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Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4k Review, FAQs And Beautiful Footage

 :: Posted by on 02-16-2018

Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4k Review, FAQs And Beautiful Footage

This Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4k review looks closely at the drone, CGO3 4K camera, ST10 controller and Steady Grip. Also included are Q500 4k stunning aerial footage and camera settings.

Just as important we look at what comes with the quadcopter and the latest Yuneec Q500 4k price.

The Q500 4k Pro first came on the market back in Summer 2015. With it’s high specification and a number of firmware updates adding new features, the Typhoon Q500 4k is still ahead of many newer drones which have come on the market.

The Yuneec customer service is definitely well ahead of many if it’s competitors. Yuneec began making remote control toys way back in 1999 from their Hong Kong factory. By 2003, they had international offices including Los Angeles, Hamburg and the UK. In 2010, Yuneec were awarded with the Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP) prize.

In 2014, they brought their combined innovation, research and development to bring their first quadcopter to the market.

In 2015, the massive chip manufacturer Intel invested millions in Yuneec. They certainly are a manufacturer of the highest quality drones and you can see that in the Q500 4k specifications and features.

Since then, Yuneec have released a number of quadcopters which cover the commercial, professional and hobby sectors.

In 2016, they released the Typhoon H and Breeze.
Typhoon Q500 4K Review And FAQs

In brief, the Typhoon Q500 features a 4k camera, a 3 axis gimbal and the ST10 5.8 GHz controller giving long distance realtime digital video from the quadcopter back to the controller.

This drone combines a 2.4 GHz radio control transmitter with a 5.8 GHz digital video link along with a built-in Android touch screen, creating a UAV which is perfect for aerial photo and video capture.

The Q500 4K comes with everything you need to fly. All you need to do is unpack everything, charge the Q500 battery and ST10 ground station controller and you are ready to fly.
Yuneec Typhoon Q500 Drone Key Specs

Below we have all the information, features and specification on the Q500 4k quadcopter, the ST10 controller, CGO3 gimbal camera and the Steady Grip handheld. We have also some terrific 4k footage, camera settings, price information, what’s in the box and a Q500 4k review video.
What is the Yuneec Q500 Airframe Weight And Size

The Yuneec Q500 airframe weights is 3.8 lbs (1700 grams) and it’s dimensions are 16.5 x 16.5 x 8.3 inches (420 x 420 x 210 mm).
What Is The Typhoon Q500 Drone Flight Time

25 minutes of flight time and the versions with the aluminium carry case come with two batteries. So you will have 50 minutes of flying without having to buy another battery. The Q500 battery price is approximately USD 45.00.
What is the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4k Range

The video transmission range in optimum conditions and according to the documentation – FCC Standard up to 2,624 feet (800 meters) and CE Standard up to 1312 feet (400 meters).
What Is The Yuneec Q500 Battery Type

The Q500 battery type is a 5400mAh 3-Cell / 3S 11.1V LiPo
What Are the Typhoon Q500 4k Pro Flight Modes

The Typhoon Q500 4k Pro has 5 Flight Modes as follows:

Smart – When the Smart Mode is switched on, the Q500 4k will always move in the direction the right hand control stick is pushed relative to the pilot, no matter which way the front nose is pointed. In other words, if you push the stick to the left, then the Typhoon will always move to the left.

Angle Pilot – When the Angle mode is on, the Q500 will move in the direction the control stick is pushed relative to the front nose of the quadcopter. It is like you were actually flying from inside the Q500.

Follow Me – When Follow Me is enabled, the Typhoon Q500 4K is linked to the pilot who is holding and controlling the ST10 ground station controller. The Q500 quadcopter will then follow you.

Watch Me – When Watch Me is enabled, the Q500 4K camera stays pointed at the pilot holding the ST10 c, keeping them in focus and in frame, no matter which way the drone is maneuvered.

