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  • EU Drone Regulations, Licences And Training
    New drone laws have started throughout Europe to help define the safe operation of UAS in European skies (EU and EASA Member States). One of the key changes is that they adopt a risk-based approach. Therefore, they do not distinguish between recreational or commercial flights. Instead, the weight and specifications of the drone, as well as the operation, are factors which shape which drone licence you need and where you can fly. This blog offers an overview of the new EU drone rules. Click the link for a more specific article on UK drone laws which have also changed to… Read More
  • Drone Mapping With DJI Terra
    UPDATE (December 2020): A new update has been released for the DJI Terra drone mapping software, adding support for offline operations and generating a camera calibration file for photos taken with the Zenmuse P1 camera. UPDATE (August 17, 2020): A new update has been released for the DJI Terra drone mapping software, making it 400 times faster than before, and increasing map and model accuracy. DJI Terra is a drone surveying software tool that transforms drone data into digital 3D models and maps for easy analysis and decision-making. DJI Terra allows you to capture, analyse and visualise your environment This… Read More
  • UK Drone Laws: An In-depth Guide
    So, you’ve bought a drone, or you’re thinking of purchasing one. Among the key considerations is how to fly legally and safely in the UK. This guide to UK drone regulations and registration will help. The article reflects the changes to drone rules which came into force in the UK and throughout Europe on December 31, 2020. UK Drone Laws: At A Glance Here are some key points to know, before reading about the rules in more depth. Three new operational categories: Open (geared to hobbyists/some commercial users), Specific (mainly enterprise drone pilots), Certified (very high-risk operations). Open Category divided… Read More
  • Drone Crash Cover: Heliguy Repair Refresh vs DJI Care Refresh
    Heliguy Repair Refresh and DJI Care Refresh are drone crash cover policies; Repair Refresh can be more than 40% cheaper than Care Refresh; Heliguy Repair Refresh is a one-off payment (policy and repair/replacement); DJI Care Refresh has a policy fee, plus additional replacement fees; Depending on the plan, DJI Care Refresh can cover multiple replacements over two years; Heliguy Repair Refresh offers one repair over a 12-month period. Buying a drone, gimbal or camera is a big and important investment. The last thing you want is that equipment getting damaged or broken. But sometimes, accidents happen. To give you peace… Read More
  • New UK Drone Laws: Can I Use My PfCO?
    Valid PfCO holders will be able to operate under a special authorisation from December 31, 2020; This authorisation aligns the PfCO with the new Operational Authorisation, as part of new drone rules; The aim is to ensure that the relevant UAS operators will all hold the same privileges; The special authorisation amends aspects of the PfCO. Valid PfCOs will be amended to bring them into line with the Operational Authorisation – as part of new drone laws. The regulations are set to start in the UK and throughout Europe on Thursday, December 31, 2020. As part of the new rules,… Read More

