Yuneec Typhoon H PRO with Intel RealSense Collision Avoidance
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The Yuneec Typhoon H PRO is a ready-to-fly (RTF) unit that includes the CGO3+ 4K Camera, Typhoon H BackPack, 2 Lipo Batteries, and ST16 Controller. The Yuneec Typhoon H features six easily foldable arms that allow for the copter to be stored easily for transportation. The copter also uses retractable landing to ensure that the 360-degree gimbal is free of any obstructions. The 360-degree gimbal includes the CGO3+ 4K/12 MP camera allowing for stunning aerial videos/photos.
- Note: This item is for Pre-Order and will be available for shipping around late July/Early August. Details are subject to change.
- Complete Ready-To-Fly 4k camera drone with collision avoidance
- Intel Real Sense collion avoidance & proximity sensor unit
- 4K Ultra HD camera and 3 axis gimbal system
- Integrated 3-axis 360 degree precision gimbal camera
- Powered by Intel™ ultra-sonic sensor technologies
- Six ultra powerful motors for unparalleled stability
- Packed with smart filming modes to get the perfect shot
- Full first person view and telemetry data displayed right on the controller
- Control the resolution, white balance and exposure all while in the air
- Up To 25 Minute Flight Time
What's in the box of the Typhoon H PRO version?
- 1 x Typhoon H 4K drone
- 1 x Intel RealSense collision avoidance module
- 1 x CGO3 3-axis 4K gimbal & camera
- 1 x ST16 16-channel 2.4/5.8GHz controller with 7" touch screen
- 2 x 5400mAH 4S 14.8V Li-Po batteries
- 1 x AC/DC Charger
- 1 x 12V DC car power adapter
- 1 x USB Adapter cord
- 1 x Controller neck strap
- 1 x Controller screen sun shade
- 2 x Full sets of rotors
- 1 x 16GB micro SD card
- 1 x Typhoon H backpack
The drone that knows its way around
The key innovative feature of the Typhoon H PRO is the collision avoidance technology based on the 'RealSense' solution from Intel. It combines laser infra-red and ultra-sonic sensor technologies to detect and avoid even moving obstacles which might cross the flight path of the Typhoon H. The Typhoon H will take evasive manoeuvres as needed autonomously. It works perfectly in congested areas offering a carefree follow me function like it has never been seen before.
The RealSense technology by Intel offers several smart functions integrated into the system including CYCLE, Point of interest (POI), Curve Cable Cam (CCC), JOURNEY and Front Ultrasound Sensor function. These functions add to the other proven safety features from Yuneec like Geo-fencing, Dynamic Return home, Low Battery Return Home and No Fly Zones.
Stress-free obstacle navigation
RealSense™ integrates with Follow Me mode to avoid objects while filming in any direction. The Intel® RealSense™ R200 camera with Intel® Atom™ powered module builds a 3D model of the world, allowing you to focus on the subject without worrying about flying into obstacles.
How it works
Typhoon H with Intel® RealSense™ technology builds a 3D model of the world, while navigating through it. Using a 3D model of its environment enables the drone to make intelligent choices about creating routes around obstacles.
Additionally, RealSense™ is capable of remembering its environment, further enhancing the prevention of possible collisions. It is not reactionary – if it avoids an obstacle once, it will remember the location of the obstacle and automatically know to avoid it.
Stay on target
Typhoon H uses GPS - not just vision - to track targets. From a tiny tree branch to a large building, Typhoon H can still navigate around obstacles, regardless of size, and stay in contact with the subject, even if it becomes obscured.
A full 360° view of the world
The 3-axis anti-vibration CGO3+ gimbal camera captures ultra-stable 4K Ultra High Definition video, vivid 12.4 megapixel still images and can be rotated through an unlimited, 360° range of motion. The CGO3+ gimbal camera features a high quality wide-angle lens, and offers manual camera settings while in flight.