Return Home – Switch to Return Home Mode and the Typhoon Q500 4K will fly back towards the location of the pilot holding the ST10 ground station. It will automatically land within 13 to 26 feet (4 to 8 meters) of the pilot.
About The Yuneec ST10 Controller

The Yuneec ST10 controller with 5.5” LCD touchscreen for FPV is a remote control transmitter and receiver in one. It gives you full control over your Typhoon 4k drone while flying and lets you take photos and videos with ease. The 5.5 inch touchscreen display allows you to track live images from the Q500 camera. It is very easy to control the CGO3 gimbal and adjust the camera settings.

The Yuneec ST10 Ground Station displays real-time telemetry data during flight, including flight mode, altitude, speed over ground, distance from home, camera status, GPS position coordinates and aircraft battery status.

There are so many choices for drone products on the world – 3D Robotics(Solo), Parrot(Bebop 2 FPV, Disco FPV), Yuneec(Typhoon H Pro) and so on. Do not purchase DJI products! 大疆就是搭僵?


 :: Posted by on 02-16-2018

Avoid DJI Mavic Pro – By Col.

Had my DJI Mavic pro for three weeks, crashed it (kind of my fault as I did not set the ‘return to home’ correctly. I only damaged one of the arms, they said two so I agreed to pay anyway.

I had the drone sent back to me, and it didn’t look like a new unit, so I checked the serial number and surprise surprise, they’ve sent me a complete reconditioned unit.

After complaining and speaking to a complete bunch of **** all about customer service, they persisted to send me images of their terms and conditions.

My arguments got me nowhere, but I knew that would be the case after reading the other 150 something ONE STAR reviews..

Fortunately, my friend runs a online tech magazine with over ONE MILLION UK subscribers, and has agreed to let me write a review in his drone section this April about my DJI experience. That makes me happy.

Don’t even bother buying anything from DJI, because if anything goes wrong, you’re up s**t creek without a paddle.

By Col

There are so many choices for drone products on the world – 3D Robotics(Solo), Parrot(Bebop 2 FPV, Disco FPV), Yuneec(Typhoon H Pro) and so on. Do not purchase DJI products! 大疆就是搭僵?

I believe DJI has no future at all!!!

 :: Posted by on 02-10-2018

By Johny Pep Aka British Boxer

Okay, so i just got into to some of the most outrageous conversations with DJI staff in China, Germany and the US!

First off, if you buy a drone from them, respect all the regulations, stock out of the box yet it disconnects from your remote for no apparent reason and takes off somewhere the flight data confirms is unrecoverable like a body of water, into a volcano etc and you the user did not cause this DJI REFUSES TO REPLACE IT…

It appears to be more and more clear that they discovered how to make more money with after sales by causing more issues with their firmware updates in any case they will NEVER admit what the alert from your remote is when it happens, NEVER!!!!!

I have read over 25 threads, 148 users alike and not one time have they explained to the victims of their scam what the alert from the remote means when the aircraft does this…..because if they did it would be clearly admitting it was a MALFUNCTION!!!!

Been a fool one guy was DJI talked him into sending the remote to them and even CHARGING for repairs if they found an issues with it, wait that is not bad enough, after the poor guys sent the remote DJI stated they will charge him of they did NOT find a problem with the remote!!!

now imagine how greedy their after sales staff is that the managers are slapping their call help desk employees in the back of the head demanding YOU LIE for us, you say what we tell you soul less piece of trash worth less then 20 cents an hour, and when you finished LYING for DJI you LIE again on all the social media sites and DJI forums, YOUR JOB IS TO LIE!, we do not care if you sit and cry how horrible it is you sold your soul but you LIE LIE LIE its what your paid for and considered good it LIARS!

Imagine DJI did not have such ugly soul less greedy managers paid to kick the max profit from after sales and instead where honest, considerate and took responsibility case by case to replace lost drones, charge for only damaged drones, cameras etc.

But un fortunately when they update firmware or their software and anything crashes during a flight…well…even if its not a end user fault it will be according to DJI..

i believe this company has no future at all, they can talk about it all they want, once a little drone punk comes along and offers 45min battery life, sensors, 1 inch cam etc etc..bye bye DJI.


And I am not one of the victims but a smart drag who is selling my mavic and P4P.

