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Yuneec - Typhoon 4K Quadcopter - Black

Model: YUNQ4KUSSKU: 4411801

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 358 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice drone

    Posted
    paul
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    This is a nice drone, but I now wish it had an obstacle avoidance system. The one I started to buy dud have it, but was talked out of it and into this one by a sales associate who is supposedly that location's drone expert. Not talking bad about him. He is VERY knowledgeable on drones and after discussing many things about my pkans for it, he decided this would be my better choice. It is fairly easy to control, but it has a tendency to drift a good bit, even in calm to no wind. I crashed it the second time I tried to fly it into the back of my parents' house, breakung 2 of the props and.one of the landing gear. It drifted and I could not stop it. It also was a little windy that day. I chalked it up to my inexperience and the wind. The more I fly it, thr more I wished I had gone with my first choice, hind sight is always 20/20. It does take very nice video and take decent photos. I am a.semi pro photographer so I bought it to open a new world to my photography. The drone is fairly well made but the landing gear does feel a little flemsy and cheap. Not the type you woupd expect on a $80 drone. I probably would recommemd this drone to people, but would advise them to learn how to fly them well before you buy this one. There are much better ones out there if you are lookijg for photography purposes. The video would suffice but only if you learn how to fly this one well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great 4K Video... a few quirks

    Posted
    BYTE35
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    I've purchased two drones in the last 7 months, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard and this one. While this will not be a comprehensive comparison between the two (plenty of those can be found online), I will say that I have found myself liking the Typhoon 4K more and more. While the flight controls are not as responsive and zippy as the Phantom 3, for casual aerial photography and videography, the Typhoon does quite well. I was well aware that the P3 Standard only has 2.7K video when compared to the Typhoon, but I did not have a reference point for how much of a difference that makes. Main quirk I have is that the camera on the Typhoon will sometimes be askew. The only way to resolve is to land, power down and then power back up. I've seen reports of this from other Typhoon users. Hoping there will eventually be a firmware fix as others have reported that even after their camera is replaced, the replacement can exhibit the same behavior. Happens about 1x every 10 flights but still annoying just the same.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice drone away from Airports

    Posted
    MagProg

    I own a production company and have a DJI pro drone and live and work in a major metropolitan area. I wanted to see how this stacked up with what I have. Unfortunately in the DFW area where there are numerous airports, I had a hard time finding a lot of places I could launch this drone. The drone's software has a gps lockout if you are within 5 miles as the crow flys of an airport. I tried in several places I thought that were far enough away and the software would not let me launch the drone. While I applaud and mostly agree with FAA regulations, for a user this would prove very frustrating and difficult in any major metropolitan area. Once I found a place outside of any airport space, the drone seemed to function nicely on a small quick flight, but by this point I already had decided to return it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great image quality, but there are better options

    Posted
    GadgetGuy
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    The image quality on this quad is outstanding. The gimbal is more effective than the Phantom, producing a really stable video, even in wind. That being said, there are better options available. The battery life is really poor. It says 25 minutes, but I haven’t been able to get more than 12 minutes, even in calm conditions. Between that and the size of it that makes it cumbersome to carry around or travel with, compared to some of the other quads that we own, this one will be the one we use the least.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Had Lots of fun

    Posted
    Jack
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    Purchased this item Nov. 20, 2015. I purchased the drone and one extra battery. It was Dec of 2016 I had just made sure both batteries were fully charged and was out showing my granddaughters what the drone could do. I had only had it up about 2 min when all of a sudden the viewer showed critical battery and then the rotors just quit. It was at an altitude of about 100 ft. I had low battery before but there was always time to safely bring the drone in long before the battery just quit....I am going to pursue this with the manufacturer also . To replace the damaged parts will cost more than I would pay for a new drone!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Poor control quality

    Posted
    Samuel
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    I really enjoyed this yuneec q500 drone. Great to fly and love camera functions and quality. The only thing I found wrong with this product is on 2 different occasions I went to fly it is pushed the control forward away from me and it went side ways. The first time it did this is had to turn everything off and back on and it worked fine. The second time it did this it crashed. They did make it up so I thank Best Buy for that. But they had sold me the VR headset and it does not even work with that drone at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Meh.

