The Ultimate FPV Shopping List

Finding the right parts is hard. I’ve found the stuff that works.

Here’s a list of gear that you can trust is worth the price, whether your price point is “as cheap as possible” or “money-is-no-object.” Here’s a comprehensive list of, “what should I buy,” if you’re just starting out and are totally overwhelmed.

DJI HIGH-DEFINITION &
DIGITAL FPV SYSTEM

READY-TO-FLY /
BIND-N-FLY DRONES

FPV GOGGLES, VTX,
AND CAMERAS

FLIGHT CONTROLLER, ESC,
MOTORS, PROPS

QUADCOPTER FRAMES
(RACING AND FREESTYLE)

CONTROLLERS AND
RECEIVERS

LIPO BATTERIES AND
CHARGERS FOR FPV

MUST-HAVE TOOLS FOR
BUILDING DRONES

ESSENTIAL MATERIALS
AND SUPPLIES

The Ultimate FPV Shopping List

Finding the right parts is hard. I’ve found the stuff that works.

Here’s a list of gear that you can trust is worth the price, whether your price point is “as cheap as possible” or “money-is-no-object.” Here’s a comprehensive list of, “what should I buy,” if you’re just starting out and are totally overwhelmed.

DJI HIGH-DEFINITION &
DIGITAL FPV SYSTEM

READY-TO-FLY /
BIND-N-FLY DRONES

FPV GOGGLES, VTX,
AND CAMERAS

FLIGHT CONTROLLER, ESC,
MOTORS, PROPS

QUADCOPTER FRAMES
(RACING AND FREESTYLE)

CONTROLLERS AND
RECEIVERS

LIPO BATTERIES AND
CHARGERS FOR FPV

MUST-HAVE TOOLS FOR
BUILDING DRONES

ESSENTIAL MATERIALS
AND SUPPLIES

Builder Series

Are you looking to build your first quadcopter? Do you want instructions
for every step from start to every step from unboxing to your very first flight?

XILO JOSHUA BARDWELL BUDGET BUILD KIT

The Xilo kit is perfect for a first racing or freestyle drone. It features a durable frame and high-quality electronics made by GetFPV. This kit is strongly preferred in the U.S. since GetFPV is based there. For pilots outside the U.S., shipping makes the kit much more expensive. The kit is sometimes available on Banggood, but not everybody prefers to shop there.

TYRO 119 COMPLETE BUILD

The Tyro 119 kit is less expensive than the Xilo, but it’s less durable and flies worse. The main reasons to choose the Tyro kit are if you want to explore GPS-based flight (the Tyro can run iNav firmware) and if you are shopping outside the U.S. (the Tyro is often in stock from Banggood, which makes shipping to Europe and Asia faster and cheaper).