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Today, Yuneec announced the availability of Pix4Dcapture on its H520 ST16S ground station controller. Pix4D is a premier software application that creates professional, georeferenced maps and models from drone imagery, giving users the ability to map flight plans and set customized mapping parameters.

Pix4D’s free mission planning app Pix4Dcapture will be pre-installed on all future Yuneec’s H520 ST16s ground stations and available via software update for existing H520 owners.

“We are glad to support Yuneec’s H520 in Pix4Dcapture, the most versatile data capture application in the drone industry,” says Lorenzo Martelletti, Sales and Marketing Director of Pix4D. “The tight integration, built on the PX4 stack, will result in a better flight experience for pilots and will ensure optimal representation of site maps or aggregate volumetrics for verticals such as law enforcement, inspection and construction.”

“Pix4D is a leader in UAV mapping software. Pix4Dcapture seamlessly integrates into the H520 platform and will provide our pilots with a dependable solution,” said Frank DeMartin, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for Yuneec USA. “Pilots in verticals such as law enforcement, inspection and construction will appreciate the ability to customize flight plans and parameters, view maps in multiple orientations and complete different missions for various use cases.”

Pix4Dcapture Highlighted Features:

  • Pix4Dcapture on ST16S is equipped with two different missions types, grid and double grid, providing flexibility for various projects
  • Pilots can adjust the flight plan and parameters to customize mapping parameters such as image overlap, camera angle or flight altitude according to required needs
  • Once flight has commenced, Pix4Dcapture offers two views:
    • Map View: provides live telemetry including flight altitude and speed
    • Camera View: provides the live feed from the camera
  • View images directly on the Pix4D app while onsite
  • For more information on Pix4D, visit pix4d.com

More on Yuneec H520:

The H520 system utilizes Yuneec’s proven six-rotor platform and incorporates enterprise-grade cameras and mission planning software for high-end commercial use in verticals such as public safety, construction, inspection, video production, among others. The H520 offers reliable and stable flight, a variety of payload options, and an integrated ground controller while staying true to Yuneec’s standard of excellence in aviation precision and safety. The H520 sUAS is available with the E90 high-resolution camera utilizing a large aperture, one-inch sensor, the E50 medium focal length high-resolution camera and CGOET thermal imaging and low light camera.

The H520 was launched at Interdrone in September of 2017 and is available in a variety of configurations with prices ranging from $1,999 to $4,699. The entire line of commercial UAV will be offered with Yuneec’s all-new YES! commercial service program. For more information on the H520, E90/E50/CGOET camera payloads, DataPilot™, SDK platform and YES! Commercial service program, visit commercial.yuneec.com.

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Today, Yuneec APV launched live stream capabilities for its Breeze “Flying Camera” drone. Users can now live stream to Facebook, YouTube, or your preferred output, making the product even more convenient than before. Whether users are interacting in real-time with their followers, sharing the game winning play or connecting with their friends and family abroad, Breeze lets them tell their story “live” with those they care about most.

Breeze Live Stream Features: 

  • New feature on Breeze Cam App, available on iOS and Android
  • Stream in 720p HD
  • Instant interaction with audience
  • Facebook, YouTube, RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol) compatible
  • Video recording via Breeze drone
  • Audio recording via mobile device
  • Ability to name live stream recording

Breeze is controlled by user’s smartphone devise through the Breeze app available in Android and iOS. Users can also fly it with a dedicated controller FPV kit available for $69.99.

Software Update Details

  • Auto updates enabled – If users have the Breeze App set to automatically update, the app with be automatically updated to include this feature.
  • Auto updates disabled – If users do not have the Breeze App set to automatically update, they can visit the Apple®App store or Google® Marketplace to download the most current Breeze App.
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In the last two years, the use of drones has significantly picked up. After nearly a century of primarily military drone usage, they are developing in the commercial scene.

Drones have the capability to streamline commercial business for a multitude of industries. Already unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are delivering packages, taking photos, providing Wi-Fi services, and monitoring wildlife conservations.

