At the time of writing, the Typhoon H Plus was released last week. Needless to say, we don’t know everything about it yet, but I can say that it looks like a real Phantom challenger. While the Phantom 4 Pro has always been an astonishing drone, Yuneec is taking it to the next level with the Typhoon H Plus. In this review, I’ll go over the main upgrades it has, but I don’t have a price or ship date yet, because it’s so new. For more information about it, look at my review of the Typhoon H.
Like I said, we don’t have a price yet, but due to the quality of the drone, I’d guess that it will cost anywhere from $1500 to $2000 dollars.
To be honest, the flight hasn’t been improved a whole lot from the Typhoon H. However, it does have a new design with the motors, providing a 40% noise reduction from the original. That’s pretty cool, especially since the 6 rotors make even more noise than a regular quadcopter. Just like the original, the H Plus can come with or without Intel Real-Sense technology. This is a well-developed obstacle avoidance system, which creates a 3d model of the drone’s surroundings, making it very reliable to sense and avoid crashes.
The H Plus can get up to 25 minutes of flight time, and can go up to 30 mph. This isn’t much of an upgrade from the original, but that’s okay because the camera quality makes up for the lack of flight upgrades. That being said, I’m really frustrated that they didn’t increase the range from the original. The H Plus gets the same 1 mile range as the H. Considering that they upgraded the camera, controller, and design, I’m really annoyed that they didn’t increase that to at least 2 or 3 miles. However, one mile is still going to be fine for a lot of people.
The camera is the major upgrade on the H Plus. Just like the original, it has landing gear that folds up, and a camera that can turn in a complete circle, set on a 3-axis gimbal. The quality is outstanding. It’s capable of shooting 4k at 60fps, and 20 megapixel still photos. Since the original Typhoon H had a camera that was more aimed at hobbyists or minor professionals, this upgrade gives it a more professional purpose.
The new ST16 controller has a brighter 7″ Android screen than the original, and has an extra usb port. As far as upgrades go, that’s about it.
The original Typhoon H had a great feature which let you fold down the arms, which made it reasonably compact. Now, I can say that Yuneec probably put this in the H Plus, but I can’t confirm that. I can’t imagine they would have taken out that feature, but since I don’t know a whole lot about the drone, I can’t make any promises.
The Typhoon H Plus definitely looks like an amazing drone, but we’ll just have to wait and see. Will it be worth it? It all depends on the price… I’m not sure it can beat the Phantom 4 Pro.