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Mavic look alike

Attop XT-1: It’s a Spark-sized Mavic Clone

The Attop XT-1 is a small foldable drone built to look like the Mavic, but smaller. While it may look like a Mavic and be the size of a Spark, it is a drone that is very different from both. What is the Attop XT-1? The XT-1 is one of the better looking Mavic clones we’ve seen….

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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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Is this the next Phantom from DJI
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DJI Is Building a 360° Camera Drone, When Will We See It?

The 360-degree camera revolution has arrived but so far no commercially successful drone has implemented a 360° camera. We already have some clues that DJI is planning something big – the DJI 360° Drone is coming. What features will it include? What will it look like? When will we see it? All will be answered. The Big “Surprise”…

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DJI 360° camera drone
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DJI Phantom X: Fact or Fiction?

In November 2015 DJI “announced” the Phantom X. They published a YouTube video promoting the new drone, using actors and technology insiders to discuss the fictitious drone. Two years later the Phantom X still isn’t a product, but some of its features have already started to creep into other DJI Drones. We will walk you…

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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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best inexpensive mavic
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Best Portable Drones Under $50

The DJI Mavic was a game-changer. Not only is it a full-featured quadcopter with a three-axis gimbal, but it also folds up for portability. Manufacturers have been scrambling to capitalize on this idea and there are plenty of low-cost Mavic copies out there for under $100.  How do they compare to the real Mavic? Spoiler…

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Best Small Drone
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Best Portable Drone Under $500

The DJI Mavic is the best portable drone on the market today, but its starting price tag of $1000 makes it an expensive purchase. There are a lot of inexpensive portable drones under $50, but they lack features like GPS and they typically have poor cameras. There are a handful of small, portable drones with good…

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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-notch 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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