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Yuneec H520 YUNH520UK

Yuneec H520 YUNH520UK

  • Brand: Yuneec
  • Product Code: YUNH520UK
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  • £1,399.00

  • Ex Tax:£1,165.83

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H520 Hexacopter

This has been discontinued and replaced by the H520E

Commercial aerial solution

The H520 is a hexacopter that has been developed for commercial use. The sUAS is the perfect solution for long flight times and a proven and robust technology in an all-in-one package. The H520 is built for inspection, law enforcement, security, construction, surveying, and mapping applications in addition to offering cinematic or broadcast-ready imaging payload systems.

The large rotor blades with a quick release mechanism ensure it is quickly ready for action and that it produces a low level of noise when flying. It has an increased load capacity, creating the necessary conditions for additional sensor technology and improved camera technology. The drone’s colour is also eye-catching. All in all, it is a machine of uncompromising quality – perfect for everyday use. Waypoint technology, the ability to do 2D and 3D geomapping, and the Software Development Kit (SDK) make the H520 ideal for industrial applications.

Built for industrial use and ambitious professionals

The H520 is designed with the inspection industry in mind with six-rotor systems that allow for stable, precise flight, long focal-length lenses that allow the sUAS to fly at greater distance from an object and data storage that may be shared instantly from the ST16S Ground Station or delivered directly in 4K/2K/HD video or 20Mp still images.

Commercial aerial solution
The H520 system utilizes Yuneec’s proven six-rotor platform and incorporates enterprise-grade cameras and mission planning software for high-end commercial use.

Built for industrial applications

Yuneec sUAS are built for inspection, law enforcement, security, construction, surveying, and mapping applications in addition to offering cinematic or broadcast-ready imaging payload systems.

Reliable, Stable and Precise
Yuneec Commercial sUAS are designed with the inspection industry in mind with six-rotor systems that allow for stable, precise flight, medium focal length lenses that allow the sUAS to fly at greater distance from an object and data storage to SD card in 4K/2K/HD video or 12Mp still images, and transmit to ST16S Ground Station in 720p video link resolution.
6 rotors means redundancy if one motor fails, or a propeller breaks.

ST16S all-in-one controller

The ST16S Ground Station is an all-inclusive transmitter and receiver that gives you full control over the H520 during flight, allowing users to capture photos and video with great ease. With a large 7-inch integrated screen, the Android-based ST16S controller displays real-time footage of your flight, eliminating the need for an external device. You can also use the ST16S as a mission planner. Plan your flight using the touch screen, and execute your mission with just a single press of a button.

Digital video downlink in HD 720P
View real-time footage in HD 720p on the screen of the ST16S transmitter with the integrated digital video downlink with a range of up to 1 mile (1.6km). Want to output your live video to a larger monitor? The ST16S includes a convenient HDMI out to enlarge or share your on board data.

Yuneec DataPilot™ is a complete solution for planning survey and waypoint-based UAV flight. Unlike other flight planning applications, DataPilot™ is integrated with the hardware and software control system utilized by the Yuneec H520 sUAS.

Precise and efficient flight plans

Yuneec DataPilot™ software system enables users to efficiently and consistently create orthomaps, 3D scans, crop data imagery, in the field or on the desktop for repeatable, recallable aerial flight paths, without requiring expensive third party software.

Pre-plan your flight mission

Missions/flights may be stored for later recall/reflight, or planned off-site and transported to the control system via email, thumbdrive, or micro-SD card. Mac and PC users may plan missions offsite and execute missions on-site, allowing for time-planning, collaborative mission planning, and archiving of missions in a cloud or local storage.

Automated flight control
DataPilot auto-generates survey paths with user-defined frontlap/sidelap, and cross-hatching for precision 3D or large format image output. Users may define a survey resolution via altitude or inch-per-pixel decisions, providing a platform that is capable of flight even in low or high-altitude scenarios. DataPilot also allows for storage/caching of maps from many map providers for access in areas with no connectivity, and provides tools for precise waypoint placement even in areas where no updated maps are available.

