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Phantom 3 SE: Is This the Best Entry Level Drone Now?

DJI recently announced the newest drone to the Phantom lineup, and it isn’t a new Phantom 5. It is the Phantom 3 SE. DJI now sells two different versions of the Phantom 3. The older Standard and now the SE. The Phantom 3 SE is an upgrade to the Phantom 3 Standard in many ways….

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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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MJX Bugs 2
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MJX Bugs 2: The Versatile Bugs 3 Gets an Upgrade

The Newest Bug from MJX MJX has been working hard to expand the Bugs Series of brushless motor quads. In addition to the Bugs 2, which is the focus of this article, MJX is also working on a Bugs 8 and Bugs 6. And let’s not forget the original Bugs 3, one of our favorite no-frills…

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Spark 2
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DJI Spark 2- The Spark Pro Ups the Game

The DJI Spark was one of the most anticipated consumer drones ever. A small and portable drone with a mechanical gimbal, the Spark is capable of taking excellent pictures and photos for under $500. So how will DJI up the ante? We have some ideas. Will it be called the Spark 2 or the Spark Pro?…

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DJI Drone size comparison
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Which DJI Drone is the Best for You?

DJI is the uncontested leader when it comes to aerial photography multicopters. Their Phantom 3 was a breakout drone that helped pave the way for the Phantom 4, Mavic and Spark. Their professional Inspire drones are used in Hollywood productions. They even have industrial drones for a variety of different applications. Here at Half Chrome,…

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Spark vs Phantom 3
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Spark vs Phantom: Which is Better for YOU?

With the recent release of the Spark, DJI now has two drones under $500. The Phantom 3 Standard and Spark both have a base price of $499. If you are reading this then you already know you want a DJI drone but you don’t have a 4-figure budget. How do you know which of these…

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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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FPV Map
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You Want to Race Drones? Start Here.

You may have seen drone racing on ESPN – it is awesome. If you have seen a skilled racer or freestyle acro pilot in person then you really know just how fast these drones can fly. The speed that they dart through and around obstacles is thrilling. The reflexes and timing that the pilots have…

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Inspire 2 vs Inspire 1
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Inspired Drones: DJI Inspire 1 vs Inspire 2

DJI created the Inspire series for those who are serious about filmmaking. You can do a lot with the more affordable Phantom drones from DJI, but they have some serious limitations. The larger and more expensive Enterprise drones, the Matrice series from DJI, offer a lot of flexibility but they are expensive and have their…

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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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