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Heliguy Customer Services Recognised with Award Nomination 12/11/2018
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Heliguy shortlisted for prestigious prize at North Tyneside Business Awards 2018

Heliguy is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for a prestigious prize at the North Tyneside Business Awards 2018. The North Shields-based drone expert is in the running to win the Retail and Service Provider Award. The ceremony will take place at the revamped Spanish City, at Whitley Bay, on Thursday, November 15. Scott Henderson, Operations Manager at Heliguy, said that the company was honoured to be named as a finalist. “We are proud and humbled to be nominated for the Retail and Service Provider Award at the... Read More

Using the DJI Zenmuse X7 for a Professional Shoot in Desert Conditions 09/11/2018
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DJI Inspire 2 and Zenmuse X7 camera were a dream team for National Geographic Jordan documentary

Experienced drone pilot Oliver Sugars has just returned from a trip of a lifetime, capturing scenes for a National Geographic documentary in Jordan. Oliver turned to Heliguy – his self-described ‘go-to UAV suppliers for a number of years’ – to sufficiently equip him with the tools needed for his two-week Middle Eastern adventure, where he got to shoot breathtaking footage of the world-renowned Petra and the protected wilderness of Wadi Rum. Needing something reliable and high-quality – especially in the unforgiving environment of the desert – Oliver, of Leading Edge... Read More

DJI Responds to TB50 and TB55 Battery Issues 09/11/2018
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DJI ‘not shying away’ from TB50 And TB55 battery issue

DJI is taking the TB50 and TB55 battery issue very seriously, saying that it has confirmed the cause of the problem and it will be fixed in two stages, starting with the release of a firmware update next week which will ensure that drones which use these batteries can fly safely again. On Tuesday, at the Heliguy Emergency Services Roadshow, in Lincoln, held in partnership with DJI, the Chinese-based technology giant announced that it is ‘working round the clock’ to find a solution to the recent issues with TB50 and... Read More

09/11/2018

Heliguy hosts Emergency Services Roadshow and UK launch of DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise

A derailed train lies on its side. Casualties are trapped among the wreckage, desperate for help. It’s a critical situation, with every minute crucial to survival. As part of the rescue operation, the emergency services fly a drone to the crash site, allowing officers to analyse the carnage from a safe distance and to provide crucial information to the stricken passengers. Loud and clear, a message is relayed to the casualties via a speaker attached to the quadcopter. ‘This is the emergency services. Please remain calm. Help will be with... Read More

Ten things we learnt at DJI AirWorks Conference 2018 small 07/11/2018
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Ten things we learnt at DJI AirWorks Conference 2018

Well, that’s it for another year, with the curtain coming down on DJI’s third annual AirWorks Conference. The biggest event of its kind, the 2018 showcase was staged at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas, Texas, from October 30, to November 1, attracting hundreds of guests and an array of specially-selected key-note speakers. The theme of this year’s conference was Empowering the Ecosystem, and DJI certainly flexed its muscles, unveiling new products and software and highlighting its commitment to innovation, especially within the enterprise sector. There were also fascinating case studies... Read More

05/11/2018

DJI Phantom 4 RTK is a game-changer for mapping and surveying

A new standard for drone accuracy. That’s the bold statement made by DJI upon the release of its eagerly-anticipated Phantom 4 RTK. It’s a big claim. But it’s a promise that the Chinese-based technology giant can most certainly back up. With its high-precision mapping capabilities, providing the ability to capture centimetre-accurate RTK (real-time kinematic) data, this impressive newbie looks set to transform the landscape in the world of construction. In many ways, DJI has struck gold with the Phantom 4 RTK. MEETING INDUSTRY NEEDS As the commercial drone industry continues to... Read More

Mavic 2 Enterprise Announced 30/10/2018
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DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise will be a big hit for search and rescue operations

A small and compact drone which is capable of very big things – DJI has launched its much-anticipated Mavic 2 Enterprise, writes Heliguy’s James Willoughby. This state-of-the-art foldable and portable UAV boasts a range of features and puts safety and life-saving at its very heart. What is the Mavic 2 Enterprise? As the name suggests, this modified version of the popular Mavic 2 focuses very much on enterprise, with a particular emphasis on the way it can transform the day-to-day operations of emergency service and rescue personnel. Thanks to an... Read More

20/09/2018
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DJI Mavic 2 in Depth Series – Part 2 – Aircraft Safety

Continuing our in-depth look at the new DJI Mavic 2 Series, we’re looking at the safety systems available on the two new drones. Like all DJI’s recently released drones, the Mavic 2 Series are packed with safety mechanisms to help prevent any incident during flight either by pilot error or system failure. These two drones include DJI’s most advanced obstacle sensing and avoidance to date as well as many other aspects to improve their safety. Keep reading to find out more on the safety systems available on the Mavic 2... Read More

07/09/2018
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DJI Mavic 2 in Depth Series – Part 1 – Intelligent Flight Battery

DJI recently announced the latest iteration of their supreme Mavic Series, the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom quadcopters. These two new drones build on the elements that made the Mavic Pro so iconic whilst adding new advanced functionality. In our latest in-depth series, we’ll be taking a look at the two new drones and giving you tips on how to get the most from each. Our posts will be broken down into the following: Intelligent Flight Batteries Aircraft Safety Cameras Aircraft and Controller Keep reading for more information the Intelligent... Read More

30/08/2018
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Heliguy Interviews Miro Forestry Company

In our latest Heliguy Insider interview, we had the opportunity to speak to Heliguy customers, Miro Forestry Company, on their unique drone use in the global forestry industry. Miro is a sustainable forestry and timber company with plantations in Ghana and Sierra Leone, West Africa. Their aim is to create sustainable forestry whilst maintaining the highest levels of conservation and environmental protection. In our interview, we discussed how they are utilising drones to enhance their work in comparison to the traditional method of data collection and the current and future... Read More