How to Install the App for YUNEEC Typhoon 4K Drone

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install your Yuneec Typhoon 4K's associated applications.
  • Install the CGO3 application for your Android device.
  • Install the CGO application for your iOS device.
  • Connect your mobile device to your drone.
  • Install the GUI for your computer.
  • Connect your drone to your computer.
Before We Begin:
  • Have a working computer or mobile device.
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? What program do you want to install?

  1. The mobile app
  2. The desktop graphical user interface

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install your Yuneec Typhoon 4K's associated applications.
  • Install the CGO3 application for your Android device.
  • Install the CGO application for your iOS device.
  • Connect your mobile device to your drone.
  • Install the GUI for your computer.
  • Connect your drone to your computer.
Before We Begin:
  • Have a working computer or mobile device.
Yuneec logo

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen
  1. Open the Play Store, then select the Search Bar at the top.
    Google Play Store.
    Google Play Store with Search highlighted.
  2. Type in "CGO3", then select CGO3 from the list.
    CGO3's search list
  3. Select Install.
    CGO3's install button
  4. Select Open to open the app.
    Open button
Depending on your exact device (Smartphone or Tablet), and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Android devices and generations.
  1. Open Settings.
    Android Settings
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi
  3. Select the CGO2 network from the list.
    Android connection to the yuneec camera
  4. The password is 1234567890.
  1. Open the App Store and select Search in the bottom right corner.
    iOS App Store
    Apple App Store navigation bar with Search highlighted.
  2. Type in "CGO", and select Get.
    Getting the CGO app
  3. Select Get or Cloud Install for AppName.
    Get button Cloud install
  4. Select Install.
    Install
  5. Select Open.
    Open button
Depending on your exact device (Smartphone or Tablet), and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Apple iOS devices and generations.
  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    iOS Wi-Fi
  3. Select the CGO2 network from the list.
    iOS connection to the Yuneec camera
  4. The password is 1234567890.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for personal computers currently available, Windows and macOS.

Windows
Windows runs on computers produced by multiple companies, such as Lenovo, Asus, Dell, Toshiba, Hewlett Packard, Acer, and Sony.Windows 10
macOS
Apple is the only company that makes macOS computers.macOS Mojave
  1. Open your browser, type in https://us.yuneec.com/downloads-typhoon-q500 and press Enter or Return.
    Chrome window
  2. Select the Windows download icon.
    Windows download
  3. Click the downloaded file to begin the install.
    Downloaded file
  4. Click Yes on the User Account Control page.
    UAC window with Yes highlighted. Screenshot
  5. Select Next.
    Setup wizard
  6. Select Accept and then Next.
    ToS confirmation
  7. Select Next.
    Installing the GUI and selecting location
  8. Select Next.
    Continuing the install
  9. Decide whether you want to create a desktop shortcut and select Next.
    Still installing
  10. Select Install.
    Install button
  11. The program will install.
    Installing
  12. Select Finish.
    Selecting finish

Your Yuneec Typhoon 4K comes with an internal connector that allows you to connect to USB.

  1. Make sure your drone is not on. Power it off if needed.
    Turning the drone off
  2. Remove the battery.
    Removing the battery
  3. Locate the receiver inside the body of the drone and gently pull it out.
    Receiver cable being pulled out
  4. Disconnect the receiver.
    The receiver disconnected
  5. Connect the receiver to the communication adapter.
    Connected receiver
  6. Hold the wires to one side and insert the battery.
    Inserting the battery
  7. Power on your drone.
    Diagram showing the on button for the drone
  8. Connect the USB to your computer.
    Communication adapter ready to be plugged in
  1. Open your browser, type in https://us.yuneec.com/downloads-typhoon-q500 and press Enter or Return.
    Safari window
  2. Select the Mac download icon.
    Mac download icon
  3. Click on the Downloads button, then click on Q500_GUI_MAC.
    Download for macos
    • You will most likely get a window saying it won't open because it's from an unidentified developer. That is fine, click on OK.
      Clicking okay to verify
    • Click on the Apple in the upper left, then click on System Preferences.
      Apple meni with System Preferences highlighted. Screenshot
    • Click on Security & Privacy.
      System preferences with Security and Privacy highlighted. Screenshot
    • Click on Open Anyway.
      Security & Privacy window with Open anyway highlighted. Screenshot
    • Click on Open.
      Clicking open to begin install
  4. Click on Continue.
    Click continue to install
  5. Click on Continue. Then click on Agree.
    Click continue and agree for the TOS
  6. Click on Continue.
    Clicking continue
  7. Click on Install.
    Clicking install
  8. You might get an account confirmation. Enter in the account password, and click on Install Software.
    User account confirmation with Install Software highlighted. Screenshot
  9. Click on Close.
    Closing the installer
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