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Tello EDU -The ultimate educational drone

Ryze recently released a new version of the Tello, called the Tello EDU. It takes everything we love about the Tello and adds to that more programming features. This awesome drone is incredibly stable, has an HD camera, intelligent flight modes and now can be programmed in Scratch, Python, and Swift. The Original Tello The…

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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. For another solid review of the Tello check out this post on…

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Best Drones Under $200

Not all drones are created equal. Some are faster, while others are more stable. Some drones have advanced features and high-definition cameras, while others are more affordable. If you are looking for a drone that meets your needs, but don’t want to spend a small fortune, then you are in luck. We’ve done extensive testing and research…

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SJ R/C Z5: A Brushed GPS Drone Under $100

The SJ R/C Z5 is a foldable GPS drone with an HD camera that is under $100. There aren’t a whole lot of drones with features like this one has at this price point. It is basically the same drone as the SJ R/C F11, but instead of brushless motors, it uses less expensive brushed…

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Simtoo XT175 Fairy Drone

The Simtoo XT175 Fairy Drone is a small foldable brushless drone. It carries an 8 MP camera and has a slew of excellent features. This small drone features both GPS and GLONASS for excellent stability. This drone looks like a heck of a deal under $150. The Simtoo Fairy Drone is a solid brushless quad. The Fairy…

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JXD 528: A Sub $60 GPS Drone. Is This the Tello Killer?

 The JXD 528 is an inexpensive brushed motor GPS drone. At only $59.99 it might be the cheapest GPS drone we have ever seen. How will it perform? Let’s find out. What is the JXD 528? The JXD 528 is a DJI Spark sized quadcopter. That is probably where the comparison to the Spark…

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Tello Remotes – Flaws, Fixes, and the Right Remote for You

The Ryze Tello is the most notable drone under $100 and it is a Half Chrome top pick. With excellent flight time, a great app, and best-in-class camera, the Tello is an awesome little quadcopter. The Tello is missing something important though – a remote control. Instead of including a remote, DJI and Ryze provide…

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We Found the Best Selfie Drone

Everyone loves a good selfie and there is no better selfie than a dronie – a selfie taken from a drone. Nothing beats the unique perspective that you can get from the air. With the right drone, you will likely be the only one of your friends posting pics from above. We have done the…

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At a New Low Price the Yuneec Breeze is Worth Another Look

The price of the Yuneec Breeze has been falling fast. First listed 18 months ago at an inflated price of $499, the Yuneec Breeze can now be found at retailers like Amazon for less than $200. Thanks largely to competition from Yuneec’s fast-moving competitor DJI, the price of the Breeze is now finally in line…

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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. Unlike the Tello, the MiTu offers onboard video storage. Does that mean the MiTu will beat the game-changing Tello in the under-$100 category? Keep…

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