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Yuneec introduces H920 Plus UAS
Yuneec International has introduced new improvements to its H920 UAS, creating the H920 Plus, the company announced on 1 February.
The new features, which include improved control task modes, have been developed to allow users to capture ground and aerial imagery more precisely for a range of industrial applications such as inspection, emergency response, and cinematography.
The H920 Plus includes the ST16 Pro Ground Station which operates on an Android platform with an integrated transmitter, flight controls and large 7in screen display with a HD 720p video downlink for real-time flight footage and an HDMI uplink for distribution to command and control centres.
Users can select mission task modes including orbit me, point of interest, journey, curve cable cam as well as using waypoints; and use video and image playback on the ST16 Pro and download aerial maps to cache H920 Plus waypoints.
The H920 Plus has a carbon fibre fuselage and arms, a six-rotor design capable of emergency flight with only five rotors, quick-disconnect props and a 360-degree, 3-axis gimbal coupled with retractable landing gear. The camera and gimbal are capable of a 20 degree up-angle for upward-looking inspections.
The onboard camera system – the CG04 - has histogram, 4/3 CMOS sensor, 3x optical zoom 14-42mm, 16 megapixels and 4k 30FPS/ 100 Mbps video resolution.
Wen Yan Jiang, group CEO and chairwoman of Yuneec International, said: 'Our engineers not only addressed core needs, but developed a small UAS platform that excels in a variety of applications for professional users.
'We're offering waypoints through aerial maps, mission task modes, and a high-end, versatile Panasonic based camera system with multiple lens options for crisp aerial footage when affixed to the H920 Plus and smooth ground footage with the ProAction Grip.'
The ProAction Grip is a dual-grip ground handle that extends the CGO4 from sky to ground, allowing users to capture stable and steady footage in the difficult conditions.
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