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Best Drones Now

Best Drones, October 2018 What is the best drone? That seems like a simple question, but it is actually impossible to answer. A better question is, “What is the best drone for you?” The answer to that question depends on what you are looking for. Why Do You Want a Drone? Do you want something…

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What is the Best Drone Under $50?

You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a good drone. In fact, there are a handful of excellent beginner drones that you can pick up for less than $50. We highly recommend you start with one of these before you trade up to a DJI or Yuneec drone. In no real order here…

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Syma z3 vs z2

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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Amazon Prime Drone Deals

Amazon Prime day starts July 16 and lasts 36 hours. If you are looking to partake in the world’s new favorite past time – flying drones – then now might be the time to pick one up. There are a bunch of excellent deals all day on Amazon including some great deals on drones. Click here…

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SkyViper v2400HD

Sky Viper v2400HD – Two Drones for the Price of One?

The Sky Viper v2400HD is a small and sporty camera drone with a unique ability to fly with or without altitude hold. Why is this so important? There is a strong likelihood that someone will pilot this drone who has never flown before, therefore the ability to turn on altitude hold can be an incredibly helpful feature…

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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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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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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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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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Syma X8W -An Excellent Choice for a Beginner FPV

Syma X8W (left) next to a DJI Phantom 2 The Syma X8W is a very stable FPV drone that is a good drone for beginners as well as intermediate drone pilots.  It is a larger drone that has taken its styling cues from the DJI Phantom line. The X8W is an excellent value for under…

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