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Syma X23

The Syma X23W is a small and fun quadcopter for a beginner. Like a lot of other Syma drones we have tested this one is super durable. We crashed the heck out of this little guy. Sometimes on accident, sometimes not.  If you are looking for something fun and inexpensive the X23 is a good option. …

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Best Christmas Drone

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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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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