In any DJI Phantom 4 vs Yuneec Typhoon H comparison, the Yuneec Typhoon H UAV has consistently lagged behind the DJI RC quadcopter models on a number of important features – the areas of gap include both hardware and software.
At first glance, a DJI Phantom 4 comparison against the Yuneec Typhoon H makes them look like similar drones with comparable features. DJI, the largest UAV drone manufacturer in the world, demonstrates its advanced technological excellence and human capital on a regular basis.
The demonstration of the superior R&D at DJI includes the DJI Go app, an all-in-one mobile platform to control all aspects of a DJI Phantom 4 from a smart device. All this investment has helped DJI secure more than 500 patents worldwide.
The Yuneec Typhoon H – the first Yuneec drone to be launched since the Yuneec Intel partnership was announced in 2015 – doesn’t have an answer to this level of innovation underway at DJI.
Unlike the Yuneec Typhoon H, the DJI Phantom 4 is bolstered by an inertial measurement unit (IMU) that allows the DJI RC quadcopter to remain stable and stationary while waiting for pilot commands. The Phantom 4 has a dual IMU system.
On the other hand, the Yuneec Typhoon H is incapable of detecting non-gravitational acceleration for the three axes of the drone. Nor does the Yuneec Typhoon H measure orientation and rotation within a 3D spinning wheel. The Yuneec Typhoon H simply depends on its sonar detectors and GPS to track and navigate. The IMU collects flight data to improve flight safety and ensure robust systems – these are areas where the Yuneec Typhoon H clearly lags behind.
While reviewing the Yuneec Typhoon H, experts have taken into consideration both the software aspects and the hardware specs. For any drone, the software that supports the bird is just as important as the hardware that makes it possible for the drones to fly. Compared to the Yuneec Typhoon H, DJI’s Phantom 4 is supported by best-in-class software that has features like ActiveTrack and TapFly. ActiveTrack offers visual tracking and features that allow a pilot to control the drone by tapping on a tablet or smart device.
Lightbridge 2 is yet another proprietary technology that features in the DJI drones but not found in any Yuneec Typhoon H. A Yuneec drone offers video downlink that is often inconsistent and unreliable. On the other hand, DJI Lightbridge 2 technology delivers fast, smooth, and reliable live streaming. Lightbridge 2 actually enables the Phantom 4 to stream from a range longer than all other comparable drones in the market.
The Yuneec Typhoon H, the flagship Yuneec drone, launched with an Intel RealSense module as its flagship flight safety and collision avoidance feature.
The DJI Phantom 4 includes a much more reliable state-of-the-art optical avoidance system with forward-facing sensors and cameras. It is a tested and trusted feature that has so far performed better than the Typhoon H RealSense technology featured in a Yuneec Typhoon H.