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A Guide to Drone Photography

So, you’ve just bought your very first drone. You’ve flown it around. Gone fast, slow, up, down and generally mastered the controls. So, what now? You can keep flying around which is going to be fun, but you still have more options available to you. Learning about the camera and its settings will help you take your drone experience to the next level. We’ve used the wide experience of our team, which includes a number of photographers and videographers, to create the Heliguy guide to drone photography settings for beginners.... Read More


Heliguy Interviews Multi-Award Winning DOP

We recently spoke to Richard Cook, an Emmy award-winning Cinematographer and a multi GTC award-winning Director of Photography, who recently started using drones as part of his work. Richard has over thirty years’ experience as a cameraman and cinematographer that spans many different genres and broadcasters. Keep reading for more on Richard’s work and our interview with him. About Richard Cook Richard is a cameraman and cinematographer with a wealth of experience specialising in high-end documentary filming. Over the last few years, Richard has worked on a number of series touring... Read More


In Depth Look at the M210 Series

Over the past couple of weeks, the Heliguy team have had the opportunity to test the brand-new enterprise drone from DJI, the Matrice 210. The M210 is part of the M200 series of drones released by DJI. We have tested the flight of the aircraft in different weather conditions, the various gimbal mounts, along with the compatible cameras. So far, we’re very impressed with the capabilities of the aircraft and how it can be used. The M210 builds on the features of the DJI Inspire 2, making it a more... Read More

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Benefits of Drone Rental

Heliguy have released their new drone rental service to give customers with their permissions to fly drones commercially, the opportunity to rent drones and equipment for their work. Heliguy’s drones can be rented by anyone who holds a PfCO. Our customers range from photographers and videographers who need a different type of equipment to get specific images and videos for their clients, to industrial workers who only need a drone for a short period of time, to public sectors who don’t want the expense of outright buying a drone. With... Read More


Heliguy Recommendations to Avoid Drone Crashes

Following our recent post about drone flyaways, Heliguy are continuing to look at how to help you fly your drone as safely as possible. In this post, we will explore the most common reasons for drone crashes that could have been avoided by the pilot. As you may expect, there is some crossover between crashes and flyaways and why they can occur so we will be focussing on different causes to those in out flyaways post. These tips have come from Heliguy’s Technical Team, Sales Team and Training Team and... Read More


DJI Spark – New Sphere Mode

Last week, at the IFA conference in Berlin, Germany, DJI announced the release of the following new aircraft: The next iteration in the Mavic Pro series, the Mavic Pro Platinum which has a longer flight time and a quieter flight An addition to the Phantom 4 series, a new version of the Phantom 4 Pro & Pro+, the Obsidian, with new black colouring Along with these two new products, an update for the Spark was also announced with an exciting new feature to enhance the experience of the Spark pilot... Read More

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Introducing the Mavic Pro Platinum and Phantom 4 Pro & Pro+ Obsidian

DJI have just announced the release of their new quadcopter, the Mavic Pro Platinum and the colour option for the Phantom 4 Pro & Pro+ named Obsidian. Both the Platinum and the Obsidian are due for release shortly and can be pre-ordered though Heliguy. Mavic Pro Platinum Below, we’ll be looking into the new quadcopter from DJI, the Mavic Pro Platinum. New Features Let’s take a look at the new features of the Mavic Pro Platinum. An increased flight time of up to 30 minutes Extended flight distance from 8 to... Read More


Operations Manual Consultancy

  In the UK, the number of drone pilots obtaining their permissions from the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) to fly commercially is going up weekly. To obtain permissions, you must complete a Ground School and pass a multiple choice exam, pass a Flight Assessment and complete an Operations Manual which is submitted to the CAA. As the number of PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operation) applications goes up, so do the tools and resources available to help speed up the process of applying for your permissions. These include online elements to... Read More


DJI Spark – Mandatory Update

DJI has released a mandatory firmware update for the Spark to provide performance and safety improvements for the quadcopter. Owners of the Spark have until the 1st of September 2017 to update the firmware on the aircraft and each individual battery. After the 1st of September, you won’t be able to fly your drone without the update being installed as take-off will be blocked by DJI This is a welcomed announcement for Spark pilots as the safety of the aircraft has been receiving some attention in the media and message... Read More


Heliguy Interviews Leeds Beckett University

This month, Heliguy Insider had the opportunity to speak to Adrian Appleyard, UAV Operations Manager at Leeds Beckett University where he teaches BA and MA students aerial cinematography, a commercial drone pilot and Co-Director of Sky Captain Aerial Imaging, as well as a valued Heliguy customer. Adrian has been building and flying UAVs for over 40 years but became interested in drones in early 2015 and gained his permissions to operate as a commercial drone pilot. He currently is Chairman of one of the largest model flying clubs in the... Read More