Must-have accessories for the Fimi X8 SE and other drones

After a long shipping process I finally held her in my hands at the beginning of August: My Fimi X8 SE drone. About one month after the first flight I already gained some experience and bought some accessories. In this list I present my favorite accessories for consumer drones.

 

Carrying case

 

My Fimi X8 SE (Amazon Affiliate Link) was delivered in a very neat and pretty cardboard box, but I wouldn’t take the small drone with me on longer trips. Too big would be the danger that the drone would be damaged in cargo or luggage compartments. However, the manufacturer HSKB sells tailor-made cases with suitably cut out interiors for various makes of drone at Amazon. This is also the case for the Fimi X8 SE (Amazon Affiliate Link).

HSKB Drone Handtasche, Portable Handheld Hard Bag Wasserdichter Outdoor Carry on Storage Bag Tasche für XiaoMi FIMI X8 SE
  • Tragetasche Aluminium Hard Travel Protect Case für XiaoMi FIMI X8 SE
  • Verwenden Sie dreischichtiges Verbundmaterial mit typischem Nylon-, EVA- und Flanell-Futter. Verschleißfest und praktisch bei...

 

SD-Card

When it comes to SD cards, I’ve relied on SanDisk’s Extreme PRO series of fast cards for years. I’ve always used them in SLRs and actioncams. Since most drones record in 4K with at least 30fps, you also need a fast memory card. Slower memory cards won’t fit the data dimensions and your video will jerk or the recording will be completely interrupted.

Special offer
SanDisk Extreme Pro 64GB microSDXC Memory Card + SD Adapter with A2 App Performance + Rescue Pro Deluxe 170MB/s Class 10, UHS-I,...
  • Ideal für Android-basierte Smartphones und Tablets sowie Actionkameras und Drohnen
  • Bis zu 170 MB/Sek. Lesegeschwindigkeit und 90 MB/Sek. Schreibgeschwindigkeit für schnelles Aufnehmen und Übertragen

Drone license plate

If you want to fly a drone like the DJI Mavic Pro or the Fimi X8 SE (Amazon Affiliate Link) in Germany, you have to attach a small sign with the name and address of the pilot. You can order these “license plates” at the dealer “Copterfarm” online at Amazon and personalize them with your data. Simply stick on at a suitable place and take off.

Special offer
CopterFarm Drohnen Kennzeichen Schild Plakette 20x10mm mit hochwertiger Lasergravur, selbstklebend, Drohnen-kennzeichen...
  • Adressschild inkl. 3M Klebestreifen - hochwertige Lasergravur "Drohnen- und FPV Copter-Kennzeichen", in 2 verschiedenen Größen...
  • Mattes eloxiertes Aluminium - Größe: 20x10 mm (Materialstärke-dicke: 0,5mm - ohne dem Klebeband).

Landing spot

At first I didn’t realize why they needed a landing strip for the drone. Finally, I thought, I could take off and land on all flat surfaces. That’s only half true, because at the latest in high grass, deep leaves, snow or in the sand you will have problems. Loose ground is whirled up, dirty drone and camera, propellers get stuck in grass and leaves. For this reason alone, a drone landing site makes sense. Many drones, including the Fimi X8 SE (Amazon Affiliate Link), use optical sensors to detect the landing site and then use it for a precise automatic approach.

I decided for a foldable landing place with a diameter of 110 cm. That sounds very big at first, but with moderate wind I was glad to have decided for the big version. The landing is much easier than having only 50 cm space available.

LVHERO Drohne Landeplatz, Wasserdichte Universal D 110 cm Tragbare Faltbare Landing Pads für RC Drones Hubschrauber, PVB-Drohnen,...
  • Höhere Qualität - Der Landeplatz besteht aus wasserdichtem Nylonmaterial. Leichte, tragbare Farbbeständigkeit, leicht zu entfalten...
  • Umfangreiche Anwendbarkeit - Das tragbare Doppelseiten-Pad passt perfekt zu den RC Drones Helikoptern, PVB-Drohnen, DJI Mavic Pro...

All the links in this text are Amazon Affiliate Links, and by clicking on an affiliate link I will earn a percentage of your subsequent Amazon purchases. However, this circumstance does not influence the background of my product recommendation. This product recommendation is independent, honest and sincere. 

Bei allen genannten Links handelt es sich um Amazon-Affiliate-Links. Durch einen Klick auf einen Affiliate-Link werde ich prozentual an Euren darauf folgenden Amazon-Einkäufen beteiligt. Dieser Umstand beeinflusst aber nicht die Hintergründe meiner Produktempfehlung. Diese Produktempfehlung erfolgt unabhängig, ehrlich und aufrichtig.