Across the globe four companies stand out as leaders in commercial drone production. With millions of investment dollars pushing research forward they lead the drone revolution:

  • EHANG – $42 million
  • YUNEEC – $60 million
  • 3DR – $64 million
  • Dajiang Innovation (DJI) – $75 million

Speedy delivery systems like Prime Air and UPS truck drones have gained lots of attention. But that’s just one industry. Drones show potential for a broad range of uses. Agriculture, construction, real estate, applied sciences, law enforcement, media, mining, private security as well as search and rescue missions, to name a few.

All the realized drone uses means new jobs and a serious boost in the national economy. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) predict the creation of 70,000 jobs within the first three years and a national economic impact of over $13.6 billion. They believe that number will hit $82 billion by 2025.

DJI Leads Industrial Models

This Chinese drone manufacturer leads in international sales. DJI has grown extensively since their founding in 2006. What started as a single-office operation, has since expanded into a global workforce of over 6,000 drone employees. They are the largest drone manufacturer in the world. The DJI masterminds operate from Shenzhen, also known as China’s Silicon Valley. Offices are located in the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, Beijing, and Hong Kong.

DJI tech has been making headlines for the most innovative developments in the drone industry, including Hollywood-level video drones. Most recently DJI has announced a workhorse drone catering specifically to industrial missions. The Matrice 200 (first-ever enterprise drone) was announced at the Mobile World Congress. For those familiar with past models Inspire 2 and Mavic Pro, you’ll recognize some key features: guts and controller as well as the small fold up capabilities. People are calling it the next step up from Inspire two. This fresh model doesn’t disappoint with some exciting new innovations.

Big and black, the M200 looks kind of like an insect. This high-tech workhorse can provide excellent service in search and rescue missions, cell tower inspections and as pickup trucks helpers. While you’ve seen the obstacle avoidance and flight planning features before, the M200 has an amazing surveillance addition. The ADS-B receiver senses when a chopper is in range and can conduct communication with that nearby aircraft. The M200 won’t broadcast its own location, but it is able to easily sense when something else is nearby.

With two, easily-swapper batteries, this drone also stands out for longest flight time. It can fly for up to 35 minutes. That expanded flight time will allow for greater industrial usage. For example, the M200 will rock for aerial inspections. Think about railroads, power turbines, bridges and construction sites that need mapping. With triple camera action and 35 minutes in flight time, this model will cover a lot of grounds.

Who would have known how useful flying, streaming cameras would become?

As an industry leader, the DJI wants to meet the increasing industrial need for drones. With each new version, the price goes up. They haven’t announced a final price for the M200 model, but it’s expected to be the most expensive to date.

The Developing Drone Airspace

Drones are much more popular now, mainly because of their increasingly realized commercial uses. Now drones can make you money and significantly transcend video photography abilities. With rising market value comes rising interest and deepened research. Which is great for everyone, especially DJI.

Updated airspace regulations have also been a driving factor of fresh focus on drones. Last summer the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) adjusted regulations to significantly increase accessibility while also improving safety. The new regulations (see Part 107), require all drone users to attain a Remote Pilot Certificate. Which sounds like it would be more restricting. However, it’s pretty easy to attain these pilot licenses. This encourages people to do so, while also regulating the airspace for safety. All company users and individual pilots must follow specific a few operational guidelines. This will encourage commercial and noncommercial usage, while also providing a regulated airspace.

When it comes to drone potential, the size is a big deal. Tiny flying machines can perform all kinds of useful and entertaining functions. But what if they were able to be much bigger? I’m thinking of a Jetsons-like world with flying airbuses. That’s a bit far into the future, but not as far as you might think.

Early this month DJI opened a debate with FAA with a proposal to increase UAV weight standards. At the moment, FAA only allows flight for drones weighing up to 250 grams. The standard was established for safety purposes. The FAA’s Registration Task Force explained that this size allowed for the lowest possible risk. However, DJI claims the 250-gram rule is based on 50-year-old data from nuclear war causalities. The regulatory discussion ensues over RTF’s potentially faulty research. If you’re curious for more, check out their white paper proposal. DJI wants to adapt the policy to allow for 2.2 kilograms of drone size, which they believe can still be flown at lowest safety risk.

