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Best Christmas Drone
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Best Drones for Christmas 2017

There might not be a better gift to give this Christmas than a drone. They are a blast to fly, fun to race and can take awesome pictures and video. But finding the right drone to buy with confidence isn’t so easy. We thought we’d help you find the perfect drone for that special someone…

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UDI U45W

Force1 U45W: Rule the Roost with the Blue Jay

The Force1 U45W Blue Jay is a beginner drone with a lot of good features and its camera takes some of the best still images we have seen from a starter drone. It is stable, it is durable, and it is fun to fly, but is it the right drone for you? Let’s find out……

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JJRC quadcopter

JJRC H48: The Little Chubby… Yes, Really…

The JJRC H48 is a small inexpensive drone built for a beginner. The H48 is also known as the “Little Chubby.” While that may not be the ideal name for a drone, the H48 looks to be a great starter drone for the budding pilot in your life. It is lightweight and portable. It even has…

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HiteHome Blimp

HiteHome 16011 AirBag: A Voice-Command Drone for Beginners

The HiteHome 16011 AirBag Quadcopter is probably the funniest-looking drone on the market right now. It is being marketed toward kids, with the idea that it is a safer alternative to the open propeller designs of most drones. Is this small quad just a gimmick, or is there something to its unique design and feature…

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CES
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CES 2017 Drone Round-up: The Best Drone Info from CES is HERE

It was another big year for drones at CES, and Half Chrome was there to see what was new. There was plenty to see and there are some new and exciting things on the horizon. We will go through some of the most interesting drones that we saw at CES. Jump to the section that…

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Syma Vs. MJX

MJX X102H, a viable competitor to Syma?

Here at Half Chrome we have tested countless Syma models including the X8W and the X8HG. We find them to be reliable drones that are simple to fly and are free of major flaws. Our Syma X8W has been crashed more times than we can count. Despite our best efforts we can’t break the thing….

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takeoff graph
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Vertical Takeoff Speed Test

Here at Half Chrome we like to test the performance of our drones. A key metric for drones is their thrust-to-weight ratio. This tells you how much vertical thrust the props generate compared to the size of the drone. Drones with lots of thrust compared to their weight tend to be able to accelerate upwards faster,…

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X5UW drone
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Syma X5UW Altitude Hold FPV Drone Under $100

The Syma X5UW is a feature-packed drone coming in under $90. It is the most feature rich drone in this price range that we have ever seen, with effective altitude hold and good high quality no-lag first person view (FPV) streaming footage on your smart phone. In typical Syma fashion, this little drone takes some…

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Hubsan Q4 H111 Estes Proto X Nano Drone
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Hubsan Q4 World’s Smallest Quadcopter

This tiny little drone packs quite a punch.  Hubsan claims the Q4 is the world’s smallest quadcopter.  We can’t verify that it takes that record, but it is small and a lot of fun to fly.  This micro drone is smaller and lighter than the more common Cheerson CX-10.  Both of those aspects make it…

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Syma X8HG
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Syma X8HG Full HD Camera and Altitude Hold

The Syma X8HG is one of the best drones from their X8 model line. However, if you are looking for the newest model of the X8 then click here. The X8HG sports their best camera and has their new altitude hold feature.  Like the other Syma X8 drones, the X8HG is a good drone for first-time pilots,…

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