Yuneec announced Jan. 5 a new commercial drone called the H520, which uses the same six-rotor airframe seen on the Typhoon H and Typhoon H with RealSense. Apparently, the orange H520 boasts longer flight time, greater payload capacity, and more enhanced components than its other six-rotor siblings. We’ve reached out to Yuneec for more specifics on the differences and will update when we hear back.
The H520 is equipped with Intel RealSense Technology
for obstacle avoidance and is designed for law enforcement, search-and-rescue, broadcast, cinema, and vertical inspection (like cell towers or windmills). The company will offer three camera options, each geared toward different markets.
“With its suite of advanced features, the H520 is dependable, reliable, and capable of fulfilling virtually any commercial need,” Yu Tian, group CIO and CEO of Yuneec Technology Co., Ltd., said in a press release. “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.”
The H520 will be available later in 2017 and prices will range from $2,499 to $4,499. The company will also launch a software developer kit for the H520 later this year.