Best Gifts for People Flying FPV Drones and RC Models

by Oscar

With Christmas around the corner, it’s time to think about the perfect gifts for those who love flying FPV drones and RC models. Here are some top product recommendations that are sure to delight any drone enthusiast.

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Tool Kit

FPV-specific tool kits are essential for building and repairing drones. They usually contain most of the necessary tools and are more cost-effective than buying tools individually. Plus, they come with a handy zippered case to keep things organized.

Newbeedrone Kit V1.5 RDQ Drone Tool Kit V2 Flywoo Tool Kit
fpv tools kit bundle Flywoo Fpv Quad Tool Kit Bag Toolkit
  • Additional soldering tools.
  • Great quality tools.
  • Great prop wrench.
  • Great value at $20.
  • Decent quality tools.
  • Wide variety of tools.
  • Multimeter included.
  • Slightly more expensive.
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The RaceDayQuads kit stands out for its value and versatility, while the NewBeeDrone kit’s full soldering suite is perfect for serious pilots.

Soldering Iron

Hglrc Rc2 Portable Soldering Iron Sequre Si012 Compare Ts100

A reliable soldering iron enhances the drone-building experience. I recommend the HGLRC RC2 (a rebranded Sequre SI012), which outperforms the popular TS100 with better features at a lower cost. Despite their compactness and portability, these soldering irons rival bench soldering stations in performance.

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Speedybee Adapter 3

Speedybee Adapter 3 Fc Wifi Betaflight Config Wireless Dongle

This tool is useful for configuring FPV drone flight controllers in the field. It supports both WiFi and Bluetooth, meaning it works with Android and iOS devices, and supports Betaflight, BLHeli_S ESC, ExpressLRS, and Blackbox. It also doubles as a USB charger. Check out my review for more details..

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Vifly Short Saver V2

This is a must have tool for those building new FPV drones. It’s used for testing and troubleshooting, to prevent damages from electrical issues such as electrical shorts. It also has an on/off button which is handy when you need to power cycle the drone repeatedly. See my review for how to use it.

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FPV Drone Backpack

Auline Backpack V2 For Fpv Drone Magnetic Buckle Strap Outside

Although pricey, a dedicated FPV backpack like the Auline FPV Backpack V2 (review), which I use daily, is worth the investment in my opinion. These backpacks are designed to carry all your FPV gear comfortably.

Tiny Whoops

Newbeedrone Acrobee65 Blv3 Tiny Whoop

Tiny Whoops are tiny little drones that have propeller guards and you can fly them around the house. They are a lot of fun and relatively cheap and safe to fly around people, perfect for the winter when you can’t go out and fly the bigger drones.

I have a buyer’s guide explaining what the best tiny whoops are and which accessories to get. But if I had to pick only one, I’d recommend the Mobula7 1S.

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Racing Gates for Tiny Whoop

Setting up a race course with small gates adds excitement to indoor flying and helps improve piloting skills, especially during winter when you don’t have the chance to fly outside.

Beginner Drone Kit

Betafpv Cetus X Fpv Kit Beginner Drone Radio Goggles

For someone who’s completely new to FPV drones, it’s a great idea to start with a drone kit to get some experience. These are relatively cheap and comes with almost everything needed to start flying.

I recently reviewed the Cetus X FPV Kit by BetaFPV and in my opinion, it’s one of the best kits available.

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Cheapest Worth Having FPV Drone

Darwinfpv Babyape Ii V2 3.5 Inch Freestyle Bnf Fpv Drone

The Darwin BabyApe II is a budget-friendly pre-built drone that performs exceptionally well. This drone is a great choice for both beginners and those on a tight budget. Not only flying well, it also provides a platform for you to incrementally upgrade its components and make it a better drone over time.

See my review for more info: https://oscarliang.com/darwinfpv-babyape-ii/

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P200 Bench Power Supply

For FPV drone enthusiasts who do not own a bench power supply yet, the ToolkitRC P200 is a great option to get. You can change the output voltage and current limit with the dials, it’s a versatile tool for testing, powering equipments like soldering irons and battery chargers. The USB-C output is also useful for charging USB devices. It’s become one of my favorite tools recently.

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Bat-Safe Battery Box

Bat Safe Lipo Battery Charging Box Inside Storage Space 6s Fpv Drone Packs 1100mah 1050mah 1300mah

LiPo batteries can be dangerous when not handled properly. The Bat-Safe box is designed for LiPo battery storage. Check out my detailed review here: https://oscarliang.com/bat-safe-lipo-battery-charging-box/

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SkyRC B6neo LiPo Battery Charger

Skyrc B6neo Lipo Battery Charger Charging Max 200w

The SkyRC B6Neo is an exciting new charger. It’s cheap, with exceptional specifications and performance. The charger is great for travel and serves as a perfect entry point for beginners on a tight budget.

See my review to find out more: https://oscarliang.com/skyrc-b6neo-lipo-charger/

You can get your SkyRC B6 Neo charger from the following vendors:

Want More Ideas?

Check out the gear I use everyday and see what might be interesting to you, and also here’s a list of products I’ve reviewed and would recommend. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

Edit History

  • Nov 2017 – Article created
  • Nov 2018 – Product Updated
  • Nov 2022 – Updated product list, changed URL and title
  • Dec 2023 – Updated product list

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4 comments

Jacob 30th November 2017 - 11:38 am

What would you recommend – for a starter fpv racer in about 100 GBP price range?

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Edward W. Edwards 17th September 2016 - 8:25 am

It flys very well but I bought this for the headless mode so it would be easier for my daughter to fly. I have tried several times to get it inti headless mode and all I can get is a bunch of beeping from the remote that wont stop. The instructions for headless mode are not good or mine doesnt work right.

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Mike 23rd November 2017 - 2:54 pm

What is “it”? Several models in the article and you just say “it”.

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Slava Chrome 6th November 2018 - 6:30 am

Who knows, who knows :))

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