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Best drone under 50
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What is the Best Drone Under $50?

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to enjoy piloting a drone. In fact, we would highly recommend that your first drone be an inexpensive one. You will crash. It happens, and you don’t want to have to worry about a $1000 investment. Start with one of these drones. They all start under…

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What is the best drone under $100
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What is the Best Drone Under $100?

What is the best drone under $100? There are probably 100s of drones in this price range, so you are going to need some help finding the best options. We’ve picked five of our favorites and we stack them up against each other. Each one of these drones is unique in its own way and…

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Best drone under 500
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What is the Best Drone Under $500?

There are a handful of good drones out there in the $200 to $500 price range. Which one should you get? Let’s look at some of the top competitors to help you make an informed decision. We are comparing an affordable lineup of drones with HD or better cameras including the DJI Phantom 3 Standard,…

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Best drones now
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Best Drones Now

January 2017 Half Chrome has two excellent ways for you to find the right drone for you. We update this Best Drones Now post as new drones are released and tested. The other awesome way to find the best drone for you is the Half Chrome Drone Cipher™. This is a one-of-a-kind application to help you…

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Phantom 3 Standard with Chico and Montana
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DJI Phantom 3 Standard: The Best Value in Advanced Drones

The DJI Phantom 3 Standard might be the best overall value in fully-featured drones, especially for new pilots. It is a great drone to take breathtaking video or high-quality aerial photos without breaking the bank. DJI makes some high-quality drones – they can be more expensive than some of the other drones we have reviewed, and…

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Best FPV Goggles
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FPV Goggles: What is the Best Pair for You?

Flying a drone is an entirely new experience when you put on a pair of first person view (FPV) goggles. The world around you disappears and your new perspective is from the nose of your drone. All of a sudden you are onboard the drone flying like a pilot in the cockpit. Choosing the right…

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This Drone Guy passed the Remote Pilot exam!
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How I Passed the FAA Remote Pilot Exam (The Drone Test)

So you want to fly a drone commercially. Or maybe you just want to be able to fly your drone in a lot more places than a hobbyist. As of August 29 you need to pass a test issued by the FAA. This Drone Guy spent two weeks studying and passed with flying colors.  I…

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CES Sign
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CES 2017 Drone Round-up: The Best Drone Info from CES is HERE

It was another big year for drones at CES, and Half Chrome was there to see what was new. There was plenty to see and there are some new and exciting things on the horizon. We will go through some of the most interesting drones that we saw at CES. Jump to the section that…

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Phantom 4 Pro
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Phantom 4 PRO: Is This the Best drone on the Market Today?

DJI has raised the bar yet again with the Phantom 4 Pro. It has taken the already spectacular Phantom 4 and made it even better. The improvements to the Phantom 4 Pro are not just subtle changes. They have improved the camera, collision avoidance systems, remote, flight modes, speed and even the battery. That means…

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Syma X8SW
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The New Syma X8SC and X8SW Review. Is the Upgrade Worth It?

The new Syma X8SC and Syma X8SW are definitely upgrades to the X8 lineup. The new S models have some subtle, but important differences. All of the new S models have a redesigned controller, quick assembly features, auto-takeoff / landing, and altitude hold. The style and paint schemes are slightly updated, but overall the new…

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MJX Bugs 3

MJX Bugs 3: A Fun, Fast and Affordable Brushless Motor Drone

The MJX Bugs 3 is a fun and affordable brushless motor drone. Strangely MJX skipped the Bugs 1 and 2 models and went straight for #3. The brushless motors are powerful and efficient and a definite upgrade from the masses of brushed motor drones. Brushless motor? What is the difference? Why is that important? Without…

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JJRC X2
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JJRC X2/JJPRO X2: Looking for an Affordable Brushless Drone?

The JJRC X2 (also known as the JJPRO X2) is the new and updated version of the JJRC X1. This is a small and affordable brushless motor drone. Brushless motor? Why is that important? Without getting too technical, brushless motors are more efficient, more powerful and last much longer than traditional brushed motors. They also…

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MakerFire Micro FPV
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MakerFire Micro FPV, a Ready-To-Go Tiny Whoop

Are you looking for a fun drone to fly around the house? Do you want to try your hand at First Person View (FPV) racing? The MakerFire Micro FPV is an excellent drone for the beginner FPV pilot. MakerFire started with the Eachine E010, then upgraded the drone by adding a camera as well as…

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