More drone uses are being discovered every day. From delivering blood to patients in Rwanda to scouting tsunami victims in Japan, drones can help. With increasing ability to save lives, public safety agencies have started to pay more attention. Some drone features to keep an eye on: accurate autopilot and longer battery life. The trend is definitely moving towards autonomy and safe flying. This will increase potential usability for numerous industries. Keep an eye out for these updated features and regulations, which are expected this summer.

Press Release by Yuneec

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Program Provides New One Year Warranty, New Regional Service Centers Nationwide and Continues All U.S.-based Customer Service

ONTARIO, CA (January 5, 2017) — Yuneec International, a world leader in electric aviation, today announced the expansion of its industry-leading customer service offerings. These customer service upgrades include a new one year warranty, a total of twelve authorized service locations for after-warranty repair across the U.S. and Canada and Typhoon H product hotline, all effective immediately.

Yuneec Typhoon H

“At Yuneec, we’re committed to ensuring our customers receive the maximum benefit and enjoyment from our products and that ultimately comes down to having a customer service team that’s always performing at its optimum level,” said Ryan Borders, vice president of business operations. “We feel that by extending our product warranty to one year and providing quick, nimble and reliable support across the U.S. and Canada when customers need help, we will do just that.”

The upgraded one year warranty extends to all Typhoon and Breeze series products and automatically guarantees against manufacturer defects from the original date of purchase. Yuneec will extend the one year warranty from date of purchase to all existing and future Typhoon series and Breeze class owners.

Yuneec has more authorized service centers in the U.S. and Canada than any other major drone manufactuer. The additional authorized service providers will reduce customer shipping times, repair times and overall cost. The twelve Yuneec regional authorized service centers are located in:

  • Visalia, CA
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Redmond, WA
  • Willsall, MT
  • Plano, TX
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Colts Neck, NJ
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Miami, FL
  • Ontario, Canada
  • Ontario, CA – Yuneec U.S. headquarters

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Along with authorized service centers, Yuneec has implemented a dedicated hotline so that Typhoon H owners can quickly and directly consult product experts. The hotline is available at 1-844-343-9770.

Yuneec general customer service is accessible via email (uscs@yuneec.com) or phone 1-844-898-6332 Monday through Friday from 6:00am – 5:00pm PT and Saturday from 8:00am – 4:30pm PT. Yuneec USA provides U.S. based customer support in English, Spanish and has French translation service available for live calls. After-hours support will be available soon with support being provided by Yuneec support personnel in English out of the German and Chinese office locaitons.

For more information on Yuneec and its customer service program, please visit www.yuneec.com.

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Press Release by Yuneec

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H520 Builds Upon Yuneec’s Proven Six-Rotor Platform and Incorporates Industry-First Commercial-Grade Features and Software Developer Kit

ONTARIO, CA (January 5, 2017) — 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.

Yuneec H520Yuneec H520, , an advanced six-rotor drone for commercial applications

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 $4499. For more information visit www.yuneec.com.

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ONTARIO, CA (January 5, 2017) — 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 $4499.

For more information visit www.yuneec.com.

ONTARIO, Calif. (December 6, 2016) — Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced the availability of its all-new Breeze First-Person View Controller, creating a new means to pilot the ultimate flying camera. The Breeze FPV Controller  is now available at a suggested retail price of  $69.99.

The Breeze FPV Controller provides pilots with an enhanced flying experience. The portable game controller connects to the users smart device via Bluetooth and enables users to accurately control Breeze with physical joysticks and buttons. It is compatible with the Breeze Cam mobile application on iOS (8.0 and above) and Android (4.4 and above) devices, giving pilots the ability to operate with joysticks, while the smart device is turned into the display screen held by the headset for a first-person perspective via the Breeze onboard 4K camera. The upgraded piloting set up creates an immersive and uninterrupted flight experience.  The Breeze FPV Controller features two view modes: FPV Mode and Normal Mode. Pilots can view images through the FPV Goggles or from their smart devise placed on the controller.

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“At Yuneec, our engineers are always pushing the envelope to develop creative solutions that deliver the best experience for the consumer,” said Yu Tian, chief executive officer of Yuneec International. “The Breeze FPV controller enhances the flying experience for Yuneec pilots by literally putting them in the driver’s seat of their drone. While operating the Breeze, they’ll have more confidence, greater perspective and more creative possibilities at their disposal.”

