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Latest Blog Posts

  • End-to-End Drone Workflow With Esri UK And Heliguy
    HELIGUY.com™ partners with Esri UK to provide an end-to-end workflow for the AEC industry; The alliance combines HELIGUY.com™’s drone services – such as supply and training – with Esri UK’s flight planning and data capture and processing software, centered on Site Scan for ArcGIS; The aim is to provide a comprehensive and integrated solution to enable drone programmes to scale and maximise data collection and insights; Sign up for HELIGUY.com™-Esri UK webinar, taking place on November 19. Drone specialist HELIGUY.com™ has announced a new partnership with Esri UK to complete an end-to-end drone solution for the AEC industry. The alliance… 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 Pocket 2 – Review
    DJI has launched the Pocket 2 – a tiny stabilised 4K camera. This new release is a follow up to the groundbreaking Osmo Pocket, which was released in November 2018. Like its predecessor, the rebranded Pocket 2 is a lightweight and highly-portable gimbal. But it features an array of new features and functions to set it apart from the crowd. This includes a larger sensor and wider lens, compared to the Osmo Pocket, as well as a new zoom feature, and DJI Matrix Stereo; a new audio system. The Pocket 2’s key features are: Weighs 117g 1/1.7″ Sensor 20mm f/1.8… Read More
  • DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 Gimbals – Review
    DJI has launched the RS 2 and RSC 2 camera gimbals to provide filmmakers and videographers with smarter and lighter content-creation tools. The two stabilisation systems are rebranded versions of the renowned DJI Ronin series. Redesigned and reimagined, the RS 2 and RSC 2 are robust, versatile, and professional three-axis gimbals. The DJI RS 2 provides extra strength and agility to creators using heavier camera systems such as DSLR and compact cinema cameras. Meanwhile, the foldable DJI RSC 2 was created to be more portable, meeting the needs of mirrorless and more compact camera operators. Key features include a new… Read More
  • DJI Launches Two Drone Survey Payloads
    DJI unveils two specialist surveying payloads for the M300 RTK; Zenmuse L1 has a LiDAR sensor and 20MP RGB camera; The powerful Zenmuse P1 has a 45MP sensor for detailed data collection; New payloads transform DJI M300 RTK into a comprehensive aerial mapping tool; Stitch the drone data into mapping software, DJI Terra, for a complete end-to-end surveying workflow. Two specialist surveying payloads – one with LiDAR and the other with a high-res 45MP camera – have been launched for the DJI M300 RTK drone. The DJI Zenmuse L1 and DJI Zenmuse P1 have been engineered especially for aerial mapping… Read More

DJI Blog Posts

  • 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 Pocket 2 – Review
    DJI has launched the Pocket 2 – a tiny stabilised 4K camera. This new release is a follow up to the groundbreaking Osmo Pocket, which was released in November 2018. Like its predecessor, the rebranded Pocket 2 is a lightweight and highly-portable gimbal. But it features an array of new features and functions to set it apart from the crowd. This includes a larger sensor and wider lens, compared to the Osmo Pocket, as well as a new zoom feature, and DJI Matrix Stereo; a new audio system. The Pocket 2’s key features are: Weighs 117g 1/1.7″ Sensor 20mm f/1.8… Read More
  • DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 Gimbals – Review
    DJI has launched the RS 2 and RSC 2 camera gimbals to provide filmmakers and videographers with smarter and lighter content-creation tools. The two stabilisation systems are rebranded versions of the renowned DJI Ronin series. Redesigned and reimagined, the RS 2 and RSC 2 are robust, versatile, and professional three-axis gimbals. The DJI RS 2 provides extra strength and agility to creators using heavier camera systems such as DSLR and compact cinema cameras. Meanwhile, the foldable DJI RSC 2 was created to be more portable, meeting the needs of mirrorless and more compact camera operators. Key features include a new… Read More
  • DJI Launches Two Drone Survey Payloads
    DJI unveils two specialist surveying payloads for the M300 RTK; Zenmuse L1 has a LiDAR sensor and 20MP RGB camera; The powerful Zenmuse P1 has a 45MP sensor for detailed data collection; New payloads transform DJI M300 RTK into a comprehensive aerial mapping tool; Stitch the drone data into mapping software, DJI Terra, for a complete end-to-end surveying workflow. Two specialist surveying payloads – one with LiDAR and the other with a high-res 45MP camera – have been launched for the DJI M300 RTK drone. The DJI Zenmuse L1 and DJI Zenmuse P1 have been engineered especially for aerial mapping… Read More
  • SUEZ Using DJI Drones For Waste Management
    World-renowned utility firm SUEZ is using drones on its UK landfill sites; HELIGUY.com™ is helping SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK grow its drone programme, and has supplied a Phantom 4 RTK surveying aircraft; SUEZ says drones replace ‘time-consuming and costly surveying methods’; Read the blog to see P4 RTK data set, collected by SUEZ; Drones collect data for landfill cell management and monitoring and help to streamline project management. Global utility giant SUEZ is deploying drones across its UK waste management sites to replace ‘time-consuming and costly surveying methods’. Drone specialist HELIGUY.com™ is helping SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK build… Read More