    Posted
    HRallock
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    I had some bad luck with my Phantom 3 drone, the first one I purchased had calibration issues, the second as well. So, when I returned the second Phantom, I picked up the Yuneec. The remote felt cheap, too much play in the joysticks, and the overall construction is just a bit too much. Mine made it about 30 seconds in the air until it shut off for some reason and came crashing back to the ground, destroying it. Spend the extra $200 and get a DJI Mavic.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Quadcopter with a few issues

    Posted
    odogster
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    This quadcopter looks amazing, which is why I purchased one in the first place. The camera I think, is best I have used that comes with a quad, and the handheld gimbal is also great. The main issues with the Q500 was short range and lack of speed. It only goes around 17 mph while using the gps and signal dropped constantly before 1000 feet. Aside from those two things, it is a great quad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Beginner Drone But need improvements

    Posted
    BigP4sho
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    At 1st its was a great drone I used youtube to help teaching me how to fly it , for the most part it was pretty stable until one day I flew it and it just fell from mid sky, not sure if It was a battery issue or just the drone malfunction I will be contacting Yuneec to see whats the resolve I didnt't purchase the extended warranty so I guess its going to cost a bit to repair

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Undecided

    Posted
    Jimmiemac
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    I had this drone for a total of 10mins. I was very excited. I wanted to stray away from the norm... and try something new. Looked great. Got all excited about the lighting. Then the disappointment. It shut down in mid air and came crashing down. ????Demolished in a thousand pieces. Too embarrassed to report it. Took it as a loss, but i would still like to get it repaired..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Drone, but needs work.

    Posted
    MILO
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    Awesome drone for people who know how to operate them. Only negatives are weak mounting system for camera and the app for phone to camera needs updated for better use. Other than those two this drone is awesome. The picture and video quality is unbeatable. Would recommended to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but fragile

    Posted
    Grimm
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    Great product with an awesome camera display, but it's very easy to break. If you don't treat it like a new born baby it can be very expensive to repair. If you crash drones a lot I would recommend dji they hold up better than this drone and replacement parts are less expensive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Expensive Toy

    Posted
    Dwrbebop
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    I liked flying the drone. It was very stable but I had trouble with the gimble camera getting stuck in certain positions. Mid flight I would have to return from flight to free up the camera. I exchanged it at the store and had same problem with second unit.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Price point too high for what it really is

    Posted
    Coolguy101
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    So I have several drones and this one the reviews were good. Although when I purchased it was really surprised that at 1,000 ft. The camera loses signal with the remote. Then gps loses the location and you not sure which way is home. Wouldn't spend this on another.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Drone, Just complicated

    Posted
    Dwrbebop
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    Easy to fly, but lots of settings and features without instructions on how to use them. To expensive of a toy not not understand the full capability of what it can do. Also had trouble with the camera sticking at an angle.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    this quad is good for beginners

    Posted
    smokey
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    very easy to fly if you read the instructions. there is a lag from the camera to the controller and the yaw is kind of unsteady after getting used to that its a nice camera to add to your arsenal

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    VERY FRAGILE

    Posted
    Nikol
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    This is extremely fragile, the battery only lasts for 20 minutes at a time, our landing leg broke due to it automatically landing to fast which is a massive upset but we had to order a new piece.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good drone

    Posted
    jamesgipson82
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    Its an ok drone. It seems to be setup for more of the hobbyist's drone flyer instead of a casual one. All of the updates are manual and kinda cumbersome to do. DJI's system is a lot more user friendly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's a good drone if you don't crash. If you even

    Posted
    Psycho
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    UNEEC are a breed of their own. The fierce looking drone combined with its own 7" display on its remote is awesome. Not being app based has its pros and cons. All in all, I personally like u uneec.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad when working

    Posted
    hajro88
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    I bought this drone a year ago, it was great while it worked. Then it started to drift on me and crash when landing. Also it did not have GPS locations for photos.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend