FPV Gifts Under $50 // 2022 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

By | November 26, 2022

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00:00:00 – Happy Holidays!
00:01:37 – RaceDayQuads all in one driver tool
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00:02:10 – 8mm ratcheting box wrench
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00:03:04 – Speedybee adapter
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* NewBeeDrone –
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00:04:17 – Smart power cable
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00:05:19 – Vifly Whoopstor charger
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00:06:54 – WeBleed FPV Whoop Batteries
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00:08:57 – Ummagrip battery pad
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00:10:18 – Vifly Short Saver
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* Banggood –

00:13:16 – Sequre SQ001 portable soldering iron
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00:15:45 – Drone shot glass
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00:16:27 – Runcam Thumb 1080p Action Camera
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The holiday season is nearly upon us and Uh although it's not quite here yet if You want to get all your stuff in time For the end of the year you probably Ought to already be thinking about What's in stock and what to order so We're going to go down a list of items Under 50 sort of stocking stuffers or Less expensive stuff seems like Everything in this hobby is super Expensive but not the stuff on this list And I say we because I'm going to be Doing it not by myself but with my Co-host hey it's plenty hey Joshua how's It going today doing good man before we Get into the list of items I do want to Give a little context here you know we We struggle plenty because there's lots Of things you that are under 50 bucks There's batteries there's frames there's Props and the problem is that if you're Buying a gift for somebody else you Don't want to have to give them the Third degree about all of the stuff that They like is this the kind of Motors you Want right you just want to get them a Gift so we're trying to focus on stuff That's more generally applicable like How would you how would you play it Yeah it just seems um it seems easier to Buy somebody a uh a power cable or a you Know a charger or something that it is To buy them um you know like you said a Set of Motors or a set of props because

You got to know more about their build And what they're looking for and what Their you know current prop inventory is You know I have a you know three drawers Full of props that I could go with I Think before I need to order new props At this point so um yeah I think we're Trying to pick items that seem more Likely to be usable for everyone who You're going to get them for no matter What kind of pilot they are or in the Mac what a kind of like back stock They've got you know okay great let's Get into the list first up is the rdq All in One driver tool it's a set of Drivers Um that you can use with their included Uh you know handle piece and then you Get access to you know the most common Driver sizes that most people will need For building a quad I like these uh Drivers A friend of mine has this kit The drivers are unexpectedly high Quality for the price I like that They're long and thin and you can get Into little narrow places is and they All fit down into the handle and it's Not too heavy so good for a portable Tool kit if you're not interested in Carrying around like four or five Separate drivers another tool blunty That uh people definitely need is a prop Wrench and there's various ways that People like to put their prop nuts on

This is my personal favorite it is a Ratcheting box wrench Just easily and quickly zip them suckers On it's smaller than like a socket what Do you use uh I've got a little prop Tool one of those X style skateboard Style prop tools yeah but this is Definitely a good solution because uh Most of the prep tools don't have the Ratcheting feature so it's nice to have The uh the ratcheting bit yeah I love This it also fits uh SMA connectors also Uh eight millimeter although if you Decide to use a wrench like this on an SMA connector be gentle because a wrench Like this can absolutely deform the the Brass connectors but if you're having Trouble getting them finger tight this Will do it for you uh well worth eight Bucks in my opinion next up is the Speedy B adapter this is the third Version of speedyb adapter this is a Tool that lets you connect your flight Controller to your phone and kind of Remotely configure it easily so if You're in the field and you need to get Some settings changed or something fixed You can easily do that and it's got a Variety of ways to handle that yeah the Cool thing about the speedyb adapter is So like most many modern phones if you Just have like a USBC to USBC cable you Could just plug them into your computer And use the or plug them into your phone

