In an expansion of its Typhoon series of drones, Yuneec International has unveiled the Typhoon H, a six-rotor unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with a 360-degree gimbal camera and sense-and-avoid technology.
The drone, which will be available for $1,799, features the new CGO3+ camera, offering 4K video and 12-megapixel photos. During flight, the retractable landing gear can retract to remove itself from a shot for unobstructed views. The Typhoon H also adds new flight and image-capture modes, including point of interest, orbit, curved cable and journey.
New safety features include an ultrasonic proximity detection to assist in avoiding large obstacles and a failsafe system that allows the UAS to remain stable and land if a motor should fail.
Like the rest of the Typhoon family of drones, says Yuneec, the new Typhoon H also has safety features including geofencing, variable speed control, dynamic return to home, low-battery return to home and Federal Aviation Administration no-fly zones.
The company notes that an additional benefit is the drone’s compact and user-friendly design. Quick-disconnect props allow speedy removal from the motors, and each rotor arm folds down from its flight position for easy transportation in the drone’s hard-shell backpack. Additionally, says Yuneec, carbon fiber is integrated extensively to decrease weight and increase durability.
The Typhoon H comes with an Android-based ST16 controller, which has a 7-inch display and HD 720p video downlink for real-time video reception.
With the ability to add mission-specific modules, the Typhoon H is the next-generation platform for enthusiasts and professionals, according to Yuneec. Planned add-ons include a high-performance, collision-avoidance module based on Intel RealSense technology, as well as an advanced infrared camera module.