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Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian

DJI Updates 3 Drones Today! The Mavic, Phantom and Spark Get Better

DJI has released some details about upgrades to their drone lineup. Today you’ll get the option to order the new Mavic Pro Platinum or Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian. DJI also announced a new “Sphere” panorama mode for the Spark. Wondering what all this means? Let’s dive in. DJI Mavic Pro Platinum The biggest upgrade is…

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DJI Osmo Mobile: Make Some Magic

The DJI Osmo Mobile turns your smartphone into a stabilized piece of semi-professional video equipment. Much like the gimbals on DJI’s drones, the Osmo Mobile is a three axis gimbal that will stabilize your smartphone. For a limited time, DJI is offering a free Osmo stand and extra battery. With the improving quality of smartphone cameras,…

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drone with 360 camera

Drone + 360° Camera = Awesome

The LG 360 Cam is a small and compact 360° camera that is the perfect size to put on a drone. So we thought, why not? We put it on our Phantom 3, Mavic, Bugs 2, Bugs 3 and even the tiny Spark. Order the LG 360 Cam The LG 360 Cam records video up to…

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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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Phantom Alternative
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Want to Build a Phantom Alternative for Less Than $200?

Do you want to create a drone that can take steady videos and sharp photos similar to those from more expensive drones like the Phantom 4 Pro, but spend less than $200? That’s what we did. Check out our footage from the beautiful Maya Rivera. We might just have a solution. If you already have…

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How to FPV
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FPV 101: What You Need to Know to Start Flying First Person View

Flying a drone is a fun experience, but flying FPV takes that experience to a whole new level. FPV, or first person view, puts you in the cockpit of your quad. You and your machine become one as you feel every loop, dive, and turn. It is a thrill and has been growing in popularity….

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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
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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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buy drone

Where is the Best Place to Buy a Drone?

When you start drone shopping there are a few different places to look, and there are some advantage and disadvantages depending on where you buy. There are a few different places we would recommend to shop for your drones: Amazon, Banggood, GearBest and DJI. Amazon: The Place to Start Drone Shopping Amazon is probably our…

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