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Recommended FPV Quad Tools and Parts List – Steve A. Rodgers

If you’re new to building Drones or FPV quads you might be wondering what tools to purchase in order to complete your build.  This is my recommended list of tools and small parts.  Most of these parts can be purchase via Amazon using the links provided.


Long Nose Pliers

You’ll need a pair of long nose (or needle nose ) pliers as well as.

TEKTON 34202 6″ Long Nose Pliers

Flush Wire Cutters

Flush wire cutters are invaluable for building quads.  You can use them to cut wires, strip wires, even cut nylon bolts and standoffs.

Hakko CHP-170 Micro Cutter

Soldering Iron

There are many soldering irons out there, but this is the one recommended by myself and many others.  This one comes up to temperature extremely fast and can be set to a specific temperature.

Hakko FX888 Digital Soldering Station

Mounting Tape

This is fantastic mounting tape that extremely strong and waterproof.  It also provides some vibration buffer.

3M Heavy-Duty Exterior Mounting Tape

Silicone Rubber Self Fusing Tape

Shout out the JJRotoGeek on YouTube for sharing the knowledge about this stuff.  It’s awesome and an excellent replacement for electrical tape that leaves a gooey residue when you remove it.  It’s easy to apply and sticks/bonds to itself.  Great for attaching ESCs to the quad arms.

X-Treme Tape