The price tag is a little hefty, but the new Typhoon H from Yuneec is a substantial upgrade to its existing line of drones. It delivers a lot for the price. It is a six-rotor drone with a 360-degree gimbal camera and retractable landing gear at a cost of $1,799. Yuneec’s goal is to deliver a professional grade features to consumers everywhere.
The 360-degree gimbal with the new CGO3+ camera allows unlimited panning for 4K videos and 12 megapixel stills. The landing gear retracts during flight to remove itself seamlessly from the shot for unobstructed views. As with other new drones hitting the market, the Typhoon H has programming features that enable capturing Point of Interest, Orbit, Curved Cable and Journey.
It also has:
- “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 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.
- the ability to add mission-specific modules. Planned add-ons include a high performance collision avoidance module based on Intel® RealSense™ Technology and an advanced IR camera module
Yuneec claims that “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.”
Here is a promotional video of the Typhoon H in action courtesy of Yuneec.