At the Nurmberg ToyFair Yuneec shows off it’s brand new hexacopter the Yuneec Typhoon H. The technical components within this model are a game changer and will be the start of a new age within drone security.
In our interview product manager Dan talks about the companies orientation, the deal with Intel and of course about the new consumer drone flagship – the Yuneec Typhoon H.
Definitely the biggest topic in the whole drone business today is Sense & Avoid. Intel’s Real Sense module debuts in the Typhoon H and fits very well into the trend. With this brand new technology the copter is able to detect obstacles super fast and prevent collisions. Instead of only relying on sonar sensors the Real Sense technology interprets its environment with a 3D optical sensor array. The closest comparable technology is probably Microsofts Kinect sensor. How precise and powerful this system works was introduced by Intels CEO Brian Krzanich at this year’s CES in Las Vegas.
Another advantage of the whole drone system is the redundancy on rotors. The two additional rotors (in comparison to a quad copter) increases the level of security in case of motor or propeller failure. Even with five rotors spinning the pilot is still able to control the copter, hold it in position and bring it safely back to the ground.
Like it’s hardest competitor the Inspire One from DJI the Yuneec Typhoon H is equipped with retractable landing gear and a camera which can rotate a full 360 degrees. With this camera the Typhoon H shoots 4K video and 12 megapixel stills.
The Yuneec Typhoon H comes with lots of further features like two sonar sensors, different flight modes and a ton of camera settings and filters that can be comfortably adjusted from the HD touch display on the impressive transmitter.
Two more things
Two more things or product sneak peeks could be found at the Nuremberg toy fair at Yuneecs booth.
One of the Yuneec Typhoon H copters was equipped with a flir camera. The footage was directly streamed to the pilots display where a very bright thermal image was displayed. On the first glimpse the image seemed to be very precise and could also detect very small differences in temperature. Approximately thermal differences about 1 degree of Celsius could be measured and displayed in different shades of grey.
The other product peek that could be found were huge fpv goggles. Those goggles looked rather like an Oculus Rift than the classical Fatshark FPV goggles. But lifting them up, they felt light as a feather.