Yuneec International — makers of the popular Typhoon Q500 aerial photography drones, have just introduced a new hexacopter to their Typhoon lineup — the Typhoon H.
The Typhoon H addresses demands by consumers who want a more sophisticated drone that delivers pro grade features at prosumer prices. Equipped with a 360-degree camera gimbal system and a retractable landing gear in an easy Ready-To-Fly (RTF) package, the Typhoon H is expected to retail for $1,799.
The Typhoon H comes with a CGO3+ camera and 360-degree gimbal which allows for unlimited panning while capturing 4K videos and 12MP still photos. The landing gear also fully retracts during flight to provide for unobstructed camera views. It also features plenty of carbon fiber for a lightweight and durable overall design.
Flight features include Point of Interest, Orbit, Curved Cable and Journey along with new safety features such as ultrasonic proximity sensors to avoid large obstacles and a failsafe system which allows it to stabilize and land when a motor failure is detected. Other safety features include Geo-fencing, Variable Speed Control, Dynamic Return Home, Low-Battery Return Home and FAA No Fly.
“A central part of our mission is to bring new and advanced creative possibilities within the reach of everyone,” said Yu Tian, chief executive officer of Yuneec International.
“We’ve engineered the Typhoon H to redefine what customers should expect to pay for a drone with such an array of professional features. At this price point, no other drone comes close to the Typhoon H in terms of capability and value.”
In keeping with Yuneec’s reputation of producing user-friendly drones, the Typhoon H features quick release props that allow for speedy removal from the motors. Each motor arm can also be folded down for easy and compact transportation with a custom-designed hardcase backpack.
The Typhoon H comes with an Android-based ST16 transmitter which features a 7-inch integrated display and HD720p FPV (First Person View) feed.