It has been DJI’s reign for the past three years in the drone industry. Despite lots of interesting challenges from other startups in the US and China, there wasn’t a unit produced that ensures the same quality, firmness, and ease of use. However, it looks like DJI’s supremacy is under challenge as Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, unveiled Typhoon H, an expansion of the Typhoon series at CES 2016, today.
Equipped with a 360-degree gimbal camera and carbon fiber retractable landing gear, the Typhoon H delivers efficiencies that you could previously find in high-end professional offerings. However, the drone comes with an unprecedented price of $1,799 ensuring ease and safety.
Unlike the previous version, Typhoon H comes with six rotors instead of four that lets the craft remain stable and land in the event it loses one or two motors. The new CGO3+ camera lets users plan for unlimited mind-blowing 4K videos and 12-megapixel stills. The landing gear repeals during the flight to seamlessly dispel itself from the shot of unobstructed views. It has Orbit, Point of Interest, Curved Cables and Journey. It comes with some safety features including ultrasonic proximity detection to support dodging large obstacles.
“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.”
The drone has a compact and user-friendly design. Its quick to disconnect props can be removed easily from the motors and the rotor arm folds down quickly from its flight position so that you can carry it in a custom designed backpack. You can run the drone using an Android based ST16 controller that has a 7-inch integrated display and HD 720p video downlink.