Yuneec International has announced a new Typhoon H drone that will expand the Typhoon series for consumers who have eyed sophisticated drones with high-end professional features.
The new Typhoon H drone, according to a press release, will feature six rotors and a 360-degree gimbal camera with new CGO3+ camera (from Intel's RealSense) capable of 4K videos and 12MP stills. It will also feature retractable landing gear. It will cost $1,799.
The drone will feature some new capture modes, like Point of Interest, Orbit, Curved Cable and Journey. Typhoon H is capable of detecting obstacles and thus avoiding them using its "ultrasonic proximity detection". The drone will remain stable in the event of motor failure, due to a failsafe mechanism in it.
"We've engineered the Typhoon H to redefine what customers should expect to pay for a drone with such an array of professional features. At this price point, no other drone comes close to the Typhoon H in terms capability and value," said Yuneec International Chief Executive Officer Yu Tian.
The new drone has modular design and makes extensive use of carbon fibre, thus decreasing its weight. Its controller is the Android-based ST16, which features seven-inch integrated display and HD 720p video downlink.
Some of the safety features that will be part of Yuneec Typhoon H are Geo-fencing, Variable Speed Control, Dynamic Return Home, Low-Battery Return Home and FAA No Fly.
The Typhoon H is currently available at CES 2016, allowing participants to have a hands-on experience.
FAA sees over 180,000 drone registrations
Meanwhile, as the 20 January US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) deadline to register drones draws near, the aviation authority has revealed at the ongoing CES 2016 in Las Vegas that 181,061 people have registered their drones, The Verge reported.
Those who fail to register frones before 20 January will have to shell out a $5 fee. The registration process is simple and has validity of three years. There will be no restriction on the number of drones people who have registered can own.
Drone-owners might have to shell out penalties of up to$27,500 in case they are caught without an FAA registration.