Yuneec International’s All-New Typhoon H Delivers Professional Features at a Prosumer Price
Typhoon H Provides Drone Enthusiasts with Six Rotors, 360-Degree Gimbal Camera and Retractable Gear In A Compact Design
ONTARIO, CA (January 5, 2016) — Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced the expansion of its Typhoon series with the unveiling of the Typhoon H, a new category of drone for the enthusiast. Driven by customer demand for a more sophisticated drone, the Typhoon H delivers capabilities previously only found in high-end professional offerings, but at a consumer price. The Typhoon H is equipped with six rotors, a 360-degree gimbal camera and retractable landing gear at an unprecedented price of $1,799 with Yuneec’s standard of being ready, easy and safe to fly.
The 360-degree gimbal with the new CGO3+ camera allows unlimited panning for breathtaking 4K videos and 12 megapixel stills. In addition, the landing gear retracts during flight to seamlessly remove itself from the shot for unobstructed views. The Typhoon H adds new flight and image capture modes including Point of Interest, Orbit, Curved Cable and Journey. Innovative new safety features include ultrasonic proximity detection to assist in avoiding large obstacles, and a failsafe system which allows Typhoon H to remain stable and land if a motor should fail.
“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 capability and value.”
An additional benefit is the compact and user friendly design of the Typhoon H. Quick disconnect props allow speedy removal from the motors, and each rotor arm quickly folds down from its flight position for easy and compact transportation using a custom-designed hardcase/backpack. Carbon fiber is used extensively to decrease weight while increasing durability.
The Typhoon H comes with the professional quality Android-based ST16 controller, which has a large 7-inch integrated display and HD 720p video downlink for stunning real-time video reception.
With the ability to add mission-specific modules, the Typhoon H is the next generation platform for enthusiasts and professionals. Planned add-ons include a high performance collision avoidance module based on Intel® RealSense™ Technology and an advanced IR camera module.
The Typhoon H maintains the Typhoon family’s focus on safety with features such as Geo-fencing, Variable Speed Control, Dynamic Return Home, Low-Battery Return Home and FAA No Fly. The Typhoon H will be available for the suggested retail price of $1,799 USD. For more information visit www.yuneec.com. The Typhoon Q500 family of drones will also continue to be available starting at the suggested retail price of $899.99.
Typhoon H Video: https://youtu.be/nAvNBPyoreU
Well I’ve had enough of fighting the Arris Lander X3 electric retracts on my large 960mm hexacopter drone. The gear retracts fine but it does weird things going back to the down position. It takes about 30 seconds and about 20 attempts before the gear is completely down. It will start by going down 2-3 inches, then it goes back up an inch, down three, up two, down three, up two. The gear finally goes down, but not without a LOT of waiting and wondering if it will burn out something, or simply fail. I do NOT want to have to hand catch this bird. That’s a no-go.
The retracts come with mounts, larger legs, and the electronics needed to control them. By removing all that I did free up about 150-170 grams of weight, which adds a few seconds to the flight time.
Pictured above is the big bird with the old/new gear back on, next to my 250mm racer.
I’m hoping to take this big bird traveling to the bahamas later this week. I stripped the old stuff off today and did some test flights, which were successful.