When it comes to picking up a working drone at the moment, many people are finding it quite hard to know what style to do with. One drone which is getting a major amount of positive response, though, is the Q500 Typhoon Quadcopter. This drone offers you a solid 1080P 60FPS HD video camera recording system, making it absolutely perfect for flying around and recording everything from your sporting teams training session to a great day out with the family.
But, how does it handle itself in comparison to others on the market? Is it the best drone that you can get at the moment or is there a more enticing option out there on the market for you to pick from?
The First Time Option
One thing which should immediately take hold is the fact that the Q500 Typhoon Quadcopter is very much the option for first-time buyers. It’s larger than many other starter drones as well and offers very basic and easy to get used to design formats. From the custom camera to the raised landing gear it can take a bit of getting used to compare to other started drones such as the DJI Phantom.
For someone who is just getting into drones then there is a good chance that going with the Q500 Typhoon Quadcopter is going to give you all the help that you need.
It comes with plenty of cool little accessories, with the likes of micro SD cards for extra saving and additional memory as well as other useful features like a little cover for the controller so you can see what is going on during the sunnier days.
It makes use of a solid 2.4GHz controller which looks like something you would have driven an old RC with – that retro look again makes this a good choice for a first-time user. The LED screen and the ease control mechanisms means that flying your little ally around with you should be a piece of cake – you’ll have simple control far beyond that of the likes of the Phantom which uses a smartphone for control.
This feels much better to control, and the addition of the 5.8GHz video downlink makes it even easier to know what you are doing. It’s one of the clearest drones for a first time buyer and will make sure you have plenty of chances for management and adjustment.
It’s so easy to control making the Q500 Typhoon Quadcopter a great choice for those who want to be doing lots of adjustment. You can control a dial on the controller to alter camera angles, making it much easier to control in general.
With full 1080P and 48-60FPS camera controls, as well, this gives you a steady and crisp image. It’s a stronger quality of stream that you can get with many others, especially given that it can take 12MP photos and has a 130 degree FoV!
Charging is relatively simple, as is management of the lighting. Whilst there are six colors to pick from the general rule seems to be that Good = Green and Bad = Red. It’s all quite self-explanatory in many avenues and the expertly written manual should do a great job of going above and beyond the call of duty.
Calibration is a minor issue as well, but you should find that after a few hours of messing around with the settings you’ll get the hang of it. It seems to be quite bothersome to get linked up on the first time you use it but afterward we had next to no problems with it, and haven’t seen too many reports of hardware faults.
Overall? This is a solid piece of kit that takes precedence over many more costly drones at the moment. Add in the 20-25 minute flight time battery life and you can find that this is a great option for anyone who is just starting out and has some cash to burn.
It might not be an elite drone but the Q500 Typhoon Quadcopter offers a solid introduction to one of the most exciting pieces of hardware development in recent memory.