While it was purely a coincidence that I was visiting Las Vegas at the same time the InterDrone Expo was taking place at the Rio Hotel Convention Center, it was a pleasure to meet Mark Padilla, Sales Engineering Manager of Yuneec Electric Aviation as he gave me an up close and personal look at its full lineup of new models…some of which were being shown publicly for the first time.
If the title of this post enticed you to click and you only want to view the video of Yuneec’s new Tornado CGO4, scroll down to the bottom of this post. For the rest of the story and an overview of the Yuneec models I was able to see at InterDrone, read on:
Yuneec Electric Aviation used InterDrone to introduce multiple products including the Typhoon G, which is an almost all-in-one quad copter solution that includes the Q500 airframe, ST-10+ controller, SteadyGrip handheld device, two batteries, carrying case and the necessary accessories to get it up in the air. The only item missing is the camera.
But that’s what makes the Typhoon G noteworthy as it’s compatible with the GoPro Hero 4 series of action cameras. At $900, it’s considered a great value when compared to other quad copters in this price range. I produced two videos on this model and they can be found here: http://videosbyandy.com/yuneec-q500-g/
Mark also provided a detailed a walkthrough of its new Tornado H920 which is a six rotor hexacopter that includes a gimbal that accepts the popular Panasonic Lumix GH4 camera as well as the new ST-24 controller and everything else you need to fly out of the box.
This video can be found here: http://videosbyandy.com/yuneec-tornado-h920/
While I was only planning on attending InterDrone for one day, after I left the show floor I received a text from Mark Padilla the Sales Engineering Manager at Yuneec, to come back to the show to see a new product that was just introduced…the Tornado CGO4. This setup is designed for those who may not already own a GH4 and want professional aerial photography in a non-complicated, fairly easy to fly platform.
This video goes through this model and what separates it from other photographic copters that are getting ready to hit the market. Personally, I think this model could give DJI’s new Inspire X5 and X5R cameras some serious competition for the enthusiast and professional photography aerial market.