Yuneec’s Typhoon H Pro comes in an awesome, black color, and it’s what first attracted me to this drone. It looked like a blacked-out model, and aesthetically speaking, it’s one of the best-looking drones on the market.
And then I came across the Pro Bundle.
This is where I decided to add this model into our drone reviews.
You’re paying more for the Pro Bundle, but what are you really getting? Well, the Pro bundle is an upgrade, and like the company states “pro features in a consumer-friendly package,” is what you’ll be getting.
When you choose the Pro bundle, you’ll also be receiving the following:
If you’re serious about drones and want to really bring your hobby to the next level, the Pro Bundle offers all of the little extras you need to make that happen.
Neat, we have all of these little extras, but what about the drone itself? Is the drone worth anything?
It’s actually a really high-end drone out of the box.
What I really like about the ST16 controller is that you don’t need a tablet or phone to control your drone. You can use the controller without any issues, and it comes with its own 7-inch touchscreen featuring the Android operating system.
The drone is FFA compliant, so you can be confident that you’re flying your drone legally around the skies.
Note: You’ll definitely need to register your drone though.
When you take to the sky, you’ll find that the ST16 allows you to cycle through eight flight modes. You’ll also forget about those harsh takeoffs and those scary landings – landing and takeoff is done automatically.
Let’s assume that you’ve lost control of your drone for a minute, or you’ve lost sight of it. Perhaps someone called your phone and you can’t fly the drone back.
No problem. There’s a return to home function available. Initiate the function, and the drone will come back home.
That’s an awesome feature to have.
Did I mention that there’s also GPS stabilization built into the drone?
When you fly around, the drone stabilizes itself, allowing you to operate the drone quickly even if you have no prior experience. If you’re like me and you like taking images and video a lot, the Typhoon H allows you to lift off and start snapping pictures without the hours of training that other drones demand.
Speaking of images and video, the quality is top notch. I attribute this to the anti-vibration gimbal and 360-degree functionality. When you take photos, they’re 12 megapixels each, and images and film are captured in stunning 4K ultra high definition.
Right now, this is almost as good as it gets for consumer videography and photography.
If you’re worried about the landing gear getting in the way, this has also been taken care of for you. The landing gear fully retracts, so you’ll be able to film in full 360-degree freedom without worrying about capturing part of the landing gear in the process.
Safety features have been built into the H, and this allows for collision avoidance. When flying with friends or others, collision avoidance is able to stop any potential accidents before they happen.
If you’ve seen videos where drones have fallen out of the sky due to rotor failure, you’ll also avoid this destructive accident thanks to the 6-rotor safety feature.
When one rotor fails, the drone will operate in fail-safe mode so it doesn’t come crashing down and shattering on the ground.
I want to mention that there are programmed no-fly zones for the drone, and what this does is make flying impossible in these zones. While this is a good feature to have to stay within the confines of the law, it’s frustrating when you can’t fly in an entire city even if it’s in your own yard.
With that said, there are a lot of neat smart features that deserve at least a mention:
Variable speed controls are available, and it’s possible to set geo-fencing so that the drone stays near you at all times. Low-battery options are available and will fly the drone back home when the battery is low. This feature will protect your drone from losing power and crashing to the ground when the battery becomes depleted.
Previous versions of this model had 2.4 gHz antennas, but the most recent iteration features a longer-range 5.8 gHz antenna for better overall video reception.
When compared to the DJI Phantom, the Typhoon is a very competitive drone that some enthusiasts prefer to the Phantom – it’s that good.
But what didn’t we like about this drone?
Let’s start with the pros before going to the cons.
I love the look of the Typhoon H, and the bundle is definitely a nice perk for new drone owners. But I have to give this model an 88% rating out of 100%. For the price, it’s very expensive and I feel like the SkycamHD offers better value for the money.
The Typhoon H does come with an upgraded, one-year warranty that will guarantee and protect your investment. If anything goes wrong with the drone, you’re protected from all manufacturer defects for one year from the original purchase date.
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