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Cheerson CX-OF
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CX-OF: A Micro Quad with Optical Flow Stability

The new Cheerson CX-OF is the smallest drone ever to include optical flow technology. The CX-OF may be tiny, but it packs in a lot of features. “Optical flow” is the term drone makers are now using do describe an extra stability feature that uses a downward sensor to keep your hovering quad in one place….

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Cheerson CX-23: A GPS Drone with Good Features and a Low Price

The Cheerson CX-23 CHEER looks to be Cheerson’s answer to the growing trend of inexpensive brushless drones. The specs on the CX-23 are impressive and it looks like you get quite a bit for a drone starting at $199. What is the CX-23 CHEER? The CX-23 is a GPS enabled, brushless motor quadcopter. It has a…

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Battle Drones: The Cheerson CX-60 is a Blast, Literally!

Let the battle begin! Remember playing laser tag as a kid? How fun would that be if you could do that with a drone? Well, now you can because Cheerson has developed battle drones. The CX-60 is a ducted, infrared-light-shooting, combat drone. These fun drones are sold in pairs and are a blast to fly,…

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Best drone under 50
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What is the Best Drone Under $50?

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to enjoy piloting a drone. In fact, we would highly recommend that your first drone be an inexpensive one. You will crash. It happens, and you don’t want to have to worry about a $1000 investment. Start with one of these drones. They all start under…

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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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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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Best drones now
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Best Drones Now

Best Drones, August 2017 What is the best drone? That seems like a simple question, but really the better question is what is the best drone for you? That depends on a few different things. Why Do You Want a Drone? Do you want something to take breathtaking aerial pictures and photos? Do you just…

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cx-10a
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Cheerson CX-10 and CX-10A A Pair of Inexpensive Micro-Drones

The Cheerson CX-10A is one of the many drones in the CX-10 line.  It is a good starter drone for less than $15. The CX-10A is the base model micro drone with headless mode.  It is a tiny drone, standing less than one inch (2.5 cm) tall and about 2.25 inches (5.8 cm) diagonal across the wingspan. It…

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Detour Sunglasses: The Official Shades of Half Chrome

Have you noticed that the Half Chrome Guys are usually sporting some stylish shades? Did you want to know how you could get your hands on a pair? Well we’ve partnered up with Detour Sunglasses to protect our pilot’s eyes from the sun and an errant prop or two. Detour Sunglasses makes high quality sunglasses…

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christmas drones
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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 that easy. We thought we’d help you find the perfect drone for that special someone…

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