Yuneec Breeze 4K
If you’re into social media and like posting all of your adventures, then
the Yuneec Breeze should be at the top of your list. Designed for people
who want to document their life in movies and photos, the Breeze has
some terrific features.
The Breeze comes fully assembled and only requires downloading the
Breeze Cam app along with a quick charge of the batteries (two are
included) before getting it in the air. A solid little quad, it has the camera
gimbal mounted on the back so that it always faces the pilot, ready to
capture photos or video selfies. Foldable legs keep the props up and
away from the ground and make it simple to take off from tall grass. The
Breeze is easy to take anywhere and is ready to capture life’s moments in
minutes. Any smartphone can give you control using the Breeze Cam app.
By using the various flight modes, you can capture complex shots with
little or no drone-flying experience. The Breeze incorporates optical-flow
and infrared-positioning sensors that allow it to hold its position both
indoors and outside. There was little drift during our flight tests. The
Pilot mode allows you to have manual control over the Breeze, and is so
stable and easy to fly that anyone can fly it. In Selfie mode, positioning
the Breeze only requires moving the clearly marked sliders to the correct
position to guide it into the perfect location for a nice shot. Once you’ve
captured that perfect image, just select the photo or video to share,
choose which social network you want to use on your phone, and send.
A drone that’s made for everyone, the Breeze is stable, safe, and easy
to fly. If you want a drone that can take good images and allows you to
easily share them, the Breeze is the perfect quad for you.
Model: Breeze 4K
Type: Sport/camera rig
Assembly time: 5 minutes
Flight duration: 12 minutes
Camera quality: 13MP photos
and 4K video
WHAT WE LIKE
• Easy to fly
Yuneec Typhoon H
• Quick to get in the air
• Rapid posting of images
videos to social media
• Works with a smartphone
Requiring minimal assembly time, Yuneec’s Typhoon H can be
airborne within minutes of opening the box. In fact, for this review,
most of the time was spent charging the included battery pack (a
second pack is also included).
Everything you need to get the Typhoon H ready to fly comes in
the box. With its arms folded down, you can see just how compact
the Typhoon H truly is. Setup is easy; everything that needs to be
installed or repositioned for flight produces an audible click when
correctly locked into place. The Typhoon H has a compact body with
molded construction that has a solid feel. The foldable arms have
durable locking mechanisms, and the wire power leads that snake
through the arms are wrapped to prevent any chaffing or damage.
The included CGO3+ camera comes with a no-distortion lens and is
mounted on a three-axis, anti-vibration gimbal. All in-flight camera
operations are controlled from the ST16 controller, and with the legs
retracted, you get an unrestricted 360-degree view. The Typhoon
H also has a number of integrated autonomous flight modes and a
built-in ultrasonic collision-avoidance system.
Extremely easy to fly and control, the Typhoon H features automatic
takeoffs and landings, but we found that manual operation is just
as smooth. The Typhoon H feels comfortable and solid in the air,
so it is easy to concentrate on setting up and shooting video or
photography. While it is not recommended for a beginner to start out
with this particular model, it would nevertheless be easy to learn how
to fly with the Typhoon H.
It has a maximum airspeed of 22mph, but while filming video, it
looks much better when shot at the slower speeds—closer to 13mph.
Flight speeds are adjustable with a simple slide switch on the side of
the transmitter: Turtle for slow flight and Rabbit for fast flight.
Model: Typhoon H
Type: Video/camera drone
Assembly time: 5 minutes
Flight duration: 20 minutes
Camera quality: 12MP photos
and 4K resolution video with
1080p HD video
Price: $1,299.00 (basic model)
WHAT WE LIKE
• Solid flight performance
• Automated flight modes
• Excellent value
• Easy-to-understand menu