View live feed with the ST16S Ground Station
DataPilot™ is integrated with the Yuneec ST16S Ground Control Station via the built-in Android 7” Multi-function display, and may be used for exporting flight logs, integrating with popular analytics and post-processing applications such as Pix4D, Agisoft, Datumate, DroneDeploy, Dronifi, and many others.

Create with SDK Tools
The Mobile SDK is a software development kit created to give developers access and control over the hardware and software components of the Yuneec sUAS platform. The SDK is a powerful tool for developers to tap into the capabilities of the sUAS platform without requiring knowledge of robotics.

Harness the power of Yuneec SDK
The SDK supports Yuneec's commercial line of sUAS. The commercial sUAS systems are compatible with the CGOET and E series of gimbal cameras that include a high-resolution 4K UHD camera, a thermal camera, and integrated 7-element lens camera for commercial applications.

Options at all levels

The SDK abstracts lower-level functionality such as flight stabilization, link communication, sensor management and camera control and provides a simple interface to interact with the many components of the sUAS.
Features of the SDK

Developers have access to a rich set of features of the sUAS platform through the Mobile SDK. Features include access to the flight control, camera, and gimbal systems, real-time telemetry data, waypoint missions, logging, geofencing, and live video stream. Future features will include advanced missions, additional telemetry, Intel RealSense controls, and support for FPV (first-person view) video.

The SDK includes:
  • Library or framework files for importing into iOS/Android projects
  • Software simulation tool (SITL) for the flight stack with hardware models
  • API reference documentation for iOS/Android
  • Sample iOS and Android apps for hardware evaluation
  • Sample code, guides, and tutorials

High wind resistance
Even in high-wind environments, the Yuneec H520 sUAS system is able to hold position, allowing the solution to fly even when a manned inspection would be deemed unsafe. Exclusive flight speed control offers slowest speed above stall flight for maximum precision in challenging environments. Solar, Cellular, Oil/Gas, Smokestack, and Pylon inspectors will appreciate the speed and quality that Yuneec sUAS systems offer.

Retractable landing gear
H520’s landing gear retracts out of the way to give you a full, 360° view of the world to capture important data in the field. Also Commercial, comprehensive service packages are available separately.


Hot-Swap Payload Options
Yuneec camera payloads are interchangeable and hot-swap capable, offering time-saving convenience for the commercial operator by not requiring a power-down restart of the sUAS system. This also allows consistency of data-storage, rather than using multiple storage devices and locations. Whether it’s thermal imaging, long focal length, or wide focal-length data capture, memory cards may be swapped from device to devic.


  • 20 MP 1-inch sensor and the latest H2 high speed image processing chip
  • 4K resolution at 60 frames per second
  • Ideally suitable for professional film applications, 3D mapping/modelling and search and rescue
  • 23 mm lens with low distortion
  • included lens adapter ring threaded to fit 40.5 mm standard ND filters
  • 3-axis stabilized gimbal with a precision of +/- 0.02°


  • 12 MP 1/2.3“ sensor
  • 4K resolution at 30 frames per second
  • Ideally suitable for inspection of cell towers, wind turbines and other vertical assets
  • 40 mm equivalent lens enables to capture important visual details while maintaining a safe distance from the asset


  • Thermal imaging and a low light dual camera
  • High-value for Solar Inspection, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting, Search & Rescue and Construction
  • The 1080p low light camera has 20x higher light sensitivity than the human eye
  • Low light camera alongside the thermal imaging camera combine to overlay IR and RGB for a clean, precise image. Capture infrared and video images with identical positioning via a single flight plan
  • Adjustable temperature detection
  • Temperature measurement and display
  • Various colour spectra allow an accurate visualization of heat sources

