Yuneec knows flying. Founded in 1999 in Hong Kong, the company is a leader in electric aviation. They have a number of firsts and patents in making manually and remote controlled electric planes.
They started by making remote-controlled airplanes for the more hardcore, model-makers. They moved into making emergency vehicles for Fire & Rescue, Coast Guards and various Law Enforcement agencies.
We were thrilled when Yuneec released their first personal drone, in 2014. It’s a great drone – the Typhoon. It was ready to fly out of the box so there wasn’t any assembly need. It had a 1080p camera (60 FPS), a 3 Axis gimbal and 5.8GHz long distance real-time digital video link – which we liked a lot..
The main feature of the the Typhoon Q500 is their Smart Transmitter (the “ST-10 series Ground Station”). It brings together a standard 2.4GHz radio control transmitter with a 5.8GHz Digital video link – in addition to the standard built-in Android touch screen.
This is a great way to catch platform perfect video while you’re flying.
In 2015, tech giant Intel recognized the advances made by the drone – as well as the Yuneec Company itself and made a sizable investment in the company.
This made Yuneec Intel’s goto drone maker and gave Yuneec access to cutting edge technology.
Finally, in 2016, Yuneec came out with a lower price drone called the Breeze. The Breeze is a simple, 4k selfie drone that runs under $500. Their Typhoon is top performer and a great cross-over for personal / professional jobs, and the Breeze is a great consumer level drone and a lot of fun for people that want to film themselves running, skiing, skating or whatever!