New Typhoon H520 announced by Yuneec

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  1. Jagerbomb52

    Jagerbomb52 Moderator Staff Member

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    Announcing the Typhoon #H520 which builds off the proven #TyphoonH platform and incorporates industry-first commercial-grade cameras and applications for high-end commercial use.

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    ONTARIO, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Yuneec International, a world leader in electric aviation, today announced the expansion of its commercial UAV offerings with the unveiling of the H520, an advanced six-rotor drone for commercial applications. The H520 builds off Yuneec's proven six-rotor platform and incorporates industry-first commercial-grade cameras and applications for high-end commercial use. The H520 offers longer flight time, greater payload, modular design and enhanced components while staying true to Yuneec's standard of excellence in aviation precision and safety.

    The H520, engineered for optimal use in industrial and commercial environments, features high visibility Hazard Orange fuselage and a six-rotor design capable of emergency flight with only five rotors. A 360-degree, 3-axis gimbal coupled with retractable landing gear provides an unobstructed view from any angle. The camera and gimbal are capable of a 20 degree up-angle for upward-looking inspections.

    Yuneec will offer three camera options that include the CGO-ET dual thermal RGB camera, CGO-CI seven-element inspection-ready camera and CGO-3+. The CGO-ET is specifically designed for law enforcement, Search & Rescue and solar inspections applications and is the industry's first thermal and residual light combination. Targeting the broadcast, cinema, and vertical inspection markets, the CGO-CI's longer FOV and edge-to-edge distortion-free lens captures sharp, high-contrast imaging, which meets the needs of filmmakers and broadcast producers as it is the industry's first long-focal lens camera. Additional upgrades to the H520 camera options include a panoramic shooting function along with burst, time-lapse and metering modes.

    "With its suite of advanced features, the H520 is dependable, reliable and capable of fulfilling virtually any commercial need," said Yu Tian, Group CIO and CEO of Yuneec Technology Co., Ltd. "Pilots can fly with confidence knowing they have an array of camera options for a variety of situations and industry-leading safety features including intelligent obstacle navigation with Intel® RealSense™ Technology."

    Challenging angles and locations are more accessible with the safety backup of Intel RealSense Technology, a feature found on the H520, which enables the aircraft to intelligently navigate around objects, taking safety and flying options to the next level. Coupled with the industry's only user-variable speed control, pilots can confidently approach critical structures without concern of impact.

    The H520 comes with the professional-grade Android-based ST16 controller, which has a large 7-inch integrated display and HD 720p video downlink for real-time video reception, and an HDMI uplink for distribution to external monitors

    Yuneec will launch a software developer kit (SDK) platform in Q2 of 2017. The SDK platform allows third-parties to develop value-added applications and services on the H520 platform for a variety of industries and commercial markets.

    The H520 maintains Yuneec's focus on safety with features such as Geo-fencing, Variable Speed Control, Dynamic Return Home and Low-Battery Return Home. The H520 will be available Q2 of 2017 and will be offered in a variety of configurations with prices ranging from $2499 to $4499For more information visit www.yuneec.com.
     
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    Interesting color, should be able to spot it easy
     
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    Hi,

    A good news:
     
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    Do you think the SDK they will be releasing the 2nd quarter of this year will be just for the H520 or open to the whole product line?
     
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    No camera's specs. I suppose that the bitrate will be too low, and rollingshatter too terrible - two weakness of the CGO3 and, as far as I remember, CGO3+

    With the price about 5000, the Inspire 2 seems to be better option for creative videography.
     
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    I'm not impressed. From this very early info, it seems they've just given the H more camera/imaging options and a bight color.

    Unless they've improved things like RELIABILITY, range, flight time, and faster speeds with RS, its going to be the same problematic drone that reacts differently with every firmware upgrade.

    For the price they are asking and I was interested in "commercial" work, I'd opt for the Inspire...
     
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    They have improved reliability, range, flight time and faster speeds. The 520 refers to a bigger air frame, and it has larger motors and a higher capacity battery. They're quoting 31 minutes flight time.

    I understand it'll be using the same (or near identical) firmware to the H, so we should see shared updates. Now we've got OTA, we're likely to see some useful new features across the range.

    I'm not sure they've done a very good job of getting the information out there, but this isn't a standard H painted a different colour. :)
     
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    H520 Information -

    • Larger Airframe: The Typhoon H520 is 520mm between rotor centres compared to 480mm for the Typhoon H.

