How to Modify All Antennas on DJI Goggles Integra? (Step-by-Step)

RCHobby Lab’s Author: Daniel Henderson
Reviewed by Kristen Ward
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Reviewed by Kristen Ward

What’s up, FPV enthusiasts? Today, we’re diving into an exciting project – modding your DJI Goggles Integra to use SMA antennas of your choice. This mod is a game-changer for those looking to upgrade their FPV setup and unlock the full potential of their goggles.

I’ve been eager to tackle this project for a while, but ran into some roadblocks early on by ordering the wrong parts. After temporarily shelving the idea, I stumbled upon an excellent video by YouTuber Pter Glab. His tutorial, complete with 3D prints for adding RP-SMA patches to the Integra, reignited my motivation to give this mod another shot.

The goal? To swap out all the goggle antennas for LHCP patches and stubbies, just like my trusty Goggles V2. If you’re ready to embark on this modding journey with me, let’s start by gathering the necessary components.

Parts You’ll Need

  1. TrueRC Patches: I opted for the TrueRC antenna combo for WalkSnail, which includes two X-Air antennas and two stubbies. You can find these on AliExpress.
  2. RP-SMA Female Connectors: Grab both 10cm and 15cm straight connectors, as well as 90-degree 10cm and 15cm connectors. I’ve included links to where I sourced mine in the description below.
  3. 3D Printed Parts: You’ll need the modified prints, which you can download for free using the STL files provided. More on this later.

Step 1: Disassemble Your Goggles Integra

Before we dive into the modding process, you’ll need to carefully take apart your Goggles Integra. I highly recommend watching Poor’s video tutorial on disassembling the Integra before proceeding. Once you’ve completed that step, come back here, and we’ll move on to the next phase.

Step 2: Removing the Stock Antennas

Welcome back! Now that you’ve disassembled your goggles, let’s focus on removing those stock antennas. Poor’s video gave us a solid foundation, but I want to provide some additional insights, as this step can be a bit tricky.

You’ll notice tabs facing towards the center of the goggles. To remove the antennas, use a flathead screwdriver to bend these tabs inward. Here’s a pro tip: use another tool to simultaneously push down on the antenna while bending the tabs. Trust me, it makes the process much smoother.

Step 3: Preparing the 3D Printed Parts

In the description below, you’ll find links to download all the necessary STL files for the modified 3D prints. Once you have these files, take a moment to examine the antenna holes on both sides of the prints.

You’ll notice that the right side has a notch line, while the left side is flat. Keep this in mind, as the right side will accommodate the 10cm RP-SMA connectors, and the left side will use the 15cm RP-SMA connectors.

Step 4: Attaching the RP-SMA Connectors

Remove the goggle face screws and secure them into the holes of the TPU print. Don’t screw them in all the way; leave them sticking out slightly. Now, check the TPU print with the screw to ensure it matches the curve of the face. The box-shaped opening should face downward.

Once you’ve confirmed the proper alignment, screw both connectors in to keep everything organized. Take your 90-degree RP-SMA connector (the one with the UFL connector) and mark it with a sharpie. This will help you easily identify it later.

Step 5: Installing the Patches

Slide the UFL connector through the circular hole at the top of the print. Then, take Poor’s cleverly designed cap and slide it in. Place the washer and secure it with the nut.

For the stubby print, slide the RP-SMA UFL wire through the hole and pry open the print. Press in your RP-SMA connector, ensuring that the nut is seated into the hex shape. Place the assembly loosely into the hole, then slide the marked 90-degree RP-SMA UFL connector down the cutout.

Push the assembly in, and add the lock washer, followed by the smooth washer. Finally, tighten down the hex. The RP-SMA connector will replace the black UFL connectors, while the marked 90-degree RP-SMA connectors will take the place of the colored wires.

Step 6: Dealing with Internal Antennas

If you’re not removing the internal antennas, simply wrap them in electrical tape and tuck them behind the plastic. This keeps them out of the way without having to completely remove them.

Step 7: Reassemble Your Goggles

With all the new antennas in place, it’s time to reassemble your Goggles Integra. Take your time and ensure that everything is properly aligned and secure.

Goggles V2 Compatibility

One exciting aspect of this mod is that it might also work for the Goggles V2. However, you’ll need to find a way to discreetly route the UFL wire. As always, DIY and test at your own risk.

Testing the Mod

Over the past few days, I’ve had the opportunity to thoroughly test my newly modded setup. I flew from one end of the field to the other, even venturing behind a school with multiple concrete walls. The signal remained strong throughout.

I also conducted a small VLOS (Visual Line of Sight) flight, reaching a distance of nearly 2 km. The signal held up impressively, and I only had to cut the flight short when someone approached me about salting the road near my equipment.

These tests confirm that the modded antennas perform just as well as the stock ones, if not better. The real benefit, of course, is the ability to swap out antennas as needed.

I plan to conduct further tests in the future, really pushing the limits of these modded goggles. Keep an eye out for a follow-up video where I’ll share my findings.

Final Thoughts

Modding your DJI Goggles Integra to use SMA antennas is a fantastic way to upgrade your FPV experience. With the right parts, some patience, and a little bit of know-how, you can unlock a new level of customization and performance.

I hope this tutorial has been informative and inspiring. Remember, the beauty of FPV lies in its endless potential for tinkering and improvement. So get out there, experiment with different antennas, and push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you found this video helpful, please give it a like and consider subscribing to the channel. Your support means the world to me, and it motivates me to keep creating content that helps fellow FPV enthusiasts up their game.

Until next time, happy flying!

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Written By Daniel Henderson

My name is Daniel Henderson and I'm an avid FPV pilot and videographer. I've been flying quadcopters for over 5 years and have tried just about every drone and FPV product on the market. When not flying quads, you can find me mountain biking, snowboarding, or planning my next travel adventure.

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