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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 Spark
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The New DJI Spark: The Drone for Everyone

DJI has once again changed the game with the release of their latest drone, the Spark. It was designed to get even the novice pilot off the ground and into the air in seconds. You can control it with your smartphone or you can opt to fly it longer distances with a joystick remote. What’s…

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F100 Force1
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Force1 F100: A Sleek and Powerful Brushless Quad

Force1 has teamed up with MJX to come up with the Force1 F100 and F100 Ghost. Both of these drones are sharp looking, powerful brushless motor drones. The F100 is very versatile and can be used to carry a GoPro or action camera for awesome aerial footage. Or you can choose to fly your F100…

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DJI SPARK ON A MAVIC
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DJI Spark Speculation and Free 3D Model

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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