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This Drone Guy passed the Remote Pilot exam!
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How I Passed the FAA Remote Pilot Exam (The Drone Test)

So you want to fly a drone commercially. Or maybe you just want to be able to fly your drone in a lot more places than a hobbyist. As of August 29 you need to pass a test issued by the FAA. This Drone Guy spent two weeks studying and passed with flying colors.  I…

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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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Why you want a Remote Drone Pilot License

So you don’t want to be a commercial pilot? Well if you want to fly your drone just about anywhere you still may want to get a remote pilot license. Let’s take a look at what the FAA says about hobbyist pilots. I found the following text in the Interpretation of the Special Rule for…

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Verifly On-Demand Drone Insurance

Verifly is a one of a kind on-demand drone insurance company.  You can use Verifly like you would Uber.  You only pay for insurance when you think you’ll need it.  Verifly operates via an app (iOS and Android). The process is fairly simple. First you need to download the app.  Then you will need to…

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FAA & Your Drone

Drone laws can be confusing. The Drone Guyz have put together a lot of good information and links to the FAA’s website. There is even an app to help you know more about flying your drone.

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Register Your Drone

Here is information on how to register your drone with the FAA as well as a link to their site. Registration is only $5 and should only be done through the FAA.