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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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MJX M1: Is This the Best Low-Cost Alternative to a Phantom?

MJX has built some fantastic brushless drones with the Bugs series. The formula they followed was simple: Build a high quality, versatile drone that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. It looks like MJX is applying that formula to one of their newest drone concepts, the M1. The M1 was developed to be an…

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drones under 500
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What is the Best Drone Under $500?

There are a handful of good drones out there in the $200 to $500 price range. Which one should you get? Let’s look at some of the top competitors to help you make an informed decision. We are comparing an affordable lineup of drones with HD or better cameras including the DJI Phantom 3 Standard,…

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Autel X-Star Premium
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Autel X-Star Premium – The Flying Pumpkin

The Autel Robotics X-Star Premium is a high end drone capable of capturing 4K video. It is affectionately dubbed the “flying pumpkin” for its orange color. That orange color helps you spot that pumpkin when it is high up in the sky. You may think the orange color is the only real innovation on this drone,…

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Xiro Xplorer V

Xiro Xplorer A Sleek Looking Quadcopter

The Xiro Xplorer is a full featured HD camera drone. Its unique design is a breath of fresh air. Unlike a lot of drones in this class it is not trying to shamelessly copy the design of the DJI Phantom. The Xiro Xplorer has a futuristic and unique design. It looks more like a sleek…

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Best drones now
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Best Drones Now

Best Drones, August 2017 What is the best drone? That seems like a simple question, but really the better question is what is the best drone for you? That depends on a few different things. Why Do You Want a Drone? Do you want something to take breathtaking aerial pictures and photos? Do you just…

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Upair One

Upair One – Phantom Contender or Pretender?

The UPair One is a full size drone that comes with either a 2K or a 4K camera. It is an unabashed copy of the DJI Phantom. But is it a viable alternative to the Phantom 3 standard? The UPair One is one of just a few remaining competitors to the Phantom lineup. There are…

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christmas drones
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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 that easy. We thought we’d help you find the perfect drone for that special someone…

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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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