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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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stop... just buy this drone

    Posted
    ThaWatchman
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Capable drone, but shouldn't be your first.

    Posted
    Youraverageguy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera drone

    Posted
    Scotty

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Typhoon 4K is the right choice

    Posted
    george

    I flew a small drone to get my feet wet before I dove into the drone world. I purchased this drone for many reasons and the most important was the integrated wi-fi camera view in the controller. I really like the idea of not needing anything extra like a phone or ipad to operate it. Well, if you lose this drone I can honestly say you have problems that no producer can account for. It will rise and hover where you stop in-putting control to it. It just stops there and waits for you to control it. This drone has so many features that make it safe and easy to fly. After just a few minutes of flight I was so comfortable; the first thing I did was use the "home" feature. It landed immediately on its own and shut down. I was immediately convinced that this was for me. I flew several hundred feet up and away from my location and used it again. Same results. So easy. I have flown several times since then and keep exploring the capabilities of this drone each time. Make sure you check airspace and get all the training you can before you fly It is not hard to be safe and everything you can learn about the law and operating your drone can only help. There's no right way to do the wrong thing..... a few hours of on-line training really pays off. of course, a few days of reading and reviewing your drone's operations helps prior to your maiden flight. George

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This beast is awesome!!

    Posted
    skygunner27
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Drone for the money.

    Posted
    Garry

    I was looking for a platform to get some areal video and photos to help out my business. I looked into DJI but their customer service is horrible and they have a higher level of fly always. I did not want my drone to fly off so I looked into the Yuneec. I've heard about their customer service is fantastic and decided to give them a try. I'm glad I did. The video quality of the CGO3 4K camera is great and it's very easy to use. The best part That the drone is very quiet during use. It's black color helps with visibility and it's larger size also helps as well. The only difference that this one dose not have is waypoints like the DJI has but I will never use them in the first place. This is the best drone I have used and I will recommend it to anyone

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An unplanned purchase!

    Posted
    Ejihnsin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this for my 28 yo son for Christmas. He didn't ask for it, but I knew it would blow him away and that he'd get plenty of use out of it. He was blown away indeed and shortly after Christmas, my fiancée noticed how much I myself was wanting one...so she commanded me to order one. On my inaugural flight, the aircraft was crashed into by a seagull that appeared from nowhere!! My new "toy" was TOAST!! The following morning, I headed into Best Buy and bought a replacement. This bird flies beautifully, is extremely sofisticated, elegant and records GORGEOUS imaging as well. Just be aware that you have to register it with the FAA and perform a binding regimen before you fly. Would also recommend downloading the free AirMap app to check your surroundings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for beginners and experienced pilots.

    Posted
    SARDogDad
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    My first drone was a Typhoon G. I bought it last year. It flew great. All Auto-pilot functions worked well. The camera use with the Hero 4 was a pain in the rear. I decided to get the 4K Typhoon this year and it is great. You do the same setup for flight you did before without having to mess with the camera. The images are beautiful and the video is fluid. The gimbal is very stable and reveals very little movement and zero shaking. The drone is quiet also. I filmed several animals from only 15 to 25 feet up, on the maiden flight...None were aware I was overhead. AND, of course, since it has been a year since my first drone purchase, I paid only a $100 more than I did for the G. For the price, this rocks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super easy to fly! Great video footage.

    Posted
    Fashiongal

    Was looking for a a way to film my kids outdoor activities. I had no experience flying anything, but thought the idea of a drone sounded like what I needed. My friend has one of these and recommended it. It was so easy to fly right out of the box! So much fun and got great footage and still shots of my kids. Picked up a Wizard and had the boys try the "Follow Me" mode. It's like a personal action adventure movie. Not sure how this compares to others, but it was perfect for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So easy to fly anyone can operate it

    Posted
    Seen1965
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best spy drone

    Posted
    JonnySpy

    Before I purchased the product I did ALOT of research and after using it, let me tell you it is THE BEST spy drone available. The easy controls and hover features allow easy stabilization even for beginners, allowing a none blurry and easy focus on the window in question. The 1080p camera allows perfect picture at 60fps, providing a crisp video that captures every pixel inside the window you are spying on. The only problem is the sound is not too good; but let me be clear, it's really easy to use if you only want to spy on Windows. Let me tell you the range is insane, I use to have to creep from window to window but now with the super spy drone my window peaking abilities now have a 5 miles diameter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great drone for beginner/ pro

    Posted
    Jeeplife

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best all around flying camera.

