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Yuneec - Typhoon H Hexacopter - Black

Model: TYPHOONHSKU: 4872301

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 144 reviews

87%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great drone for the money, but not perfect

    Posted
    vr4operator
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I own the Typhoon Q500 4K prior to this purchase. The video lag, lack of distance and speed were major downsides. The H fixed all this. But theres still no simple Orbit feature, or cable. You have to fly what pattern you'd like first, it records the GPS positions and flys it again on its own while you control the camera. DJI uses Lightbridge which allows you to push on a spot on the map on your tablet and it goes there. Easy. However, you can't beat great support and Yuneec def has that. The one I received from Best Buy had the Wizard (a $200 device) with it, which was really nice. You can use it to control the drone while someone else uses the controller for the camera/video recording. You can also hook it to your belt and use it as the the GPS the drone uses to follow you in Watch Me or Follow Me mode. Obstacle Avoidance is in its infancy with this level of drone. The stock one on the H is great for buildings and large objects at slow speeds. This fall the InteliSense gets released that gives 360degree avoidance, instead of just forward. I'm interested to see if its more finely tuned to avoid branches. My biggest gripe is the price for batteries. Yuneec has set a MAP price of $139.00 for a battery with no power meter or anything. At least the DJI ones you are paying $150 for tell you immediately which batteries are full and which need charging. Thats cost prohibitive in my book. I have 4 batteries for the Q500 that can't be used with the H as they are totally different. The retractable landing gear are a great feature, no more legs in any shots. The H is more stable and quicker than the Q500. No more sluggish controls. Its still one of the few black drones on the market, so thats a win in my book. LEDs are brighter than the Q500's. the controller (ST16) is MUCH bigger then the Q500's. I wasn't sure about it at first, but now I love it. nice big screen with really good resolution (720P, real good for not being a tablet as other drones use). There are a lot of buttons and switches, read ALL the instructions and videos on the SD card that comes with it!!!!! comes in a foam insert ready to be taken out of the box and put into a specially designed backpack sold by Yuneec. Much easier to travel with since it folds up. The battery. Make sure it is seated ALL the way in! Been some forum talk about the battery coming loose in flight. No power, no thrust. No thrust, gravity wins...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Intermediate Drone; Well Built

    Posted
    Mandrake

    I received my Yuneec Typhoon H last Friday (6/3/16) and have been flying it ever since. Since the batteries are scarce on the market right now I have been limited to a few flights per day. However, from my own personal experience with drones, this one is as good as they come. I have researched the DJI Phantom 4 and the Yuneec Typhoon H for three months and based upon the customer support, pricing, features and overall battery performance, I chose the Typhoon H. And probably the biggest choice in the matter was the customer support. Of all of the times I have called Yuneec, I have never had to wait more than five minutes to talk to someone out in California and they have been nothing but helpful and nice. Lastly, included in the Best Buy package is the Wizard Wand, which truly makes flying and filming easy to do with a one-man crew. So I highly recommend this drone unit and all its goodies. You will not be disappointed! Cheers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not for Newbies

    Posted
    Waldini

    If you never flown a drone ever don't start with this one. Although it is extremely stable it's all the features that will cause confusion for some.Let me tell you what others won't or at least what BestBuy Didn't tell me.This drone will not turn on if you live within 5 miles of a airport(NO FLY ZONE) or even a hospital with a helicopter pad,also won't work in state parks,or by schools national parks at least it doesn't sync up at frontier park in Erie,nor does it anywhere within the 5 miles range of airport.But I can take a 8 min drive out the city limits and it works great.You MUST do the compass calibration at each different site where you fly.if your only going to go to the same place just do the calibration at that site your going to fly this drone all the time for the first 2 times your there and you should be good.Youtube has a video of this calibration.Im my honest opinion I would look at as many YouTube videos of this drone to see if it's right for you before your drop a 1000.+ on it.I will say this, alot of the negative videos of this drone on YouTube are Human error.As for the software updates I don't do them because if it isn't broke the way it is why change it.There are Some software update issues at times so if you don't need them which you probably won't.Dont do them.It's a gamble just like if you did one for a Android phone.I won't even go there.Ive had this drone for 4 months and I never did the any Software update.flight time is 16-18 min you do get 2 warnings I usually just bring it back at 2nd warning rather safe than extremely sorry.The drone also has a flight record it's in the flight logs in the controller that lets yuneec know what happen in case of drone failure from what I hear there really good about there 1 year warranty.I have been fortunate that I haven't had to make that call.In the end it is your money it's your decision if this drone is for you or not.Hope this helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, but be careful

