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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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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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Best Phantom accessories
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DJI Phantom 3 Accessories

You’ve got your shiny new Phantom 3 and you love it. Now you want to deck it out. You want to be able to fly for more than 20 minutes at a time. You want to bring it everywhere, but don’t want to carry it around in the box. We have some solutions. Keep reading…

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Phantom 4 Accessories
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Phantom 4 and Phantom 4 Pro Accessories

You’ve just flown your Phantom 4 or Phantom 4 Pro for the first time and you loved it. Then you realized you needed to wait for your battery to charge before you can fly again. Batteries aren’t the aren’t the only thing you need (or want) to make your P4 or P4 Pro experience the best…

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Mavic Accessories
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DJI Mavic Accessories

The DJI Mavic is a spectacular drone, but there are a few things that can make it even better. The first thing you’ll want for your Mavic is a spare battery. Not being able to fly because your battery is dead is frustrating and having a couple of spare batteries is an easy solution. If…

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Upgrade before and after
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Syma X8 Camera Upgrade

The Syma X8 drones are a favorite platform for an action camera drone upgrade. In very little time you can put your favorite action camera up in the air on a Syma Drone. We like these drones so much that we have reviewed two of them already, the X8HG and X8W. If you already have an action camera like…

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Hubsan H107 accessories
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Hubsan X4 (H107) Accessories

The Hubsan X4 (H107) mini drones are some of the most popular drones for beginners because they are affordable, easy to fly, and they can take a lot of abuse. Half Chrome recommends the H107D with FPV as a good starter FPV drone and the H107C as a fun little camera drone. With your purchase,…

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best syma accessories

Syma X8 Accessories

The Syma X8 models are great beginner drones, but the best part is they can easily be updated to carry better cameras for better video quality. We describe that process here.  Check out our Amazon store for some accessories to help improve this already fun drone, or just keep reading. The store is just an…

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Tough Leash

Tough Leash Drone Antenna: 8 Mile Range!!!

Top-tier drones today are often limited in range by the signal range that their antennas provide. Aftermarket antennas can make a real difference in the range of your drone and the quality of connection between the drone and your controller. Leading the pack in style and performance is the lineup from Tough Leash. The Chicago-based…

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Parrot Camera Fix Tools
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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Camera Fix

If you are like us, maybe you got a Parrot AR.Done 2.0 with an out of focus camera. Several customers have had this issue. Laughably, one customer even noticed that some close-up palm trees in a Parrot promotional video were in good focus while things further away were blurry. Even their promo videos show the problem! As for…

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