DJI Blog Posts

  • Drone Crash Cover: Heliguy Repair Refresh vs DJI Care Refresh
    Heliguy Repair Refresh and DJI Care Refresh are drone crash cover policies; Repair Refresh can be more than 40% cheaper than Care Refresh; Heliguy Repair Refresh is a one-off payment (policy and repair/replacement); DJI Care Refresh has a policy fee, plus additional replacement fees; Depending on the plan, DJI Care Refresh can cover multiple replacements over two years; Heliguy Repair Refresh offers one repair over a 12-month period. Buying a drone, gimbal or camera is a big and important investment. The last thing you want is that equipment getting damaged or broken. But sometimes, accidents happen. To give you peace… Read More
  • New CSM Radar Collision Avoidance System For DJI M300 RTK
    CSM Radar for M300 RTK can detect thin obstacles, such as wires and branches; System can detect objects up to 30 metres away and has 360° coverage; Radar functions at night and has IP45 rating, providing safer flights across a larger range of missions; Augments the drone’s built-in sensors to enhance situational awareness; The drone will brake if it gets too close to obstacles. The M300 RTK is DJI’s safest enterprise drone to date – and it is just about to get even safer, thanks to the imminent release of the CSM Radar. This sophisticated object detection system can identify… Read More
  • DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced vs Dual vs Zoom
    The key differences between the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced, Dual, and Zoom are: Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced has a higher resolution visual sensor; 48MP vs 12MP; The Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced has a better thermal resolution; 640 x 512 px vs 160 x 120; Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced has better zoom functionality; 32x digital zoom vs 3x digital zoom on the M2E Zoom, and 4x on the Dual. It also has a 16x thermal zoom; The Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced can be integrated with an RTK module. The M2E Dual and Zoom can’t. The three drones share similar battery life,… Read More
  • DJI Launch Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced Drone
    DJI has unveiled the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced – which features powerful thermal and visual sensors, RTK capabilities, and up to 32x zoom. This new drone is the latest addition to the Mavic 2 Enterprise Series and features some key upgrades to set it apart. These crucial enhancements make the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced a powerful tool for complex missions throughout public safety, search and rescue, and industrial inspections. Key features include: HD 640 x 512 px radiometric thermal resolution camera 48MP visual camera 1/2″ CMOS sensor Capture HD and 4K video 32x digital zoom and 16x thermal zoom Equip… Read More
  • Best DJI Drones For Surveying
    Drones have become a vital piece of kit for surveyors. Deploying unmanned aircraft on job sites yields fast and accurate data capture – gathered safely and efficiently. One statistic shows that collecting topographic data with a drone is up to five times faster than with land-based methods and requires less manpower. But what is the best drone for aerial surveying and mapping? Until recently, the two DJI drones which stood out were the Phantom 4 RTK and the M210 RTK V2 with X7 camera. However, the unveiling of the P1 camera (below, left) and L1 LiDAR sensor (below, right) for… Read More

Drone Industry News

  • UK Drone Laws: An In-depth Guide
    So, you’ve bought a drone, or you’re thinking of purchasing one. Among the key considerations is how to fly legally and safely in the UK. This guide to UK drone regulations and registration will help. The article reflects the changes to drone rules which came into force in the UK and throughout Europe on December 31, 2020. UK Drone Laws: At A Glance Here are some key points to know, before reading about the rules in more depth. Three new operational categories: Open (geared to hobbyists/some commercial users), Specific (mainly enterprise drone pilots), Certified (very high-risk operations). Open Category divided… Read More
  • DJI Launch Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced Drone
    DJI has unveiled the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced – which features powerful thermal and visual sensors, RTK capabilities, and up to 32x zoom. This new drone is the latest addition to the Mavic 2 Enterprise Series and features some key upgrades to set it apart. These crucial enhancements make the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced a powerful tool for complex missions throughout public safety, search and rescue, and industrial inspections. Key features include: HD 640 x 512 px radiometric thermal resolution camera 48MP visual camera 1/2″ CMOS sensor Capture HD and 4K video 32x digital zoom and 16x thermal zoom Equip… Read More
  • Brexit Impacts New Drone Laws
    UK drone qualifications will not be valid in the EU; UK operators wanting to fly in EU States will need to do the local version of the A2 CofC or GVC; This is the same for non-UK operators wishing to fly in the UK; CAA says this could change in the future. New drone qualifications obtained in the UK cannot be used in EU member countries, the CAA has said. Upcoming EU drone laws – due to start on December 31, 2020 – will see the introduction of the A2 CofC and the GVC certificates. Operators flying under certain criteria… Read More
  • WingtraOne Fixed-wing Drone Available At Heliguy
    WingtraOne VTOL fixed-wing drone added to the HELIGUY.com™ product portfolio; The WingtraOne is ideal for large-area surveys and can provide absolute accuracy down to 1cm; HELIGUY.com™ demonstrated the WingtraOne to client RUAS, a drone services company; RUAS praised the capabilities of the WingtraOne, and said it will complement its fleet of DJI drones; Buy the WingtraOne from HELIGUY.com™ by clicking here. Drone specialist HELIGUY.com™ has added the WingtraOne to our product portfolio – offering a BVLOS-ready, VTOL drone solution to aerial mapping clients. This state-of-the-art UAS is ideal for large-area surveys, covering up to 400ha in a one-hour flight and… Read More
  • Can DJI Drones Be Retrospectively CE Class Marked?
    Current DJI drones could receive retrospective CE class markings to enable pilots to enjoy greater freedoms under new European drone laws. The global UAS manufacturer has hinted at the possibility of updating its existing products to make them compliant with the soon-to-be-introduced CE class identification system. If this happens, it would open up more opportunities for pilots under the new rules; for instance, allowing them to fly closer to people without needing a standard permission. New CE Markings For Drones Under the rules – to start in Europe and the UK on December 31, 2020 – pilots of drones with… Read More

