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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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DJI Osmo Mobile: Make Some Magic

The DJI Osmo Mobile turns your smartphone into a stabilized piece of semi-professional video equipment. Much like the gimbals on DJI’s drones, the Osmo Mobile is a three axis gimbal that will stabilize your smartphone. For a limited time, DJI is offering a free Osmo stand and extra battery. With the improving quality of smartphone cameras,…

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Syma Vs. MJX

MJX X102H, a viable competitor to Syma?

Here at Half Chrome we have tested countless Syma models including the X8W and the X8HG. We find them to be reliable drones that are simple to fly and are free of major flaws. Our Syma X8W has been crashed more times than we can count. Despite our best efforts we can’t break the thing….

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Phantom 4 Angle View
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DJI Phantom 4: Is This the Best Drone of 2016?

The DJI Phantom 4 is one of the best drones on the market today.  DJI has taken an excellent drone and raised the bar again. The guys at Half Chrome will focus this review on the new features of the Phantom 4 and compare it to the Phantom 3 so you can figure out which drone…

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Syma X8HG
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Syma X8HG Full HD Camera and Altitude Hold

The Syma X8HG is one of the best drones from their X8 model line. However, if you are looking for the newest model of the X8 then click here. The X8HG sports their best camera and has their new altitude hold feature.  Like the other Syma X8 drones, the X8HG is a good drone for first-time pilots,…

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Phantom 3 Standard
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DJI Phantom 3 Standard: The Best Value in Advanced Drones

The DJI Phantom 3 Standard might be the best overall value in fully-featured drones, especially for new pilots. It is a great drone to take breathtaking video or high-quality aerial photos without breaking the bank. DJI makes some high-quality drones – they can be more expensive than some of the other drones we have reviewed, and…

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Syma X8W
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Syma X8W -An Excellent Choice for a Beginner FPV

Syma X8W (left) next to a DJI Phantom 2 The Syma X8W is a very stable FPV drone that is a good drone for beginners as well as intermediate drone pilots.  It is a larger drone that has taken its styling cues from the DJI Phantom line. The X8W is an excellent value for under…

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CAVU – America’s Largest Aerial Photography Company

Recently we had a chance to sit down with and talk to Dan Isaacson the CEO of CAVU and Kate Isaacson, his wife and VP of Digital Content. It was great to talk with someone as passionate about the drone industry as we are. Dan has some fantastic ideas and really is a visionary in the drone industry….

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UDI 818A HD+ FPV
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UDI 818A FPV A Fun, Stable and Durable Drone

The UDI 818A HD+ with FPV is an excellent drone for the beginner or intermediate drone pilot.  It is very stable and extremely durable.  The FPV works via WiFi by connecting your phone to the drone then opening an app on the phone. You phone rests snugly in the holder on the transmitter. The FPV works reasonably…

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Red Bebop 2
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Parrot Bebop 2 A Fun Smartphone Controlled Drone

The Parrot Bebop 2 is a definite improvement over the original Parrot Bebop.  One of the biggest improvements is that the battery life has been doubled to 25 minutes of flight time.  The overall construction of the Bebop is better and it appears to have become more durable. Parrot fancies this to be a drone for taking…

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