While this model has not been a well kept secret, the InterDrone Expo in Las Vegas, NV is the first time Yuneec has shown its new H920 six rotor hexacopter to the drone enthusiast public.
While I’ve not yet flown a hexacopter, I came close to purchasing a DJI S900 model last year, but just didn’t feel comfortable with the purchase. I researched the purchase as it was one of the few copters on the market that could carry the hefty weight of my Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K camera. But, I simply couldn’t bring myself to purchase it and the reasons were simple: It was complicated to fly, had a mess of wires running from one part to another that made it seem confusing to maintain, it was heavy to transport and it just a bit too intimidating for my recreational usage. It seemed that just using the controller required an engineering degree. Simply stated, it didn’t provide me with the same level of confidence as my previous copters.
When I started seeing photos of Yuneec’s H920 Tornado, I again became intrigued with the possibility of purchasing a hexacopter and that’s because, in a relatively short period, Yuneec has become the new “easy-to-fly” copter company that delivers everything you need in one box at a reasonable price.
At InterDrone, I had the opportunity to meet Mark Padilla, Sales Engineering Manager for Yuneec and speak with him about the new Tornado H920, the ST-24 Smart Transmitter ground station, the included GH-4 gimbal and the new ProAction hand held stabilizer.
This video is in two parts with the first being dedicated to the Tornado H920 and the second discussing the new Typhoon Q500 G GoPro compatible quad copter.
Yuneec Tornado H920:
Yuneec Typhoon Q500 G: