Yuneec Announces First Drone of the Tornado Series

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Yuneec International has launched the Tornado H920 hexacopter and the CGO4 professional gimbal camera.

The Tornado H920, the first release from the company’s Tornado series of drones, features an ultra-lightweight carbon fiber frame, retractable landing gear and folding arms. The aircraft can hold three rechargeable batteries, providing consumers with a flight time of up to 24 minutes (depending on payload).

Additionally, the Tornado H920, with a GPS antenna, has several smart features that ensure safety and ease of use, including return to home, auto landing and a five-motor failsafe mode.

The ST24 personal ground station, a 24-channel all-in-one transmitter, is powered by an Android operating system and features a seven-inch touchscreen that displays telemetry data and a built-in flight simulator.

The Tornado H920 is compatible with a variety of cameras, including the new CGO4 gimbal camera. Specifically developed for the Tornado H920, the CGO4 incorporates a true Panasonic GH4 Micro Four Thirds camera sensor with a 3x optical zoom lens and an integrated 5.8 GHz video link module, housed within a three-axis gimbal system.

The Tornado H920 also pairs with Yuneec’s V18 gimbal-stabilized camera with 18x optical zoom. The aircraft is also compatible with the Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7Rii using the 360-degree, panorama-capable GB603 gimbal.

The ready-to-fly Tornado H920 package includes a travel case, the ST24 personal ground station, Proaction grip for stable ground footage, two batteries and a two-port charger for the suggested retail price of $4,999.99. Camera accessories are sold separately.

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