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Best Christmas Drone
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Best Drones for Christmas 2017

There might not be a better gift to give this Christmas than a drone. They are a blast to fly, fun to race and can take awesome pictures and video. But finding the right drone to buy with confidence isn’t so easy. We thought we’d help you find the perfect drone for that special someone…

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UDI U45W

Force1 U45W: Rule the Roost with the Blue Jay

The Force1 U45W Blue Jay is a beginner drone with a lot of good features and its camera takes some of the best still images we have seen from a starter drone. It is stable, it is durable, and it is fun to fly, but is it the right drone for you? Let’s find out……

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Best drone under 50
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What is the Best Drone Under $50?

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to enjoy piloting a drone. In fact, we would highly recommend that your first drone be an inexpensive one. You will crash. It happens, and you don’t want to have to worry about a $1000 investment. Start with one of these drones. They all start under…

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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, 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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UDI hack
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Half Chrome Hack: 818A-1 Gets a Facelift & Better Performance

Have you ever wanted to modify your drone?  Are you looking for a drone hack to improve performance? Half Chrome has one of the easiest hacks to perform, and it will produce great results. The UDI 818A-1 is an excellent drone for a beginner.  It is very stable and very durable.  The giant propeller guard does an…

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UDI 818A HD+ FPV
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UDI 818A FPV A Fun, Stable and Durable Drone

The UDI 818A HD+ with FPV is an excellent drone for the beginner or intermediate drone pilot.  It is very stable and extremely durable.  The FPV works via WiFi by connecting your phone to the drone then opening an app on the phone. You phone rests snugly in the holder on the transmitter. The FPV works reasonably…

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UDI 818A HD
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UDI U818A-1 -A Durable Drone for a Beginner

The UDI U818A-1 is a durable drone that is excellent for beginners.  It comes equipped with a 720p HD camera and some nice features.  This small drone has an integral prop guard that protects it from impact and makes it a safe drone to handle. The drone performs flips in multiple directions with a push of the button….

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