ST16 all-in-one controller
The ST16 Ground Station is an all-inclusive transmitter and receiver that gives you full control over the Typhoon H during flight, allowing users to capture photos and video with great ease. With a large 7-inch integrated screen, the Android-based ST16 controller displays real-time footage of your flight, eliminating the need for an external device.
Digital video downlink in HD 720P
View real-time footage in HD 720p on the screen of the ST16 transmitter with the integrated digital video downlink with a range of up to 1 mile (1.6km).
Automatic Return Home
With a good GPS signal, the Typhoon H can automatically fly back to its takeoff point under a number of conditions. These include low battery, loss of control signal, or at the press of a button
Locks the hexacopter in a circular orbit pattern around the takeoff point. This mode is especially useful for creating a circular "tracking" shot with a bird's eye view. In this mode the camera can still be moved independently
ST16 Personal Ground Station
Transmitter (handheld radio controller) and ground station system are combined into one device with the included 16-channel ST16. It features a 2.4 GHz transmitter for joystick operation of the quadcopter. In addition, there is a 5.8 GHz-range receiver for the video feed from the camera plus telemetry data. For ground station functions, it features a built-in Android device with 7" touchscreen
7" Built-In FPV Display
View a live feed on the ST16's 7", 720p resolution display. In addition, it can show telemetry data from the flight controller, such as altitude, GPS coordinates, and remaining battery life. Settings can be accessed via its touchscreen interface
Ground station functionality provided by the ST16 includes waypoint navigation. With this autopilot mode, apply pushpins to a map to create "waypoints" that define the Typhoon H's course. Altitude, speed, and heading can all change at each waypoint
CGO3+ 4K Camera with 3-Axis Gimbal
The included CGO3+ combines a 12-megapixel, 4K camera and a 3-axis brushless gimbal into a single unit designed to capture stabilized aerial video and still images, and can be rotated through an unlimited, 360° range of motion For live view and remote operation, the camera features an integrated 5.8 GHz video downlink that enables operation and viewing from the 7" touchscreen on the ST16 Personal Ground Station. You can also pair with a mobile device using the free mobile app – available at Google Play and iTunes app stores
One Motor Failure Survivability
A benefit of six rotors is that one can fail without stalling the aircraft. When the flight controller detects a motor failure, it adjusts its parameters to compensate. Maneuverability and performance will be greatly reduced; however, it gives you the chance to safely land the aircraft
Retractable Landing Gear
The landing gear retracts during flight to provide the camera an unobstructed 360° of shooting
The Typhoon H features quick-disconnect propellers for speedy breakdown. Additionally, each rotor arm folds down to a resting position against the drone for a more compact profile that is easier to transport
Carbon Fiber Parts
Carbon fiber components are used extensively to decrease weight and increase durability
Yuneec H Intelligent Flight Modes
Cycle and Point of Interest (POI)
Ensure the TYPHOON flies around the pilot or any object with the camera frame capturing the centre point all times.
Curve Cable Cam (CCC)
When enabled, the TYPHOON H is able to record flight paths and will fly along the pre-set route automatically, empowering you to focus on the camera control during the flight.
Enables the TYPHOON to shoot aerial selfies of any target. When the Journey function is activated, the TYPHOON will fly away from the pilot first and then fly back, with its camera always fixed on the target to make a fabulous selfie.
Typhoon H with Intel® RealSense™ – Frequently Asked Questions
What is Intel RealSense Technology used for in Typhoon H?
The intelligent obstacle navigation technology in Typhoon H is used to detect obstacles and self-navigate around those obstacles while flying or following the user. Typhoon H can be programmed to follow the operator, and will avoid obstacles it encounters while continuing to track the operator. Additionally, if the smart return home mode is engaged, Typhoon H will navigate around obstacles on its way back to the original takeoff point.
How fast can Typhoon H with Intel RealSense Technology fly and still avoid obstacles?
Typhoon H can fly at up to 12 mph (5m/s), and reliably navigate around obstacles as they come into its view.
How far ahead can Typhoon H with Intel RealSense Technology detect obstacles?
