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Latest Blog Posts

  • M300 RTK In Commercial Drone Programmes
    User-success stories: Find out how the DJI M300 RTK is transforming commercial drone programmes; The drone saved global oil giant Shell $100,000 on a single job; Valmont Utility has seen 30% efficiency savings since using the M300 RTK; The thermal capabilities of the H20T camera ‘are amazing’, superior to the XT2 – says HazMat personnel; Power-line inspection company describes M300 RTK and H20 Series as powerful tools; Police officer says department has ‘fallen in love’ with the laser rangefinder on H20 Series, and the M300 RTK is ‘outstanding’; Buy M300 RTK and H20 Series from drone specialist Heliguy. The DJI… Read More
  • Heliguy Selling GeoSLAM Drone LiDAR Sensor
    HELIGUY.com™ partners with GeoSLAM to provide aerial mapping solutions; HELIGUY.com™ is adding GeoSLAM’s drone-ready 3D scanner and laser mapping ecosystem to its product portfolio; The partnership will benefit customers wanting to invest in airborne LiDAR Solutions; Drones have become a key tool for surveying. Drone specialist HELIGUY.com™ has partnered with geospatial technology expert GeoSLAM to provide professionals with sophisticated aerial mapping solutions, including LiDAR. Combining HELIGUY.com™’s industry-leading hardware supply and support with GeoSLAM’s range of UAV-ready products will empower drone mapping missions, benefiting industries such as surveying; architecture, engineering and construction (AEC); facilities management; mining; real estate; and security and… 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
  • DJI Launches OM 4 Phone Gimbal
    DJI has launched the OM 4 – a sophisticated mobile phone gimbal to help creatives capture stunning content on the go. The OM 4 is a rebranded sequel to DJI’s popular Osmo Mobile range and has a range of key features which sets it apart from its predecessors. Highlights include a functional quick-snap magnetic phone attachment system, new creative capture modes, and upgraded motors to support heavier weights than previous Osmo Mobile devices. The OM 4 is a foldable and portable solution, boasting the latest in three-axis stabiliser technology, up to 15 hours of battery life, and can double up… Read More
  • New FLIR thermal camera for DJI drones
    FLIR launches new camera at DJI AirWorks 2020; The FLIR Vue TZ20 is a high-res dual thermal zoom payload; It is compatible with the DJI M300 RTK and DJI M200 Series V2; Key features include wide and narrow fields of view and 20x zoom; Inquire now with HELIGUY.com™. A high-resolution dual thermal zoom camera compatible with the DJI M300 RTK and Matrice 200 Series V2 drones has been released by FLIR. The new FLIR Vue TZ20 was announced during the opening day of DJI’s flagship AirWorks 2020 conference. FLIR says the plug-and-play sensor will solve one of the most crucial… Read More

DJI Blog Posts

  • M300 RTK In Commercial Drone Programmes
    User-success stories: Find out how the DJI M300 RTK is transforming commercial drone programmes; The drone saved global oil giant Shell $100,000 on a single job; Valmont Utility has seen 30% efficiency savings since using the M300 RTK; The thermal capabilities of the H20T camera ‘are amazing’, superior to the XT2 – says HazMat personnel; Power-line inspection company describes M300 RTK and H20 Series as powerful tools; Police officer says department has ‘fallen in love’ with the laser rangefinder on H20 Series, and the M300 RTK is ‘outstanding’; Buy M300 RTK and H20 Series from drone specialist Heliguy. The DJI… 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
  • DJI Launches OM 4 Phone Gimbal
    DJI has launched the OM 4 – a sophisticated mobile phone gimbal to help creatives capture stunning content on the go. The OM 4 is a rebranded sequel to DJI’s popular Osmo Mobile range and has a range of key features which sets it apart from its predecessors. Highlights include a functional quick-snap magnetic phone attachment system, new creative capture modes, and upgraded motors to support heavier weights than previous Osmo Mobile devices. The OM 4 is a foldable and portable solution, boasting the latest in three-axis stabiliser technology, up to 15 hours of battery life, and can double up… Read More
  • New FLIR thermal camera for DJI drones
    FLIR launches new camera at DJI AirWorks 2020; The FLIR Vue TZ20 is a high-res dual thermal zoom payload; It is compatible with the DJI M300 RTK and DJI M200 Series V2; Key features include wide and narrow fields of view and 20x zoom; Inquire now with HELIGUY.com™. A high-resolution dual thermal zoom camera compatible with the DJI M300 RTK and Matrice 200 Series V2 drones has been released by FLIR. The new FLIR Vue TZ20 was announced during the opening day of DJI’s flagship AirWorks 2020 conference. FLIR says the plug-and-play sensor will solve one of the most crucial… Read More
  • DJI AirWorks 2020 Updates
    DJI’s AirWorks 2020 conference takes place from Tuesday, August 25, to Friday, August 28. Commercial drone professionals, technology experts and policymakers will be speaking during the event to discuss the key aspects of the drone industry. HELIGUY.com™ will be reporting during the conference, so please keep checking back for updates. Day Three – Thursday, August 27, 2020 Here are some of the key takeaways from the second day of AirWorks 2020. Fear-Based Regulations Hurt The Drone Industry Brendan Schulman, DJI Vice President of Policy & Legal Affairs, launched a scathing attack on politicians and competitors who are using fear to… Read More