There are so many choices for drone products on the world – 3D Robotics(Solo), Parrot(Bebop 2 FPV, Disco FPV), Yuneec(Typhoon H Pro) and so on. Do not purchase DJI products! 大疆就是搭僵?

DJI DO NOT CARE.. truly appalling !

 :: Posted by on 02-10-2018

Asia, Nepal, Himalayas, Sagarmatha National Park, Solu Khumbu Everest Region, climbers walking below Nuptse making their way to camp 2 on Mt Everest

By D. James

I bought both mavic platinum flymore combo (£1499) and DJI refresh (insurance against accidental damage- £140).

First of all what DJI aren’t telling people is that they are firstly a sales team, and in no way a customer service or support team 2nd.. This is cleverly disguised with their apparent offer of online support.. do not be fooled folks.. Its a sales team 100% of the time.

I’d now like to address a fundamental loophole / design flaw in their drones, which works to their advantage in making more money from their customers. Firstly the Mavic (despite bold claims ) will not fly very well at all in anything other than a light wind (and even then, a wind warning will appear). I tried a flight one day to my horror , when upon taking the drone to 50 metres it got caught in a draft (and seriously this is how I’d at worst, describe it) . The drone just drifted away and out of view, despite applying return to home.. and even sport mode at full throttle. Eventually it lost connection and landed on 13% battery in a field out of view.. and was never recovered. The motors failed to tackle the environment it found itself in. What most people on planet earth know is that aside from maybe in a desert, wind can be undetectable , and almost impossible to avoid completely at altitude. Ask any pilot.

Here is the loophole. The controller conveniently has built into it various safety features and warning messages (such as
‘High wind fly with caution’) . However , in the US, I have never had a single day without these messages appearing. As i say, I have felt a light wind (at worst) every time. No one would be silly enough to fly something so expensive thinking it may never return . Most days are never without a gentle breeze in most countries I know. So , whilst you may think DJI have filled this drone with a fail safe flying system, these safety messages are actually hard to keep clear of, and are what DJI then use as evidence to void your warranty and not insure your item! Not only this, but if the drone ever does become lost , or unflyable in any way (including all fly away) . All their motor data is secretly used AGAINST YOU, aimed to bamboozle you that actually , nothing is ever attributed to them as “their fault” or “their responsibility” as a manufacturer. For example how irresponsible is it to advertise 4km range bearing in mind what I’m outlining? Despite this, and endless customer service emails back and forth from even the most disgruntled customers, they are ruthlessly dis interested in anything other than charging nearly full price for a replacement product! This , despite having paid for insurance, means YOU are simply NOT COVERED and being lied to !!!!!

The progress of every flight gets recorded and uploaded to their support team , which is then used to disprove your insurance claim, ultimately clearing them of any responsibility for any loss or damage.

DJI is a ruthless organization run by profiting con men . Do not get me wrong , The concept and design of the drone is very technologically advanced , but everything else that follows, they’ve completely dis regarded in favor of making a profit. DJI simply have switched off to everything a good reputable business requires in its organization. The company is being pedelled by some serious con artists . They truly are the worst organization I’ve ever has the misfortune of buying from . NEVER EVER expect to be covered by them , and do not even waste your money with DJI care. Buy with caution, and fly with even more , because you will never see your drone again if its lost (yes , no matter how good a pilot you think you are, please remember what you’ve read here) .. you can definetely expect NO genuine compensation, compassion, care or support from DJI.

There are so many choices for drone products on the world – 3D Robotics(Solo), Parrot(Bebop 2 FPV, Disco FPV), Yuneec(Typhoon H Pro) and so on. Do not purchase DJI products! 大疆就是搭僵?

