Here is a list of tools and drones that I frequently use. Note that I am not sponsored by any company, I only recommend products based on my experience.
- New to FPV Drones? Check out this FPV beginner’s guide.
- Here is a list of products that I reviewed and recommend.
Radio Transmitter and Receiver
The Radiomaster TX16S is currently my primary radio, it’s affordable and versatile. It comes with multi-protocol module, which means it can bind to almost any receiver in the hobby. See my full review of the TX16S.
Despite of the awesome protocol support, I almost exclusively use my TX16S with only Crossfire – a 900MHz long range RC system. It comes as an external module that can be installed in the back of the TX16S. I don’t really fly long range a lot, but I like the more reliable signal than 2.4GHz. See this guide for more info on Crossfire.
|Radiomaster TX16S||Banggood | Amazon | RDQ|
|Crossfire Micro TX V2||Amazon | GetFPV|
|Crossfire Nano RX||GetFPV | Amazon|NBD|
I also use the DJI FPV Remote for “park flyers” – those small 2″/3″ BNF quads that come with the DJI Air Unit. With the DJI remote, I don’t have to install an extra receiver, as the Air Unit has receiver capability. See my review of the DJI FPV Remote.
|DJI FPV Remote||Banggood | GetFPV | RDQ|
Another radio that I use a lot is the BetaFPV LiteRadio 2. It’s a tiny portable radio that’s compatible with Frsky D8 and D16 protocols (both FCC and LBT). A lot of micro quads including toothpicks and tiny whoops still come with Frsky receivers, and this is perfect for those. I can also use my TX16S for these models, but the RadioLite is so much easier to carry around, just pick up and fly :) See my review of the LiteRadio2.
|BetaFPV LiteRadio 2||BetaFPV | GetFPV | RDQ|
FPV Gear (Goggles, VRX, VTX, Antennas)
The DJI FPV Goggles has been my primary FPV Goggles since 2020, I absolutely love them! The image quality is mind blowing compared to traditional FPV system. See my review of the DJI FPV system.
I also have the Fatshark HDO2 and Skyzone 03O, two of the best analogue goggles currently with OLED screens. But if I had to choose one, I’d get the DJI FPV Goggles, because it also works with analogue FPV system, you just need to get an analogue receiver module adapter. My go-to adapter at the moment is the BDI Digidapter.
To power it I just use a 4S 1500mAh battery for my 5″ quads, no need to buy special batteries :)
|DJI FPV Goggles||Banggood | RDQ | GetFPV | Amazon|
If you don’t fly DJI, only analogue FPV systems, there are a lot more options when it comes to goggles. Here is a buyer’s guide for analogue FPV goggles.
Right now, the Fatshark HDO2 would be my first pick because of the best image quality (in all the analogue FPV goggles I’ve tried). It also has focal length adjustment, which is really handy for those who wear glasses. See my review of the HDO2.
If that’s too expensive, consider the Skyzone 03O. Smaller FOV than the HDO2, but image clarity is just as good! Not only being cheaper, the advanced built-in OSD menu puts Fatshark to shame, it significantly improves user experience IMO. See my review of the Skyzone 03O. But the lack of receiver module bay, and smaller FOV could be a deal breaker for some.
I don’t really recommend cheaper FPV goggles, buying cheap is buying twice.
|Fatshark HDO2||Banggood | RDQ | GetFPV | Amazon|
|Skyzone 03O||Banggood | RDQ | Amazon|
|Tattu 2S 2500mAh Battery||Banggood | Amazon | GetFPV|
For analogue receiver module, I am currently using ImmersionRC Rapidfire now as it gives me the best performance out of all the ones I’ve tried.
As a cheaper alternative, I’d recommend the Eachine Pro58 with the Achilles firmware, this is the best value module you can get for the performance it offers.
|Eachine Pro58 Module||Banggood|
As for antennas, take a look at my FPV antenna recommendations for ideas. Here are some of the ones I use quite often.
|Menace Patch Antenna||GetFPV | Amazon | RDQ|
|Lollipop V2||Banggood | Amazon|
I’ve been using iSDT chargers since 2015, and I cannot recommend them enough. They didn’t pay me to say that, nor have I ever got a free charger from them. I am genuinely excited about their products because they just work. Take a look at my review of the Q6.
These chargers are extremely portable and powerful, you can use it for field charging, you can charge up to 6S LiPo, 18650 batteries or even your car battery…
For an even smaller charger, check out the Q6 Nano I recently reviewed.
Here are some other LiPo charger recommendations.
|iSDT Q6 Charger||Banggood | GetFPV | Amazon | RDQ|
|iSDT Q6 Nano||Banggood | Amazon|
You will need an AC to DC adapter to use these chargers. I am using this 400W power supply, it’s not the greatest quality, and it’s not really 400W (more like 200W), but it works out of the box and no DIY needed. The 24V output is very important if you want to get all the power out of iSDT chargers!
To charge multiple batteries at the same time, you’ll need a parallel charging board. Make sure to read this article to learn how to parallel charge LiPo batteries.
|Parallel Charging Board||GetFPV|
|Battery Voltage Checker||GetFPV | Banggood | Amazon|
For charging batteries in the field, I use one of these large capacity LiPo.
|6S 10000mAh LiPo Battery||Amazon|
The ImaxRC B3 is a handy charger for your transmitter and goggles 2S and 3S batteries. It charges the battery through the balance lead, perfect for batteries that don’t have XT60 connectors.
|IMAXRC B3 PRO 2S / 3S Balance Charger||Banggood | Amazon|
Here are some of my favorite tools.
|TS100 Soldering Iron||Banggood | Amazon | GetFPV | RDQ|
|MG Chemical 63/37 Solder||Amazon|
|Wowstick Electric Screwdriver||Banggood | Amazon|
|Screw Driver Set||Banggood|
|Multistar FPV Backpack||Review|
My Mini Quad Fleet
- May 2018 – Article created
- July 2020 – Updated