I picked up the new DJI HD FPV system for my birthday in October. I built two quads and put the DJI Air Units in them, and have been happily flying, and crashing in high quality immersive HD. If you haven’t tried the DJI HD FPV system, you should. It is tremendous.
I was very bummed to find a problem with my DJI FPV goggles though, about a month after I started using them. Some dots appeared in the screen. See below:
I contacted the retailer where the goggles came from and they informed me that I had to go directly through DJI for the repair. I was not sure if they would be covered under warranty, or what the warranty even was.
DJI HD Goggle Repair Timeline
Day 1 – I filled out the online repair request on the DJI website. When completed, I was emailed a PDF to print which was a UPS shipping label.
Day 2 – Goggles shipped to DJI.
Day 4 – I received an email notification that the goggles had arrived at DJI.
Day 8 – (after a weekend) I was notified that my unit would be covered under warranty. The repair would take between three to six business days.
Day 9 – I was informed that the unit was repaired and a second notice informed me that the unit passed quality assurance. The quality assurance email included an estimated shipping date within two business days. Shortly after that email, I received another email notifying me that the unit had shipped. So the repair, QA, and shipment all happened on the same day, when their original emails had times which could have been as long as eight business days. I just saved 7 business days, or 9 calendar days!
Day 11 – The goggles arrived.
The Repaired Goggles
Last night I checked out the goggles. The first thing I noticed was covers over the eye pieces, just like when the unit was brand new. When I plugged in the goggles to the computer, and loaded up the DJI software, the unit showed there was a software update for them. I had already done that update. Interesting.
Finally I found that the goggles were not bound to the two Air Units which I had bound before. SO, that leads me to believe that they may have replaced all the electronics, not just the screen. Either that or they replaced the entire set of goggles. Either way, they are good as new and I did my first flights with them today. They worked great.
I hope this issue with the spots on the display was a one-off.
I’m thankful for solid and quick product support from DJI. Thanks!
I’m about to experience my first DJI FPV warranty/repair. Will report what happens in “part two.” I bought these DJI HD goggles about a month ago and when I got them out to fly during my lunch a few days ago, saw yellow spots in the display, one with a tail like a comet.
I must say it is going to suck not having the goggles for awhile, as I was really enjoying flying the system. The visual quality has been fantastic.
Momentous occasion. Got my first DJI HD rig flying, on 6S. It’s an iFlight DC50 frame, deadcat style. The image quality in the goggles is stunning. I was not able to get the DJI VTX antennas to mount in the included 3D printed mount without them popping out of the MMCX connectors. Super annoying. So just rigged up a temporary zip tie setup which won’t do well in a crash. Yes I know the T antenna in the front isn’t a great locale, but this build is so back heavy I was trying to put anything I could forward.
Just flew around the neighborhood so no real ripping. It feels heavy though, compared to my 6S Chameleon. Flies very smooth though. I plan to do a blog post about this and my DJI impressions soon.
Maiden Flight Video
Here’s the first flight test. Working!