DJI refuses to acknowledge remote errors

 :: Posted by on 02-10-2018

DJI refuses to acknowledge remote errors which indicate battery or power malfunction – This is a post by Mo

I purchased 3 mavic pros, two sparks and just when i was about to pick up the phantom 4 pro all the mavic pros showed signs of defected functions,

i returned everything to a retailer who assured me to try the dji spark as it was half the price of the mavic pro (it is when i considered to take it easy and agreed) i did not like it as i had no remote so i returned it for a combo, it flew very well at first, then on a perfect day, sunny, calm moment i took a pano of our lake property and then heard a strange alert sounds from my remote., this sound was indicating that the drone took over itself, ignoring the pilot to land., usually when you loose video signal the aircraft defaults into RTH but this was not the case, the single for RTH is a double beep pause as this was a single longer beep and pause.
It is EXTREMELY important that people here realise what the significance of this alert on the remote means because DJI and some of their forum trolls absolutely tried to ignore and dodge this remote alert i mentioned, they refused to reply, comment or even try it to tell me if it was a battery coming out or the drone taking over to land itself into a lake.

Instead i had to provide the flight data and videos from the cache files so they can find a blame on the user to suggest doing nothing, when they found out it was a PERFECT flight on a PERFECT day and vanished of the flight records at some point with 64% battery life, 46m from me and 100m up high they claimed they found nothing wrong with the aircraft to replace it and instead offered 30% off another purchase!

This is unacceptable and blunt avoidance to take responsibility of their products and customers., they completely avoided answering what the alert sounds from the remote indicated as experience DJI pilots are answering calls, REFUSED and pretending not to hear me 4 different times i called so DJI can claim they found no errors, im sure there where zero errors in many commercial plane crashes as well BEFORE they took the passengers by surprise., lawyers told me that if they could NOT prove a pilot was responsible then it is a malfunction.

I call everyone to head to facebook and file a class action.

There are so many choices for drone products on the world – 3D Robotics(Solo), Parrot(Bebop 2 FPV, Disco FPV), Yuneec(Typhoon H Pro) and so on. Do not purchase DJI products! 大疆就是搭僵?

If I could provide 0 stars for DJI drone products, I would

 :: Posted by on 02-03-2018

There are so many choices for drone products on the world – 3D Robotics(Solo), Parrot(Bebop 2 FPV, Disco FPV), Yuneec(Typhoon H Pro) and so on. Do not purchase DJI products! 大疆就是搭僵?

“Horrible customer service, no customer service actually.” – America should not allow this happening.

If I could provide 0 stars for DJI drone products, I would. We purchased a brand new drone which I gave to my husband on December 30th for his birthday. We opened the drone to use it in mid January. During the middle of flight, in beginner mode, on a clear, calm day – at 90 feet up, straight over our head, the drone had a “motor failure” and the item fell straight out of the sky into our next door neighbors yard. When it landed, it was smoking and the motor was not working. The remote stated “Contact DJI”. We shipped the item in to DJI, along with the flight log, they stated they couldn’t pull anything off of the drone, so we sent them the flight log from our phone. Then, after a week went by, they sent us an invoice to fix it through the dji care that we purchased, as they stated they “couldn’t determine the issue”. We explained we shouldn’t have to use the DJI Care, as this is obviously a manufacturing defect as it had less than 5 minutes of use out of the box. You can clearly see both on the flight log, there were no objects, nothing that it hit, no trees around, it just failed. We have several phone calls in to “the complaint department”. What company has a “complaint department”? THIS ONE. Don’t worry as they don’t return calls. So apparently after spending over 800 on a drone, and it falls out of the sky due to a manufacturers defect of motor failure within the first 5 minutes, you have to pay to get it fixed because they offer no sort of warranty or explanation on why the item failed. Horrible customer service, no customer service actually. Buy something else, because based on every other review I have read here, our problem is NOT uncommon. The other issue, most of the “customer service reps” are reading from a copy and paste script or sheet, and are NOT in the USA. Don’t count on any help, and you can’t ever reach the “North America Support” at the 818 number provided, they stated only the managers are in North America, and they “have to call you back”. Yea….

By Tricia Bolds

There are so many choices for drone products on the world – 3D Robotics(Solo), Parrot(Bebop 2 FPV, Disco FPV), Yuneec(Typhoon H Pro) and so on. Do not purchase DJI products! 大疆就是搭僵?