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OSMO-PRO-RAW-FT-IMG 26/08/2016

A Closer Look at the DJI OSMO PRO / RAW

If you’re in the market for a high-quality, affordable handheld filming solution, you can’t go wrong with the DJI Osmo. This massively popular stabilised gimbal has already revolutionised professional filming on a budget and now, with the new Pro and RAW configurations, DJI are really raising their game. Read the announcement for the Osmo+ ‘Zoom‘ Already in possession of an Osmo featuring the DJI Zenmuse X3? No problem, you’re able to add or remove modules and upgraded sensors to suit the way you film. Essentially DJI is giving filmmakers the... Read More

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NEWS: DJI Announce OSMO+ ‘Zoom’

  Following closely after their announcement of the Zenmuse Z3 ‘Zoom’ camera, DJI has today unveiled the Osmo+. Hailing it as their “first handheld gimbal with an integrated zoom camera”, adding this functionality to the highly popular Osmo was a no-brainer. Featuring a 7× zoom which is made up of 3.5× optical and 2× digital lossless zoom, the Omso+ has a focal length ranging from 22mm to 77mm which doesn’t sacrifice HD quality when fully zoomed in. It’s worth noting, however, that the digital lossless zoom will only be available... Read More

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Are Drones the Future of Delivery?

Since the beginning of 2016, it seems that there isn’t a day that goes by without drones featuring in the media. This is the result of a surge in consumer awareness and increased sales but also the prospect of their use in a variety of commercial scenarios. The most recent poster-child for unmanned aerial progress is the potential for a fleet of remote delivery craft for large retailers. With huge names like Amazon and Google attached to schemes which have been given the go ahead (only for tests, as of... Read More

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CAA Drone Training in Manchester – Earn your PfAW

Heliguy is proud to announce that their CAA Drone Training Course has now been improved with the addition of a new venue close to Manchester. Our courses help drone pilots secure a permission for aerial work from the CAA, allowing them to fly drones commercially, in a huge range of industries. Why do I need to take a drone training course? If you’re a hobbyist flying your drone at very low altitude in your back garden, then it’s unlikely you need any kind of licence or qualification to use your UAV.... Read More

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Hands-on with the DJI Zenmuse Z3

Heliguy has received its first shipment of the DJI Zenmuse Z3. This is the first aerial camera from DJI offering an integrated optical zoom function, which has the potential to be game-changing for drone photography and filmmaking. Our team have been getting to grips with the camera and have put together a collection of footage and images which will be updated as we spend more time with the Z3. Photo Gallery Take a look at our photo gallery, giving you a close look at the Zenmuse Z3 as well as... Read More

FtImageNewsJul1stv2 10/08/2016

SBRI Launch ‘Many Drones Make Light Work’ Competition

With advances in unmanned aircraft capturing the interest of a range of sectors, the SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) has put together a competition based on the successful development and operation of a ‘swarm’ of drones to be used by the military. This research challenge has come about at a crucial time in the growth of the drone market, with everyone from the offshore industry and agricultural companies to emergency services departments looking to them as a viable resource. Drones for Defence The Ministry of Defence (MOD) are reportedly looking... Read More

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DJI Phantom 4 In Depth Part 5: The Aircraft

The final part of our Phantom 4 In Depth series looks at the aircraft itself and how to set it up, fly it correctly and most importantly enjoy your experience with this fantastic quadcopter. The most recent entry in DJI’s most popular consumer range, the Phantom 4 has been built not only to perform, but also to look the part. A slick white exterior and streamlined shape make this drone very easy on the eyes but aesthetics isn’t everything – it’s the performance that counts. Luckily, with a wide array... Read More

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Heliguy Interviews Cumbria Police

As a CAA approved drone training provider, Heliguy is always running courses in a range of UK locations helping aspiring pilots to gain their PfAW (Permissions for Aerial Work). However, we also offer bespoke, tailored training courses to emergency services departments and large industrial clients. Learn more about the ‘workhorse’ of DJI’s range the Inspire 1 We value our close ties to police and fire departments across the UK and have recently completed a course with officers from Cumbria Constabulary. This involved running them through a tailor-made training regimen to... Read More

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DJI Phantom 4 In Depth Part 4: The Camera

Part 4 of Heliguy’s DJI Phantom 4 In Depth series focuses on one of the main selling points, its camera. Having focused on everything from the Phantom 4’s batteries that keep it in the air and the intuitive remote controller to the cases and backpacks used to transport it from location to location, this time, we’ll run through what you can expect from the Phantom 4’s visual sensors. Dubbed by DJI and many reviewers as the definitive smart ‘flying camera’ (at least where consumer quadcopters are concerned), it’s time to take... Read More

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Heliguy Helps to Convict Prison Drone Smuggler

A man who was caught trying to smuggle contraband into various prisons via drone has been sentenced to 14 months in prison. In what is considered to be the first case of its kind, Daniel Kelly (and accomplices) used a DJI Phantom 3 Advanced to fly supplies over the walls. It’s believed that the drone was carrying prohibited goods intended for inmates serving time in Wandsworth in London HMP, The Mount in Hemel Hempstead and also Elmley and Swaleside in Sheppey, the latter incident being the one for which Heliguy... Read More