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October 15, 2015


Yuneec Typhoon Q500 G Drone

by oakhead112

Yuneec Typhoon Q500 G Drone Unboxing Tips

The Yuneec Typhoon G is Gopro ready drone or UAV.

Yuneec Typhoon Q500 G

Currently this is the newest consumer drone model released by Yuneec. The Yuneec Typhoon Q500 G seems larger than my prior DJI Phantom and it also seems much more sturdy.

For anyone who already owns a Gopro camera, this new Typhoon G looks like it is the best choice for getting into very stable aerial photography.

The Typhoon G Gopro ready drone offers a number of features that some of the major drone manufacturers are still developing. Personally, I like to follow me mode, watch me function and the Smart Circle function. All these new pre-programmed functions added greatly to the aerial photography capabilities of the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 G. Plus, they have an additional function called geo-fence that can keep the Typhoon Q500 G within a 300 foot barrier from the pilot. this is a good safety feature idea and a great function to use when learning to fly this model.

Prior to the release of this new model drone there was talk that it would include two batteries and also the possibility that it would include a metal carrying case. The reason for this speculation was because some of the other Typhoon models were offered with these options as a kind of package deal. below is the packing list from I just received Typhoon G, and there was only one battery listed and no metal carrying case.

Typhoon G Gopro packing list

When compared to my prior DJI Phantom drone, which was white, the Typhoon G looks much better in its black and gray coloring. Plus, it will definitely be easier to see when flying when compared to the white Phantom.

Typhoon Q500 GTyphoon G

The Yuneec Typhoon G comes with what they call a steady-grip, this is a handle that you can snap off the camera gimbal and just snap it onto this handle thereby giving you the functionality of a hand-held stabilizer when walking around with your go pro camera.

Please be sure to get a free subscription to this blog we are going to be coming out with the second video shortly that will go into the setup of the Typhoon G and tell you some important tips that can save you much time and frustration because the quick start guide that accompanies this model is not as clear as it could be on some important points.

I’ve been through a number of drones and as a San Diego real estate broker I really hope that the FAA clarifies and allows their use in marketing real estate without having to get any special licensing. For now it’s best just to use these aerial drones for recreational hobby purposes. Now, with that said I believe we are only months away for the final ruling from the FAA. Rumors on the Internet on the FAA drone ruling seemed to indicate that drones that are under 5 pounds in weight, are always kept in visual operating range and do not exceed 500 feet in altitude may be exempt from the more stringent rules that the larger drones may have to comply with.

Yuneec Typhoon Q500 G

Yuneec Typhoon Q500 G

Yuneec Typhoon Q500 G

So if your real estate agent should you consider getting this Typhoon G drone? my answer is definitely yes if you already own a Gopro Hero camera. if you don’t only go pro camera already the Yuneec Typhoon has other models that already come with built-in cameras all the way up to 4K. *See ad below

It won’t take very long to master the fine controls of this drone and if you film local landmarks  and neighborhoods from an aerial perspective and then publish these videos on YouTube and your blog, that could really increase your traffic and reinforce your reputation as a neighborhood real estate expert. Naturally, not being an attorney I would suggest any Realtor considering this type of use to first check with their own legal counsel to be sure that it is not considered a commercial use by the FAA.

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Yuneec Typhoon Q500 G






7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Oct 15 2015

    Yes, I can see taking this to a listing appointment. Even if I can’t use it now, the new rules are going to change soon & I can tell the seller if the revised rules do change, I’ll use this for a custom video the NEXT DAY . . as I’m ready!

    So, just taking it along to a listing could be a big help.

    Thanks for the video, looking forward to the follow-up drone video.

  2. Oct 15 2015

    This looks so much better that my Phantom 3 … and it cost LESS!

  3. Oct 15 2015

    I have an 8ac ranch this would be great for – What do you hink?

    Also, can I write the entire purchase off 5this year as a section 179 expense?

  4. Going for it! Plus, I think I can get local paper to do a story w/photos of me learning the controls in a local park. If so, that publicity benefit would be much more that the cost of the Typhoon G .

  5. oakhead112
    Oct 17 2015

    That’s a great idea and I’ll pass it on to other Realtors.

  6. oakhead112
    Oct 17 2015

    Well, I think you’re correct it would be great for such a property! But, I would urge that before you use it you check with a local attorney or wait for the final FAA guidelines.
    If you’re using this for your business,just like any other tool or piece of equipment you should be able to expense it off but then again I’m not an accountant or CPA so it might take to run it by your own financial advisor before you purchase.

  7. oakhead112
    Oct 17 2015

    Very true on both your points!

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