Drone Industry News

  • Heliguy Selling GeoSLAM Drone LiDAR Sensor
    HELIGUY.com™ partners with GeoSLAM to provide aerial mapping solutions; HELIGUY.com™ is adding GeoSLAM’s drone-ready 3D scanner and laser mapping ecosystem to its product portfolio; The partnership will benefit customers wanting to invest in airborne LiDAR Solutions; Drones have become a key tool for surveying. Drone specialist HELIGUY.com™ has partnered with geospatial technology expert GeoSLAM to provide professionals with sophisticated aerial mapping solutions, including LiDAR. Combining HELIGUY.com™’s industry-leading hardware supply and support with GeoSLAM’s range of UAV-ready products will empower drone mapping missions, benefiting industries such as surveying; architecture, engineering and construction (AEC); facilities management; mining; real estate; and security and… Read More
  • New FLIR thermal camera for DJI drones
    FLIR launches new camera at DJI AirWorks 2020; The FLIR Vue TZ20 is a high-res dual thermal zoom payload; It is compatible with the DJI M300 RTK and DJI M200 Series V2; Key features include wide and narrow fields of view and 20x zoom; Inquire now with HELIGUY.com™. A high-resolution dual thermal zoom camera compatible with the DJI M300 RTK and Matrice 200 Series V2 drones has been released by FLIR. The new FLIR Vue TZ20 was announced during the opening day of DJI’s flagship AirWorks 2020 conference. FLIR says the plug-and-play sensor will solve one of the most crucial… Read More
  • Tactical BVLOS Waivers For First Responders
    FAA publishes guidance to enable first responders to apply for a Tactical BVLOS waiver; Tactical BVLOS drone flights will enable public safety crews to better protect the public and enhance crew safety; Read this blog to find out how to apply for an FAA waiver and what guidelines need to be followed; Drones in the DJI ecosystem, supplied by HELIGUY.com™, offer reliable solutions for BVLOS flights. The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) has released a guide to help public safety agencies apply for First Responder Tactical Beyond Visual Line of Sight (TBVLOS) drone waivers. These temporary waivers will enable first responders… Read More
  • UK Drone Fees 2020/21: Commercial Pilot Price Guide
    Charges to apply for, or renew, Standard Permissions will stay the same; There is a fee for Standard Scenario (STS) applications, but CAA has said that it will not be implementing STS for the foreseeable future; CAA announces further delay to the start of the 2020/21 Scheme of Charges. Commercial drone pilots are reminded that there will be no price hike for Standard Permission applications or renewals – as the CAA announces a further delay to its new Scheme of Charges. In a SkyWise alert issued earlier this week, the Civil Aviation Authority said that it was pushing back the… Read More
  • Global Drone Market Will Grow To $42 billion By 2025
    Global drone market to climb to almost $43 billion by 2025, according to a new report; Asia is leading the way, with large growth forecast; A rise in drone deliveries is expected, especially with the likes of Amazon aiming to maximise this opportunity; Commercial drone sales are predicted to more than double by 2025. The global drone market will grow from $22.5 billion in 2020 to more than $42.8 billion by 2025, a new report suggests. The findings, compiled by Drone Industry Insights (DII), show that this will be at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 13.8%. DII says… Read More