And use the speedyb app which you can Get from the App Store to connect to Your flight controller you don't Actually need this except this adds the Ability to flash firmware is in addition To configure not all phones can do it For example Apple phones don't give Access to the quote unquote USB Lightning connector so this can do all This stuff over Wi-Fi and basically just A great little tool for configuring your Your quadcopter in the field when you Don't have a laptop also has a USB power Supply so you can just plug a battery Into it and charge up your phone and a Battery checker so pretty cool little Tool only 35 bucks if you're ever out in The field it's good to have around uh I Want to show a product near and dear to My heart and I dare say most people who Have fpv goggles could probably benefit From this it's the Newbie drone Joshua Bardwell smart power cable and what it Does is it lets you use up to a 6S Voltage battery to power your goggles Even if your goggles don't have 6s Capability it puts out nine volts Basically except it doesn't just put out 9 volts it it's intelligently makes the Battery look like a 2s battery so as the Battery gets discharged the voltage goes Down and you can tell when your battery Is about to run dry 15 bucks we're Already thinking of ways to improve this

Plenty that's awesome uh it's always Good to see product progression they Want a different size connector so the Next version I don't know when it's Coming out the next version is going to Have an adapter you could plug in Different size connectors even plug in Two connectors if you want to power Multiple things at once but for now it's Also going to be more expensive so for Now 15 bucks Pretty useful next up we've got the vi Fly whoop store it's a whoop battery Charger that is unique in a variety of Ways basically it's made for your Battery so a lot of different Chargers You know you're kind of uh maybe you're Using a parallel board and you're trying To do something off a main battery Charger or um you know you've got Different setups a specific little Charger meant just for 1s but they're Not very smart this kind of does Everything in one little charger you Hook it up to uh to your power source And then you've got your 1s either PH2 Or bt2 I think they also have a gnb Version you can buy as well from some Sources Um and yeah this is a yeah just a great Little option for doing your charging Yeah my favorite thing about this Charger is that like when you're flying Tiny whoops you just are you're just

You're flying for two or three minutes You land you put another pack on you get Back in the air a lot of times you're Just rolling through the packs and a lot Of the other charging Solutions require You to kind of manage and think about Are they charged up what am I plugging In and where not all of them but uh this One you just plug the packs in as They're empty out and it starts charging Them it's got a great screen that shows The charging status for all of them and It's the only whoop charger that I'm Aware of that can also do storage Charging so at the end of the day you Don't leave your packs fully charged and Uh shorten their lifespan frankly blunty This is just hands down my favorite tiny Whoop battery charger no question it's Twice as expensive as some of the other Ones out there but a feature set more Than makes up for it and uh and I just Think it's a must-have if you flat tiny Whoops here's an another is it a Must-have plenty have you tried these Batteries are these must-haves for People that fly tiny whoops uh yes I Think people have heard me say on Different in different places that these Are different definitely uh must-haves And uh basically any of these style of Batteries are mustaches but these are You know a good example of them but Basically they're Square cells and

You'll recognize them if you've ever Flown like a normal 1S Battery because a Normal 1S Battery is more of a rounded Cell yeah it's like a pit yeah it's like A pillow almost Um pillow cells um and then the corners Are like rounded um versus these Square Cells are folded my understanding is They're they use folded cells I mean it Makes them much more Um like resilient to Sag so basically For the same battery at the same mil amp Hour you'll get like you know 0.3.4 Volts less sag Um and for a whoop that matters a ton You know because you can not only fly For longer and get the whole pack out You know before you want to land but When you do land you're not landing at Like 2 8 to finish this race you're Gonna land at like you know three three Or three two to finish the race so Um yeah just overall totally changes uh Changes the game when it comes to whip Racing or even just having fun yeah Agree these are hands down the square Cell batteries not just these weeb leads We can also see that uh we believe has The new bedroom Nitro nectar gold which Is same style in fact I think I think You and I both suspect these are all Made by the same manufacturer uh we Don't know that for a fact do we I don't Know that for a fact I also don't but