Drone Law Blog Posts

  • EU Drone Regulations, Licences And Training
    New drone laws have started throughout Europe to help define the safe operation of UAS in European skies (EU and EASA Member States). One of the key changes is that they adopt a risk-based approach. Therefore, they do not distinguish between recreational or commercial flights. Instead, the weight and specifications of the drone, as well as the operation, are factors which shape which drone licence you need and where you can fly. This blog offers an overview of the new EU drone rules. Click the link for a more specific article on UK drone laws which have also changed to… Read More
  • UK Drone Laws: An In-depth Guide
    So, you’ve bought a drone, or you’re thinking of purchasing one. Among the key considerations is how to fly legally and safely in the UK. This guide to UK drone regulations and registration will help. The article reflects the changes to drone rules which came into force in the UK and throughout Europe on December 31, 2020. UK Drone Laws: At A Glance Here are some key points to know, before reading about the rules in more depth. Three new operational categories: Open (geared to hobbyists/some commercial users), Specific (mainly enterprise drone pilots), Certified (very high-risk operations). Open Category divided… Read More
  • New UK Drone Laws: Can I Use My PfCO?
    Valid PfCO holders will be able to operate under a special authorisation from December 31, 2020; This authorisation aligns the PfCO with the new Operational Authorisation, as part of new drone rules; The aim is to ensure that the relevant UAS operators will all hold the same privileges; The special authorisation amends aspects of the PfCO. Valid PfCOs will be amended to bring them into line with the Operational Authorisation – as part of new drone laws. The regulations are set to start in the UK and throughout Europe on Thursday, December 31, 2020. As part of the new rules,… Read More
  • FPV Drone Laws In The UK
    FPV drone flying, and the use of goggles, is legal in the UK – but certain rules need to be followed; Having a competent observer beside the remote pilot is currently an integral part of the permission; Under new drone laws – starting on December 31, 2020 – FPV flights can be conducted in the Open and Specific categories; Association members of drone and model aircraft clubs will be afforded greater flexibilities for FPV flights and drone racing, under the Article 16 Operational Authorisation. Exhilarating, exciting, and immersive – the popularity of FPV (first-person view) drones has soared in recent… Read More
  • Changes To UK Drone Registration Theory Test
    UPDATE (December 2020): The number of theory test questions has increased, from 20 to 40; UK drone users need to sit the competency test, as part of the UK drone registration scheme; The pass mark is 30; The test focuses on safety and how to fly legally; Find out about the UK drone registration fee, how to sticker your drone and which drones need to be registered. Drone users in the UK must pass a free online theory test before flying their aircraft – and the number of questions has doubled. The theory exam – part of the UK drone… Read More