Obstacles can be sensed from 10m away in daylight conditions.
What kinds of obstacles can Typhoon H with Intel RealSense Technology see?
Due to its broad array of sensors, obstacles as indistinct as leafless trees can be seen and acted upon.
How does Typhoon H with Intel RealSense Technology choose the best strategy to navigate around obstacles?
Advanced processing within the module assesses Typhoon H’s position in space and computes the best route to navigate around the obstacle in real time, so that even moving obstacles can be reacted to.
Does the Intel RealSense work in Follow Me and Watch Me modes?
Yes, the Obstacle Avoidance system does work in watch me and follow me at a reduced speed, allowing the Intel RealSense to map the environment as it is following you.
How does the RealSense work when it only faces forward?
In Smart Mode, Typhoon H will rotate so the RealSense points in the direction of travel while utilizing the 360° gimbal to automatically keep the camera trained on the subject. In Angle mode, pilots will still have full control of the Typhoon, but if an obstacle presents itself in front of Typhoon H, the RealSense module will stop the forward flight and await command.
Will the Typhoon H equipped with Intel RealSense just stop in front of an object?
In Angle mode the aircraft will stop in front of an object, however in Smart mode, Follow Me, Watch Me, and Return to Home the aircraft will actively seek out alternate routes avoiding many obstacles. Once a clear path is obtained the Typhoon H will continue as normal.
How is Intel RealSense Technology integrated into Typhoon H?
Typhoon H carries an additional Intel® RealSense™ camera. There are three cameras that act like one—a 1080p HD camera, an infrared camera, and an infrared laser projector—they “see” like the human eye to sense depth and track motion. Typhoon H’s full 360 degree camera gimbal and retractable gear allows the module to always be facing obstacles in the path of flight, regardless of camera position.
Can the Intel RealSense be added to my basic Typhoon H?
The Intel RealSense is a module that can be installed by the user. A simple wiring connector and four screws hold it in place. Remove the old lens cover, hook up the wire connector to the prewired connection, slide the module in place and secure it with two screws in the front and two in the back. Release of the standalone Intel RealSense module will be announced at a later date.
What other Intel technologies are incorporated into Typhoon H with Intel RealSense Technology?
The ST16 controller has an Atom™ processor inside, running a full Android Operating System and enables:
Better display for higher resolution: supports up to 1080P screen
Low latency: <200ms overall latency from camera to display
Additional functionalities: HDMI output, 3G connection, etc.
More powerful: 16 control channels, improved UI design, standardized control protocol
Typhoon H with RealsenseBy: Anthony on 12 October 2016I have a large collection of drones from DJI, Walkera, Quanum and Yuneec (not to mention the 20 or so build from scratch and "junk" units). I read all reviews before purchasing a product and am an early "adopter" of new quads (yes I have the DJI Mavic Pro more combo on-order). I do not like to consider myself as a specific brand person but rather just someone who loves flying quads LOS, so bigger is better to me, just to be able to see the craft in the sky! I have many hundreds of hours of flight time and no crashes....touch wood (with hand on head!) To me DJI is the benchmark and truly amazing technology and I just cannot believe how far they have impacted on this hobby in such a short time. The only DJI Hobby quad I do not own is the Phantom 2 but have all the rest up to the Inspire 1 4K. Love everyone one them and to criticise is just being "picky", but each iteration is an improvement and great leap forward (and often the earlier models get access to the newer features, eg, Vision 2+). Quick note on Walkera, NOT A BEGINNER QUAD in any version and I have nearly all from the x350 through to the Voyager 3 (yes even the x350 Premium and the x2650 FPV racer). Great quads but can be really tricky to fly and the modders have basically destroyed the brand's credibility (just look at the Scout X4 Facebook group, people doing major APM mods and never flown a drone). The Scout X4 is a beautiful quad as default but mess with it and it is a real "bit*h". Never flown a Blade but obviously are closely related to Yuneec. Have the Yuneec 500, 500+ (4K) and just recently the Typhoon H with Realsense. All are beautiful quads but so easy to fly