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Bebob 2 power

Parrot Bebop 2 Power: Hour Flight Time, FPV and More…

Parrot decided that their drone lineup needed a boost so they hit the drawing board and came up with the Bebop Power 2, a faster, more powerful, more efficient version of their Bebop 2. This machine can hit a top speed of 40 mph in Sport mode or be tamed down for aerial photography. You can…

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GPS Drone

Syma X8 Pro: GPS and an HD Camera

The new Syma X8 Pro is the first drone in the X8 lineup with GPS capability. We don’t know exactly when Syma will release this new machine, but it’s coming soon and we have some details for you. The First X8 with GPS The first and most important difference between the X8 Pro and every…

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Force1 U49C Red Heron: The Popular U818A Gets a Facelift

The Force1 U49C Red Heron is an excellent drone for a beginner. It has an impressive 15 minute flight time and boasts a 720p HD camera. The Red Heron also has nice features like altitude hold, one key take-off and landing and headless mode. The Red Heron was built for Force1 by the reputable RC…

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New DJI Mavic
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Mavic Pro Platinum: DJI Upgrades their Most Popular Drone

DJI may not have released the Mavic 2, but the Mavic Pro Platinum is not a bad start. You’ll get a quieter Mavic with a longer flight time. The improved performance of the Platinum is due to more efficient ESCs (electronic speed controllers) and some uniquely-shaped propellers. The upgrades extend the flight time of the…

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Mavic vs Obtain

C-Fly Obtain: The Affordable Mavic Clone

The C-Fly Obtain F803 is an unapologetic copycat of the popular and impressive DJI Mavic. Whether the Obtain is folded up or unfolded for flight, its similarities to the Mavic are undeniable. Unlike a lot of the cheap imitators, the Obtain actually has some impressive features. This quadcopter is enabled with GPS and GLONASS, it…

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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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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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