Drone Training Posts

  • EU Drone Regulations, Licences And Training
    New drone laws have started throughout Europe to help define the safe operation of UAS in European skies (EU and EASA Member States). One of the key changes is that they adopt a risk-based approach. Therefore, they do not distinguish between recreational or commercial flights. Instead, the weight and specifications of the drone, as well as the operation, are factors which shape which drone licence you need and where you can fly. This blog offers an overview of the new EU drone rules. Click the link for a more specific article on UK drone laws which have also changed to… Read More
  • New UK Drone Laws: Can I Use My PfCO?
    Valid PfCO holders will be able to operate under a special authorisation from December 31, 2020; This authorisation aligns the PfCO with the new Operational Authorisation, as part of new drone rules; The aim is to ensure that the relevant UAS operators will all hold the same privileges; The special authorisation amends aspects of the PfCO. Valid PfCOs will be amended to bring them into line with the Operational Authorisation – as part of new drone laws. The regulations are set to start in the UK and throughout Europe on Thursday, December 31, 2020. As part of the new rules,… Read More
  • Brexit Impacts New Drone Laws
    UK drone qualifications will not be valid in the EU; UK operators wanting to fly in EU States will need to do the local version of the A2 CofC or GVC; This is the same for non-UK operators wishing to fly in the UK; CAA says this could change in the future. New drone qualifications obtained in the UK cannot be used in EU member countries, the CAA has said. Upcoming EU drone laws – due to start on December 31, 2020 – will see the introduction of the A2 CofC and the GVC certificates. Operators flying under certain criteria… Read More
  • OSC Consultancy Launched By Heliguy
    Heliguy launches Operating Safety Case consultancy; New team member previously worked for the CAA, evaluating and approving OSCs; His experience will help you build a compliant and tailored OSC – with the aim of saving you time and money throughout the application process; OSCs allow commercial operators to fly outside Standard Permissions, expanding mission capabilities; The number of OSC applications are on the rise. UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect new drone laws, which started in the UK and throughout Europe on December 31, 2020. Heliguy has launched an Operating Safety Case (OSC) consultancy service to help those… Read More
  • Convert Your PfCO To A GVC
    Convert your PfCO to a GVC to benefit from updated provisions, as part of upcoming new drone laws; Heliguy is holding a conversion course, available to book now; Complete your theory exam preparation and test online for an on-demand learning experience. Heliguy is running a PfCO to GVC Conversion Course, enabling commercial drone pilots to benefit from updated provisions as part of the new UK drone laws. Under the updated rules – beginning on December 31, 2020 – a GVC (General Visual Line of Sight Certificate) will be required to apply for an Operational Authorisation, which is replacing the PfCO… Read More

Technical Support Posts

  • Drone Crash Cover: Heliguy Repair Refresh vs DJI Care Refresh
    Heliguy Repair Refresh and DJI Care Refresh are drone crash cover policies; Repair Refresh can be more than 40% cheaper than Care Refresh; Heliguy Repair Refresh is a one-off payment (policy and repair/replacement); DJI Care Refresh has a policy fee, plus additional replacement fees; Depending on the plan, DJI Care Refresh can cover multiple replacements over two years; Heliguy Repair Refresh offers one repair over a 12-month period. Buying a drone, gimbal or camera is a big and important investment. The last thing you want is that equipment getting damaged or broken. But sometimes, accidents happen. To give you peace… Read More
  • Why You Should Choose Heliguy For Drone Repairs
    Need your drone repaired? Find out how Heliguy can help you; Heliguy has an in-house DJI-approved technical department with an experienced team offering rapid repairs; Heliguy can also offer drone servicing, as well as custom builds and integrations; Heliguy offers repairs and maintenance for all of the DJI drones which are currently available, as well as some discontinued models. As a drone pilot, one of the most frustrating things is damaging your aircraft or discovering a fault. Such problems mean a period of downtime; annoying as a hobbyist, potentially costly as a commercial operator. No matter your experience, you want… Read More
  • Flying A Drone In The Rain: A Guide To IP Ratings
    A guide to IP Ratings and how they relate to flying a drone; See our IP Ratings table, and learn what each digit in an IP code represents, and what an X or an M means in an IP Rating; IP Ratings will be part of the syllabus for the A2 Certificate of Competency, as part of European legislation due to start in the UK in the summer; Several DJI aircraft have IP Ratings, including the M200 Series. Understanding IP Ratings and how this affects your drone’s tolerance to the elements will be included in the syllabus for the A2… Read More
  • Drone Photography With The DJI Mavic 2 Pro And Zoom
    Stunning collection of user pictures shows the incredible photographic capabilities of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom; Photographers share their hints and tips and discuss how these two drones have transformed their images; In Focus: Check out the key features of the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom, available to buy from DJI Gold Partner Heliguy; Heliguy praised for offering great customer service, support and industry knowledge. Check out this incredible selection of shots which have been captured by DJI Mavic 2 drones. Indeed, nothing has quite transformed aerial drone photography like the Mavic 2 Pro… Read More
  • Heliguy holds first Drones for Enterprise event
    Heliguy has staged its first Drones for Enterprise event, which provided pilots with a wealth of knowledge about the industry and a clear idea of how to turn their hobby into a commercial venture. Yesterday’s session was held at Lumley Castle, in County Durham, and attracted people with a mix of experience, from those who had never flown a drone through to PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operation) holders. “I thought the event was very good. There was a lot of information and the course was filled properly with relevant and necessary content,” – Kris Fagan, course attendee. The informal and… Read More