    Posted
    FlyYuneec
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    I did extensive research before purchasing the Q500. I decided that it was the best all around machine for learning and progressing in my endeavors to do aerial photography. I can recommend this machine to anyone interested. You just need to decide what you plan on doing with it and the features needed. The most important item for me was to get a machine that was complete right from the start. I did not need a tablet or camera. It had everything needed to fly. I charged the battery and was flying with no trouble. Great machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Drone

    Posted
    krys44
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    The drone flies very good, very responsive, flies very high and far and comes back. The best thing I like is that you don't need an iphone like some high tech drones require, you have the screen right on the control and that makes it a lot easier and a great advantage. Don't need to download any apps and don't have to use your phione while flying. It also comes with extra propellers, which was an unexpected surprise. Overall this is the best drone out there for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent drone for anyone

    Posted
    Rennick
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    Wow is this drone amazing. Very easy to fly right out of the box. auto stabilization so if you let go of the sticks, the drone just hovers for you. Return to home, and the drone lands right where you took off from. The camera takes great video, and the watch me mode keeps the action on you. Super simple, yet quite advanced. I am impressed. Get an extra battery and a bigger memory card. The video files are quite large since it is 4K quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good semi-pro drone to start with

    Posted
    RayArteaga
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    Very good semi-pro drone to start with. The built in limitations of flying height and distance comes in handy when you're starting flying drones; you can extend the range tough the GUI easily downloadable from Yuneec site. It has been said that is not as fast as the Phantom, but for aerial filming and photo that is not necessarily a downside. A pro is that it has its own screen on the controller, no need to link a phone or tablet; and it comes with the steady grip that turns the gimbal into a handy camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best drone

    Posted
    Tazman

    Had other drones like parrot..DJI... The best ever even my girl can fly it Best drone smooth long run times over 20min. 5.5 touchscreen display 4k cam also ... No gopro needed Built in saftey like..no fly zone.has watch me and follow me and return to base or home to many list go by it now 6 month warrantee also i might by another one

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Quadcopter

    Posted
    CHutch1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Q500 4K was my first quadcopter and it's a beast of a machine. Fly's smoothly, and can handle the wind safely at about 20 MPH. I wouldn't operate it at high altitudes in winds past 15 MPH. It almost got away from me one time with high wind gusts. The return to home feature saved my drone. You could actually see the drone fighting the wind to try and return home. Luckily the wind died down enough for me to lower the altitude and bring it home safely. Lesson learned!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent quadcopter, amazing customer service

    Posted
    AndrewInNH

    Camera quality hit the nail on the head within this price range. Drone is easy to fly (if you fly is wisely). Very stable. If you buy a sUAV (drone) you will crash at some point. You will also have have questions. Bought the T 4K first week in 2016 I Have connected with either customer service or tech support 5 times now every experience has been great. Drone is 4.9 stars the support makes it a five star.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great drone to fly for work or fun

    Posted
    Mikebandz

    Yuneec 4k drone is easy to operate fun to fly and film! The 4k camera gives you amazing quality outstanding aerial pics and videos. The controller is simple to operate no matter if you are a beginner or a pro. Overall I could not be more happier with my purchase and if you have any issues or questions the customer care team at Yuncce are easy to contact friendly outgoing and respond quickly to any concern or question you may have. I am very pleased with my whole experience with Yuneec.

    I would recommend this to a friend