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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 360 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Capable drone, but shouldn't be your first.

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    If you're looking for an all in one system to use for photos and videography, the Yuneec Typhoon q500 4k delivers professional quality footage. The included ST10 controller is well built and intuitive. The screen is not especially bright for daytime outdoor use but when used with the included sun shield it is manageable. Overall changing settings and the overall responsiveness of the controller with the drone cannot be beat at this price point. The drone itself is a little on the larger side but I regularly get about 20 min of flight time. Which is still a lot of footage with the high quality CGO3. The punch out in the drone is a little slower that others but for the purpose of videography the speeds this drone goes are just fine. I suspect changing the type of blades used with the typhoon would help improve the overall speed. I am not looking to race with it so for my purposes it works great. The Yuneec has a slew of functions including follow me and some other smart functions like smart orientation. In terms of all it's features it checks all the boxes. I've gotten about 1500ft away with it being controlled just fine. The Yuneec Typhoon 4k is not meant to compete with the range on the DJI Light bridge so don't expect to fly it from miles away. The included 4k camera and 3 axis gyrostabilized gimbal are phenomenal and allow for amazing footage even in windy conditions. I've flown in 16mph winds gusting to 20mph and gotten footage that is extremely still. The last thing I would say is start with a smaller more inexpensive drone before dropping the money on this guy. It will help with your piloting and orientation and if you crash it you're not out $800.00 or more. For everything included with the drone and how it handles I would have no problem buying this again.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Stop... just buy this drone

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    I had been wanting to get a drone for a long time, and just could not find the right price point to start out with. I really wanted a drone that had a good camera. At first I bought a 3DR Solo around Black Friday 2016 after reading decent reviews so I cashed out my My Best Buy Points and picked it up along with a new tablet and a Go Pro. Once I got my new drone set it up and charged everything that was as far as it got no matter what I did the drone would never take off; I would exchange it for 2 more all with the same results it never would fly. So I gave up on the Solo and returned it and got my points back and just waited for one of the other big names to come down to my price point. So in the summer of 2017 B and H Photo had the Q500 on sale for half price so I cashed out my points again and called BB for a price match which they did and 2 days later I got my drone but this time after charging everything up I was up in the air and hooked. I know that everyone drinks DJI's KoolAid but I must say I love what Yuneec has done. Yuneec doesn't get the attention they deserve. I have always had a problem with one brand getting all the attention and public interest; it is always a sign of a company that knows it is popular and can charge what they want, have poor service, and be slow to innovate; which to me that is DJI. Yuneec is putting together drones that are accessible and require no additional hardware. The all in one controller is great no need to find the right phone or tablet and no need for a Go Pro. The Q500 had it all. It is a great beginner drone and has a lot of features to work with and not be overwhelmed. Now the drone is slow with about 17 mph at max in Angle mode and the screen on the remote can be choppy but despite those flaws I still highly recommend this drone as a starter. So far after 6 months of flying I have not had any crashes caused by user error now I did have one fatal crash not long after I got the drone, but that was due to hardware failure and Yuneec gladly repaired and replaced everything that broke on the drone for free including the camera that was ripped off from the fall in the woods and never retrieved. Customer Service was fair and the service department was fantastic in keeping me informed of all the repair updates. I have enjoyed this drone ever since and as a matter of fact it fueled a new habit and I just recently bought the Typhoon H which is a great drone but I could not have made that leap without the Q500. I still fly the Q500 and love it along with the H. You will not regret this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    This beast is awesome!!

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    This Drone is awesome! I've owned the Solo and Phantom 4. The style, flight, controller and available Yunsim flight sim is amazing. This Drone and controller turns heads, and is a serious conversation piece. The Q500 4K and ST10+ Controller are high quality. On the single battery you get about 25 minutes of flight time. I highly recommend purchasing an additional battery. Like I did. The only thing negative I have to say, is that my kit did not come with a lanyard for the controller. The blue shirt employee who helped me, told me that this drone does not have any follow me modes. He was so wrong! I'm so glad I did my research. The follow me mode and watching mode is amazing, and works very well. I highly recommend this model over all other models. This kit is an exceptional value.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quadcopter

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    This Quadcopter is awesome. Fly's really well even for beginners! 4k Camera takes good shots during the day but lacks quality at night! I would recommend this even for a first!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good drone with decent camera

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    This was a christmas gift for my boyfriend. He absolutely loves it and can't believe the quality of the stills/video even on a windy day! The only downside to this drone from what I can tell is that initially you can not fly it within 4 Mile's of an airport but he said it was easy to get a software update to get around this. He has crashed it a few times but all that needed fixing was some new props and it was off and flying again.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great drone

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    This is a very good entry level drone for some one who has had some first time drone experience! Camera is very nice and takes great videos the controller is very clear and easy to use it could use some better directions but as a hole great for the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great drone for beginner/ pro