These are hands down the best tiny wood Batteries for 1s tiny whoops hands down The only decision you need to make is do You want it with the pH 2.0 or the BT 2.0 connector make sure sure you get the Right connectors for whatever the person You're buying for uses on their on their Tiny whoops and and the thing is they're Expensive so they're a great gift you're Going to spend 25 bucks 26 bucks buying Them for these batteries when they never Would have spent that much on these Batteries themselves and then they're Going to be mad at you because when they See how much better they are they're Going to hate all their other batteries So maybe don't do this one I don't know It's your call I got a I got a little Bit of a stocking stuffer blunty this is Oma grip it's a it's a sticky battery Pad there's lots of other different Sticky battery pads that are out there This is in my opinion one of the best oh My god Tommy tobahia formulated this It's it's some kind of polymer poly Whatever and he worked on the mixture to Get it just sticky enough but not I Don't know it's really good five bucks Throw it in a stocking and just about Anybody who uses batteries is going to Have an opportunity to use this now You've you fly mostly tiny whoops do you Use batteries pads or anything like that Or you have some bigger quads yeah I

Have some five inches um so yeah I have A I'm a grip on those uh yeah it kind of Reminds me of um Like when you used to have those little Dooji sticker on the window and then They crawled on the window you know like They fall down the window it's like sort Of that same idea yeah it needs to be Sticky enough like we see we see a lot Of companies sell their their frames With like a rubbery battery pad and that Serves the function of keeping the Battery from getting gouged up by the Screw heads it's a spacer but it doesn't Have much sort of tackiness to keep the Battery from sliding out and so a lot of Times in a crash the battery will come Out uh when I when this product first Released Tommy did a demonstration for Me where he put the battery on his quad With no battery straps and ripped it and Obviously we don't suggest you do that But the battery did stay on so it's Really really good next up we have a Tool that I think most Pilots could use At least at some point just to make sure They know what's going on um is the Vi-fi short saver it's a smoke stopper But this smoke stopper is uh you know Pretty intelligent compared to a lot of Them it's got a couple different options Like Um it's basically at a trip time change So you can hit a little button and it

Changes how fast it catches that signal So you know maybe you haven't set it Really short and then you're checking For shorts there and then you're you Know you work it out to a longer time And stuff Um also the trips at 2 amps and I think There's a selector on the back for one Amp as well if you want to pick which One you want Um and yeah if you don't know what a Short smoke stopper short saver is it Just basically checks for an amp Amperage coming through that so you Connect it you know your battery to it And then it to your quad and then it's Going to check and see if there's a Amperage you know and then within its Little time frame it selects it'll just Shut it off if it sees that amperage so That makes sure that you know if it's Ramping up because the deals are short You're not going to blow anything up Yeah it's going to keep you from if You've wired something wrong if you have A short circuit or if you have a bad ESC With a blown set all of these things can Result in blown flight controllers escs Blown Motors and um the short saver it's Not uh perfect it it there are cases you Know won't catch everything a single Circumstance but it will protect you From a lot of those things and as so Many people don't have these blunty and

And the thing is if one of these saves You one motor or one ESC it's paid for Itself multiple times over but I Actually find them really like just a Little power switch off and on I'll use That on the bench just to power cycle Stuff without unplugging I'll even use This as an xt30 to xt60 converter so I Can plug in my XT because both of the Outputs work so I just plug in an xd60 Battery and then plug the xt30 output Onto the quad and I don't even need the Smoke stopper so uh buy two or three of These I'll say one thing I hear from People and you know just maybe let you Know why is a lot of people say hey if This catches a trip I don't know if it's A trip or if I have like you know if It's my Motors or my VTX and all that Kind of stuff right like maybe I'm Pulling two amps and I can't really tell If I have a short or not but one of the Things I like to say is you know first Of all most builds won't trip a 2 amps And the other thing is that uh this is Sort of a like a almost like a warning Sign or like a signal to go like hey Stop for a second like you saw your Build was okay but there's a chance it's Not so now you know that and you didn't Blind plug this in so now let's take a Second and review you know yeah maybe We'll unplug the VTX and unplug the Camera and then we'll plug in again and

