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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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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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Drones in Education: Opportunities for Educators

As the popularity of drones continues to grow, so do the opportunities for drones in education. Designing, building, testing and programming drones are all opportunities to help build problem-solving skills and teamwork. That is why Half Chrome is a proud sponsor of the IL Flipped and Blended Learning Conference.  Drones cover several disciplines including physics,…

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Vertical Takeoff Speed Test

Here at Half Chrome we like to test the performance of our drones. A key metric for drones is their thrust-to-weight ratio. This tells you how much vertical thrust the props generate compared to the size of the drone. Drones with lots of thrust compared to their weight tend to be able to accelerate upwards faster,…

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Camera Quality Comparison

We do side-by-side comparisons between comparative products, and the results are in! We also show comparisons to the most used camera in the world – the iPhone. In our case, we are using the iPhone 6s. We could put up all kinds of numbers to quantify the image quality, but we don’t find that particularly telling….

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Where to Find a 3D Printer for Your Drone Parts

Drones and 3D printers go hand-in-hand these days. Having access to a 3D printer is important if you want to replace parts or even create new and improved parts for your drones. Tiny Whoop frames, legs extensions, and camera mounts are just some of the parts we have designed here at Half Chrome. You can…

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312 UAV Drone Store

312UAV Drone Store

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could walk into a store and talk to someone that actually knew something about the drones on the shelf? Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a store specialized in drones? The 312UAV Drone Store is that place. Located in downtown Chicago, Stan Miskiewicz has been selling drones and…

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Detour Sunglasses: The Official Shades of Half Chrome

Have you noticed that the Half Chrome Guys are usually sporting some stylish shades? Did you want to know how you could get your hands on a pair? Well we’ve partnered up with Detour Sunglasses to protect our pilot’s eyes from the sun and an errant prop or two. Detour Sunglasses makes high quality sunglasses…

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Why you want a Remote Drone Pilot License

So you don’t want to be a commercial pilot? Well if you want to fly your drone just about anywhere you still may want to get a remote pilot license. Let’s take a look at what the FAA says about hobbyist pilots. I found the following text in the Interpretation of the Special Rule for…

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CAVU – America’s Largest Aerial Photography Company

Recently we had a chance to sit down with and talk to Dan Isaacson the CEO of CAVU and Kate Isaacson, his wife and VP of Digital Content. It was great to talk with someone as passionate about the drone industry as we are. Dan has some fantastic ideas and really is a visionary in the drone industry….

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