This drone is ideal for first-time customers and those who have never flown before. In addition, the Q500 is a complete aerial video and photography package. It feels quite steady and gives the pilot a lot of control.
The construction quality of this drone is incredible. The design of this drone emphasises durability and strong construction. This aeroplane is extremely well-designed.
Flight Time and Battery
It will take roughly 2 hours to charge the drone batteries. You may expect a flight time of 21 to 25 minutes with a fully charged battery. A second battery is included with the drone, but you may want to pick up a couple extra to gain even more flight time.
The camera has a 130-degree field of view and shoots films in 1080p quality at 60, 50, or 48 frames per second in the mp4 codec. At any altitude, the camera is also capable of shooting amazing 12 Megapixel images. The live video feed is very steady, but if there is a major obstruction in the route, such as a building, you may encounter some outage.
The HD camera is supported by a three-axis stabilisation gimbal, which provides an extremely smooth and steady imaging platform. Allowing the camera to be tilted and rotated while the drone is in flight is a plus, as is the ability to adjust the gimbal quickly via the remote. The camera mount is designed to be easily removed and replaced.
This controller is a dream come true. A 2.4 GHz transmitter with 10 channels is included with the Q500. This controller features a built-in video display, unlike other FPV drones that require a smartphone or table to view the camera scene. On the controller’s 4.5-inch touch screen, you can see a live video stream from the camera. It’s a plus not to have to set up an extra piece of gear to get your drone flying. The screen also shows real-time flight data from the drone. The sleek and intuitive touch screen interface allows you to easily alter all flight and camera parameters. The layout of the user interface was carefully considered by the designers.
If you’re having trouble starting this quadcopter, look for the big red start/stop button on the controller. It doesn’t get any easier than that.
Flying a quadcopter, especially the more expensive types, might be scary. The Q500, on the other hand, offers a number of features that will make the piloting experience less stressful. There are three flight modes to choose from: smart, angle, and home.
The smart mode is designed for pilots with little to no flying experience and is ideal for beginners. This is essentially the same as the headless mode, but with a better moniker. Regardless of which way the quadcopter is positioned, the control stick will move the drone relative to the controller when facing the quadcopter.
The smart mode is designed for pilots with little to no flying experience and is ideal for beginners. This is essentially the same as the headless mode, but with a better moniker. Regardless of which way the quadcopter is positioned, the control stick will move the drone relative to the controller when facing the quadcopter. You can’t fly the drone closer than 10 ft from the controller in this mode. This will prevent you from colliding with yourself when flying the drone. It also creates a 300-foot virtual fence around the controller to keep the quadcopter from flying too far.
The smart mode also offers a follow me feature, which allows the quadcopter to track you from a defined distance but without pointing the camera in your direction. If you want to record oneself in this mode, you’ll have to compensate for this. Because the controller has a GPS device, the quadcopter can simply track your whereabouts.
Angle mode is for experienced pilots who are confident in their abilities to fly a drone of this size and capacity. When there is no control input, the Q500 will maintain altitude and position automatically. It will, however, respond to commands and move in accordance with them.
A separate button is used to enable the video mode, and another is used to snap still photos. The drone’s speed is controlled by a sliding throttle on the right side. The camera’s pitch can be controlled on the left side.
The range of operation is approximately 600 feet. There is no telemetry or orientation data displayed on the controller. It’s essential to keep this quadcopter close because you won’t be able to see how far away it is or which way it’s pointing.
When the battery in your drone starts to run low, the controller will begin to vibrate. When it does, switch to home mode to reclaim your drone. The controller comes with built-in rechargeable batteries that you can charge with a micro USB cable.
Keep in mind that the drone’s sole role is to provide a solid platform for the camera. So it’s no surprise that this drone isn’t a speed demon or has exceptional manoeuvrability. This drone is made to fly in a smooth and pleasant manner. Because the pitch, yaw, and roll responses are conservative, the control is smooth, resulting in a highly smooth video.
You’ll need to go through the GSP calibration procedure when you initially turn on the drone. The instructions are clear, and the technique is similar to other drones in that it uses a toggle switch and turns the aircraft. The drone will not take off until it has obtained a GPS lock. Although flying the drone without the GPS is possible, it is not recommended. When hovering, this drone flies quite smoothly and has excellent stability. Between the controller and the drone, there is no lag.
When you land the drone, you’ll see that it hovers over the landing spot for a few seconds before touching down. What it’s doing is giving its inbuilt sensors a more accurate reading of its surroundings.
Conclusion – Quadcopter Yuneec Q500 Review
Overall, this drone is a good buy that provides economical and professional aerial photography skills at a reasonable price. This is ideal for individuals who want to shoot smooth aerial footage and high-resolution photos. The HD camera captures video in amazingly smooth high-definition with bright colour and depth.