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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Drone for all Levels

    Posted
    NickK_BBYSTAFF84
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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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to fly, great value, good beginner drone

    Posted
    E15880
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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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for the price point

    Posted
    Starfire116
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    This drone is of good quality and build. It is rather large which helps it stay stable throughout the flight envelope. The box contains everything you need to go out and fly (right after you charge all the batteries). It also has a hand help gimbal device that lets you take the camera off the aircraft and use it on the ground for other projects. The videos and photos that you get are of very good quality in all lighting conditions. The remote and the app (for the handheld) work very good and have adjustments for your needs on the video and photos. While the battery is new you would expect it to last pretty much to specifications and it seems to do just that. I've gotten about 28 minutes out of the longest flight in really calm air. I've gotten about 22 minutes out of it in a little more challenging air. I've tried a few flights at the upper limit of the wind maximum of 12MPH (mine 10MPH) it was a bit rocky and was having a little trouble maintaining position over the ground but that is to be expected. It did stay within 3-4 feet of the original takeoff position in those conditions which isn't bad. If you want something you don't have to use extras, like your cell phone, then this is a good deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very responsive control and quality images

    Posted
    jond
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    The copter is very easy to fly and has a decent range. The included controller works quite well and has a quality built-in screen. The camera gimbal takes rock-stable video. Charge time on the battery is quick. The copter is pretty durable as well, and has survived a few minor crashes and spills as I learned how to operate it. My issues that hold it back from 5 stars is that the copter does not have any obstacle avoidance features at all, and its smart camera 'watch me' and 'follow me' features both require the Wizard remote, which is not included with the product. Additionally, it has somewhat inaccurate no-fly zone data, so there have been a few instances where I have attempted to fly it in an area that is known legal with permission, but the copter will lock down and refuse to take off. This can be circumvented with a firmware patch, but it would be better if the default firmware only locked the copter down in actual no-fly zones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to operate

    Posted
    Marc225
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    I bought this at the Ownings Mills store, I ask for the 4K Typhoon I ask the clerk I didn't not think the one she bought was correct. She told me I was wrong and the Extra Battery was inside. Went home open the Box IT WAS THE WRONG UNIT. Took it back to the store another Clerk brought me the Correct one He told me the Lady who sold the Unit was not familiar with Drones. I again asked about the Extra Battery and the 75.00 dollar certificate again was told it was in the This unit as it was on the Add and everything was in the Box. GOT HOME THE EXTRA ITEMS WHERE NOT IN THE BOX BACK TO THE STORE. The new clerk said that stuff had to be added after the purchase. To sum up this these folks at the store are very poor as they considered me a problem, ask for the manager was told in meetings to busy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it claims

    Posted
    Sedd
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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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great toy

    Posted
    Jaime
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    Good imagery and great responsiveness from the controls. I purchased it to use in my business. However, I did return it for two reasons. #1 It is supposed to hover at it's location when you release the controls and it did not. It would drop altitude slowly. #2 It's Return to Home function works GREAT!, It makes a beeline straight for you. Downside is that it cannot see trees, fences or objects in general so the probability is there for a crash. Would I recommend this drone to a friend? Absolutely! It's a perfect drone, very responsive and I loved the huge screen on the controller. For taking area pictures and just having fun, this is the drone for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good drone with decent camera

    Posted
    Cjirish
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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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Its a ok drone but service is not sot from yuneec

    Posted
    Dronegod76
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    I own two of these and yuneec has yet to get back to me on what i believe is defective on there part when a ambulance pass by my house making there way to a near by prison my signal goes n/a and will crash land and i lost one of my typhoon yuneec has yet to contact me or leave me a message of why this happen or try to help me in any type of way before this i was very happy with my drones and fly them offten here and any where i go at the coast over morro bay rock ppl are allways complementing my drones well drone now thanks for the no response team yuneec

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great quality photos minor issues

    Posted
    Windchick21
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    We have had our drone for about a month now. The battery life is maybe 20 minutes max, recommend several additional batteries if you want to accomplish anything. The drone handle well but we have had some issues with it. The gimble doesn't center every time it's flown, it seems to be hit or miss. We also had a problem with the drone syncing to the remote and had to do a bunch of resets. Other than this issues which we have fixed I think it was a good buy. We really enjoy the pictures and the amazing quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good drone

    Posted
    Sam3d
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    This is my first drone, my uncle has it and he highly recommended it, the only issue is that it didn't come with the hard case that I saw on all pictures online. But this drone flys awesome, I've had it for over a month now and fly it almost every day, flys great in windy conditions, I fly it day or night, very good. Another flaw is that the wifi camera connection cuts off at around 500 feet away and more, but I like it very much and recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly easy to operate, even for a beginner.

    Posted
    TravelTech
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    I first operated this drone with some trepidation as I am a beginner and had not previously flown one before. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to take off and land and how stable it was in flight. Additionally, I was surprised at how stable the camera was, even when hovering in wind. The drone is relatively quiet and appears to be well built. My only disappointment was the length of time it takes to recharge the battery. You will definitely want more than one...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great all around drone!!!

    Posted
    Zeran12
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    I've owned smaller, less expensive drones and could never learn to totally control them so I was a little worried that I would not be able to handle this one and crash it soon as I got it. But it was a lot easier than I thought and the directions on how to get started are very clear and easy to understand. With certain settings it literally flies itself. I am completely satisfied with it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great unit, awesome video, easy to fly.

    Posted
    TLandis
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    Although the original unit I purchased ended up being bad out of the box due to a problem with the battery, the store made it right. It was the last one in stock, so they took back the bad unit for full credit, ordered a new one to be shipped to my house. Because it went on sale after I purchased the new one, they gave me back the difference as well. So I walked away happy and absolutely love the drone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great platform for HD aerial video

    Posted
    Typhoonguy
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    This is an excellent quadcopter with HD video camera. It is very stable and easy to fly and takes great video with no vibrations. However unless you have a computer that can play 4K video keep it set to 1080p at 60 FPS. 120FPS and 4K plays back very herky jerky. Also the camera only shoots in 5 minute segments, so if you want a long video you will have to edit them together.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great drone

    Posted
    456race
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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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great out of box

    Posted
    IWze380
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    It's a great start into the drone hobby. Camera is excellent and the gimbal works really well. The controller is good, wish it came with the lanyard. The screen isn't "crystal clear" but does the job for it being installed already. Do not attempt to use the screen on the remote to fly at night. You can't make out anything. Always be sure to calibrate it before every flight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great first prosumer UAS!

    Posted
    MichaelBlue
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    This was my first “real” UAS, and it was a great first step into that world. I would say the DJI Spark is a better choice today, it is much more stable and easier to trust at some distance. But the Q500 4K offers the 4K video, handheld gimbal and other features the Spark misses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for the price!

    Posted
    sammy
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    I was looking at purchasing this or the dji. I went with this for many reasons. 1 Is the integrated screen on the controller. Easy to get started using it. Only issue i had was with a software update that caused minor issues, but was resolved easily with customer service. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get into drones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Geek101
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    I would recommend this item to a new pilot. If you have no experience check out the Yuneec Q500 line it's reall easy to fly out for the box. They also have some flight simulators that you can get from their website. I would check that out before you setup your new drone.

    I would recommend this to a friend