    Posted
    YuneecHexacopter
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    4.999 STARS!!! I love my Typhoon H. Didn't love it the first day. By the 3rd day I was hooked. It has six blades so if one has an issue the UAV will land. The ST16 controller adds to the flying experience. I didn't like it at first but love it now. The pan feature is the winning point. You can hover the drone and pan the camera as opposed to yawing the drone. The battery time was around 17 minutes. The low battery warning and critical/landing low battery are spaced too closely. The first warning is followed quickly by the second. The timing might be adjustable. I didn't see a return to home altitude setting, just a notation that if under 33 feet it will rise to that altitude and if over 33 feet will remain there for the return flight. The return to home feature worked great. The range seemed to be no greater than 1000 feet. At 800-1000 feet I lost signal every single time and would hit the return to home feature. I flew near metal and had RFI. The drone flew sideways at max speed in uncontrolled flight. It went left, and then right. I hit the RTH and saw it rise. It then flew left then right at max speed and smacked into the side of a concrete bridge. Two legs broke and the camera took a rattle but it might be repairable. Be extremely cautious around metal, power lines or anything that introduces RFI. I think my flyaway was environmental but wonder if a compass calibration would have help. The curved cable cam feature is excellent and can be used for waypoints and mapping. The Phantom 4 is easier to fly, however the Yuneec feels more like piloting. You have to raise the landing gear, manually set obstacle avoidance (or leave it off), you can increase or decrease input response (turtle or rabbit mode). In all I prefer the Typhoon H over the P4, except for the range issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Get Yours Now!!!!

    Posted
    LennoxB

    Hands down this is the best drone in its class. Look no further. I've been flying for over a year now using the DJI Phantom 3 Professional. I enjoyed flying so much I decided to pick up another bird. I did some research on the internet and fell in love with the design of the Typhoon H. Digging a little deeper I found out that not only does this hexicopter come with obstacle avoidance but you also have the option to upgrade to the real sense module which allows the drone autonomously to move around obstacles autonomously. In addition you get a sweet radio with a 7inch built in high resolution touch screen. I have no desire to use my phone for fpv on my drone anymore. Did I mention you can hook you radio up to wifi and surf the web like its some sort independent tablet and download apps, it also comes with a neck strap to hold up the remote. They just really hit the hammer on the nail. Retractable landing gear, beautiful lights that light up the night sky, and it has a full 360 dgree camera. Let's talk about support a little bit. At DJI I was just a number. There was no real connection with the customer over the phone. At Yuneec I felt like I was really valued even if it was something simple they took the time to assist and follow up. The Yuneec Customer Support Team is truely awesome. When I got the DJI Phantom I was happy. When I got the Typhoon H I was blown away for what I got for my hard earned money. I'm a fan for the long haul. Thanks Yuneec.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    PERFECT FOR A FIRST PROFESSIONAL GRADE DRONE

    Posted
    ducksauce91

    i had the H for about 4 months. this is my first professional grade drone. i read countless reviews and POSITIVE customer service experiences with Yunnec and that helped me make my decision on purchasing this. i fly it about 5-6 days a week at different locations and i NEVER had a bad flight. not only is it very easy to fly it has many features to pretty much make it fly it self. it has lots of redundancy and safety features that help me fly this with confidence. i love the automatic flight modes like Orbit, Selfie, and curved cable cam. people in public always are amazed by its design and say they never seen one with this shape and thats another reason why i chose this. its simply unique looking and defiantly stands out from the rest. the video quality is amazingly stable and the 360 degree rotating gimbal gets you shots u cant get with a phantom or any in this price range. i should probably mention its retractable landing gear legs that make a huge difference in your videos. i never worry about legs getting in my shots, one less thing to worry about when flying. obstacle avoidance on the base model works just as it should and adds another layer of confidence when flying around trees and walls. there are lost of advantages this has over other drones, more than i already mention but i can say im extremely happy with my first drone. I will continue being a Yuneec customer, and im looking forward to future products :D

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Yuneec Typhoon H - Disappointment