Drone Industry News

  • End-to-End Drone Workflow With Esri UK And Heliguy
    HELIGUY.com™ partners with Esri UK to provide an end-to-end workflow for the AEC industry; The alliance combines HELIGUY.com™’s drone services – such as supply and training – with Esri UK’s flight planning and data capture and processing software, centered on Site Scan for ArcGIS; The aim is to provide a comprehensive and integrated solution to enable drone programmes to scale and maximise data collection and insights; Sign up for HELIGUY.com™-Esri UK webinar, taking place on November 19. Drone specialist HELIGUY.com™ has announced a new partnership with Esri UK to complete an end-to-end drone solution for the AEC industry. The alliance… Read More
  • DJI Launches Two Drone Survey Payloads
    DJI unveils two specialist surveying payloads for the M300 RTK; Zenmuse L1 has a LiDAR sensor and 20MP RGB camera; The powerful Zenmuse P1 has a 45MP sensor for detailed data collection; New payloads transform DJI M300 RTK into a comprehensive aerial mapping tool; Stitch the drone data into mapping software, DJI Terra, for a complete end-to-end surveying workflow. Two specialist surveying payloads – one with LiDAR and the other with a high-res 45MP camera – have been launched for the DJI M300 RTK drone. The DJI Zenmuse L1 and DJI Zenmuse P1 have been engineered especially for aerial mapping… Read More
  • DJI Still Number One Commercial Drone Maker
    DJI continues to be the world’s number one commercial drone manufacturer, with a market share of up to 80%; Chinese firms dominate Top 20 list of commercial drone makers; U.S. companies lead the dual-use sector; Rankings in the Drone Manufacturer Ranking Model, compiled by Drone Industry Insights. DJI continues to lead the way as the world’s number one commercial drone manufacturer, according to a new industry report. DJI has a market share of between 70% and 80% in the worldwide commercial drone sector. This strong performance comes despite accusations of espionage surrounding Chinese tech from the U.S. military and the… Read More
  • Drones For Solar Panel Inspections
    Drones are a powerful tool for solar panel inspections, collecting data more than 50x faster than manual methods. Solar panel installations have grown massively – up by 81% in 2019, compared to 2018. More installations mean more inspections. Harnessing the DJI ecosystem, the M300 RTK and H20T payload is a great solution, offering expanded flight time and thermal, zoom and wide-angle capabilities. “Drones increase data quantity and quality and reduce costs and hazardous man-hours,” says DJI. Drones have become a vital tool for solar panel inspections, collecting data more than 50x faster than manual methods and improving safety by avoiding… Read More
  • Best Counter-UAV Methods
    Anti-drone technology has become a hot industry topic. High-profile incidents such as the alleged UAS attack at Gatwick Airport in December 2018 has placed drone defence firmly on the agenda. In recent years, counter-UAV solutions have made their way to market to help in the fight against rogue unmanned aircraft. But which method is best? In this blog, we will take a look at the various anti-drone systems available and the pros and cons of integrating them into a drone defence strategy. Drone Defence: Detection And Countermeasures Before delving into the types of counter-UAS methods, it’s important to provide a… 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 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
  • 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