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Review: Yuneec Typhoon H

At the top of the bustling consumer drone marketplace, two big names have been battling (sometimes litigiously) for dominance. DJI popularized drone flying as a hobby with its Phantom line, but lately, Yuneec has been whittling into DJI’s marketshare with its competing Typhoon line. Both company’s flagship quadcopters are equipped with excellent video cameras, both are accessibly priced, and both have autonomous and safety-minded features that make flying easy for inexperienced pilots.

Yuneec Typhoon H

7/10

Wired

Hexacopter design offers added stability in flight. 360-degree camera with optional Team mode makes possible shots you just can’t get with quadcopters. Automated flight modes and integrated camera/flight controls mean a single pilot can still do everything themselves. Folds down into a neat backpack case, sold separately.

Tired

Battery recharge time is significantly slower than the competition. Construction feels less sturdy than other drones like the Phantom.