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    I researched multiple drones ranging from the 3dr solo and dji phantom series. Nothing matched the yuneec. It's very easy to use . It has modes to start as a beginner/ intermediate / and pro. The 4K resolution is wonderful. I've only taken it 400 feet up and 1100 feet out and it's work great!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    So easy to fly anyone can operate it

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    I purchased this from Yuneec in Ontario CA. Ryan was very informative and even let me test fly a production model in their parking lot. Being a professional photographer I really need something with a more professional camera set up like the DJI Inspire with the Zenmuse X5 camera rig. If you are in the market for a great starter drone with a good 4k camera this is the drone for you

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera CGO3

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    I love this, but the frame on the Typhoon it's too bad. Especially around the legs!. Get crack soo easy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    great for beginners to experts

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    I resent bought this drone and what a great price. It came ready to fly and right away i was able to fly it. Very very easy drone to start up with will be a Yuneec customer for life and thanks Best Buy

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to fly

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    This was a good choice for me to start with. It was easy to learn to fly and seems to be very stable in the air. I'm very happy with the choice I made to purchase this item!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera drone

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    Purchased my Q500 4K before Christmas 2017. Needed a serious camera drone. Have other drones with non-stabilized cameras. Unfortunately had problems with this first Q500 4K drone. Something was loose and rattling around in CGO3 camera. Also the FPV video while flying, was breaking up with pixilation and lag. Could not even fly it with bad video. Returned drone to BestBuy. They quickly replaced with another. Have had this Q500 4k drone for 6 months with 104 flights. Love this drone. Looks amazing, not like the boring looking white DJI drones. Easy to see and fly. Super quiet and is a stable dependable camera platform. No major problems to date only slight WIFI lag. Only sometimes and not always. Switching from video to picture mode display on transmitter, reconnects camera and cures excessive lag. FPV is best in picture mode, one second lag. I fly in FPV picture mode, then switch over to video mode, to take a video, then back to picture mode. Camera with recorded video and pics are excellent. Just get to know the minor camera adjustments (white balance, frame rate, iso, evo and frame speed). Don't rely on CGO3 cameras presets or auto settings. I use the (Gorgeous Setting), then adjust to 1080p @ 30 fps, 100 iso and 60 sec. while adjusting evo on the fly. This works best for me and gives movie quality video without using the 4K settings, which I do not use. I also use a gray scale device at start up, before flight and lock in the white balance. Max range before the WIFI FPV video drops out is approx. 1300ft. I extended this range to 2500ft. by installing a aftermarket FPV external antenna kit for the drone, around $30. Flight time is approx. 20 mins. Recommend a extra battery. All in all a excellent buy and now comes with a wand remote. That is a $100 extra for free, something that wasn't offered with my drone. Can't afford a DJI drone? For $600 this big bird is well worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Just great... This is awesome...

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    This drone works great... Outstanding video quality... Just, follow all instructions. Buy a second battery. I have tried it in some windy conditions and woks perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great beginner drone!

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    This is my first drone. I was worried I would crash it the first day after I got it, but it is easy to fly. I absolutely love flying for fun and getting some awesome photo and video. Great drone!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware -Customer service will hang up on you

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    Purchased during Christmas for my son. Because we live in Colorado and the weather was snowy and icy, we were unable to fly to aircraft until recently. We following instructions, we charged the battery according to the instructions and flew one time for about 10 min as it was getting late in the day. The next time we took it out the unit would not power back on. We called the manufacture, and they told is the product is under warranty however the battery is on a 30 day warranty and we have exceeded our 30 days window. I tried to plead with the rep that this unit was purchased brand new and never opened unit the weather was warm enough to fly. How can we as a customer be held to 30 day warranty on an items that was never opened and/or used. The warranty was expired prior to us being able to use the product due to Colorado weather. Had we taken it out ti fly in the snow, the warranty would have been void based on bad weather conditions. I requested a replacement battery as was denied y request and was told that I would need to pay full price for a replacement. I would never recommend this product to anyone interested and I can only base that decisions is based only on their horribly rude customer customer service as we've only flow the aircraft for less than 10 min total. -My teenage son begged us to buy this for him for Christmas and now it just sits in a box until we can afford to purchase another battery -in my heart, I they should do the right thing a send a replacement battery at no cost. Every opportunity I get I will do my best to update forms with feed back on the product and their customer support. I was in the store last week and was able to talk someone out of buying this because of the troubles we've experienced with the unit and their support..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my drone

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    Excellent guality. Quick delivery and easy ordering