Versus Posts

  • DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced vs Dual vs Zoom
    The key differences between the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced, Dual, and Zoom are: Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced has a higher resolution visual sensor; 48MP vs 12MP; The Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced has a better thermal resolution; 640 x 512 px vs 160 x 120; Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced has better zoom functionality; 32x digital zoom vs 3x digital zoom on the M2E Zoom, and 4x on the Dual. It also has a 16x thermal zoom; The Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced can be integrated with an RTK module. The M2E Dual and Zoom can’t. The three drones share similar battery life,… Read More
  • Best DJI Drones For Surveying
    Drones have become a vital piece of kit for surveyors. Deploying unmanned aircraft on job sites yields fast and accurate data capture – gathered safely and efficiently. One statistic shows that collecting topographic data with a drone is up to five times faster than with land-based methods and requires less manpower. But what is the best drone for aerial surveying and mapping? Until recently, the two DJI drones which stood out were the Phantom 4 RTK and the M210 RTK V2 with X7 camera. However, the unveiling of the P1 camera (below, left) and L1 LiDAR sensor (below, right) for… Read More
  • DJI Mini 2 Drone v Mavic Mini
    The DJI Mini 2 is a brand new lightweight drone at a competitive price point – but how does it stack up against the original DJI Mavic Mini? When DJI launched the Mavic Mini drone in October 2019, it was hailed as groundbreaking. This teeny-tiny drone weighing sub-250g was something of a revelation. Yet, for all its innovation, there were some niggles; notably the lack of a 4K camera. Fast forward a year, and DJI has just released the Mavic Mini’s successor: the Mini 2. So, how does this newbie compare? Has it addressed some of the quibbles? And is… Read More
  • DJI Pocket 2 v DJI Osmo Pocket
    November 2018. New York. DJI announced the ground-breaking Osmo Pocket; a teeny-tiny handheld gimbal stabiliser. A dream for vloggers and content creators on the go, the mini device was every bit as popular as it was revolutionary. But now, almost two years later, DJI has announced the next generation in its miniature camera range. The DJI Pocket 2. A rebranded, revamped and upgraded version of its predecessor, packed with new features and intelligent functions. But is it enough of an upgrade? And should you consider replacing your original Osmo Pocket with this new kid on the block? Find out in… Read More
  • DJI OM 4 v DJI Osmo Mobile 3
    OM 4 versus the Osmo Mobile 3 – find out the differences between these DJI phone gimbals; The OM 4 is the latest instalment in the Osmo Mobile range; Comparison blog looks at key specs, design, intelligent features, and price. DJI has unveiled the OM 4 – the latest in its range of popular Osmo Mobile phone gimbals. So how does it compare with its predecessors, especially last year’s release, the Osmo Mobile 3? Well, in a nutshell, it has an innovative magnetic quick-release design, stronger motors to support heavier phones, and an exciting array of smart shooting modes. There… Read More