they can become a little boring! Virtually impossible to crash.....unless you press the motor button instead of the photo button! The Typhoon H is the best of the Yuneec (and so it should be as it is not cheap) and most of this, to me, is the 6 rotors (watch the FPV guy video on smashing props and the Typhoon flyable on 5 motors. Total idiot to do this, ok he gets freebies, but sure makes you feel comfortable knowing a motor failure will not mean the end of a $2500 quad!). All Yuneec's fly very stably and all the features work really well. Home Point can be a little difficult to get used to when coming from the DJI drones, but the latest DJI hobby quads now have adopted the "dynamic" Home used by Yuneec, so obviously both companies are closely watching each other (yes stating the bleeding obvious)! The Typhoon reviews I read were mostly comparisons and really disappointing when compared to my experience. The reviewer of the Yuneec supplied quad obviously raved about the craft and showed how great it was in the video review but very little comparison to DJI, certainly not criticisng the DJI but not a balanced review (I have the P4 and my Typhoon was on order). The DJI "lover" provided such a biased and incorrect review comparing the two it was actually laughable. one item he heavily criticised the Typhoon for on a number of occasions was the RTH altitude limit of 10m, unchangeable! Incorrect mine I can adjust RTH altitude very easily and comes default at 20m. Nearly all his criticisms (review was early Sept 2016) were software related and I would say most had been addressed with a firmware download I did for my Typhoon when it arrived. Desperate to have a fly I took the craft out on Saturday morning for its maiden. Was rather windy but I certainly would have flown the P4 so I decided to give it a go. Calibration was so easy, worked first time and so logical!!! Took off in Smart Mode just to be careful but I really hate flying this was as I do not like the stick movement (BTW I fly Mode 1 and so easy like DJI to change Mode). Once in the air I switched to Angle Mode and turned the RealSense on (NB: Manual or reviews suggest not turning on Ca until in the air, but forgot to turn off and had a number of take offs without effort. For landing should turn off though). Climbed to about 50 metres and stopped. Rock solid in the same spot for 10 minutes at times with the quad banked at almost 20 degrees but stayed in the same spot (P4 again possibly not quite as good but only due to the fact it is smaller but video would have been identically still on both craft as these gimbals are amazing).Stayed in the location to video my friend fly his 450 helicopter in my FOV. He did not go higher than about 20 metres as the wind was too strong for his craft and he is a very experienced helo pilot. Moved to RTH and the drone turned and literally bolted towards me near my new location (I moved towards my friend to talk). Landed very softly (DJI tends to "hit" ground a little harder) and turned off motors immediately. Easiest maiden I have ever had. Looked at the video and it was absolutely HORRID! Blurred on the periphery and awful focus everywhere else. NOT happy. Then I noticed I had not removed the plastic lens protector
Mixed emotionsBy: Matthew on 6 October 2016After searching for a new drone i decided to pre order the typhoon due to its features in particular the 360 rotating gimbal and the obs avoidance. I splashed out and went for the pro as it has the intel realsense. It came with a swag of extras. That said the box was missing 2 rotors. Initial testing i was impressed, smooth and responsive. Took it to the local oval and flew both batteries and was it was very good. Used the wizard remote to follow me also very good. Next flight also went well but in the following days it all goes down hill . I updated the st16 and drone firmware and a few days after took it out to use the wizard follow me function . After i initiated the drone in manual mode i raisied it up approx 8m hovering. As i switched to follow me function the drone did anything but follow me. It took off due west at full speed rapidly descending into the ground stopping in a fence in all of about 10 seconds. I will update this review once the matter is resolved, But reading similar failures on forums i'd say Yuneec have a big issue to resolve. I'd would hold off till there is a fix available . The rise above team so far have been helpful, one staff member also confirmed a similar failure and has put my issue to yuneec warranty.Awaiting fix/answer. Great features, yes Value for money, yes Reliability for me, no