I too was on the fence. I only have the original Parrot drone. Loved the concept but it was hard to control using only a phone and it was not what I was expecting. So since that experience I have been wanting to get a higher quality drone. Looked at DJI gear but it was expensive when I started looking. Also their phantom line is UGLY as ****. Sorry but they look like white, plastic toys. Seriously bad from an aesthetics perspective and to me that is important. The Inspire is cool looking but that is huge, heavy and pricey. When I go to a field I want to open the case and think, that is bad ***. i
So I kept looking and discovered the Q500. I was eyeing that for some time and was waiting for a good sale. It can be an expensive hobby so I did not want to be out to much if it crashed. Always wanted to move up to a hex but man those are very expensive.
Then discovered the Typhoon H when it was announce at CES. I admit I fell in love at first glance. Great looking, great camera, folding landing gear etc... and at a good price point! I mean wow... I HAD to pre-order even knowing it may have bugs. My logic is as long as the redundancy works and prevents it from falling like a stone on a engine or prop failure it can updated and repaired. I figure I can have some fun now, or wait and read and wait and watch videos of others having fun and wait and wait.. Until when? 6 months? A year? How long should you wait before it will be perfect? Hint: it will never be. No product is i
If you honestly do not care about having one now and can wait and want to see some history first, then wait. Give it 6 months or a year and see where the product is and decide then. That is not a stupid thing to do by any means. Issues will get resolved and it can only get better. You have to decide when to jump in and how long you want to wait. What will you do in the meantime?
Personally I could not do that. I would be getting drone blue balls. (Can I say that here?) i
Products, especially anything complicated, will have issues even after years of production. Like buying a "Monday" car*. That is why we have Lemon laws in the US. To help you get issues resolved when buying a new car.
You will get production issues with ANYTHING. What matters to me is how those issues are addressed by the manufacturer and from everything I have read Yuneec is top notch. If this was about a new DJI product I would definitely wait. When you have issues with one of their products it can be very hit or miss getting support.
If you have issues with this, contact Yuneec and they seem willing to take care of it. How great is that!
So take a risk, have some fun. Life is short man! i
*A car jokingly believed to have been made on a Monday after a long weekend when the workers are not paying attention to detail.