Is it due to technical features missing? market promotion? or other like consumer market trend to portable type like Mavic series?Sadly, the H Plus is the least known high quality drone on the market. It would take a huge marketing effort to change that. I can think of no other drone in this price range that could come close to the quality of the video and photos produced from this hex.
No, I don't think it lacks many features although it still needs some "Polish". The major shortcoming is the lack of something like UAVToolbox. In the volunteer world of SAR, most of those who fly SAR missions are unpaid and use their own equipment. They may be using the Plus for their daily flyer for photography and videography, but they have no need for the 520 if they don't do mapping or inspections. And lacking any thermal option is a further setback.
When was the last time you saw a promotion from Yuneec for any of their drones? Where did you see it?
Your Videos helped me decide. Very informative work. Thanks for that. I didn't join till Thursday. I watched your videos weeks ago on Youtube after I decided on the Yuneec Typhoon. I almost bought a Pro till I realized the Plus was newer and had more features. Actually the 1" sensor swayed my decision.The Plus is turning out to be a very solid platform with an amazing camera and it can't be faulted for much unless one needs to fit it in their pocket or purse portability ain't it's thing but other than that, it's the stuff.
I happened to be at bestbuy in Connecticut this weekend and quickly ran over to the drones. I was surprised to see the q500 4K still for sale at 599.00, and the last gen typhoon H for 999.00. The H pro was not on display. Quickly peeked at DJI and seen the latest model.In the US alone there are some 2,268 dealers listed on Yuneec's Dealer list. Of those roughly 2,068 are Best Buys stores. If every Best Buy store sold only one (1) Plus per week since it's release, there would be approximately 52,000 units sold in the US by that one source alone - again thats one store selling one Plus a week. This does not even account for the rest of the dealers and Yuneec themselves. And the US is probably only a 1/4 or less of total sales. My guess is that they have sold far more than we are thinking.
I think Yuneec is missing a lot of the market because they do not understand it - or know how to use it. As an example: When the Plus was released it was a mystery to many of us - we knew it was coming but when? Having a target that spans a couple months is not going to ever work. When it finally did get released in Europe first it was great to see but then the waiting game here in the US started, then one day it showed up as available at your local Best Buy. The Yuneec main website is woefully inadequate for this type of market. The modern consumer at this level wants details and specs that are correct and up to date so that they can make a calculated and wise decision in their purchases.
Yuneec makes a good product and is rapidly improving but their marketing in particular and customer service in general are what holds them back and keeps them from growing in my opinion.
I don’t get the portability issue personally. After all it’s not like it has to be on wheels to move.The Plus is turning out to be a very solid platform with an amazing camera and it can't be faulted for much unless one needs to fit it in their pocket or purse portability ain't it's thing but other than that, it's the stuff.