    • Larger Motors and Props: Give increased flight performance with a greater top speed and higher wind tolerance and stability.

    • Increased Payload: Carries larger and a wider range of cameras.

    • Increased Fight Time: The increased capacity H520 4S 6850mAh pack gives flight times of up to 30 minutes.

    • Engineered for Industrial & Commercial Environments: The High visibility orange significantly increases platform visibility and deters wildlife from getting too close.

    • ST16 Android-based Controller: Includes 7-inch, touchscreen display, HD 720p video downlink for real-time video reception and HDMI output for optional external display or transmission.

    • Camera Options: H520 has three camera options - CGO-ET dual thermal RGB camera, CGOCI seven-element inspection camera and the CGO3+. All cameras have unlimited 360° rotation, 3-axis gimbals and are capable of a 20° up-angle for upward-looking inspection.

    • CGO-CI Camera: Features High-contrast imaging, with a long-focal depth and Edge to Edge Distortion-free lens - a Market 1st - targeting the broadcast, cinema, and vertical inspection markets.

    • Camera Function Updates: Additional updates to the H520 camera options include a panoramic shooting function along with burst, time-lapse and metering modes.

    • SDK: Yuneec will launch a Software Developer Kit (SDK) platform in Q2 of 2017 to allow thirdparties to develop value-added applications and services on the H520 platform for industrial and commercial markets.

    • Typhoon H520 maintains Yuneec’s focus on safety with features such as Geo-fencing, Variable Speed Control, Dynamic Return Home and Low-Battery Return Home.

    • H520 will be available Q2 of 2017.

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    Very excited to see what comes of the sdk later this year :)
     
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    Still no any info about the camera's specs. What sensor? Bitrate? Codecs? Global shutter and ant anti-rollinghatter options? ISO and dynamic range? These parameters are critical for professional usage.
     
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    The cameras are as stated : The CGO3+, CGO-ET, and the CGO-CL.
    Those cameras are all currently used by Typhoon UAVs so their specs are already widely known. They didn't change the cameras at all...just made them all available to the H520
     
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    Yes, it's stated. But even with Google, I found NO satisfied info even about the CGO3+ (the official info at the Yuneec site is a joke, not a specification); and I found no one link for CGO-CL. So, If you know any sources when we can found official info about these cameras, include sensor size, dynamic range, bitrates and actual codecs info, I would be very grateful. Thank you in advance.
     
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    BTW, CGO-4, the only one Yuneec camera wich look to be really professional, still incompatible with this drone, unfortunately.
     
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    I think the CGO-4 is based on the older Panasonic GH-4 camera, so I'm hoping we'll get an announcement for a CGO-5 when they get round to upgrading the H920 :)
     
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    Hi,
    Above 2 kg on take-off for a drone we need a safety parachute to fly in urban areas as professional drones operators in France. In Europe (EU), the regulation will be harmonized in the near future under the supervision of EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency): https://www.easa.europa.eu/easa-and-you/civil-drones-rpas
    Have a look on this website too, in English/French, dealing with all drones rules in EU: http://dronerules.eu
    With the typhoon H Advanced (weight = 1, 965 Kg < 2 Kg) it is possible. If you use the Intel RealSense option you are over 2 kg. I'm afraid that we are more than 2 kg with this more massive H520 drone than typhoon H.
    This aspect greatly limits its interest for professionals who want to fly in urban areas, especially if there is no solution for integrated emergency parachute proposed with it.
     
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    Oh oh!!!!

    I must have succumbed to a minor bout of RVWS, I missed all the stuff relative to the CGO-CI

    Who, what, where?

    If the H520 is ST16 driven will the CGO-CI fit/work on the current H (Non luminous)

    RVWS???? Rip Van Winkle Syndrome... affects the cognizance of things going on around you .... just like situatinal awareness, or lack of :)
     
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    Hmmm from what I have been told it will work on the Typhoon H. What are the specs of the camera, we know very little as I'm sure Yuneec also knows very little or we would know a heck of a lot more.
    Hows that for your Rip Van Winkle Syndrome?
     
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    The new improved CGO3+ will have a new and better lens with a narrower focus to reduce the problems with the outer edges. The CGO CI will have a 50mm lens for industrial work so you will not have to be so close. Both are backward compatible to the original TH
     
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