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

    I have been an avid drone enthusiast for the last 6-7 years. I have owned the DJI Phantom 2, 3 and Mavic Pro. I purchased my Typhoon H from Bestbuy. When i arrived home, it was clear the unit was used. There was no manual included and one of the batteries had some scratches on it. Bestbuy had this drone on sale (not advertised as used.) I should have followed my instincts and returned it, but the 1.5hr drive said otherwise. I located the manual on Yuneec's website. I set the drone up an took it out for a flight. To my dismay, it was approx 200-300ft (in line of sight) from me before it went full speed in an unknown direction, lost connection with the controller and disappeared. I have never had an issue with fly aways with any of my DJI drones. I have attempted to drive around my neighborhood in hopes that the drone would be found. Unfortunately, no connection was able to be established. During the time of my flight, I was not an unreasonable distance away. I was above any obstacles and the weather was perfect for flying (I am also a registered FAA pilot.) I took a chance on the Yuneec Typhoon as a supplement to my DJI Mavic Pro in hopes it would live up to the reviews. I am disappointed that is has lost connection and disappeared. I have reached out to Yuneec's customer service. I contacted them earlier last week and follow their instructions regarding sending them the log files contained within the flight controller. It is approaching 10 days without a response. I tried to call their US customer service two times yesterday. In both instances, after waiting for 45 minutes, I gave up. At this point, I would not recommend then Typhoon H. DJI is a superior brand with a proven track record. Hopefully Bestbuy will intervene in this issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I Liked it

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

    When i first read about it i fell in love! I received it quickly and brand new no issues. The device really flies 17min -19min max. Forget about the 25 minute advertisement. I got the free wizard with it which was great. The battery takes 2 hrs to charge and the charger does not offer any readouts on time left to charge or lipo internal resistance or storage discharge for lipos when they are not in use. When i went to get some extra batteries they cost $150 each which is bonkers! Luckily someone has taken the innitiative of building a charger adpater for the factory battery and even an adpater tray to fly an 8000 multistar standard lipo battery (which only costs 50 bucks)the real 25 min which it should fly. Video is stable and in my opinion good quality if you lock in exposure and white balance manually . The camera Auto settings are horrible. The company came out in mid july with a firmware update which i downloaded and installed on the St16 controller and the typhoon H. Although the new features were good i never got a stable flight after that and the typhoon started doing the "toilet bowl" Its a scary expirience in which stabilty doesnt exsist and it flies in incremental spiraling circles. Landing a Hexacopter that is spiraling didnt generate any good results...i wont show the destruction out of respect for the product...No one or anything was damaged aside from the typhoon fortunatly and the Yuneec rep was extremly helpful in analyzing all the flight data and offering free shipping to their repair facility and free repairs. So im out of 1,300 dollars with a new hexacopter in a repair facilty less than 50 days from the purchase date due to a malfunction of firmware that was supposed to make it better. Time of repair is unknown and i might just buy another and sell the repaired one when they are dkne with it. A + for effort but kinda of sad story.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great mid-level Unmanned Aircraft System

    Posted
    JSmith

    I have an older Phantom 2 Vision +, a 3DR Solo and the Yuneec Typhoon H and I must say that the Typhoon H is by far the best of the bunch for features and safety. The redundancy of motors from being a hexacopter allows for a higher margin of safety in the event that a motor fails and not resulting in it falling from the sky. Some of the best features are the integrated tablet so you don't have to use and run down your phone battery. The various camera features are: journey mode, curved cable cam, point of interest, and just recently added through a firmware update, panorama, time lapse and burst modes, raw and jpg files and various metering modes. As with all new technologies, there have been some minor glitches, but Yuneec has been good about firmware updates and customer support. I researched various systems for a couple months and was down to the DJI Inspire and the Yuneec Typhoon H, but decided to go with Yuneec for two primary reasons, 1) the reported poor customer service issues with DJI and their data sharing policy, versus the good customer service that Yuneec has shown; and 2) the integrated tablet in the ST16 controller that the Yuneec has. I didn't want to have to purchase another iPad that would be dedicated to the system. So far, I have been very impressed with the overall quality of the system and camera. I would highly recommend the Typhoon H for the hobbyist flyer, or the Part 107 holder for commercial aerial applications.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Follow Up Drone to my Q500

