Still flying the old Typhoon H after one year. It does have some minor issues, but overall it was well worth the money. I know people that had crashed their drones on the first flight, so I can’t complain after one year.

18 months ago I was shopping around for the best drone that fits my needs. A lot of companies sold drones back then, many of those are probably out of business by now.

I was looking for a camera drone. One that’s portable, that’ll fit in a backpack. With retractible legs, 360 degree camera, and a all in one controller, Typhoon H was the winner.

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  • Tony Garcia
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    Hey Andy….nice rundown on the Typhoon H. I also bought mine about one year ago and (like you) and glad I did. But I must concur with all of your points in the video. When trying to decide which Drone to buy, I went through the same process as you did and in the end, but the bullet and bought the thing. Overall, I find the H fun to fly and shoots very good video. I've managed to get it to do a few things it was not intended to do by relying on 3rd party software, but some of it just feels like it should have been included with the drone. Like you, I am going to give it a couple of years before I upgrade, as drone tech is on a fast pace of innovation and I'm anxious to see what 2018 and 2019 will bring. Thanks again for the video!

  • Rubik3x
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    I bought my TH in May of 2016. I guess that makes me an early adopter. It's still flying and I enjoy using it to collect aerial videos (see Rubik3X). Like you, I was drawn to the 6 rotors, 360-deg 4K camera, retractable landing gear, integrated screen/controller and good customer support.

    I addressed the issue with poor screen visibility in bright daylight by building myself a cardboard viewing box that is attached to the supplied screen shield. It works great. Almost like FPV.

    If you want a better camera on a hexacopter, you'll have to spend a lot more money. Consider the Yuneec H520 with E90 camera (~$3300).

    Your idea about back-tracking using stored GPS data in case of control signal loss is a good one. Have you submitted that idea to Yuneec Customer Support? I've found them to be pretty responsive to user input. In the mean time, you should set the RTH elevation higher than the highest object in your field of flight.

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