When the 920 was released it was a $7000+ machine and well outside of the Phantom buyer budget. The advertising that would target the market it was designed for, the true professional photographer was poorly designed and lack luster in dissemination. The system’s range falls short of the multiple miles amateurs want and the speed is choked way back from what it could be by using a flat pitch prop and current limiting. The speed reduction was likely due to fear of exceeding an established current load, something that could be easily resolved in a manner much better than speed limiting. I believe that because of the above relatively few were sold. The number of posted user videos and images kind of supports this. With low sales volume and an unwillingness to admit errors there has been a shift to smaller and more affordable systems.
A couple interesting things are, IMHO, occurring right now. Yuneec has opted to release another high price system that has its share if bugs, along with unfinished software. It appears there is a move to blow out the remaining 920’s at a deeply discounted price, making it more than competitive with the new product release. Some info I obtained suggests there are a lot of them sitting in the California warehouse. If people learn they can obtain a system with a much better camera than the 520, and lack only a mapping function and high speed for less money they may start selling some of them. If they learn they can also use their old CGO-3 cameras and change out some lenses for specialized applications even more might sell. The problem with that is it diverts sales away from the 520, the system Yuneec has apparently bet the bank on.
It’s a fair bet the marketing team that failed with the 920 was cut loose during the re-org. Unfortunately the new team seems to be too focused on one tree to see the forest it’s standing in. If they want to deal in pro level equipment they need to stop targeting the younger age groups with their advertising and start dealing in finished products.