Drone Law Blog Posts

  • FAA Drone License – Do I Need One?
    Flying a drone in the USA? Then you might be wondering about a drone license and if you need one? This blog will explain when you are required to have a drone license and how to get one. It will also look at drone registerion with the FAA. You can use the summary below to select a specific drone license question. Do You Need A License To Fly A Drone In The USA? Whether you need a drone license depends on how you use your Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). If you are using your drone for recreational reasons, and are… Read More
  • Drone Licence – Do You Need One?
    If you are flying a drone in the UK, then you might be wondering about a drone licence and if you need one? This blog will explain how to get a UK drone licence, when you need a licence, and how much it may cost to obtain a drone licence. You can use the summary below to click through to a specific drone licence question you may have. What Is A Drone Licence? A drone licence allows drone operators to fly their drone for commercial purposes. In the UK, a drone licence is actually known as a PfCO (Permission for… Read More
  • New UK Drone Laws Delayed
    UPDATE (Friday, June 5, 2020): New European drone laws which were set to start in the UK have been delayed for a second time, the Civil Aviation Authority has announced this afternoon. The regulations are now scheduled to commence on Thursday, December 31, 2020. The laws were originally due to begin in July this year, but were postponed in April due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak and pushed back to a November 2020 start date. Today’s announcement has delayed them for a second time. As a result, drone pilots in the UK will not need to comply… Read More
  • Heliguy Launches Online Drone Training GVC Course
    Drone training specialist Heliguy launches GVC course; Sit the course online through Heliguy Blackbox, giving you access to content whenever and wherever you like; Heliguy Blackbox has already received positive reviews from candidates; Both the GVC course and the A2 CofC syllabus are available to book now by clicking here. UPDATE (June 8, 2020): The European drone regulations which were set to start in the UK in July, and then in November, have been delayed for a second time and will now start on December 31, 2020. Read more about it and how it affects you here. Drone training specialist Heliguy… Read More
  • UK Drone Laws: Where Can I Fly?
    So, you’ve bought a drone, or you’re thinking of purchasing one. But one of the key things you need to know is how and where you can fly your drone, legally and safely in the UK. This in-depth guide will tell you all you need to know about UK drone laws, including how to operate within the DroneCode, which drones need to be registered under the CAA’s Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service, and information about new European regulations which are set to start in the UK in December 2020. We will also help you decide which apps… Read More

Drone Training Posts

  • FAA Drone License – Do I Need One?
    Flying a drone in the USA? Then you might be wondering about a drone license and if you need one? This blog will explain when you are required to have a drone license and how to get one. It will also look at drone registerion with the FAA. You can use the summary below to select a specific drone license question. Do You Need A License To Fly A Drone In The USA? Whether you need a drone license depends on how you use your Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). If you are using your drone for recreational reasons, and are… Read More
  • Drone Surveying Course: Review
    HELIGUY.com™ partners with Drone Survey School to deliver new specialist drone surveying course; Learn from Pieter Franken – a drone survey expert with decades of experience in the field; Topics include photogrammetry, LiDAR, accuracies, and data-processing tips; Book your place now. A new specialist drone surveying course to help professionals conduct more accurate and consistent drone surveys takes place next month. Drone expert HELIGUY.com™ has partnered with drone survey training provider, Pieter Franken, of Drone Survey School, to host the Drone Survey Fundamentals training course. Surveying drones have become a key commercial tool – helping capture accurate data quickly, safely… Read More
  • Drone Licence – Do You Need One?
    If you are flying a drone in the UK, then you might be wondering about a drone licence and if you need one? This blog will explain how to get a UK drone licence, when you need a licence, and how much it may cost to obtain a drone licence. You can use the summary below to click through to a specific drone licence question you may have. What Is A Drone Licence? A drone licence allows drone operators to fly their drone for commercial purposes. In the UK, a drone licence is actually known as a PfCO (Permission for… Read More
  • Discounts on SOARIZON drone software
    HELIGUY.com™ and SOARIZON by Thales enter into new partnership; Drone pilots trained by HELIGUY.com™ will be offered discounted access to SOARIZON’S drone operations management platform; SOARIZON’s digital drone planning software provides operators with advanced mission planning capabilities; HELIGUY.com™ is training drone pilots through Blackbox – an online drone training portal. Drone pilots trained by HELIGUY.com™ will be offered discounted access to SOARIZON by Thales’ operations management platform, thanks to a new partnership. SOARIZON’s digital drone planning software enables operators to plan, fly, analyse, and track their drone missions anywhere in the world – increasing the ease and effectiveness of commercial… Read More
  • New UK Drone Laws Delayed
    UPDATE (Friday, June 5, 2020): New European drone laws which were set to start in the UK have been delayed for a second time, the Civil Aviation Authority has announced this afternoon. The regulations are now scheduled to commence on Thursday, December 31, 2020. The laws were originally due to begin in July this year, but were postponed in April due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak and pushed back to a November 2020 start date. Today’s announcement has delayed them for a second time. As a result, drone pilots in the UK will not need to comply… Read More

