CNET First Look
Yuneec Typhoon H has a lot going for it, but not build qualityFor those with open skies and top-notch piloting skills, the H might be worth your while.
[MUSIC] Looking at the Yuneec Typhoon H, it's easy to be impressed. Especially at it's price currently at around $1,000. It's six motors are attached by folding carbon fiber arms. And once in the air, it's legs can be lifted up, given it's 360 degree rotating, 4K resolution camera an unobstructed view It also has obstacle detection, so it'll stop itself from hitting things in front of it. And it's piloted with this massive controller, with a seven inch touch screen built in and a mass of buttons, knobs and switches. Or you can fly it with this, the little Wizard controller, which can also be used as a GPS tracker for the Typhoon H to follow you automatically. Actually flying it was literally hit or miss though as I had one fly off on its own and crash into a tree. And another had a motor failure. Though a built in fail save lets it safely land with its five remaining motors. When it was flying, it worked as promised so chuck my experience up as anomalies. But I did learn the H is not sturdy. In particular, the camera mount It is fairly user serviceable, though, and all of its parts are available online or through the company. So definitely points there and it does deliver good video. My recommendation, the Typhoon H deserves consideration by seasoned pilots with a lot of open space to fly. [MUSIC]