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Drone for all Levels

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    What I Love: I don't have to rely on an external device to fly. If you happen to crash the Q500, Yuneec will have it back to you within a month. If you crash a DJI drone you will not get your drone back for three months. Yuneec has great customer service. The Q500 allows you to take off the gimbal/camera and mount it on a steady grip for smooth ground shots. You can film or shoot photo's manually, and in raw formats for professional shots. Extremely durable. Crashed on my second flight and the wiring to my camera did break, so they gave me a different wire. A few weeks ago I crashed in non gps mode (45mph) and there was nothing but a few scratches. Besides the wiring by the camera, it's a solid drone. What I don't like: Loosing video signal is common. After 1200Ft with no objects between me and the drone is the safe zone for connection. You can reach 2100ft but your video feed will cut in and out. Dji's are known to have greater range. Landings are tricky. When descending to land, (2 feet above the ground) the q500 has a tendency to bounce. If there is wind make sure you counter it or you could tip on landing. Once you do it enough it's easy to do. When you let go of the sticks to hover, the q500 generally holds its place but does move a foot or two away from it's original position. The phantom three is much more steady. One last thing is the flight modes, you get smart mode, angle mode, and return to home mode. In smart mode you can access follow me and watch me mode. On the professional version of the phantom three you get orbit mode, journey mode, point of interest mode, and the follow me mode. Not a huge deal but a disappointment. If you ask me what's better, the Dji phantom 3 professional or the Yuneec Q500, I'd say its a personal preference. There are pros and cons of each that I mentioned above. Hope this was helpful.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to fly, great value, good beginner drone

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    Based on my extensive research before buying the Q500, it really seemed like this was the best choice for me as a beginner. Here is what convinced me: Other drones are clearly better at autonomous flight (programming a preset flight path, even one well beyond your sight, and trusting the drone will come back safe and sound--something the new FAA rules forbid anyway); the Q500 doesn't have this option at all. But it's not something I'm at all interested in; in fact, it makes me queasy even thinking about it. Other drones can also go much faster; my Q500 tops out at only around 18 miles per hour. Again, for a beginner, slower is better. The Q500 also has a slider switch on the remote which you can adjust on the fly to restrict the speed of all flight controls to your liking--very handy for an anxious beginner. The Q500 is surprisingly easy to fly and is very stable, even with moderate breezes. The remote is very user friendly, and I like having the full display built into the remote, rather than having to sync up a wireless connection to your smartphone or tablet, like the competing drones. The battery lasts for well over 20 minutes, which is pretty good compared to the competition. The camera takes phenomenal photos and video--not choppy or grainy at all. The gimbal provides for smooth, jiggle-free video, even during high winds and abrupt flight maneuvers. The drone will fly beyond a quarter mile from the remote, but that's about where the video signal cuts out (and sooner if there is no direct line of sight). The drone's construction seems very sturdy and high-quality, something I've heard owners of competing drones complain about. If the Q500 loses connection with the remote, it automatically returns to the GPS point it took off from (but I'm yet to lose connection). The gimbal and camera can be easily detached and mounted on an included handheld device, making it a great camcorder, especially for high-action recording, like running, riding a roller coaster, etc. (just without any zoom functionality). It's comparable to other small gimbal camera setups, and for about the same price (nevermind a drone is included in that price!) Connection to a smartphone for viewfinder function and settings controls is simple and quick. Here are the only things I don't like, and the only reasons the Q500 doesn't get a full five stars from me: It has "follow me" and "watch me" functions that have the drone and/or camera follow the remote or Wii-remote-sized remote (sold separately) autonomously, and these functions work okay, but not great; and I'm told if you go too fast or change directions too quickly, the drone may "fly away." Yikes! I really wish the Q500 had a feature of autonomous orbiting and camera fixation around a single point on the ground, like one of its competitors. Of course, this may be something Yuneec programs into a further firmware update (fingers crossed). I also wish it had the feature available on one of the competitors of selecting a moving person or object on the screen and telling the drone/camera to follow them/it. That seems like an awesome feature that alone may make that competing drone worth the higher cost for a slightly more experienced pilot. Final opinion: a great drone for my purposes, at a great price. I would definitely buy it again, up until the point I felt comfortable as a very skilled and experienced pilot.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Gift Ever!

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

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    My husband loves this drone. It didn't take long for him to learn to fly it. The pictures and video are excellent. The only problems we've had so far is when we needed to send the drone for repairs (husband flew on a windy day and ended up crashing the drone - warning, heed instruction not fly when windy, lol). The repair facility was not communicative and at one point did not answer emails and when called did not know where the drone was. We did get the drone back, after several stressful phone calls, five months later.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it claims

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    Yuneec Typhoon 4K is complete ready to fly drone with extrenely useful features like follow me and watch me modes. It does everything that it claims perfectly. The smoothness of the video is amazing. Distortion on its wide angle lens is negligible compared to gopro. I am happy that I bought the 4k version versus the G. The things I don't like, bigger than the djis to carry around and the landing gear is not foldable. I am not saying it should electronically fold like higher end models but we should be able to easy disassemble for carrying purposes without the need for unsrewing. I would give a 5 star with these two.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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