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7 Best Foldable Toy Drones

When DJI and GoPro unveiled the Mavic Pro and Karma last year, they helped ignite the foldable drone craze. It wasn’t long before other companies started to follow suit. At the start of this year alone, foldable drones can be found in almost every price segment from the $1000 Mavic Pro down to the $40 JJRC H37.


20 Best Toy Drones Under $100

The sub-$100 price segment in the market for toy drones is the most popular and crowded segment. Here is our list of the best 20 toy drones that you can buy for $100 or less. Since there are just so many models in this price segment, this list …


7 Best Affordable FPV Headsets under $100

Ever since we saw the first version of Quanum’s DIY FPV Goggle, affordable FPV headsets have started flooding the market en masse. These days, buyers have plenty to choose from when it comes to shopping for sub-$100 FPV headsets.


10 Best Aerial Photography Drones Under $700 (2017)

The sub-$700 price range is the most exciting segment for aerial photography drones. This is a highly contested battlefield where emerging brands such as XK and Cheerson get to take on established players such as DJI and Yuneec for market dominance.


10 Best Drones for Beginners (2017)

Whether you’re new to quadcopters and looking for something light and easy to play around with … or an aspiring drone pilot looking for a trainer drone to hone your flying skills, mini quadcopters are a great way to start familiarizing yourself with the world of multirotors.


3 New Coupon Codes for FPV Gear at GearBest

GearBest is currently offering 3 coupon codes for some new FPV gear. This includes one mini FPV racer, an FPV camera and a headset. All three products on offer here are some of the latest models and were released only recently. This includes the P180 and RunCam Micro Swift.


MJX G3 and D43 (In-Depth Review)

The MJX G3 FPV headset and D43 5.8G FPV monitor are two new MJX products that were released together with the new Bugs 8/6 FPV racer. Based on my initial impressions of these new products they will probably sell for less than $100 each, covering the entry-level segment for FPV gear.


Dragonfly App Makes Aerial Video Management a Breeze

Dragonfly is a new all-inclusive, simple and easy to use platform that allows you to organize and share your aerial videos and photos efficiently. Once set up, Dragonfly can easily transfer files from a drone to your smartphone immediately after its flight and onto the cloud via WiFi.


More Drones Doesn’t Mean More Close Calls

Reports by pilots of manned aircraft of ‘close calls’ with other airborne objects is nothing new. Balloons, birds, kites, parasails and the like have caused concern for aviators since the advent of manned flight. Is is therefore unsurprising that the increasing number of drones in our skies is worrying pilots and the FAA alike.


Parrot Teams Up With Nissan for Adventures on the Road

Exciting times look set to continue at French drone manufacturer Parrot. Along with the release of its new Disco drone, announced this week, the company is also launching another drone – the Bebop 2. The interesting thing about this drone is its compatibility with the new Nissan X-Trail X-Scape 4×4 vehicle.


Anet A2 (In-Depth Review)

The Anet A2 is Anet’s latest and its first DIY 3D printer kit to feature an aluminum frame. It also features a single Z axis motor, a print volume of 220 x 220 x 200mm and a Bowden extruder setup. All this for a highly attractive price of just below $220.


MJX Bugs 8 / Bugs 6 (In-Depth Review)

The MJX Bugs 8 is an excellent starting point for those looking to discover FPV racing. Pure breed FPV racers with all their raw power and precision can be intimidating to fly for beginners. That’s not the case with the Bugs 8 which is tame yet exciting enough to fly.


GearBest’s Rock the Summer Sale!

It’s Summer time! One of the best seasons, besides Christmas, in our humble opinion. And of course, when summer is here, it’s time to rock it! And what better way to rock it than at GearBest’s Rock the Summer Sale.


Tianqu XS809W (In-Depth Review)

What do you do if you think the DJI Mavic Pro looks cool but aren’t willing to part with $1000 for one? Well, you get a toy version of it, of course. The Tianqu XS809W is one such toy quadcopter that’s clearly inspired by the Mavic Pro.

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