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Drone Pictures
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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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DJI Phantom 3 silhouette
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If You Want to Take High-Quality Aerial Photos, Start Here

You’ve seen the awesome aerial photos and videos that drones can produce and you were probably thinking, “I can do that.” And you can. Flying a drone capable of top-knotch aerial photography isn’t overly complicated, but you shouldn’t rush out and buy a DJI Inspire. You’ll want to start with an inexpensive drone, learn to…

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FPV Map
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You Want to Race Drones? Start Here.

You may have seen drone racing on ESPN – it is awesome. If you have seen a skilled racer or freestyle acro pilot in person then you really know just how fast these drones can fly. The speed that they dart through and around obstacles is thrilling. The reflexes and timing that the pilots have…

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Best drones now
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Best Drones Now

Best Drones, November 2017 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 want…

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White DJI Mavic

NEW: DJI Mavic Pro Alpine White

DJI announced today a new addition to the Mavic lineup: The DJI Mavic Pro Alpine White. This is a white version of the impressive Mavic Pro and comes with three intelligent flight batteries a protective carrying sleeve, extra propellers and more for only $1049. Sorry for those who were waiting for the Mavic 2. If…

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Best Drones Under $200

Not all drones are created equal. Some are faster, while others are more stable. Some drones have advanced features and high-definition cameras, while others are more affordable. If you are looking for a drone that meets your needs, but don’t want to spend a small fortune, then you are in luck. We’ve done extensive testing and research…

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Best Christmas Drone
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Best Drones for Christmas 2017

There might not be a better gift to give this Christmas than a drone. They are a blast to fly, fun to race and can take awesome pictures and video. But finding the right drone to buy with confidence isn’t so easy. We thought we’d help you find the perfect drone for that special someone…

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Flying Frog Drone

Eachine Q90C: Is This the BEST All-in-One FPV Package You Can Buy?

The Eachine Q90C is an all-in-one FPV package. It is an excellent deal for anyone looking to get into flying FPV (first person view). You’ll get the drone, goggles and even a remote controller that you can connect to your computer and practice on an FPV simulator. For those with dreams of racing, you are in…

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New DJI Mavic
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Mavic Pro Platinum: DJI Upgrades their Most Popular Drone

DJI may not have released the Mavic 2, but the Mavic Pro Platinum is not a bad start. You’ll get a quieter Mavic with a longer flight time. The improved performance of the Platinum is due to more efficient ESCs (electronic speed controllers) and some uniquely-shaped propellers. The upgrades extend the flight time of the…

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Redpawz r010 vs eachine e011

RedPawz R010: A Micro with Serious FPV Potential

The RedPawz R010 is a small ducted quadcopter that is almost identical to the Eachine E011, one of our favorites. It is an ideal indoor quad to learn on for beginners and kids, but it can easily be upgraded to carry an FPV camera.  In fact, I plan on adding an FPV camera and flying…

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FPV Furibee

FuriBee DarkMax: A Ready-to-go Racer

Furibee recently released the well-equipped and angry-looking DarkMax FPV racing drone – we were lucking enough to get our hands on one. The Furibee DarkMax is a low-cost prebuilt racer. It looks mean and it can rip 7.4-volt 2S batteries all the way up to whopping 22.2-volt 6S LiPos. All that power on a drone weighing under 300…

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jumper drone remote
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Jumper T8SG: The Universal Remote for Drones

If you have a lot of drones, chances are you have a lot of remote transmitters. It is a hassle that there are so many different protocols out there: DSMX, ACCST, S-FHSS, AFHDS2A, the list goes on. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had one remote that could control them all? Now there is, the Jumper…

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Half Chrome Best Drones For Kids

Best Drone for Kids

What kid doesn’t want a drone? They are a blast to fly for sure but not all drones are created equal. Some are better for kids than others. We have tested countless drones, and we picked a few that we think would be ideal for kids to learn on. These drones are much safer and easier…

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Mavic Propeller test

DJI Mavic Propeller Test: Is the New Platinum Prop Worth It?

The new Mavic Pro Platinum claims to be both a quieter and a more efficient machine than the original Mavic Pro. The new ESCs (electronic speed controllers) combined with the newly-designed propellers are supposed to give the Platinum version of the Mavic a longer and quieter flight. Some people even claim that the new Mavic…

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