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

    After getting the Q500 4K in the summer of 2017, I was hooked on flying. With many hours of flight time in on my Q500 I was ready to step up to a faster and more feature filled drone. I never really considered the Typhoon H only because of the price point and so i waited for the Autel to drop in price but unfortunately it never did, but BB had dropped the price of the H down to a price I could not resist so once again I cashed out MY BB Points and took the plunge for another Drone. So far it has not disappointed me one bit,my first flight was in an usually high wind day and it remained stable for the whole 25 minute flight. Having spent so much time with the Q500 the H was a welcome step up and even though the controller looks like something from the military it has not been as unyielding as others have mentioned. I went with Yuneec on both my drone purchases due to 2 factors 1) all in one remote no need for a phone or tablet and 2) the camera. Both factors have exceeded my expectations and highly recommend Yuneec over DJI. I do recommend that if you want to start flying drones to start slow and get the Q500 first and then step up to the H or another feature rich drone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Continues to impress me.

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

    This is definitely not a toy! This is my 4th drone, and there are a lot more usable, handy, and beneficial feature functions on this aircraft than on any other drone I've ever owned. It is design, materials, and workmanship are good, it is relatively easy to fly, it stores and transports well, and it records very good images. However it seems obvious the manual was written in a foreign language and then translated literally, because some instructions can be confusing, ambiguous, or even appear conflicting with some of the other instructions in the book. It is because of this, and because one of the included spare rotors would not fit onto the motor, I could not give it a 5 star rating. The scant, limited number of instructional videos helped some, but the best solution (if you're less than Einstein IQ like me) is to join up in a pilots forum. Other members in the one I use jump through hoops to help get my questions answered. For anyone considering purchasing one I offer two additional suggestions; First, because of all the different functions available, study and know the manual well. This can't be stressed enough! Secondly, get some filters for the camera lens, especially a polarizer. As mentioned, the image quality is very good, but with the appropriate lens filter it becomes exceptional.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent drone for photography and HD videos

    Posted
    sukosaki

    This drone has just about everything you are going to need in a drone. Immediate recommendation is to get a backpack and MORE batteries :) The drone is fast, responsive and is a stable flyer with all the GPS/GLONASS technology you need. Takes photos in JPEG AND DNG (raw) so you really have a lot you can accomplish. Video settings up to 4k and if you want some slow motion, you can record in 120fps at 1080p resolution. HD videos are top notch and are all over YOUTUBE if you are not sure what you are getting. The 20+ minutes of flight time is great and will provide you with plenty of time to get the shots that you need to make the next epic video or great photos for your pleasure. The only CON that I can think of at this point is that the COLLISION AVOIDANCE only sees FORWARD and slows the max speed to half of normal. Other than that, this drone is one of the best upgrade purchases I have ever made! Buy with confidence and realize that the CUSTOMER SERVICE at Yuneec is top notch in the drone world!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Drone

    Posted
    NYPPublisher

    I have both the earlier Yuneec drone as well as a Phantom drone from DJI. I really enjoyed both of them and this is without a doubt a HUGE upgrade in functionality. The retractable landing gear is too cool and the video it takes is fantastic. It comes with 1 battery and everyone should buy another because ~25 minutes of flying time won't be enough for most people. The modes were pretty easy to use, Orbit in particular is something I can use. I am an experienced drone pilot so the collision avoidance was not a particular interest but i can see how a less experienced pilot can save a potential crash becasue of it. This is a really great drone any anyone buying it will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good mid experience level hexacopter

    Posted
    rickrackroy
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    As one of that obtained the H is the first delivery shipment my experience with it thus far is only slightly less than those that were provided pre-release version of the product. As a qualifier I am relatively high in multirotor experience but still read all the directions that are provided with any new product purchase. With one minor exception of a need to re-calibrate the transmitter my H has performed exactly as I hoped it would. Flight time and ease of operation has been very good. The camera is not up to 20+mpxl DLSR standards but for the price of the H, which falls below that of just a camera body and lens, it should not be expected to provide that level of imagery. The camera is simple to use and once learned will provide exceptional videos and still photos to share with friends and family. The user has many frames rates available in the 1080 settings and two for the 4k settings. From a professional perspective the camera quality is more than acceptable for various types of inspection work provided the operator skill level is at least equal to the camera. I've got well over 70 flights on mine and still quite pleased with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    DaveUpton

