Check out our full Yuneec Typhoon H Review and see what we thought when UAV Systems Info took it for a spin.
When it comes to drones, there is one manufacturer that is preferred by vloggers, professional filmmakers, and UAV aficionados alike – DJI. The Chinese manufacturer DJI currently holds the leading position on the market in the consumer drone sector with their highly respected but pricey drones.
However, there is another Chinese manufacturer that wants to take a seat at the table of consumer unmanned aerial vehicles – Yuneec. Yuneec has so far played second fiddle to DJI when it comes to drones.
But now the company is launching the Typhoon H hexacopter. In the battle between the Yuneec typhoon h vs DJI phantom 4, there is no longer a clear winner.
The Yuneec Typhoon H price is much cheaper than any of DJI’s product range at the moment. However, just because it is cheaper, does that necessarily mean it is a better deal?
Yuneec Typhoon H Review
- Suggested retail price of $1,299.
- Ready to fly UAV out of the package
- Prevents Collisions Automatically
- 4K UHD 30fps
- HD 1080p
- Video: 120 fps, Still Photo: 12.4 MP
- Gimbal camera with full 360° rotation and 3-axis anti-vibration
- The Landing Gear is Retractable
- Easy ‘twist and lock’ propeller installation
- Folding rotor arms for compact storage
- Integrated autonomous flight modes
- Controller with built-in 7-inch touchscreen
- Yuneec Typhoon H battery Life: approx 20 min
As you can see, some of the features and specs on this drone are out of this world. The Yuneec Typhoon H price is also a major factor to consider as well. Now that we got those out of the way, let us dive right into these features and see how they fare when we tested the Yuneec Typhoon H.
Six Arms, not Four
The Typhoon H sets itself apart by having 6 rotors instead of the traditional 4. It is not a quadcopter but a hexacopter. With six rotors, the UAV is more stable than any quadcopter on the market. A nice perk is that if one of the rotors malfunctions the drone will automatically return to home base. As a result, you can then repair the broken rotor arm and resume your droning session afterward.
In fact, the Yuneec Typhoon H specs ensure it does not lose stability even when flying on 5 rotors. The enhanced stability will appeal immensely to fans of drones who usually complain when their drones sway due to gusts of wind, leading to “shaky cam” sort footage and images. The Typhoon H ensures that you will never have wobbly footage, on account of the more than standard number of rotor arms.
The Yuneec Typhoon H’s arms are also retractable. The entire drone itself actually takes up less space than many quadcopters from DJI or other brands. In our Yuneec Typhoon H Review use we found it very easy to pack away for travel and storage purposes and carrying by hand or on your back.
Yuneec Typhoon H specs:
The Typhoon H weighs in at 1.95 kg and it measures 20.5” x 18” x 12.2”, which is not at all large especially considering it is a hexacopter.
When folded, the drone measures only 13.8” x 10.6” x 10”, making it as small as and even at times smaller than several quadcopters on the market. This hexacopter combines the best of both worlds – stability and portability.
The Yuneec Typhoon H battery lasts for up to twenty minutes of flight and can be quickly changed or recharged.
Yuneec Typhoon H Review: Video and Picture
The ultimate reason for buying a drone is to shoot high quality photos and video from an inaccessible vantage point, providing users incredible wide-screen footages and panoramic shots. We can affirm that the Typhoon H specs ensure it does that very well. It comes equipped with a 12.4 MP gimbal camera that can swivel a complete 360°. It is able to capture 1080p HD footage at 120fps as well as Yuneec Typhoon 4K UHD video at 30 fps.
Typhoon H comes with automatic settings, making it very easy for novice pilots or those who do not want to tinker so much with the aircraft. Right out of the box you can just launch the drone in the air.
For those looking to tweak and fine-tune their Yuneec Typhoon 4K camera, the Typhoon H still features plenty of manual controls to give users complete freedom in selecting the quality they desire. As a result, you’ll always be able to capture the perfect shot. At the current Yuneec Typhoon H price, that represents great value.
Nowadays, 4K is the new hype when it comes to video technology and Yuneec has quickly hopped onto that bandwagon. The ultra-high resolution of the Yuneec Typhoon 4K camera results in very crisp and detailed footage, with vibrant colors. If it came down to the Yuneec typhoon h vs DJI phantom 4, there are areas where Yuneec’s drone would win hands down.
The standard 1080p is great for normal or fast moving objects ( because of the very high frame rate). Additionally,our Yuneec Typhoon H Review revealed that the slow frame rate at the ultra-high resolution is amazing for those action shots where slow-motion makes a world of difference.
There is no need to worry about the landing gear getting in the way of your beautiful shots. The Yuneec Typhoon H’s legs are retractable just like the arms. Pilots flying the UAV will always have unobstructed panoramic vision of their surroundings.
Yuneec Typhoon H Review: The Flight Experience
The Yuneec Typhoon H comes with an ST16 all-in-one controller that is fitted with a transceiver and an Android OS platform that allows user to easily manipulate the autonomous nature of the flight. It also has a large 7” screen that displays real-time footage of the flight.
This is a major plus for videographers who frequently complain that they are unable to view what is being shot on other UAV’s. The Typhoon H displays footage concurrently so that you always know if you are getting the shots that you want. The controller connects to the drone via Wi-Fi and radio.
The hexacopter is able to reach altitudes of 400 ft, much higher than many others. In our Yuneec Typhoon H review we found that the drone is also able to travel a distance of 1 mile without losing connection to the controller. These couple exceptionally well with the myriad of flight modes the Typhoon H specs offer.
Orbit Me: Typhoon H will fly in a circular path around and above you, always keeping you in its tracks.
Point of Interest: Just like Orbit Me, but this time on an object.
Journey: Typhoon H will fly up very high and capture the perfect aerial selfie.
Curve Cable Cam: Users can program a route for the Typhoon to fly along.
Follow Me: Now a common feature on many drones, Typhoon H will move with you and always have you in center of the camera. This is perfect for those who do not want to control their drone. A pure automatic setting.
Dynamic Return to Home: Another increasingly popular feature; Typhoon H will return to you and land nearby automatically.
Yuneec Typhoon H battery: The Typhoon H’s battery has a flight duration life of around twenty minutes.
The Typhoon H is equipped with state-of-the-art sonar sensors to prevent it from colliding with obstacles. While drones from DJI also have collision avoidance technology, the rely on visual tech whereas Yuneec’s model employs sound tech.
This means that even in low light and dark environments, the Typhoon H will not crash into any obstacles. That is a big plus point for those planning on taking out their drone for a spin at night or in challenging terrain. However, we must state that this only applies when the drone if flying forwards. If the Typhoon H is moving sideways or backwards, then it may still bump into obstacles in its way. Not ideal, but still better than most of whats currently out there.
Final Thoughts on the Yuneec Typhoon H
We were pleasantly surprised with our experience in using the drone as well as the Yuneec Typhoon H specs. It was quite responsive when we used the controller to direct the drone to quickly turn. The various flight modes are great for those looking to experiment with it and tweak it to find the perfect shots.
The Typhoon H is easy to fly and maneuver, has a good flight time of 25 minutes, and takes breathtaking stills and videos. It is quite compact, considering that it is a hexacopter, and not heavier than many quadcopters out there. The Yuneec Typhoon H price is also an attractive bonus.
– Overall, a very good product that is selling for £1,100, cheaper than the alternatives. Highly recommended by UAV Systems Info.
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