Your benefits at a glance

  •     Designed for professional, commercial and governmental requirements
  •     6 rotors for high safety and redundancy as well as high stability and precision even while experiencing wind and turbulence
  •     Take-off weight with all available camera systems (E90/E50/CGOET) below 2 kg
  •     Reliable position determination by evaluating GPS, Glonass and Galileo satellites
  •     High-precision, low-interference compass
  •     Good visibility due to bright orange paint
  •     Video downlink encryption according to the WPA2 standard with a dynamic password
  •     No data transfer to an external server
  •     Software is based on solid PX4 code
  •     Intelligent sonar collision avoidance for safe and stress-free flying
  •     Energy efficient and quiet with a flight time of up to 28 minutes with E50 / 25 minutes with CGOET/E90
  •     Numerous, also individual, service and maintenance packages available
  •     ST16S with an integrated 7” touch display, voice output and multilingual comprehensive DataPilot™ software
  •     HDMI signal directly from the ST16S to output the drone’s live image onto larger monitors
  •     Mission planning on the computer or on the ST16S, offline maps available, creation of own maps possible
  •     Waypoint and survey missions, including cross-wise flights, suitable for construction surveying, perimeter security, accident reconstruction, 3D scans, orthomaps, area inspections and S&R tasks
  •     2D/3D mapping, angled and orthographic images during a flight for precise 3D scans
  •     DataPilot™ automatically generates the flight route when an area to be scanned is specified, including a possible battery change.
  •     Definition of resolution over inches per pixel or altitude
  •     Missions can be saved for any repetition of the same flight route (e.g., for tracking shots)
  •     SDK available: third-party software and adaptation to your own application are possible.
  •     Capable of being tethered (sold separately)
  •     Lower space requirement and short set-up time
  •     Retractable landing gear and 360 degree endlessly rotatable camera gimbal for precise alignment or a permanent all-round view, even during tethering
  •     Hot-swappable camera/gimbal systems

What's included?

    • H520 Craft x 1
    • ST16S Ground Station Remote Control x 1
    • 5250mAh 4S/15.2V (79.8Wh) Battery x 2
    • SC4000-4H AC/DC Battery Charger
    • 1 Quick-Release Rotor Set (3x Clockwise / 3x Anti-Clockwise)
    • 1 Quick-Release Rotor spares (2x Clockwise / 2x Anti-Clockwise)
    • 12V DC Car Socket
    • Sunshade and Neckstrap for ST16S
    • Alternative 5.8Ghz Patch for ST16S

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    What cameras does the Yuneec H520 support?

    What remote controller does the Yuneec H520 use?
    It is also compatible with the ST16

    What is the flight time of the Yuneec H520?
    Up to 31 mins

    What is the capacity of the batteries for the Yuneec H520?
    H520 4S 6850mAh

    I already have a Typhoon H, is there any backwards compatibility with the Yuneec H520?
    CGO-ET and CGO-CI cameras are both compatible with the Typhoon H. Also the Typhoon H's ST16 remote controller is compatible with the H520

    What is the maximum windspeed I can fly the H520?
    Up to 6 Beaufort scale. Approx. 50km/h

    At what temperatures can the H520 be flown?
    The H520 can be flown from -10°C to about 40°C. Note that the battery shouldn't be cold. A cold battery can lose up to 40% of its performance. At temperatures above 40°C, the electronics may experience a heat problem during continuous operation. The system may need to cool down now and then.

    Which factors can affect the flight time?
    Temperature, payload, altitude and wind affect the flight time.

    What are the advantages of 6 propellers?
    Resilience. The H520 can be landed safely also with 5 motors and is wind-stable and quieter than a Quadcopter.

    When does the H520 turn on 5 Motor Mode?
    If a propeller breaks down or a motor fails, the H520 will switch to 5 Motor Mode and keeps flying.

    What is the maximum takeoff weight of the H520?
    Max 2.5 kg (takeoff weight incl. copter).

    Which satellite systems does the H520 use?
    The H520 uses GPS and GLONASS.

    How does the obstacle detection work?
    The OBS is a forward faced system based on ultrasonic technology. If an obstacle is detected, the H520 will stop in 4,5m distance. Objects must be at least the size of a thumb to be recognized. The system can also be switched off. When the OBS is on, the airspeed is limited to 25 km/h.

    Can maps be stored on the remote control?
    Yes you can, but there is limited storage space. Make sure that no map is bigger than 100MB. This would slow down the system unnecessarily. Spread the area over several small maps instead.

    How often do I have to calibrate my H520?
    Basically, whenever the copter is not flying stable in the air despite having GPS signal available or if the remote control in the DataPilot shows a red status code under "summary" or "sensors". Calibration after changing the location is not necessary.