The Breeze is a flying camera designed to take ultra-high resolution aerial photos and videos of the consumer. Its compact size makes the Breeze easy to transport and allows it to easily fly both indoors and outdoors. The Breeze is intuitively controlled by a mobile device as well as the new Breeze FPV Controller. The “Breeze Cam” app includes five automated flight modes, which makes getting the perfect shot easier than ever before.  Once users complete their flight, they can download the aerial photos and videos instantly through the Breeze Cam app to share across their favorite social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Controller Specs:

  • Flying Distance: 100m
  • Battery: 600mA
  • Required OS: iOS and Android
  • Connection: Bluetooth

Breeze FPV Goggles:

  • Weight: 200g
  • Phone Support: 4.7-6 Inch
  • FOV: 110 degree
  • Pupil distance adjustment supported

General Specs:

  • New FPV Flight Mode
  • Fly in First Person View
  • Fly with Physical Controls
  • 720p FPV image transmission

The Breeze FPV Controller is available for $69.99 at retailers and online at www.yuneec.com

Breeze First-Person View Controller Enhances Flying Accuracy and Turns Smart Device into Display Screen

ONTARIO, Calif. (December 6, 2016) — Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced the availability of its all-new Breeze First-Person View Controller, creating a new means to pilot the ultimate flying camera. The Breeze FPV Controller is now available at a suggested retail price of $69.99.

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The Breeze FPV Controller provides pilots with an enhanced flying experience. The portable game controller connects to the users smart device via Bluetooth and enables users to accurately control Breeze with physical joysticks and buttons. It is compatible with the Breeze Cam mobile application on iOS (8.0 and above) and Android (4.4 and above) devices, giving pilots the ability to operate with joysticks, while the smart device is turned into the display screen held by the headset for a first-person perspective via the Breeze onboard 4K camera. The upgraded piloting set up creates an immersive and uninterrupted flight experience. The Breeze FPV Controller features two view modes: FPV Mode and Normal Mode. Pilots can view images through the FPV Goggles or from their smart devise placed on the controller.

“At Yuneec, our engineers are always pushing the envelope to develop creative solutions that deliver the best experience for the consumer,” said Yu Tian, chief executive officer of Yuneec International. “The Breeze FPV controller enhances the flying experience for Yuneec pilots by literally putting them in the driver’s seat of their drone. While operating the Breeze, they’ll have more confidence, greater perspective and more creative possibilities at their disposal.”

The Breeze is a flying camera designed to take ultra-high resolution aerial photos and videos of the consumer. Its compact size makes the Breeze easy to transport and allows it to easily fly both indoors and outdoors. The Breeze is intuitively controlled by a mobile device as well as the new Breeze FPV Controller. The “Breeze Cam” app includes five automated flight modes, which makes getting the perfect shot easier than ever before. Once users complete their flight, they can download the aerial photos and videos instantly through the Breeze Cam app to share across their favorite social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Controller Specs:

  • Flying Distance: 100m
  • Battery: 600mA
  • Required OS: iOS and Android
  • Connection: Bluetooth

Breeze FPV Goggles:

  • Weight: 200g
  • Phone Support: 4.7-6 Inch
  • FOV: 110 degree
  • Pupil distance adjustment supported

General Specs:

  • New FPV Flight Mode
  • Fly in First Person View
  • Fly with Physical Controls
  • 720p FPV image transmission

The Breeze FPV Controller is available for $69.99 at retailers and online at www.yuneec.com

About Yuneec International

Founded in 1999, Yuneec is a world leader in electric aviation. Rooted in a passion for innovation, Yuneec holds hundreds of patents worldwide. Its core technologies power manned aircraft as well as both consumer and commercial oriented drones. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Yuneec manufactures over one million units a year that accommodate a range of customers. From the Typhoon series for the enthusiast, to the Breeze series for the consumer and the Tornado series for commercial application, Yuneec continues to innovate, making aerial photography attainable at any level of flight experience. The company’s achievements include the introduction of the industry’s first “Ready to Fly” radio controlled electric powered airplane and the design and manufacture of market-leading radio controlled helicopters and consumer drones.