I came across an old video where I crashed my Yuneec into a tree due to my misjudgement or depth perception error. The lesson I learnt here was to always fly your multi-rotor higher then the highest obstacle in the area if you do not have clear line of sight. I decided to put it on YouTube to share the lessons learnt and how your over confidence can bring you problems. The damage was one broken propeller and two wires connected to the CGO2+ camera got snagged. Fly Safe
Just after having bought my Yuneec Q500+, GoPro launched a quadcopter called the GoPro Karma in October 2016. It immediately caught my eyes due to its packaging. It came with a practical bag whereby it was little more portable then the Yuneec. Originally the Karma went on sale 23 October 2016, but was quickly recalled due to reports of batteries disconnecting in the air and causing complete power loss. GoPro says the issues have been fixed and the Karma drone is now back on sale at GoPro.com as of 29 March 2017. Fly Safe
I found this video to be quite comprehensive in making a comparison between the Yuneec vs Dji
The Parrot Bebop Drone 2 was designed with safety in mind. It’s lightweight reinforced structure makes it robust and safe for in the event of an accidental contact, all four propellers stop automatically. In addition an Emergency Mode enables you to land the drone immediately, whilst a GPS Return Home function brings the Drone back to its take off point easily. Always connected, the Parrot Bebop Drone 2 photo and video stream is synchronised in real time on your Smartphone or Tablet. To find out more check out the following link http://www.hobbysportz.com/index.php… Fly Safe
Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qdW7ramMr4
Its available at:
Lot 2F-41, Paradigm Mall,
No 1, Jalan SS7/26A Kelana Jaya, SS7,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Selangor, Malaysia
+60 12-236 1337
Despite what I stated in my last post, with regards to after sales service for the Yuneec; I must mention that when I discovered that the original batteries that came with the Yuneec was beginning to bulge, I reported it to Yuneec USA via email along with an order for some new propellers. In less then a week, I received two new batteries shipped to me by courier from the Hong Kong authorised dealer. I had to only pay for the propellers.
Its not easy to decide what type of drone you want to get. Obviously, the first factor would be cost. The second would probably be after sales service in the event you have crashed your drone and needs professional help. Like I have mentioned earlier, there are no official Yuneec authorised dealers that I know of in Malaysia. Their homepage shows that they are only available in Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia (just to mention those in neighbouring countries). It could be a hassle and even get into a panicky feeling when you are faced with a serious technical problem. You may need to ship it to the US, Hong Kong, China or Australia to get them repaired. I had crashed my drone when I was trying to make a video of the Serendah Waterfall. While too focused on looking for another ideal spot to shoot, I did not realise that my drone was drifting backward due to a slightly strong breeze. It hit a tree and came down smack onto the road. My camera came off the drone and the cables had been ripped from their socket. I also broke three of the four propellers. After recovering from the initial shock, I managed to trace a technician here in Malaysia who assured me that he could fix the damage. True enough, my camera was working as good as new. Check out the video that I finally managed to finish after the repair work.
Based on that nightmare of an experience, I suppose it would be wiser to buy a drone for which one can easily get after sales service in-country. By the way, after analysing the situation, I realised that the cause for the crash was due to my own carelessness and overconfidence. Fly safe
Since the Yuneec Q500+, there has been several newer models released. The Typhoon 4K, Typhoon H and the Breeze are just some of them. Sadly, there are no official authorised Yuneec dealers in Malaysia. There are dealers in Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia (neighbouring countries). However, buying accessories for the Yuneec online, example propellers, batteries, etc., is not a problem though.
There are, however, a number of DJI dealers here in Malaysia. DJI seem to be a more popular model in Malaysia.