Yuneec H520E/520

H520E, H520E-RTK, and H520 Comparison


H520E & H520E-RTK H520
Stability Fly in winds up to 45mph
5 Motor Fail Safe Fly and complete the mission in progress if/when one motor fails during flight


H520E & H520E-RTK H520
Take Off Weight 1860g/ 4.1lbs (w/o payload) 1645g/ 3.6lbs (w/o payload)
Diagonal Length 520mm/ 20in (w/o rotor blades) 520mm/ 20in (w/o rotor blades)
Dimensions 551x482x309 mm / 21.6x19x12.1 in 520x457x309 mm / 20.4x18x12.1 in
Flight Time 25 - 30 minutes 25 - 30 minutes
Max Horizontal Speed 13.5 m/s 13.5 m/s
Max Ascent Speed 4 m/s 4 m/s
Max Descent Speed 2.5 m/s 2.5 m/s
Max Flight Height 500m/ 1640ft 500m/ 1640ft
Max Angular Velocity 120 degrees/ s 120 degrees/ s
Battery 4S 6200mAh LiPo 4S 5250mAh LiPo
Motors 720 KV 720 KV
Charger SC4000 - 4H SC4000 - 4H
Operating Temperature 0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F 0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
Storage Temperature -10°C - 50°C / 14°F - 122°F -10°C - 50°C / 14°F - 122°F

Obstacle Avodiance System

H520E & H520E-RTK H520
Sensor Ultrasonic Ultrasonic
Flight Speed 4 m/s 4 m/s
Operating Environment Height > 1.5m / 5ft. Distance to Obstacles < 5m / 16ft Height > 1.5m / 5ft. Distance to Obstacles < 5m / 16ft

ST16S Ground Station (remote)

H520E & H520E-RTK H520
Operating System Android Android
Channels 16 16
Transmission Distance Up to 3.5km - 7km / 2.1 miles - 4.3 miles Up to 3.5km - 7km / 2.1 miles - 4.3 miles
Battery 3.6V 8700mAh 31.32Wh Li-Ion 3.6V 8700mAh 31.32Wh Li-Ion
Frequency 2.4Ghz 2.4Ghz
Videolink Frequency 2.4Ghz 5.8 Ghz WiFi
Videolink Resolution 720 p 720 p
Screen 7" 7"
Operating Temperature 0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F 0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
Video Output HDMI HDMI

Compatible Cameras

H520E & H520E-RTK H520
  • E90 (YUNE90US)
  • E30Z (YUNE30ZUS)
  • E10T (YUNE10TUS)
  • E10Tv (YUNE10TVUS)
  • DB2 Vision Laquianta
  • E90x (YUNE90XUS)
  • E30Zx (YUNE30ZXUS)
  • E10Tx (YUNE10TXUS)
  • E10Tvx (YUNE10TVXUS)
  • DB2x Vision Laquianta

The H520 is a well-proven platform in the police, search and rescue, fire, inspection, agriculture, photography, and survey. The ability to remain stable in 45 mph winds and reliability to complete a mission with a rotor failure means the platform works when you do. The flexibility to add cameras and payloads is highest, ranging from SONY 1” CMS Sensor Cameras to FLIR 640×512 Boson thermal and Multispectral whenever needed.

The H520E builds on the H520 with the extended range using its OFDM radio’s, added façade scan for 3D modeling, RTK/PPK precision, and higher processor for those who need to add software for specialized features.


Yuneec H520E/520

Product Videos

Product Trailer (short)

Product Trailer (long)

Application Areas (EN)

Takes Flight

Introduction to Aerial Data on Job Sites

Advanced Uses: Aerial Data on Job Sites

E90 – Product Trailer

E50 – Product Trailer

H520E with E10TVX Thermal for Commercial Roof Inspection

Tutorial Videos

Accelerometer Calibration

Compass Calibration

Getting Started

Mapping Functions

Update with UpdatePilot App

Activate Indoor Mode

Select Joystick Mode

Add Speed Limits For Manual Flight

Orbit Flight

Corridor Scan

Structure Scan

Terrain Follow

User Videos

E50 – Example of use

E90 – Example of use (25fps/60Mbit)

E90 – Example of use (60fps/100Mbit)

InterDrone Demonstration 2017


Yuneec H520E/520

H520E User Manual
H520E QuicK Start Guide
H520 User Manual
DataPilot APK - H520E
DataPilot APK - H520
Update Pilot App - H520
Flight Controller - H520
Camera Firmware
Firmware E10X_E10TVX
Firmware E30ZX
Firmware E90X
Firmware CGOETX
Firmware E10X/E10TVX/ETX Gimbal
Firmware E30ZX Gimbal
Firmware E90X Gimbal


Yuneec H520 Series

At what temperatures can the H520 be flown?

