are okay with tossing out two-year old gear and refreshing goggles, transmitter and aircraft specific video, DJI does offer great products.
That's cool that hobby headsets support head tracking, I was rather disappointed when my DJI headset didn't have it like I assumed it would.

I think HDZero is a bit outside my price range at the moment, but I might look into it eventually. Right now I haven't done much more than fry an ESC and build/crash two Tiny Trainers :)

I think I'll do a bit of searching to see if there's any homebrew software. I don't mind voiding the warranty, but I wouldn't want to mod it if the risk of a newbie bricking it was high. So most likely I'll just get a new headset instead.

Thanks for the input! I was surprised to see "CEO" under your username, it's pretty cool to see a company so active in its community. Aside from some initial frustration at trying to find guides on my receiver, my experience with your products has been great so far. I definitely plan to come back for future projects!
 

Bricks

Master member
Another nice thing about HDZero is their firmware is open source so it moves along quickly. If and when I buy anther set of goggles it will be HDZero.