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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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Phantom 4 Accessories
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Phantom 4 and Phantom 4 Pro Accessories

You’ve just flown your Phantom 4 or Phantom 4 Pro for the first time and you loved it. Then you realized you needed to wait for your battery to charge before you can fly again. Batteries aren’t the aren’t the only thing you need (or want) to make your P4 or P4 Pro experience the best…

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takeoff graph
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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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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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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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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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