Yuneec recently released an updated version of their impressive hexacopter, the Typhoon H. The new Typhoon H Plus has some impressive features. Is it worth upgrading from the original Typhoon? We have already discussed why the Typhoon series is in many ways superior to the Phantom series from DJI and you can read about that here. Keep reading to find out which Typhoon H model is best for you.
Arguably the biggest improvement on the Typhoon H Plus is the camera. The new model sports an improved 1-inch sensor capable of 4K at 60 fps and 20 MP still photos. We loved the original camera and it is still a solid option. It was capable of 4K at 30 fps and could take 12.4 MP stills. In many ways, it was better than the Phantom 4 Pro camera. This new camera is an excellent option.
We think the Typhoon series of drones look like something you might see in a SciFi movie. Big and Bad. The new Typhoon H Plus looks a little sleeker than the original. It has smoother lines. While it is a bit larger (520mm to 480mm diagonally rotor to rotor), it is actually lighter. The new Typhoon H Plus is also 40% quieter than the original. That is impressive since the Typhoon H is surprisingly quiet for a large drone. In our testing, it was quieter than the Phantom 4 Pro, even with the new V2.0 propellers.
The new Typhoon H plus is both more powerful and efficient than the original. It is capable of withstanding winds of up to 35 mph. The original drone was only able to handle winds of up to 20 mph. You will get 28 minutes of flight time from the Plus version vs 25 minutes from the original. Both models have the same range of 1 mile.
Why Typhoon? Why not a Phantom?
A lot of people ask if they should go with a Typhoon or a Phantom and there are a few reasons why the Typhoon is worth considering. The hexacopter design offers more stability and safety. The 360-degree rotating gimbal allows you more options when filming, including the ability for a second operator to independently control the camera angle. By moving the camera further from the propellers and providing retractable legs, Yuneec has produced a drone that never catches the legs in the video when filming and only sees the propellers in the most extreme maneuvers.
The Phantom drones, on the other hand, frequently sees both the legs and the props, depending o how you fly. The built-in screen on the Typhoo’s remote frees up your smartphone during flight. If you’d like to see more about how the Typhoon vs Phantom comparison click below.
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Which Typhoon H Model is Best for You?
There is no doubt the new Typhoon H + model is a better drone. It has a better camera, sleeker design and a longer flight time. However, it also comes with a hefty price tag. Starting around $1800 it isn’t cheap, but if you want the best it is going to cost you.
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At new reduced pricing, the original Typhoon H is a great deal. If you want the full obstacle avoidance package it will cost you around $1000. If you don’t mind basic obstacle avoidance then you can get it for closer to $700. For the real bargain hunters, you can sometimes pick up a refurbished unit for less than $500. We got a refurb and absolutely love it. We got an absolute steal, for the price of a DJI Spark it was something we just couldn’t pass up. There is something fun about flying the Typhoon. It certainly isn’t a discrete drone but is a blast to fly. If nothing else, it buys you instant drone cred base on its imposing appearance alone.
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