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Eachine E014: A Tello Competitor at Half the Price

The Eachine E014 is a new ducted quadcopter from Eachine. It is a super stable drone with optical flow and it features a 720p WiFi FPV camera. The E014 has a handful of useful and unique features and Eachine did a great job implementing them in their new Eachine Fly app. This little-ducted quadcopter is a…

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Xiaomi MiTu: A Tello Competitor for Less

The Xiaomi MiTu is a small drone that was built to compete with the Ryze Tello. The MiTu has a 2 MP HD camera, optical flow, and some interesting flight modes. The MiTu offers onboard video storage. Will these things be enough to compete with the game-changing Tello? Keep in mind the MiTu also checks…

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Tello 2

The Ryze Tello was a game-changing drone in a few ways. Right now it is possibly the best drone you can buy for less than $100. It is incredibly stable and with electronic image stabilization and a 5 MP camera you can get pretty darn good pictures and video for the price. With the Tello, Ryze…

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Tello Extended – 2X to 5X Your Range with the Xiaomi Mi WiFi Extender

The Ryze Tello is controlled via a WiFi connection to your Smartphone. We wanted to boost the power of this signal and see if we could eek out some more range and better video transmission from the Tello. We did some research on antennas and by far the most popular budget option seems to be…

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Syma Z3: A Slick Looking Folding Drone

The Syma Z3 is a new folding drone. The Z3 has a sleek design and a 720p camera. It has optical flow and altitude hold. How does it stack up against some of the more popular Symas like the X5 or X8 models? Let’s find out. Spoiler alert: It isn’t going to compete with the Mavic…

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Syma Z2: The Cylindrical Selfie Drone

The new Syma Z2 is an interesting drone. It is a small cylindrical drone with folding arms. It comes with a unique “case” that makes it easy to travel with. It even has a decent camera. You won’t need a remote as this little quad will fly with your smartphone. Keep reading to learn more….

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Syma Z1: A Pocket-Sized Selfie Drone

The Syma Z1 is a small selfie drone with an HD camera with optical flow and altitude hold stability. It folds up so you can take it with you and flies via an app on your smartphone. If you are looking for a selfie drone this is one of the better cameras you will find….

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Program the Ryze Tello with Scratch

The Ryze Tello is an excellent drone. It is incredibly stable and has a solid camera. Its flight modes are something you’d expect to find on a much more expensive drone. It might just be the best drone under $100 that you can buy. One thing that sets the Tello apart from other drones is…

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Say Hello to the Ryze Tello! (With DJI and Intel Smarts!)

The Ryze Tello is the best drone you can buy for under $100. We have flown a lot of different drones and this one stands out. Keep reading to learn more about the awesome Tello. See how the Tello stacks up against some of our other favorite sub-$100 drones here.  The Tello is now available on DJI.com…

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What is the Best Drone Under $100?

You don’t have to break the bank to get a good drone under $100. We’ll show you five solid options and you can decide for yourself which one is best for you. Best Beginner Drone: Ryze Tello The Ryze Tello is probably the best drone you can buy for any beginner. It is small, lightweight…

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