Drone Review: Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K

Yuneec Q500 Typhoon

The Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K is a UAV similar to the USI Phantom 3 in many ways. The Typhoon is a bit smaller at a diagonal size of 565mm. Feature wise, the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4k boasts many smart features which match the functionality of many other similar drones.

Some of the Typhoon Q500 4k’s smart features include a Return Home feature, Watch Me and Follow Me flight modes, and a unique Geofence functionality, which prevents flight near commercial airports, keeps the drone within legal altitude limits and makes sure the drone stays within 91 meters of the transmitter.

Specifications and Pricing

The Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K has a standard price of $999. You can also purchase it for $899 if you don’t want the aluminum case.

It has a maximum speed of 17 mph in Angle Mode, and 21 mph in the Watch Me or Follow Me modes. Additionally, it has a maximum altitude of 400 feet. The maximum altitude can be adjusted via the Typhoon GUI. The drone’s maximum flight time is 25 minutes.

The drone weighs 1,700 grams with its camera and battery and 1,130 grams without them.

The Typhoon comes standard with a 10-channel 2.4GHz transmitter with an integrated live video display. The drone also comes with a CGO Steadygrip handheld camera mount and an extra battery.


Out of all the drones Canada for sale, the Yuneec Typhoon series of drones is one of the best matches for USI’s Phantom Series. The Typhoon Q500 4k has comparable video resolution to the Phantom 3 Professional for the same price. In addition, the Typhoon 4k comes standard with an extra battery, a handheld camera mount, and an aluminum case.

The drone itself is relatively easy to fly, and is perfect for beginners and hobbyists, as well as being great for professionals as well. Although it has its flaws, such as its slow top speed. The Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4k is a great alternative to the Phantom 3 Professional and has the same picture and video quality at a similar price. It also has a slightly superior flight time of 25 minutes. as well as a unique Geofence feature.

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