Technical Support Posts

  • 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
  • How To Maintain Your DJI M200 Drone
    DJI has released guidance on how best to care for and maintain your DJI Matrice 200 Series V1 drones. The information relates to all M200, M210 and M210 RTK V1 aircraft and includes safety resources and best practices. It comes following a small number of incidents relating to this industry-leading drone series, which DJI suspects may have been caused by water infiltration. At this point, it is important to state that there have been no incidents with the recently-released M200 Series V2, which can be purchased through Heliguy. The V2 drones are a rebooted version of the V1 series, with… Read More

Versus Posts

  • 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
  • DJI M300 RTK v DJI M200 Series
    When DJI originally launched the M200 Series in February 2017, it heralded a new era for commercial drone operations. This was followed last year by the M200 Series V2, a rebooted version of this purpose-built solution which has become synonymous with enterprise UAV missions. But now, DJI has unveiled the M300 RTK, the next generation in the Matrice family. And, in a similar fashion to its older siblings, this new drone is truly revolutionary. Building on the solid foundations of the M200 Series, the M300 RTK redefines what is possible for commercial drone operators, from longer flight times, to enhanced… Read More
  • DJI Mavic Air 2 v Mavic 2 v Mavic Mini v Mavic Air
    The eagerly-anticipated DJI Mavic Air 2 is here! As its name suggests, it is the latest iteration in the popular Mavic Series. So, with the Mavic Air 2 being the newest member of this iconic drone family, how does it compare to its older siblings? Heliguy Insider takes a look at the key features and specifications of this newbie, alongside the Mavic Mini, Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom, and the original Mavic Air, to help you decide which aircraft best suits your needs. DJI Mavic Air 2 v Mavic 2 v Mavic Mini v Mavic Air – Key Specifications… Read More
  • UK Drone Laws: A2 CofC v GVC
    An in-depth guide comparing the A2 CofC (Certificate of Competency) and the GVC (General Visual Line of Sight Certificate); Find out which is the best training course to take and how it can give you greater freedom with your drone after the new European rules begin in the UK; Find out what the new regulations mean for your current DJI drone; Book your training with Heliguy. Early-bird offers are currently available; You can complete your training online, via Heliguy Blackbox. UPDATE (June 8, 2020): The European drone regulations which were set to start in the UK in July, and then in… Read More
  • DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 v DJI Mavic 2 Pro
    DJI began 2020 with a surprising announcement. The Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 was being re-released. This came less than a year after the popular aircraft was pulled from the shelves, with DJI citing a shortage of parts from a supplier. The Phantom’s return caught many off-guard, but regardless of the reasoning behind this u-turn, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is back and can pre-ordered now from Heliguy. This is good news for operators wanting to capture some seriously good content. Described by DJI as a ‘complete aerial imaging solution, designed for the professional creator’, the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 has… Read More