Tools and Stuff we Like

Here are some links for stuff I think is fantastic for the hobby.

Favorite Tools:
Hex Drivers: 2mm for most button head M3 stuff and the oversized runcam camera screws. 2.5mm for M3 socket cap screws, 1.5mm for standard sized M2 screws.

https://www.miponline.com/MIP-Hex-Driver-Wrench-Set-Metric-3-1-5mm-2-0mm-and-2-5mm-9502

 

Absolutely love those pliers:

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00FZPHEW2/ref=psdc_553318_t2_B00FZPGUBI

 

These diagonal cutters are nothing special, but they're cheap so I replace them 1x/year and they work great.

https://smile.amazon.com/Hakko-CHP-170-Micro-Cutter/dp/B00FZPDG1K/


Love Gloves:
I've joked about selling these for double the price as "FPV Specific Prop Changing Gloves". They work fantastically, and better than any motor wrench available. Excellent for installing and removing props without cutting your fingers.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PVSF24P/

Small Parts:
Most of these have much cheaper non-prime versions, but shipping takes 3 weeks. The choice is yours... 

1mm washers to use as stack spacers: https://smile.amazon.com/uxcell-Nylon-Washers-Screw-Thick/dp/B07MXC9933/

rubber O-rings also work great as squishable spacers:  https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07GJMM8DZ/



Solder Matters:
Friends don't let friends buy cheap solder. 63/37, rosin core, and from a reputable manufacturer like Kester, Alpha Fry, or MG Chemical.   I have a roll each of .02" and .031", but I don't really use the .02 that often.

For Irons, I use a weller WES51, but if I had to start over I'd buy the Aoyue 9378 Pro at sra-solder.com.  People like the hakko FX-888D a lot, but think you can get more for that money.