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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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Holy Stone HS170 Predator: A Top Selling Amazon Drone

The Holy Stone HS170 is a fast and agile small drone. It is one of the best selling and top reviewed drones on Amazon. What is the secret to its success? Simplicity. It is fun to fly and an easy drone to learn on. The Holy Stone HS170 is an excellent beginner drone. If you…

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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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HC Labs
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Half Chrome Labs – We Test Drones

Here at Half Chrome we put drones through a rigorous series of tests. Unlike many of the websites out there, we actually fly our drones. We see how fast they go. We test how quickly they ascend. We check battery life. We even crash them, and we catch it all on video. Read on to…

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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, November 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 want…

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Phantom 4 Angle View
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DJI Phantom 4: Is This the Best Drone of 2016?

The DJI Phantom 4 is one of the best drones on the market today.  DJI has taken an excellent drone and raised the bar again. The guys at Half Chrome will focus this review on the new features of the Phantom 4 and compare it to the Phantom 3 so you can figure out which drone…

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Syma X8HG
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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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Phantom 3 Standard
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DJI Phantom 3 Standard: The Best Value in Advanced Drones

The DJI Phantom 3 Standard might be the best overall value in fully-featured drones, especially for new pilots. It is a great drone to take breathtaking video or high-quality aerial photos without breaking the bank. DJI makes some high-quality drones – they can be more expensive than some of the other drones we have reviewed, and…

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Eachine H8S
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Eachine H8S: An Awesome Drone for Less Than $25

The Eachine H8S 3D Mini Inverted Flight Drone is a fast and fun stunt drone for any user. Maybe you are a beginner or maybe you are an expert who runs a fleet of DJI Phantom drones – It does not matter, you need this drone! It is just too fun and too inexpensive not to…

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