FtImageNewsJul1stv2 19/10/2016

NEWS: UK Government to Crash Test Drones

Another week, another drone news update from Heliguy. This instalment covers the drone collision testing being carried out by the UK government, an interesting survey from the United States Postal Service (USPS) and also more philanthropic uses for unmanned aircraft in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. DRONE CRASH TESTS TO BE CARRIED OUT BY UK GOVERNMENT Due to concerns being raised after a number of so-called ‘near misses’ between drones and airliners, the UK government has decided to carry out a series of test crashes to investigate how dangerous a... Read More

MavicFtImg1 17/10/2016

Hands-on with the Mavic Pro

Heliguy has received an advance unit of the Mavic Pro from DJI and our team has been out getting to grips with the highly anticipated foldable quadcopter. Read on for our take on the aircraft’s performance and whether it lives up to the hype. FLYING THE MAVIC As expected, the Mavic Pro’s set-up is highly intuitive and preparation is minimal. It lives up to the marketing in terms of convenience and portability and we can confirm that it even passed the now synonymous ‘pocket test’. Getting the Mavic up in... Read More

easaftimg 12/10/2016

Our Take on the Proposed EASA Regulations

As many of our readers will be aware, the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) have proposed a new set of guidelines which regulate drone usage. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding this announcement with complaints and even petitions appearing online to urge EASA to reconsider its stance. Now that the dust has (somewhat) settled on the unveiling of their proposed plans and the UK’s CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) is planning its own review of their current legislation ‘the Dronecode’, it’s time to take a look at what it... Read More

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Heliguy Interviews Drone Safe Register

Drone services have become an integral part of a number of industries (filmmaking, inspection etc.), with unmanned aircraft having successfully made the transition from hobbyist pastime to a commercial asset. While this is certainly exciting for those working within the ecosystem and those dreaming up innovative ways to use drones, it’s important to bear in mind that there are guidelines that must be followed in the interest of safety and legality. For instance, if you’re looking to operate a drone for profit in the UK, you must receive operational permissions... Read More

MavicFtImg1 03/10/2016

Managing A Highly Anticipated DJI Release

  UPDATE: We have had it confirmed by DJI that dealers such as Heliguy will be prioritised in terms of product shipping, making the Mavic Pro available through dealer channels before they will be shipped directly to customers from DJI.     DJI have cemented themselves as the leaders in consumer drone manufacture. With this in mind, it’s little surprise that any announcement from the Shenzhen tech giant causes a great deal of excitement. This has recently been the case with the DJI Mavic Pro, a foldable quadcopter which offers... Read More

MavicKarmaPhantom4VERSUSFt 26/09/2016

DJI Mavic Pro vs Phantom 4 vs GoPro Karma

With GoPro entering the drone market in dramatic fashion last week and DJI unveiling their own foldable drone, it’s time to compare the aircraft and see which comes out on top. It’s clear that the Karma will have an uphill battle to gain any ground on DJI, especially now that they’re in direct competition with DJI’s Mavic Pro, as well as the current market-leading quadcopter, the Phantom 4. Both the Mavic Pro and the GoPro Karma were preceded by a fair bit of internet hype and we feel that it’s important to... Read More

OsmoPlusFt 22/09/2016

DJI OSMO+ (Plus) First Look Video & Gallery

Heliguy has received an OSMO+ from DJI making us the first company in the UK with access. This provided us with a great opportunity to have a play around with this new handheld gimbal and see how it stacks up in an increasingly crowded OSMO range. From our initial impressions, DJI has done a great job of building upon their previous success to develop an easy-to-use, professional quality camera solution. The OSMO+ has a range of features which make it a useful addition to a pro filmmaker’s kit as well... Read More

GoProBlogFt 19/09/2016

DJI Tease New Product Ahead of GoPro Karma Launch

**UPDATED TO CONTAIN DETAILS OF THE GOPRO KARMA DRONE RELEASE** With the excitement building towards DJI’s September 27th event which promises to ‘Reshape Your World’, the Chinese drone manufacturer has released a teaser video showing off the camera quality and manoeuvrability of a new aircraft. Racing through stunning scenery and available to view in 4K, this promo offers the production values we’ve come to expect coupled with enough mystery to keep anticipation peaked until next Tuesday. If you’re a fan of beautiful, challenging aerial shots we highly recommend that you take... Read More

HeliguyOpinionFt 16/09/2016

Heliguy’s Drone Video Editing Course – An Insider Look

As many of our readers will already know, to complement our existing training courses, Heliguy has identified the need for a video editing course specifically geared towards drone footage. We’re offering a beginner’s guide on how to capture and edit aerial videos into a showreel you’ll be able to present to clients. The course is located at our Newcastle HQ where you’ll have access to great facilities and the ability to chat with our dedicated team of experts between sessions. We also have a suite of dedicated editing terminals which... Read More

FtImageNewsJul1stv2 14/09/2016

World Bank Supporting UAV Technology

The World Bank has announced an opportunity to take part in a research scheme regarding the viability of UAS technology in disaster relief. This EOI has been officially titled: “UAV4Resilience – A Comparative Assessment of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Platforms’ Fitness for Use in Small Island States” The ‘UAV4Resilience’ project has been launched to investigate the usage of drones and their compatible sensors for the collection of data, information processing and scenario modelling for Disaster Risk Management. Having consulted with stakeholders in the area, the demand for raw data and... Read More