Yuneec Unveils New Drones At CES 2018
The New Firebird FPV, HD Racer, and The Next-Generation Typhoon H Plus
Yuneec International, a world leader in electric aviation, is making sure everyone knows their name in 2018. The company announces its entrance into two new categories at CES 2018, fixed-wing and drone racing. For the fixed-wing category, they released the new Firebird FPV, and for the drone racing category, the new HD Racer. As if two new drones and 2 new categories were not bold enough, Yuneec also released the second generation Typhoon H Plus, its proven six-rotor hex platform and most powerful consumer product yet.
Yuneec’s bold move of category expansion and product line advancements are a result of the company’s commitment to deliver industry-leading technologies and pilot-centric features for an unparalleled electric aviation experience.
“We take great pride in addressing what our customers desire in drone technology to ensure each evolution in our product line pushes brand and industry standards,” said Wenyan Jiang, chairwoman and co-founder of Yuneec International. “The entrance into the fixed wing and racing categories provides an opportunity for pilots and enthusiasts to use Yuneec products in fun, new ways and expand their creative possibilities.”
Fixed Wing Firebird FPV
The Firebird FPV is easy to use at any skill level and provides users with a fully immersive real-time outdoor flight experience. Featuring a lightweight fixed-wing design, users can experience 30 minute flight times and feel as though they were in the cockpit of a real airplane.
Whether soaring the open sky or performing acrobatic maneuvers including inverted flight, rolls and loops, the Firebird FPV elevates the senses for new and experienced pilots alike.
The Firebird FPV will retail at $699.99, with shipping slated to begin during the first half of 2018.
The HD Racer is Yuneec’s first racing drone. Don’t let its size fool you. It’s small and compact size gives users at any skill level the ultimate action-packed drone racing experience. Featuring built-in flight stabilization, protected blades, and durable construction makes it easy and safe to fly, even indoors.
Users are able to seamlessly navigate through any obstacle with an optimized, all-digital, low latency HD video downlink. Should you catch an obstacle the ‘Flip-Up’ mode automatically uprights the downed HD Racer to maximize flying and minimize downtime. Pilots can record and share their best racing moments in high resolution 1080p at 60fps.
The HD Racer will retail at $179.99, with shipping slated to begin during the second half of 2018.
Next-Generation Typhoon H Plus
The Typhoon H Plus is packed with powerful features and professional image quality that photographers at any skill level will enjoy. The second generation of Typhoon H features Yuneec’s all-new, larger, highly stable six rotor hex airframe, with a 40% reduction in noise from previous hex models, and stable flight in winds up to 30mph, H Plus leads its category in stable flight and quiet operation.
Users can experience 360-degrees of unobstructed views thanks to the continuous rotation gimbal combined with retractable landing gear as well as 20-megapixel stills and 4K resolution video at 60fps.
The system comes equipped with Intel® RealSense™ Technology, a sophisticated collision avoidance system that detects obstacles and intelligently navigates around them. With this feature, drone pilots can worry less about obstacles and focus more on their flight path and camera work.
The Typhoon H Plus will retail at $1799.99, with shipping slated to begin during the first half of 2018.
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