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Top Tricks for Aerial Photography Magic

You bought a drone for taking pictures, now what? Why don’t your photos and videos look as good as those produced by the professionals? What sort of drone camera sorcery are they using? We have scoured the internet, asked the experts, and interjected a bit of our own experience to bring you the best compilation…

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Best Drones Now

Best Drones, June 2018 What is the best drone? That seems like a simple question, but really the better question is what is the best drone for you? That depends on a few different things. Why Do You Want a Drone? Do you want something to take breathtaking aerial pictures and photos? Do you just…

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Tello Remotes – Flaws, Fixes, and the Right Remote for You

The Ryze Tello is the most notable drone under $100 and it is a Half Chrome top pick. With excellent flight time, a great app, and best-in-class camera, the Tello is an awesome little quadcopter. The Tello is missing something important though – a remote control. Instead of including a remote, DJI and Ryze provide…

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Yuneec Typhoon H+ vs. Original Typhoon H

Yuneec recently released an updated version of their impressive hexacopter, the Typhoon H. The new Typhoon H Plus has some impressive features. Is it worth upgrading from the original Typhoon? We have already discussed why the Typhoon series is in many ways superior to the Phantom series from DJI and you can read about that…

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Drones in Education

Being in the field of education I can say a lot has changed since I was in high school. There are a lot of new and specialized classes. There are medical classes that prep students to be therapists, nurses and doctors. There are big engineering programs with a variety of different specialties. Recently we had…

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Skydio R1

The Skydio R1 is the most impressive autonomous drone on the market today. It uses 13 different cameras to see obstacles in every direction. Those cameras communicate with a 256-core AI supercomputer, the NVDIA Jetson, to map areas around it. The 3D map allows the MIT-designed Skydeo to avoid obstacles in its way. The R1…

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Typhoon H+ vs Phantom 4 Pro V2.0
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DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 vs Yuneec Typhoon H +

Yuneec just released the new Typhoon H Plus. Is it worth picking up instead of the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0?  We will take a look at these questions to help you decide which drone is best for you. Phantom Series or Typhoon Series? Why would you want a Typhoon H instead of the more…

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Phantom Five
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Phantom 5: What New Features will DJI Include?

There is little doubt that DJI’s Phantom 5 will have some awesome new features. But what does DJI have planned? We have some insights based on what we have seen and what we know about DJI.  DJI has scheduled an announcement July 18. Will we see its release then? If you don’t want to wait…

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DJI Spark vs Parrot Bebop 2

A lot of people ask us which is better, the Spark or the Bebop 2. The answer really isn’t that simple. They are probably the two best drones you can get for under $500, but when you are talking bang for the buck you’ll have to dive a little deeper. The DJI Spark can be…

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DJI Event 7/18/18: Mavic Pro 2 or Phantom 5?

DJI has announced an event in New York on July 18, 2018. The title for the event is: See the Bigger Picture. DJI’s last big event produced the Mavic Air. Will this be the release of the Mavic Pro II? Or will we see the brand new Phantom 5? Is it possible we will see…

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The DJI Mavic 2: Expect Big Things

The Mavic Pro 2 wasn’t released January 23rd, but the Mavic Air was. The specs on the Mavic Air are pretty impressive, but looking closer at them and its price point ensures that DJI is definitely not done with the development of the Mavic. The Mavic 2 is coming and it is going to be…

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Half Chrome Scholarship Winner 2018
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2017-2018 Scholarship Winner Announced

Half Chrome is proud to announce our very first scholarship winner, Whitney Wiemold.  Whitney will be attending Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa and will be majoring in precision agriculture. Her winning scholarship video entry focused on how drones and the evolution of UAV technology can have a positive impact on our society. By…

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