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18/05/2018
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DJI FlightHub Introduction

In November 2017 at AeroWorks, DJI announce their new tool for drone operation management; FlightHub. Designed for enterprise-level businesses, FlightHub is a web-based software that gives users live operation view, drone data management as well as personnel and drone management. Over the last couple of weeks, we have been testing out the features available on FlightHub. From our tests, we have created the below guide to show how to use its basic functions in real-world scenarios and demonstrate how it can benefit your drone operations. Keep reading to find out how... Read More

14/05/2018
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DJI and Microsoft Announce Partnership

At this year’s Microsoft Build conference in Seattle, a one of a kind partnership was announced between drone giants, DJI and Microsoft. This alliance will bring together DJI’s drone platforms and Microsoft’s AI and machine learning technology for enterprise businesses. As part of the partnership, DJI will be releasing an SDK (Software Development Kit) specifically for use with Windows. Using the SDK, Windows 10 PCs will be able to control and customise DJI drones for a huge number of applications. Keep reading to find out more about the partnership between... Read More

11/05/2018
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DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 Vs Phantom 4 Pro and Phantom 4 Advanced

DJI have just announced the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0, the latest drone in their standout Phantom Series. The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 builds on the design of the original Phantom 4 Pro, adding new transmission and propulsion systems to the already impressive quadcopter. In this post, we will be looking at the Phantom 4 Pro and Pro V2.0, as well as the Phantom 4 Advanced, to see which drone is the strongest performer. Keep reading to find out more about the new DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. Specifications Let’s start... Read More

08/05/2018
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DJI Announce Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

DJI have just announced the latest member of their iconic Phantom family; the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. The new version shares a wealth of features with its predecessor the, Phantom 4 Pro, with upgrades to improve the functionality and overall usability. Some of the key features are the 1’’ CMOS capable of 20MP and up to 4K, a new OcuSync transmission system, five direction obstacle sensing and a quieter and steadier flight. Keep reading to find out more on the Phantom 4 V2.0. Specifications Check out the DJI Phantom... Read More

02/05/2018
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Heliguy and DJI Aerial Photography Workshop Review

On Friday the 27th of May, Heliguy, in partnership with DJI, put on an aerial photography and videography event for new and experienced drone pilots. The event took place at the stunning Elvetham Hotel just outside Farnborough, one of Heliguy’s PfCO training locations. Scott from Heliguy, as well as two guest speakers, gave some amazing insights into DJI drones and how they can be used for aerial photography and videography. This included seeing examples of their amazing work and the discussion of the different tools and techniques used to capture... Read More

27/04/2018
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Tips on Drone Data Storage

  Any photographer or videographer will tell you about the importance of organising your photos and videos. There’s nothing worse than trying to find a photo you took six months ago that could be on any of ten SD cards all with thousands of videos and images. In this post, we’ll be giving you our top tips on where to store your files and the different ways you can organise your data to help you keep track of what you need. These tips will apply to all drone pilots. We’ll... Read More

24/04/2018
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Report on DJI Data Security Released

This week, drone manufacturing giants, DJI have released a report on a third-party investigation into their data practises. The investigation dissected DJI’s policies and methods of the storage, collection and overall use of data from their drones, software and services, concluding DJI have full control over these areas. The report was completed by Kivu Consulting, a San Francisco based company, who focused on DJI’s US data. Data was obtained independently from DJI, through equipment purchased directly through Kivu. Keep reading to find out more about DJI’s data security report. Kivu... Read More

20/04/2018
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Zenmuse XT Vs Zenmuse XT2

  Drone market leaders, DJI recently announced the latest iteration of their thermal camera, the Zenmuse XT2. Like the first Zenmuse XT, the XT2 came from a partnership between DJI and FLIR. It was announced at an event in California, USA, hosted by the Menlo Park Fire Service. The XT2 features a FLIR Tau 2 thermal sensor and DJI 4K visual camera, mounted on a DJI gimbal. The XT2 has a wealth of new intelligent modes that boast increased functionality in thermal imaging helping increase mission efficiency and operation safety.... Read More

18/04/2018

Coding with the Ryze Tello

The new Tello drone from Ryze is a one of a kind, toy drone that puts the fun back into drone flying. It’s packed with features unlike any other at this low price point. One of the most notable is its compatibility with the MIT-developed coding software, Scratch, that allows users to control the Tello with a computer and input pre-planned flights. In this post, we will be walking you through how to use Scratch with the Tello and showing you some examples of this unique feature in action. Keep... Read More

13/04/2018
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Hands-On with the Ryze Tello

Heliguy have just received our first shipment of the new Tello drone from Ryze Robotics. This smart and fun little toy drone has a wealth of features and includes some impressive hardware from DJI and Intel. Considering the Tello’s low price point, it’s likely to be a popular little quadcopter for both adults and children. We got our hands on one of the available units to test out its features and see how it compares to the DJI drones we’re used to flying Keep reading for more information on the... Read More