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Yuneec - Typhoon 4K Quadcopter - Black

Model: YUNQ4KUSSKU: 4411801

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 357 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    If only the it functioned as good as it looked

    Posted
    Eddierandom
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    Originally having purchased a Phantom Pro 3, I'll admit I was a little envious of what "extras" the Q500 4k included in the box. Things that would have bumped the Phantom Pro's cost to almost double it list price of $1,259. Having made the decision to exchange a defective phantom for the q500 4k since the store I was at didn't have the Phantom Pro in stock, I didn't feel like I was going to be missing out on much, especially since I was getting $200 back!! Well there's no such thing as a free lunch. After watching the videos that are included on the memory card and while waiting for the batteries to charge up, I figured I'd setup the steady grip accessory to at least get a feel for the optical quality and stabilization capabilities of the gimbal and camera.. That's when my impression of this product took a nose dive. The steady grip requires 8 FRESH AA batteries ( they must be rechargeable, can't use alkaline) Why with all of the extras included did Yuneec think it would be acceptable to not include a battery pack for the steady grip!?? Oh well moving on, I have to search for one of the many small adapter cables they include to plug in the gimbal to the grip. Then I have to balance the grip and camera carefully to engage the slide lock to complete the connection to the grip. I notice that some of the rubber on the grip isn't glued down and actually started peeling away from the grip. Okay, I guess I could glue it down later. I power up the camera after having downloaded the cgo3 app for iOS which was a task in itself- As of writing this there are several apps, two of which are named cgo3 and developed by Yuneec. Both rated 2 stars in the app store. Both are terribly glitchy. I am directed to connect my phone to the cgo3's WiFi network. It says the password is on the top of the gimbal (it's not) so I enter 1234567890 and it connected after about 1 1/2 min. I'm inside and its night time. The in room light was not sufficient for anything but the stability seemed decent. I messed with the settings and couldnt get a decent image. Okay, I'll test it outside in the morning. The app and camera crashed more consistently than being able to connect to the cameras WiFi network. I'm almost laughing at this point. I unplug the camera from the grip, and in doing so, the cameras filter holder popped of wildly exposing the cameras internals and sending the filter cover off to the floor. Okay. This. Is. A. Joke. I haven't seen such poor attention to detail and quality control in my life!! I was left with the feeling that this product was rushed out before actually being ready. I watched some videos online to see if maybe I was at fault for any of the complications I was experiencing all to find that there are more of videos telling you how to fix or mod things as opposed to how to get it to function out of the box. So when it came time to fly, I figured I'd do a pre flight test without the props on the bird. I booted up the remote control, It connected 20x faster than the grip, but the image quality of the remotes built in screen suffered from cheapdisplayitus.. Can this get worse??? Yes. The lag or latency of the "HD down link" was a joke. I was not going to attempt flight with that kind of lag. In contrast DJI's system was high def and no lag thanks to their light bridge tech built into the remote.. So I tried to pack the typhoon as best I could to send it back.. Totally would have kept it for $500. If you're in the market for a quadcopter between $1000 and $1500.. Do yourself a favor and just get the phantom pro 3. It's a better experience and a better product. If you really need a steady grip, invest in the DJI OSMO.. It works like it should. It's going to take a lot more than extra features and included accessories to restore my faith in Yuneec.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, not sure about flying

    Posted
    mjs61084
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    I was contemplating two drones, this one and the DJI Phantom 3 Standard. I ended up purchasing this one because it looked so much better than the Phantom 3. I brought it home and could not get it to fly steady. I ended up putting it away and figured I would try the next day. The following day I tried again, same thing I could not get it to fly steady! I read all of the how to videos online, checked out forums, and checked out YouTube videos online before I tried to fly it. I couldn't get it to hover correctly, it would just bounce up and down. It was very sporadic in how it responded to the controller. I was holding the left joy stick in the down position to get it to land and it would take between 10-15 seconds to actually get on the ground, mostly trying to land while swaying side to side and nearly tipping over. This happened regardless of whether it was in the rabbit or turtle mode. There was another occasion where I took it up about 7 feet and it nearly crashed into my fence. I would gain control of it and it would start to get out of control again. I ended up returning it for the Phantom 3, which I have had zero problems with. It's highly controllable and reacts very well to commands. Maybe this one was working correctly and that it just isn't a beginner drone, meaning I didn't know how to control it. However, I will say I don't have any problems with the Phantom 3, so I'm giving it two stars based on my experience. Maybe it really was broken....I'm not sure, but it wasn't worth a $700 fly away.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Drone, Flew Away Though

    Posted
    Jack
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    So we bought this drone over a phantom drone because we thought it offered more, unfortunately we were wrong. For one, none of these drones come with the extra battery that claim they have (at least they claimed it at my time of purchase). It worked fine the first few flights besides the fact that it would lose connection about 300 yards out. We sent it to the company for repair, expressing our concerns. They apparently did a review on it and replaced two of the motors and stated that there was no connection problem..? Anyways we got it back and the first time flying it, about 100 feet in front of us, it flew away into a crowded intersection (which is SUPER DANGEROUS). Thankfully it crashed into a fence outside of a restaurant next to the intersection! It totaled the camera and broke all of the propellers but those dang motors still worked perfectly. We called it in and they tried to blame us - which would be okay if we had not JUST sent it in for the same problem. If you do buy this drone apparently you I need to recalibrate it every 100 miles traveled (WHICH IS NO WHERE IN THE INSTRUCTIONS), whether this is true or not I don't know. Long story short, go with the name brand and save yourself a headache.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Fun to fly! Not fun to fix!

    Posted
    Kamenszky
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    So I purchased this drone as a starter drone and I can tell you I was impressed right off the bat! However if you happen to need any service on this drone you are going to be in for a long wait as this thing is not easy to fix. If I would have know about the DJI mavic or phantom series drones before I got into this hobby I would have went with them %100! Overall steer clear of this drone. Extremely sensitive but man does it look cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Malfunction

    Posted
    Techie

    I guess I got one of the bad ones. Went out flying for the first time and took it about 100ft in the air to see if all functions worked properly, which they did until I switched the home button. It ascended higher and my controller screen went blue so I lost control and it crashed on me. Its still a great quad tho. Taking it back to get the 4k version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Didn't give it a chance

    Posted
    Kipchoge
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    went looking for a simpler drone, and ended up with this one. Got home with it, and did a little research and decided since i spend this much might as well go big, so i bough a Phantom 4. Can't say anything negative except the salesman didn't know what he was talking about, and told me it had features it didn't. Love my Phantom 4 though,

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Tony
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    Screen isn't bright enough. Controller loses connect on the screen. The battery did last but 16 minutes out of the box and after flying 3 times the battery stop charging completely. I'm going to sell this for dirt cheep and buy me a mavic

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    To hard for a beginner

    Posted
    Licar
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    The drone is not easy to use and it block and do not allow you to manage at that point can crash easily

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It doesn't fly anywhere because of no fly airports

    Posted
    Melkevtobifreyja
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    You should post a sign by the product so people know that they won't be able to fly it anywhere in Seattle

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Video Problems

    Posted
    dperrotto
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I really enjoyed flying it but the video was choppy and had to return it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    complex drone

    Posted
    typhoondrone
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    Just wondered when account would be credited. Thank u

    I would recommend this to a friend