    I purchased my Typhoon here in June this year. Like anything else, it takes some getting use to from flying RC for 25+ years. Yuneec has some great concepts with this copter. I am impressed with the ST16 controller with the built in 7" android tablet/live viewing screen. You can surf the internet if you chose to with any available wi fi connection. There have been more and more bells and whistles added with each firmware update. Too many to list and I am sure that will continue. The downside to this product is there are currently no mapping programs compatible with Typhoon. Yuneec needs to get into gear and offer the ability for the Typhoon to be compatible with major software companies to use their drone based mapping apps. Or, offer their own versions of such products. Unless this changes, I will need to purchase a different brand that is compatible and can preform mapping. There have been some issues with the camera on my H that are in for repairs currently and minor issues with the controller, also in for repairs. For the hobbyist/videographer minded individual, this is a great product and will serve you well but falls just short on a professional use level and that is primarily due to its' inability to preform mapping tasks. I really hope that changes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent advanced aerial photography drone

    Posted
    Wind

    Typhoon H Pro has been a fantastic product: aerial camera and drone to explore with. https://youtu.be/QpYUMPczfjQ Background : been making higher-end DIY drones for a couple years. Once the flight controllers get tuned, then you tune the gimbals for the GoPro. Then you tune the 5.8g FPV cameras and antennas. This cycle goes back and forth. Then you need to kit it up for transport and field access. Getting the Typhoon H has allowed me to simply fly and finally capture outstanding video. 'Simply fly' does not describe how well behaved this craft is, especially in windy conditions. I used to be very hesitant in winds over 10mph, even with larger drones. With this drone, the wind is simply not an issue. At the beaches and bays with wind and over water I have no fear. I have truly enjoyed hiking into remote beaches and exploring inaccessible shoreline and then setting up shots for the video. Using the Typhoon H with FPV googles and the HD video is nothing short of amazing. Far exceeds the best FPV experience I had previously. I highly recommend this product for any person looking to move into a capable photography drone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well worth it! Easy to fly, great pictures & video

    Posted
    PedalPlay
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I saw this one out of all the drones, and said I had to have this one. I had to wait for one of the first ones in the beginning, and it was worth the wait! The picture, video quality is top notch! The Typhoon H couldn't have been any easier to fly, My 13 year old flies it like a champ! With all the tutorials on Yuneecs website and youtube videos out there, I am in the loop of all the upgrades on software, and how to better fly my Typhoon H. I love my Typhoon H and would definitely buy this product again, and again. I bring this drone on vacation with me and get all the pictures and video I would only dream of! This Typhoon H makes it so easy. My Typhoon H didn't come with realsence collision avoidance (not available at the time), I just ordered it and can't wait to install it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced

    Posted
    AerialCinema

    I was excited to pick up my drone, I though the Typhoon was going to be a high quality system, since it's not cheap, but I was pretty let down. My camera arrived looking used. There are scratches, some minor, but some pretty deep on the camera. The gimbal arm covers are not really aligned, so their are gaps. The photos are pretty soft. I did a basic zoom test, and the quality falls apart pretty quick. A few of my photos had a weird moire pattern that ruined the photos. It took a few attempts to connect, and it took a very long time. -I'm also kinnda upset at how basic the camera is. No long exposure, no HDR, No AEB, no timelapse, no burst mode, no 60 FPS live feed, no live map view.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Drone

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

    I purchased this for my nephew's birthday. His mom initially wouldn't let him keep it but convinced her I would teach him how to fly it. I have the pro version of this model. Buyer beware...like with most newer drones, there is a GPS lock and these drones won't even power up if you live within 5 miles of a no fly zone/major airport. They live within 4 miles of the airport and obviously he will not be able to use this drone around his neighborhood. This manufacturer will release the lock after the kid gets a commercial pilot license first. He's 16! So I'm taking this one back and find another brand like Autel with no restrictions for responsible pilots. Otherwise it's a great product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    All the technology I wanted to bring home, but...

    Posted
    Droney
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My Ground Controller would not charge up after 2 separate attempts at a 5 hour charge as directed with USB cord connected to supplied charger. The actual drone battery charged up ok after it's 2 hour as directed charge in the charger's drone battery charge connector. I had to take back to store, Geek Squad looked at and thinks it is the battery but just to be sure it's not more, like a short draining the battery, sent if off to a Service Center and I'm waiting for min of 2 weeks per them before I can take it out on it's hopefully 1st flight attempt. I got it registered with FAA and all prior to finding out it can't fly yet, because of battery that won't charge situation.

    I would recommend this to a friend