• Joseph Louis

REVIEW 2021: Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon ST10 Quadcopter

Updated: Jan 21, 2021


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The prerequisite of a specialized drone is equal to a professional photographer, adventurer, or hobbyist.

Either you want to record your traveling memories or shooting an indoor film scene, Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon ST10 Quadcopter Drone coverage is a phenomenon!


Have a dynamic flying experience with a built-in touch screen display and joystick controller integrated into ST10 ground Station controller.


Control the camera positioning and tilting angles as well as color adjustment settings for videos through the ST10 remote control.

Ready to take a flight of 20-25 minutes with Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon!

Let's explore some most attractive features and specifications of this mini drone in detail.



Specifications:

  • 4K Camera 1080 pixel resolution

  • 3-Axis Integrated Precision Gimbal

  • 45” touch screen for FPV transmission

  • ST10 personal ground station to control flight modes

  • 22.2 X 16.5 X 9.4 Inches dimensions

  • 1150 Field of View

  • Captures 4K Video and 12mp Ariel photos

  • 10 channels Flight control at 2.4 Gigahertz

  • Video Streaming at 5.8 Gigahertz

  • 1-2 Km Flight range & Flying height 400 feet

  • 20 -25 minutes of flight time

  • Weighs 2.5 pounds only

  • 1080 pixels at 120 frames per seconds slow-motion videos

  • 4k pixels with 30 frames per seconds HD video

  • Supports 4 GB SD Card Memory


Camera:

The CGO3 camera incorporating a 3-axis gimbal ensures distortion-free, high quality, and stable videos and images. It delivers a smooth and clear video at 4k / 30 frames per seconds

If the user intends to choose a slow-motion video streaming then it generates 1080 resolution at 120 frames per second.


Apart from videos, the image capturing quality is exceptional as well. It provides 12 megapixels stunning aerial photos in JPEG or DNG RAW formats.

3 axis Gimbal plays a vital role in the smooth function of the camera. The FOV 1150 degrees will let you capture the images and videos at different angles.

The FPV function enables the live transmission view through the camera eye. Just in case, the video link is down, then you can view the images through ST10 Ground Station Controller.


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The camera tilt angle is up to 90° in downward-vertical direction control via ST10 controller.

Moreover, it is equipped with a 1/ 2.3” CMOS sensor and a Micro SD CARD 4-128 GB size.


Yuneec Typhoon Q500 ST10 Controller

Typhoon Q500 is equipped with a highly-functional and user-friendly controller to provide a route to the drone. ST10 Ground Station is a professional receiver / remote control.

It comes with exceptional setting options to control the 3-axis Gimbal camera and the directions of the Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon ST10 Quadcopter Drone.

The 5.5 inches touch screen will provide the live streaming of the beautiful sceneries and views through the eye of the camera. Advanced settings will let you create interactive videos and fascinating images easily.


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Moreover, the real time view displays the credential data about the drone such as the current height, distance from home, speed, flight mode, GPS position, and battery status.

While viewing the live video on the screen, you can control the camera from the ground utilizing video setting options including light exposure, white balance, video resolution, and speed.



ST10 Ground Station Controller Specifications

  • 2,624 feet / 800 meters transmission range

  • 10 Channels to control the flight

  • 5.8 GHz video frequency bandwidth

  • Built-in 3.6 volts 5200 mAh battery

  • 854 x 480 screen resolution

  • Android operating system

  • 5.5 inches multi-touch screen

  • Offers white balance, IOS, exposure time, resolution, FPS, take photos, record video, and other camera settings.



Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon ST10 Quadcopter Drone Flight Modes:

In addition to the joystick controls, one keypress initiative modes boost the overall performance of this aircraft. The beginners can take full command of the drone by using these modes.

Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon ST10 Quadcopter Drone serves as an intelligent device due to its following advanced modes.


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Smart Mode: Enabling this mode will let you control the helicopter without concerning the orientation of the head. The whole movement will depend on the pilot’s right-hand control stick. If the user pushes the stick towards the right, the Yuneec will move towards the right.


Angle Pilot: If you want to control the Typhoon aircraft movement according to its head direction then press the angle pilot mode. This mode allows users to drive the flying ball with the movement of the control stick relevant to the head position.


Follow Me – Follow me mode is the most exciting mode in which the drone is going to fly behind you. Link the drone with the pilot holding the ground station controller by enabling the follow-me mode.



