Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon
The Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon Quadcopter Drone is quite simply one of the best 4K systems available on the market right now, with all of the features and equipment you could possibly need to capture incredible aerial footage. Read on to discover more.
Key Features of the Yuneec Q500 Drone
- Comes with a personal ground station with a built-in touchscreen, allowing operators to watch live footage from the drone.
- 4K/30fps ultra-HD video guarantees exceptionally high-quality images and video.
- Also features 1080p slow-motion video mode.
- SteadyGrip to aid in capturing video footage without blur. Also has a smartphone mount, which can be used as controller for the drone camera.
- Gimbal camera, also compatible with SteadyGrip.
- Secure aluminium case, providing quality protection for the drone and all associated equipment.
- Flight time of up to 25 minutes thanks to 5400mAh 3S 11.1V LiPo battery.
First off, let’s look at the aesthetics. Slick and stylish, the Yuneeq Q500 4K already has one up over its nearest competitor, the DJI Phantom 3, which looks downright bulky in comparison. But understandably, the aesthetics aren’t the main reason why people buy this drone, so let’s take a look at its internal features.
One of the biggest benefits of this drone is that it’s easy to fly. It’s pre-tuned, so you can fly it right out of the box with no configuration, and the actual flight controls are so intuitive and user-friendly that you’ll be astonished how quickly you feel completely comfortable.
The fantastic built-in 4K camera captures wonderfully vibrant video footage, and though the still images aren’t poor-quality by any means, they’re not as crisp as some of those captured by other drones in this price bracket. But what the Q500 lacks in still image quality, it makes up for in versatility. A rotating gimbal-mounted camera design means that operators can demount the camera, and with a SteadyGrip provided, you can get more mileage out of that fantastic 4K camera.
The personal ground station is combined with an ST10+ transmitter for one easy-to-use controller. There’s also a 2.4GHz transmitter, and a 5.8 GHz-range receiver, which means you can fly the device using a joystick as well as receiving telemetry data from the drone. Using the ground station’s touchscreen, you can control the camera and view a live feed from it simultaneously.
The Q500 also comes with a number of intuitive modes for different users. Smart Mode is great for beginners (so if your kids have pleaded for a chance to fly your drone, this is the mode to choose!) – it maintains the stick relativity, and imposes a virtual barrier to ensure you’ll always be able to keep your eye on the quadcopter.
Angle Mode is better for those with more experience, and those who want to capture some truly amazing aerial shots. It provides a diverse range of shot opportunities, and offers more control over the quadcopter in general.
Then there’s Home Mode, which can be switched on using the ST10+ transmitter. This brings the Q500 back to a ‘home point’ and lands it within ten inches of where it took off from. It’s worth noting that this feature does require GPS calibration.
The Yuneeq Q500 4K Typhoon Quadcopter is peerless within its price point – and the perfect drone for those who want to take their aerial photography to the next level.