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Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon Quadcopter Review

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This article shows a detailed review of the Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon Quadcopter Drone. The article will expose you to all the necessary details you need to know regarding this product.

The objective of this review is to enable you to get a good understanding of Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon Quadcopter Drone and also to help you in making the right buying decision.

Comprehensive Review of Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon Quadcopter

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Typhoon Q500 4K

Typhoon Q500 is an advanced quadcopter with multitude of features and strong core functional aspects. It has got an excellent camera too.

The Typhoon Q500 4K comes with an option of a lightweight aluminium case and two additional batteries; it is consisting of compartments made to serve most of the life's scenario. The case is compact and well built to make convenient to transport during travel with style, while also ensuring that the equipment is packed all in one place and be secured.

Technical Specifications

Specification Description Typhoon Q500
 Flight Time 25 Minutes
 Transmission Range 600 Meters
 Camera Resolution 12 MP
 Video Resolution 4K Ultra HD
 Mobile App? Yes

Core Aspects

Propellers

The well designed twist-on propellers are easy to assemble by just rotating the A, and B labeled propellers. The package includes a propeller tool which helps during installation.

Battery

The Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon Quadcopter Drone RTF comes with a 6300mAh 3S 11V LiPo battery, making it possible to operate for an extended flight time. The sleek pop-open slot or compartment makes sliding in and swapping of batteries to extend fight time is done without any difficulty.

25-Minutes Flight Time

The Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K offer users an average flight time of 25 minutes.

Product Features

  • Personal Ground Station with built-in touchscreen, Integrated 3-axis precision gimbal camera
  • 4K/30fps ultra high definition video, 1080p/120fps slow motion video
  • User controlled video resolution, white balance, and light exposure
  • 12-megapixel photos with No-Distortion Lens Handheld SteadyGrip for capturing video footage
  • Does not include Aluminum case, includes one batter

Smart Features

This drone comes with a technology that is advanced and very easy to operate at the same time.

Watch Me and Follow Me Feature

When you enable the Follow Me feature, the aircraft will follow or move as the pilot moves, who controls the ST10+ location. When you enable the Watch Me option, the 4K camera point directly at the pilot, who is holding the ST10+, in focus and frame, without regard to the way the drone is manoeuvred.

Return to Home feature

Switching to the Home Mode, makes the Typhoon fly back towards the direction of the pilot who is holding the ST10+, and causes it to automatically land within 13 to 26 feet (4 to 8 meters) of the pilot.

Distortion-free lens

The Typhoon has the CGO3 camera which features an 115-degree wide-angle distortion-free lens which enables one to view things as they are naturally.

Camera Specs & Highlights

The Typhoon Q500 4k camera is a Gimbal mounted 12-megapixel video/photo shooter with Fixed Focus, Aerial Optimized, and a 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor. The lens is relatively wide which is equivalent to a 14mm full-frame camera lens, and it is free of distortion when capturing photos and videos. The footage from the Q500 can be captured in 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 resolution and 2560 x 1440p resolution at 30 frames per second or in Full HD 1080p resolution at a range of frame rates that consist of 24/25/30/48/50/60/120FPS. Also, the camera can take 12 megapixel still shots during flight time.

The capability of Photo out of the box in the Q500 is in default to 12 megapixels JEPG images with attractive, healthy natural colour but when you put the Q500’s camera into Pro mode, it allows you to also capture RAW images in the DNG format for better image quality.

 

A Video Look


If you are more interested in a video exploration of Yuneec Q500 Quadcopter, then the above video will surely help you out with the detailed video review by Drones In SC

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Performance

The Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4k drone is a high-flyer. However, it may encounter some difficulties during manoeuvres even more than as finding in the DJI Phantom 3. On the other hand, the experience during flight with the Q500 is flexible and awe-inspiring.

Smartphone App
Yuneec Q500 Typhoon can be operated by your smartphone. Just download the CGO3 app from Android store and you are all set to control your drone using your mobile.

The Typhoon comes with a cool “follow-me” mode making it possible to trail along behind you like a dog but can not be distorted by an unexpected object if they get in the way, the Q500 behave like a blind dog and crashes into whatever blocks it pathway. Luckily, two sets of props have been included for replacement in the event some of them break during in-flight accidents.

Most crucially, the Q500 can last for an average of 20 minutes in the air at full speed with lots of manoeuvring. Moving at a very low resolution of the video capture and slower pace might increase your flight time to roughly 25 minutes.

There are three flight modes present in the drone. The beginner mode “Smart”, enable beginners to fly the drone in any direction they push the control stick. This is possible even without considering where the drone’s nose is pointing,

The “Angle” mode, causes the drone to fly wherever you point the nose when you want it to go further, and the “Home” mode, does exactly what its name implies: It send the drone from where ever its path is directly back to you and the ground station.

REVIEW SCORE

84%

Flight Time
Transmission Range
Camera Resolution
Stabilising Features
Price

PROS

  • The design is great
  • Availability of Remote control with built-in tablet
  • 4K UHD video and 12 MP photos
  • It features an 115-degree wide-angle distortion-free lens that allows you to see the world as it is
  • Lots of accessories included
  • Solid flyer
  • Easy to learn, operate and flip switch to return home/li>

CONS

  • It is less agile than the Phantom 3 from DJI
  • The flight time is lower than that of Phantom 3 from DJI

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Conclusion

Driven by great price point, Q500 has loads of features and boasts some solid specs. It can be your excellent companion if you are into serious drone photography.

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