Watch me: Create eye-captivating videos by focusing on yourself and ignoring the surroundings. The feature is mostly adopted for indoor photography and videos. The camera remains focused on the person holding the ST10 controller.


Return Home: Return to home feature will never let you lose your drone in case of any emergency such as the low battery, signal breakdown, or some other issue within the 13 to 26 feet range.

Note: The Typhoon Q500 covers a distance of 17 miles in Angle mode. While following me and watch me mode will take it up to 22 miles away.


Handheld Camera Gimbal

The most exclusive feature of this Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon ST10 Quadcopter Drone is that it comes up with a Steady Grip to make smooth “ground” images videos and live to stream.

Detach your CGO3 camera from the drone and assemble it on the handheld gimbal Steady Grip. CGO3 gimbal camera is controlled with a CGO4 mobile application to capture high-quality pictures and distortion-free videos on the ground.

CGO4 app is compatible with IOS and Android smartphones and works similar to the ground control station.


See the live streaming of videos and images directly on your mobile. Advanced customization options are also available. You can avail the functions including white balance, exposure, sensitivity, shutter time, and others.



Above all, Typhoon Q500 white balance built-in modes include auto, sunrise, sunset, incandescent, Fluorescent, cloudy, and sunny.

Other configuration controls via CGO3 include a photo size, video resolution, reset, audio ON/OFF, Color options, and metering.

Note: The CGO3 app will work only if your smartphone is connected to the CGO3 camera.


Look and feel!

Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon ST10 Quadcopter Drone comes as bee-like shaped aircraft - high performance, durable and sturdy!

An ideal Black and white drone for beginners to experts. The quadcopter is easy to operate due to its traditional Joystick control mechanism.

Activate your helicopter to the up, down, right, and left directions by the move of joystick without any delay. The controls are so natural that it will take less time for beginners to master the equipment.


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As compared to the competitor’s drone models, Typhoon Q500 is quite big in size and shape. You may face difficulty to carry it on backpacking trips and tours.

Despite the plastic coverings, robust in terms of performance. A successful drone in terms of sporty, aesthetics, and ergonomics aspects.

Moreover, the iTyphoon Q500 weighs 3.7 pounds only whereas the camera weight is 0.4 pounds, the battery is up to 0.9 pounds, and 0.04 pounds per propeller.



Accessories:

Yuneec Q500 4K Typhoon ST10 Quadcopter Drone comes with the following add-ons accessories to simplify the installation and extend the performance.

The pack includes:

  • An RTF airframe and already installed CGO3

  • ST10 ground station transmitter/ controller

  • 2 lithium polymer 5400 mAh batteries

  • propellers 2 extra set

  • USB programmer interface

  • Micro SD card 8 GB with adapter

  • DC 3S charger for batteries

  • The UK lead power supply – AC to DC adapter

  • UK Plug USB AC to DC TX adapter

  • Micro USB to USB cable

  • Li-po 11.1 volts 3S balance connector and charging cable

  • ST10 Neck holding strap

  • ST10 LCD sunshade screen

  • Aluminum made hand carry case

  • installation tools for propeller installation and motor holder

  • DC accessory socket

  • Steady Grip Pro-action is also included but packed in a separate box.


Pros:

  • 4k camera for quality images and videos

  • Direct live video on the ST10 control station

  • Steady grip for ground clicks.

  • Stable images and smooth videos

  • Joystick controls for easy steering

  • Ergonomic & sturdy design

  • Quick and easy to assemble

  • Best suited for beginners and pro-users

  • No need for mobile phones and batteries

  • Budget-friendly

  • Control camera at 90-degree vertical direction through the controller

  • Different modes to adjust video quality

Cons:

  • Large and heavy

  • Limited range as compare to other drones

  • Too much time for charging

  • Not suitable for traveling purpose


Conclusion:

A perfect drone for teenagers, beginners, and the pro-users. Joystick control mechanism and one key initiative mode will let you master the whole device in a matter of minutes.

No smartphone needed, direct Aerial FPV view on ST10 controller touch screen makes it a worth-buying drone.


Buy this large, sturdy, and alien-shaped drone with an ST10 traditional controller that is ready to serve you!


Apart from Aerial photos and videos, capture the amazing click from the ground by mounting the camera on Steady Grip.


Grab your hands on this FPV Drone to have a real fun!




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