I’ve been flying Yuneec’s Q500 Typhoon 4K quadcopter for several months. It is the total package from what you want and expect from a drone for the serious consumer. I’m a huge fan and all-aboard the Yuneec train.
I was introduced to Yuneec in April 2015 at NAB and got the chance to try out the Q500 series last fall. This review is long overdue but the recent price drops across the Typhoon line make them more attractive than ever and have nudged me to spread the word about this great little drone.
The flight and image capture experience is very similar to what you get from a DJI Phantom series drone. The biggest and most important difference for me is the included ST10+ transmitter from Yuneec. [Read more…]
It looks like Yuneec’s quadcopters have taken a significant price drop in addition to the recent drops we saw on DJI Phantom 3 drone prices.
The Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon is now $999.99 (was $1299.99) and comes complete with the SteadyGrip handheld gimbal and aluminum carry case.
The Yuneec Q500+ Typhoon 1080/60p model is now $699.99 (was $1099.99). It also ships with the SteadyGrip handheld gimbal and aluminum case.
The Yuneec Typhoon G with the GoPro Gimbal is down to $499.99 (was $899.99).
I’m not sure if these are permanent or will expire soon. I’m a big fan of the Yuneec drones because of the added value you get with the full kit over what DJI offers. I’ve had a Q500 4K on deck for review for a while now and really have nothing but praise for it. I’ll get around to that review soon hopefully, but in the mean time, these are some solid deals on great drones.
Last year, we saw DJI introduce a trio of Phantom 3 models that spanned from the entry-level Phantom 3 Standard to the mid-range Phantom 3 Advanced and the top-end Phantom 3 Professional, which was the only drone to feature a 4K camera.
Mitch over at Planet 5D sent me this video of a drone turned blender and shot in super slow motion at 1500fps on the Phantom Miro camera. With CES 2016 kicking off this week, it is the perfect intro to the onslaught of drone tech we are going to see the rest of the week.
Aside of the humor and wonder of watching the DJI Phantom chop up fruits and veggies in slow motion, it is striking to me just how powerful those little plastic blades are when moving at high RPMs.
If you’re worried about the demise of the drone, it was already on its last legs and was used in this video for a last hoorah as it was put out of its misery.
Not a week goes by without some kind of drone incident popping in our news feeds. Stories about drones interfering with commercial flights and even police and firefighting aircraft are becoming far too common.
And now we can’t have nice things… [Read more…]
After launching the Phantom 3 Professional and Advanced models at NAB 2015, DJI has unveiled the new Phantom 3 Standard quadcopter, which features a built-in camera with 3-axis gimbal. It can capture up to 2.7K resolution video at 30fps and 12MP DNG and JPEG still images. [Read more…]