Yuneec International says its Typhoon H six-rotor unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is now available for pre-order at various consumer electronics retailers, online stores and specialized outlets.
First customer deliveries will begin in two weeks, says Yuneec. First introduced at CES 2016 in January, the drone is set at a suggested retail price of $1,299. For a limited time, the Typhoon H is being offered with a free Wizard controller, which enables GPS tracking of a subject.
The aircraft includes a three-axis, 360-degree gimbal with a CGO3+ camera. In addition, the drone’s landing gear retracts during flight to allow unobstructed panning for 4K video and 12-megapixel photos. Safety features include ultrasonic proximity detection to prevent collisions with obstacles, as well as a failsafe system to allow the drone to remain stable and land if a motor should fail, explains Yuneec.
The Typhoon H comes with an Android-based ST16 controller, including a 7-inch integrated display, an HD 720p video downlink for real-time video reception, and an HDMI output. Available separately, an ST12 or Wizard controller can bind to the aircraft for team mode, which allows one controller to operate the drone and the other to operate the camera.
Within the next six weeks, Yuneec says it will announce an Intel RealSense technology module, which uses computer-vision processing to enable the drone to alter its course as it encounters obstacles as small as tree branches but enables the camera to continue tracking the subject. Future add-ons will also include specialized gimbal cameras that can be interchanged on the go, according to Yuneec.