    I've already re-calibrated the H520, but the drone still flies quite unstable. What should I do?
    When calibrating, make sure that there is no metal around the drone. This can affect the internal compass. Check the joystick movements in the RC Monitor. If the reactions to your movements are slow, you need to have your controller checked.

    What happens if the radio connection to the H520 is lost?
    There are two different radio links and two different types of connection losses. Communication lost - loss of image transmission (5.8GHz). The H520 remains fully controllable with all functions. As soon as the Copter regains a signal, the image transmission is restored.If the wireless connection is lost, the H520 automatically returns to the starting point. If the connection is restored during the return, RTL will not continue. The last known command will be executed.

    What happens when the battery turns empty?
    The H520 calculates depending on distance and battery voltage when emergency RTL is triggered. This ensures a safe return to the starting point. (From version 1.4.9)

    Does the H520 have an emergency stop?
    By lowering the stick "descend" and simultaneously pressing the red button three times, an emergency shutdown of the motors is triggered. Attention: Only use in an emergency case. A motor restart is not possible!

    How to take care of my batteries?
    LiPo batteries are high-performance energy sources and require a certain amount of care.
    Ideal for the care of the HV LiPo batteries is the Duo charger DY5 from Yuneec. This offers not only an automated charge and discharge (with two batteries at the same time), but also a setting for the storage of batteries.

    Some basic rules for battery usage:
    - Never empty the battery completely
    - If a battery is not used for more than 2 weeks, please charge/discharge it to storage voltage
    - Never use / charge the battery when it is very hot or cold

    For the first 10 charging cycles, the battery should be flown down to a maximum of about 30% of its capacity. Later you can also fly below 20% of the capacity. Under 10% you should go as rarely as possible. The automatic function "emergency return" is an emergency program and should only be used in an emergency.

    You get the best results at flying and charging when the battery has a temperature between 25° and 40°C. If the battery is very cold, it loses up to 40% of its capacity. Preheat the battery. Store batteries at room temperature or ideal is a tempering box. (Core temperature of the battery up to 40°C is ideal)

    Why is my remote control working so slow?
    Like any tablet, the memory of the Android tablet in the ST16S is limited. It becomes less and less with more copies of images, videos, maps, missions and other apps. This slows down your system.

    Please note the following instructions:
    - Only save maps (max 100MB) that you need regularly
    - Delete old pictures and videos from the ST16S from time to time
    - Delete screenshots from the remote control from time to time
    - Do not install any other apps on the remote control

    Are there any wearing parts? What is the maintenance interval?
    The wear parts include: propellers, propeller mounts and batteries.
    Propellers and propeller mounts are made of plastic and can wear out. If the propeller still has play after locking it, the propeller and propeller mount must be replaced. After 200 flight hours, this should definitely happen to all 6 arms. Upset impurities (dust and sand, for example) can pollute the bearings of the motors or can settle in the mechanics of the landing gear. Often a careful blow with compressed air will help. If this does not help, the corresponding part must be exchanged. Therefore, please contact our technical service.

    Max Rotation Angle: 35°
    Max Rotational Speed: 120°/s
    Maximum Flying Altitude (Relative Altitude): 500m
    Remote Control : ST16S
    Weight (Including Battery): 1633g
    Max Ascent Speed: 4 m/s
    Max Descent Speed: 2.5 m/s
    Dimensions: 520x457x310 mm
    Max Flight Time: CGO-ET: 25 Min / E90: 25 Min / E50: 28 Min
    Remote Controller
    Connection Types: 1x HDMI, 2x USB, 1x head phone
    Flight System Telemetry Data On Screen: Yes
    LCD Screen Size: 7”
    Max Transmitting Distance: 1.6km/1 mile
    Number of Channels: 16
    Operating System: Android™
    Screen Resolution: 720p
    Tactile and Audio Feedback: Yes
    Video Link Frequency Band: 5.8 GHz WiFi
    Video Output: HD 720p
    Video Transmission: FCC Compliance: Up to 1.6km/1 mile / CE Compliance: Up to 1.6km/1 mile
    Battery: 3.6V 8700mAh 31.32Wh Li-ion
    Capacity: 5250mAh 4S
    Energy: 79.8Wh
    Type: 4S 15.2V LiPo (Power 4)
    Voltage: 15.2V

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