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The New DJI Spark: Selfie Drone? Racer? Low Cost Option?

There has been a lot of speculation on what DJI’s next move will be. Will their next consumer drone be a Phantom 5? Will it be a Mavic 2? Will they downgrade the Mavic Pro and release a more affordable Mavic Standard? It seems that the next release from DJI may be none of those…

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Eachine E010C and other micro drones

Free 3D Printed Inductrix & E010 Frames and Upgrades!

Here at Half Chrome Drones we’ve become fans of the Tiny Whoop movement. Living in the Chicago area in the winter months can be painful for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that the sub-zero weather pretty much brings outdoor flying to a grinding halt. As a result, we transition to our…

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LG 360 Cam

Upgrade Your Drone with a 360° Camera

The latest trend in photography is 360° cameras. Drone pilots are thirsty to see this technology put up in the air where it belongs. There are some complete systems that you can already buy for drones, but they will set you back several hundred dollars and they are typically dedicated to a single drone model. We…

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360 camera

What’s the Best 360° Camera Under $360?

The hottest new trend in photography is 360-degree cameras. You can spend thousands of dollars outfitting your drone with a 360° camera system and get awesome video, so you might be surprised to find out the the best camera for you is likely the least expensive. Sure you could spend a grand or more, OR…

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Phantom Alternative

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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Syma X8S Camera Upgrade

Turn Your Syma X8S into a Serious Aerial Photography Machine

The new Syma X8S models are a nice upgrade from the original Syma X8 models. While the X8S does not fold up like a DJI Mavic, it is the first drone we have seen that completely snaps together in about 1 minute. The 1080p camera that is available with some of the models is pretty…

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Upgrade before and after

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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3D Printed Parts

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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UDI hack

Half Chrome Hack: 818A-1 Gets a Facelift & Better Performance

Have you ever wanted to modify your drone?  Are you looking for a drone hack to improve performance? Half Chrome has one of the easiest hacks to perform, and it will produce great results. The UDI 818A-1 is an excellent drone for a beginner.  It is very stable and very durable.  The giant propeller guard does an…

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Parrot Camera Fix Tools

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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