Make sure we're under the limit or Whatever is there but I've had this many Times where I'll have somebody come in And say hey I trip my two amps and then We'll talk about limits and stuff and Then we'll find out like LD miswired Something or oh they they messed up Their EST connector or you know Something they never would have caught They would have plugged in and fried That ESC or flight controller and um it Really does save a lot of clouds and It's it can be important for people to Use even if it is a little bit of a Nuisance sometimes one thing that Everyone in fpv unfortunately needs is a Soldering iron soldering is just part of The Hobby and a good quality uh low-cost Soldering iron is a must-have a lot of People will go to their local hardware Store or something spend 20 bucks on a Soldering iron that's going to cause you So much pain and suffering uh what we've Got here is the secure sq001 it is a Budget soldering iron with good Performance you can find more expensive Versions of this out there but this one Comes in under our price and I think is Uh a really solid Choice it's always Nice to have a option for soldering in The field if you need to this also works On a desk or in a bench obviously as Well but it is nice to have an option That you can take around wherever you

Need to go absolutely what what tip Would you order it with it comes with All these different tips which is your Favorite tip Um I am 24. honestly like I I do you Probably shouldn't do which is I have a I use a fairly decently large tip with a Good point so I can both carry heat Through it but also pinpoint at the end And then I just use that for everything So you would use something like this C4 This four millimeter chisel tip perhaps Like a thinner chisel or like a yeah Like a good point just something that Can carry the heat so I can sink it into A pad but also I can like cap the little Guys you know yeah I think uh I think That what I run into with that I've Tried that as well well just because I'm Too lazy to change my tip sometimes I've Run into the problem that this thin Edge Is capable of doing small pads but You're carrying so much solder on the Tip that it can sometimes blob out but That's just a matter of skill I guess Personally I would I use the d24 as my Daily I think you would agree that these Pencil tips these conical tips are Really not good for general purpose uh Soldering yeah it Um if you get a big enough one I think It is like you know what I mean like That's what I'm if you can because you Can slide it sideways and sink heat on

The side and then you can use the pointy Tip to do the little pads Um but yeah I mean you know whatever Works for you I think if you're ordering For the first time though I think yeah What you suggested might be the best the D24 or maybe the bc2 depending all right Good uh and this is the link to the Secure store we'll have other links There's links to all these products down In the video description below if you're Looking to pick them up and you should Probably let them know that they're Affiliate links that means we get a Little commission uh when you click Click that link and make a purchase okay Most of them will get a commission from The store just in the interest of Disclosure but we got just another Couple items here blunty you put this One on I don't know where you found this Blunty what is this yeah somebody sent Me this this is a drone shot glass and This is a shot glass minute for when you Get a home from flying and you sit down To uh to start to start to start your Night off right you can use the shot Glass to decide uh how your night's Gonna go based on your based on your Situation how much should you drink Based on how bad a day you had yes it's Adorable Smoked flake controller broken part not A stock drone is unrecoverable I think

I'm gonna need more than three shots of Petronas unrecoverable but uh it's a Good start Uh that's really great Um uh and we got one more and this is a Limited time offer Uh race T quads has a clearance sale Right now I better edit this video Quickly and get it up quickly because This will sell out I hope I get this Video edited before it sells out this is The runcam thumb and it is a 1080p Action camera for 35 dollars yeah Normally 50. uh we're getting you know So it still would fit on our list but at 35 it does seem like a pretty good deal Uh for you to get into the action cam Idea you know if you've got if you're Flying analog especially and you want Some kind of you know 1080p option Um you know maybe do some comparisons Before you order but it definitely seems Like a great a great option for 35 bucks Yeah I mean it's not going to give you a GoPro like image quality and there's Various things that people who review it And they've got a V2 of this out that's Way more expensive that fixes some of The complaints but I feel like at the 35 Price there's plenty of people who would Get use out of this you can put it on Very very small quads like this video Here you can put them on large quads you Could do various things with it so

Somebody doesn't have an action camera This is a good want to get well that Concludes this list of best products Under fifty dollars in the fpv uh hobby For this holiday season but we've also Got another video we did called the best Gifts for the fpv pilot in your life and You should also check that out we've got That link down in the video description Maybe you can get more ideas and those Are more focused for people who maybe Don't know uh much about their pilot at All so uh some pretty pretty cool Options and there's more expensive stuff On there if you're looking for a little Bit more of a premium uh present so uh Well we'll put that we'll put a card on Screen blendy so people can click to That if they're if they can see cards on Their choice of viewing platform or it's Linked in the video description happy Holidays blunty yeah happy holidays Joshua