A completion level of ready-to-fly (RTF) means this version of the Q500 4K Typhoon Quadcopter with CGO3-GB Camera from Yuneec comes factory-assembled and that a pre-bound transmitter/ground station unit (radio controller) is included. More than just an RC multi-rotor, the Q500 4K is designed for APV - aerial photography and video. To this end, it incorporates the CGO3-GB, a 3-axis gimbal-stabilized camera with 4K video recording, 1080p video recording at up to 120 fps, and shoots photos at 16-megapixels.
The Q500 4K is bundled with the ST10+ Personal Ground Station, a 10-channel, 2.4 GHz transmitter and 5.8 GHz video receiver rolled into one hand-held unit. In addition to traditional RC joysticks to pilot the quadcopter, there is a built-in Android mobile device which boasts a 5.5" touchscreen - a bump from the original ST10, which has a 4.5" screen. It allows you to view an FPV (first-person view) video image from the camera along with telemetry data superimposed, as well as access settings not available through normal transmitter.
As part of the RTF bundle, if features one 5400mAh flight battery, providing up to 25 minutes flying per charge - depending on wind-resistance and other factors.
CGO3-GB 3-Axis Stabilized Camera
The included CGO3-GB combines a 16-megapixel, 4K camera and a 3-axis brushless gimbal into a single unit designed to capture stabilized aerial video and still images. In addition to 4K, the camera can shoot 1080p at 120 fps for slow-motion as well as 60p, 50p, and 48p. A built-in microphone enables audio recording and can be turned on or off via the ST10+ or mobile app. Photos can be captured in JPEG or DNG RAW and it is possible to snap photos while recording video
For live view and remote operation, the camera features an integrated 5.8 GHz Wi-Fi downlink that enables operation and viewing from the 5.5" touchscreen on the ST10+ Personal Ground Station. You can also pair with a mobile device using the free mobile app - available at Google Play and iTunes app stores. The app or ST10+ offer control over resolution, white balance, ISO, and shutter speed. A smartphone holder that mounts on the ST10+ is included
The camera features a wide angle 130-degree FOV lens. While the gimbal that supports it features a control angle accuracy of ±0.02°. High quality video and stills are recorded to a microSD card up to 128GB in size. Low quality, upload-friendly versions can be saved onto a mobile device
ST10+ Transmitter/Personal Ground Station
Transmitter (hand-held radio controller) and ground station system are combined into one device with the 10-channel ST10+. It features a 2.4 GHz transmitter for joystick operation of the quadcopter. In addition, there is a 5.8 GHz-range receiver for the video feed from the camera plus telemetry data. Updates over the original ST10 include a brighter touchscreen that is now 5.5" in size. The screen plus embedded Android OS enable you to control the CGO3-GB camera as well as view a live feed from it, complete with telemetry data overlaid (OSD)
Flight Control Features
Capture the future
• Person Ground Station with built-in touchscreen
• Integrated 3-axis precision gimbal camera
• 4K/30fps ultra high definition video
• 1080p/120fps slow motion video
• User controlled video resolution, white balance and light exposure
• 12 Megapixels photos with No-Distortion Lens
• Handheld SteadyGrip for capturing video footage
• CGO3 4K 3-axis Gimbal Camera
--With ultra high-definition (UHD) resolution, four times higher than HD, the camera delivers high-quality images with the ability to capture slow motion 1080p 120fps and 12 megapixel photos. Capture life in 4K with incredible detail and unparalleled realism.
--Watch Me and Follow Me
--Getting smooth professional footage flying manually has never been as easy as using Watch Me mode. Set up the Typhoon's position and automatically get amazing footage of your actions on the go.
--Create amazing selfie videos, dronie effects or just set up the Typhoon to follow you anywhere you go.
--Professional stable shots on the go
--The SteadyGrip handheld device ensures ground shots are as smooth as those taken from the air. The CGO3 mobile APP allows the SteadyGrip user to capture images, shoot videos and control the CGO3 gimbal camera.
--Open the box and fly, it is that easy!
Designed for beginners, this mode uses GPS to establish a 26' "SAFE Circle" around the pilot. Stick relativity is maintained, meaning the aircraft will move in the same direction the stick is pressed is relative to the pilot, regardless of which way the quadcopter's actual "nose" is pointing. A "virtual barrier" imposes maximum radius of 300', help to ensure visual with the quadcopter is always maintained
This mode is optimized for experienced pilots using the Q500 4K for aerial photography. It provides more control and steeper bank and pitch angles, helping open your work up to a greater variety of possible shots
This safety feature can be activated at any time with the simple flip of a switch on the ST10+. When activated, the Q500 4K Typhoon will automatically return to its "home point" and land within a 10' circle of where it took off. If for whatever reason the transmitter signal is lost, Return Home will take over and fly the Q500 4K back to the home point until it lands or the signal is restored
Note: Proper GPS calibration is required to ensure this feature works correctly
Includes CGO Steady Grip for CGO3-GB Camera