The H520 can be flown from -10°C to about 40°C. Note that the battery shouldn’t be cold. A cold battery can lose up to 40% of its performance. At temperatures above 40°C, the electronics may experience a heat problem during continuous operation. The system may need to cool down now and then.

Which factors can affect the flight time?

Temperature, payload, altitude and wind affect the flight time.

What are the advantages of 6 propellers?

Resilience. The H520 can be landed safely also with 5 motors and is wind-stable and quieter than a Quadcopter.

When does the H520 turn on 5 Motor Mode?

If a propeller breaks down or a motor fails, the H520 will switch to 5 Motor Mode and keeps flying.

What is the maximum takeoff weight of the H520?

Max 2,5 kg (takeoff weight incl. copter).

Which satellite systems does the H520 use?

Der H520 nutzt GPS und GLONASS.

How does the obstacle detection work?

The OBS is a forward faced system based on ultrasonic technology. If an obstacle is detected, the H520 will stop in 4,5m distance. Objects must be at least the size of a thumb to be recognized. The system can also be switched off. When the OBS is on, the airspeed is limited to 25 km/h.

Can maps be stored on the remote control?

Yes you can, but there is limited storage space. Make sure that no map is bigger than 100MB. This would slow down the system unnecessarily. Spread the area over several small maps instead.

How often do I have to calibrate my H520?

Basically, whenever the copter is not flying stable in the air despite having GPS signal available or if the remote control in the DataPilot shows a red status code under “summary” or “sensors”. Calibration after changing the location is not necessary.

I've already re-calibrated the H520, but the drone still flies quite unstable. What should I do?

When calibrating, make sure that there is no metal around the drone. This can affect the internal compass. Check the joystick movements in the RC Monitor. If the reactions to your movements are slow, you need to have your controller checked.

What happens if the radio connection to the H520 is lost?

There are two different radio links and two different types of connection losses. Communication lost – loss of image transmission (5.8GHz). The H520 remains fully controllable with all functions. As soon as the Copter regains a signal, the image transmission is restored.If the wireless connection is lost, the H520 automatically returns to the starting point. If the connection is restored during the return, RTL will not continue. The last known command will be executed.

What happens when the battery turns empty?

The H520 calculates depending on distance and battery voltage when emergency RTL is triggered. This ensures a safe return to the starting point. (From version 1.4.9)

Does the H520 have an emergency stop?

By lowering the stick “descend” and simultaneously pressing the red button three times, an emergency shutdown of the motors is triggered. Attention: Only use in an emergency case. A motor restart is not possible!

How to take care of my batteries?

LiPo batteries are high-performance energy sources and require a certain amount of care.
Ideal for the care of the HV LiPo batteries is the Duo charger DY5 from Yuneec. This offers not only an automated charge and discharge (with two batteries at the same time), but also a setting for the storage of batteries.

Some basic rules for battery usage:
– Never empty the battery completely
– If a battery is not used for more than 2 weeks, please charge/discharge it to storage voltage
– Never use / charge the battery when it is very hot or cold

For the first 10 charging cycles, the battery should be flown down to a maximum of about 30% of its capacity. Later you can also fly below 20% of the capacity. Under 10% you should go as rarely as possible. The automatic function “emergency return” is an emergency program and should only be used in an emergency.

You get the best results at flying and charging when the battery has a temperature between 25° and 40°C. If the battery is very cold, it loses up to 40% of its capacity. Preheat the battery. Store batteries at room temperature or ideal is a tempering box. (Core temperature of the battery up to 40°C is ideal)

Why is my remote control working so slow?

Like any tablet, the memory of the Android tablet in the ST16E is limited. It becomes less and less with more copies of images, videos, maps, missions and other apps. This slows down your system.

Please note the following instructions:
– Only save maps (max 100MB) that you need regularly
– Delete old pictures and videos from the ST16E from time to time
– Delete screenshots from the remote control from time to time
– Do not install any other apps on the remote control

Are there any wearing parts? What is the maintenance interval?

The wear parts include: propellers, propeller mounts and batteries.
Propellers and propeller mounts are made of plastic and can wear out. If the propeller still has play after locking it, the propeller and propeller mount must be replaced. After 200 flight hours, this should definitely happen to all 6 arms. Upset impurities (dust and sand, for example) can pollute the bearings of the motors or can settle in the mechanics of the landing gear. Often a careful blow with compressed air will help. If this does not help, the corresponding part must be exchanged. Therefore, please contact our technical service.