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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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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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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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yk019
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Holy Stone HS170 Predator: A Top Selling Amazon Drone

The Holy Stone HS170 is a fast and agile small drone. It is one of the best selling and top reviewed drones on Amazon. What is the secret to its success? Simplicity. It is fun to fly and an easy drone to learn on. The Holy Stone HS170 is an excellent beginner drone. If you…

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X5UW drone
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Syma X5UW Altitude Hold FPV Drone Under $100

The Syma X5UW is a feature-packed drone coming in under $90. It is the most feature rich drone in this price range that we have ever seen, with effective altitude hold and good high quality no-lag first person view (FPV) streaming footage on your smart phone. In typical Syma fashion, this little drone takes some…

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HC Labs
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Half Chrome Labs – We Test Drones

Here at Half Chrome we put drones through a rigorous series of tests. Unlike many of the websites out there, we actually fly our drones. We see how fast they go. We test how quickly they ascend. We check battery life. We even crash them, and we catch it all on video. Read on to…

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Phantom 4 Camera
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Camera Quality Comparison

We do side-by-side comparisons between comparative products, and the results are in! We also show comparisons to the most used camera in the world – the iPhone. In our case, we are using the iPhone 6s. We could put up all kinds of numbers to quantify the image quality, but we don’t find that particularly telling….

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mavic vs karma vs phantom 4
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DJI Mavic Pro vs. GoPro Karma vs. Phantom 4

Both DJI and GoPro released new and innovative drones.  You are probably wondering which is better. Some Phantom 4 owners are wondering if they should make the switch. Here at Half Chrome, we decided we’d take a look at these three drones so that you can decide which is best for you. Spoiler alert: Mavic…

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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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