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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-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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The Best Drones for Father's Day
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Happy Father’s Day: What is the Best Drone for Dad?

If you are looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift then look no further – dad needs a drone. The right drone is sure to put a smile on the face of the man you call “dad.” What Drone is Right for Dad? From videography drones to high-speed racers, there is a drone that the father…

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best drone for grad

Congrats Grad: You Deserve a Drone

If you are looking for the perfect graduation gift then look no further – your hardworking new grad needs a drone. The right drone is sure to put a smile on the face of your proud graduate. Whether it was high school or college, what better companion to take along to the next stage of life…

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DJI Spark
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The New DJI Spark: The Drone for Everyone

DJI has once again changed the game with the release of their latest drone, the Spark. It was designed to get even the novice pilot off the ground and into the air in seconds. You can control it with your smartphone or you can opt to fly it longer distances with a joystick remote. What’s…

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Tianqu XS809W: A Mavic Clone for $50?

Tianqu has built a small drone to look a lot like the DJI Mavic. Not only does it look like a Mavic, but it also folds up like a Mavic. The question is, could this be a low-cost alternative? The XS809W is a foldable drone with a handful of nice features. Aside from its handy fold…

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