Useful and essential 3D prints for FPV pilots
3D printing has become an essential tool for building and customizing drones, allowing pilots to create their own parts and designs to enhance the performance and aesthetics of their drones.
On this page, you'll find a collection of 3D print designs that I have found useful and highly recommend to fellow FPV pilots. Whether you're looking for camera mounts, arm protectors, or other generic parts, these designs can help make your life as a drone pilot easier and more enjoyable.
I have my own 3d prints in the 3d-printing section, camera mounts, stands, 3d printer parts..
The LiPo balance plug protector mount is a simple but essential 3D print for FPV pilots.
This design allows you to stow away the balance plug when not in use, preventing it from getting caught in the rotors of your drone. The mount attaches to the power leads of your battery, providing a secure location for the balance plug to be stored.
Of the various similar designs available, this one is my favorite, as it has proven to be the most effective in preventing balance plug tangling and damage to my drones during flight.
If you're an FPV pilot, you probably already know the importance of keeping your batteries charged and in good condition. But keeping track of which battery is charged, which one is in use, and which one needs to be charged can be a hassle. That's where this XT60 protector with charge indicator comes in.
Designed by apolune and available on Thingiverse, this plug-protector is a game-changer for anyone who wants to simplify their battery management. With three different battery states in one plug, you can easily see which batteries are charged, in use, or need to be charged with just a quick glance. No more need to carry multiple plug-protectors in different colors to keep track of your batteries, and no more guesswork about which batteries are ready to go.
This 3D-printed XT60 protector with charge indicator is a must-have for any serious FPV pilot.
If you're tired of struggling with removing or tightening propellers on your motor bells, these motor-bell pliers are a great solution.
While there are more robust commercial products available, these pliers are a useful and printable alternative if you don't have access to those products.
Made of two different printable materials, these pliers can grip your motor bell tightly, making propeller changes a breeze. No more struggling or cursing in the field! With these pliers, you can quickly and easily make adjustments to your drone and get back to flying.
Add these to your toolkit and streamline your maintenance routine.
As your FPV drone collection grows, finding space to store them can become a challenge. One solution is to use a drone stand that not only helps with space constraints but also puts your drones on display.
The drone stand linked here is a remix of LordGG's design, with longer arms that will even hold more extravagant drone frames well. Not only is it functional, but it also adds a touch of style to your workspace. With this stand, you can keep your drones organized and ready to go for your next flight.
For some people DJI's goggles fit well, for others they don't. The shims linked can help for some people - I glued some in my goggles quite early on, which made the light-leaks I had disappear and generally for a better fit. It is noteworthy that since then there have been commercial products released that add foam inlays, which I heard good things about although I prefer the shims over more foam, especially in the Summer.
The DJI FPV goggles are a fantastic piece of technology for FPV pilots, but the stock straps that come with them may not be suitable for everyone. Some pilots may prefer different materials or styles of straps, while others may have difficulty fitting the stock straps comfortably over their head.
If you're one of these pilots, then these strap buckles can help.
These 3D printed buckles allow you to easily replace the stock straps with other common goggle straps, without any modification or damage to the original parts. This means you can use your preferred strap style, and adjust the fit of your goggles for maximum comfort and stability during your flights.
The buckle design is specifically made to fit the DJI FPV goggles (V1/V2), so you can be sure of a secure and stable fit with the rest of the goggles.