Mantis G

Yuneec Mantis G

October 2019

Release Date

The Yuneec Mantis G is everything we had hoped for in the original Mantis Q. We can't see the difference between these drones, save for the new stabilized camera Gimbal. Superb flight time, easy controls, voice activated features, a compact design that folds small for transport and a 4K camera all sound good to us.

Yuneec understands they have stiff competition in this portion of the drone market. They build mostly for the commercial space, but fun drones like the Mantis line and larger Typhoon hexacopters have a tough battle. The Mantis G is a leap forward for the company. We had a hard time recommending the Mantis Q to users that cared about shooting video, now we can put the DJI Mavic 2 drones and this new Mantis G in the same sentence.

Based on price and camera sensor size, the Yuneec Mantis G best competes with the DJI Mavic Air, which is to say it is a viable option for hobby pilots looking for a reliable drone to fly.

The Yuneec Mantis G is $699 today.

We were very pleased with the Yuneec Mantis Q when it arrived, a compact, folding drone from a brand we respect and trust. Problem was, the drone was solid, but the camera was hard mounted. Yuneec took all that criticism to heart, now releasing the updated Yuneec Mantis G. Where “G” stands for Gimbal.

We had the chance to go hands-on with the Yuneec Mantis G at InterDrone 2019. First impressions were exactly the same as for the original Mantis, and then we turned to the camera.

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Overview: Yuneec Mantis G

As you just watched, the Yuneec Mantis G is a little bit more than just the Mantis Q with a new camera setup, they’ve made a few improvements as well. That updated camera gimbal is the key feature though, adding the one thing that we all thought was missing in the original drone.

It would be unfair to you to mention all of the specs and features of this new drone. It is, after all, quite similar to the original Mantis. Instead, let’s get you up to speed by pointing you toward the original Mantis:

Yuneec Mantis Q review

With that out of the way, stay tuned for a better review when the drone actually hits the market. The newer machine is a little faster, has far better range and, of course, now includes a stabilized camera Gimbal.

Yuneec Mantis G in hand InterDrone 2019

Mantis G price and availability

Here at the beginning of September, 2019, we’re sad to say that it will be at least a month before you’ll be able to fly your own Yuneec Mantis G. Yuneec has not offered us an exact launch date, but was clear that it would be available in October 2019.

The price at launch for the Mantis G will be $699. Assuming the camera is able to compete with the likes of the DJI Mavic Air, that makes the new machine a very competitive option. You can be sure we’ll put the Mantis G to the test, we’re interested in how it’ll stand up as well.

What are your initial thoughts on the Yuneec Mantis G?