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Yuneec enters new market with HD Racer and Firebird FPV



Firebird FPV

Yuneec showcased their new HD Racer and Firebird FPV drones at CES 2018. Both UAVs are Yuneec’s first attempt at the drone racing and fixed-wing market. The HD Racer was built for entry-level FPV racing, while the Firebird FPV was made to simulate a first-person view inside an airplane’s cockpit. Here is Digital Trends’ YouTube video of the HD Racer:

HD Racer specs

HD Racer is equipped with a 1080p camera that can record at 60 fps. A pilot can view a live video transmission at 720p via app. HD Racer can also be connected to an FPV headset for a more immersive experience. The video latency was rated under 100ms. It has built-in flight stabilization for beginner and advanced modes. It has a “Flip-Up” mode that automatically uprights the crashed racer. Its camera has a FOV of 117 °, and it is rated at 13MP. It can travel up to 300 feet and fly for six minutes with its 1S 550 mAh Li-Po battery. Its take-off weight is 65 grams, so it doesn’t need to be registered with the FAA. HD Racer has built-in propeller guards that is durable enough for indoor flights.

Firebird FPV

Firebird FPV

Firebird FPV specs

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