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Retractable and removable 360 camera in a drone

360° Camera Drones Are Coming!

360° Cameras have been around for several years now, but they have yet to be implemented in a commercially successful drone. These cameras capture everything in the world around them. There are a few reasons for the slow adoption of these cameras, but that is changing as technology improves. The cameras and software that supports…

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DJI Mavic Air vs Phantom 4

Mavic Air vs Phantom 4 Pro

The new DJI Mavic Air is a compact marvel, but how does it stack up against DJI’s original drone design, the Phantom? We’ve already compared the Mavic Air to the Mavic Pro and the Spark, but how does it compare to the flagship DJI drone, the Phantom 4 Pro? What about the Phantom 3? Let’s…

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Stowable 360 degree camera drone
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Is this Drone a Realtor’s Worst Nightmare?

A new patent from Half Chrome outlines a real estate drone that will make virtual tours of homes better and much cheaper to produce. Your next home may be fully mapped and imaged, both inside and out, in a matter of minutes. With footage from a semi-autonomous drone, you may never again need to visit a house…

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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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Black Friday Drone
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Save up to 50% this Black Friday on Drones

Black Friday from DJI DJI is running some great deals this Black Friday. Whether you are looking for an awesome professional quality Inspire 2, a super portable Mavic, a versatile Phantom 4, a tiny Spark or a high-value Phantom 3, DJI has it all and they are chopping prices this Black Friday. Save $100 off the Spark…

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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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Live stream disappoints

DJI’s April 23 Live Stream Disappoints Consumer Enthusiasts

DJI hosted a live streaming event on Facebook Sunday night. The event was designed to announce new products and kickoff the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas. Over 35 thousand viewers tuned in at the time of the live stream and most of them were disappointed by the failure of the world’s biggest…

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P4 Advanced
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Is the Phantom 4 Advanced a Better Deal than the Pro?

DJI recently released a new model in the Phantom 4 line called the Phantom 4 Advanced. Half Chrome has all the news on DJI’s latest offering, with a detailed comparison and our own personal thoughts on which Phantom 4 is the best deal right now. In this article, we’ll also cover DJI’s new “Draw” flight…

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LG 360 Cam
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Upgrade Your Drone with a 360° Camera

The latest trend in photography is 360° cameras. Drone pilots are thirsty to see this technology put up in the air where it belongs. There are some complete systems that you can already buy for drones, but they will set you back several hundred dollars and they are typically dedicated to a single drone model. We…

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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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