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DJI's Qualified Entities Programme 19/11/2018
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DJI unveils beta phase of Qualified Entities Programme

DJI has unveiled the beta phase of its Qualified Entities Programme (QEP), which will allow public-safety personnel to conduct drone operations without restriction. Through the QEP, DJI will remove all domestic geofencing limitations and altitude limitations for enterprise aircraft. This will allow users to fly in sensitive locations and at higher altitudes, in order to enable critical operations such as disaster response, firefighting, search and rescue, and other public-safety applications. A DJI statement said: “DJI is committed to supporting national, regional and local public safety agencies through enabling the full range... Read More

16/11/2018

Heliguy wins prestigious prize at North Tyneside Business Awards

Heliguy is delighted to announce that it has won a prestigious prize at the renowned North Tyneside Business Awards 2018, thanks to the company’s outstanding customer service and passion to develop the drone industry. The North Shields-based UAV expert was presented with the Retail and Service Provider Award at last night’s ceremony, staged at the recently revamped Spanish City, in Whitley Bay. Heliguy beat the other shortlisted finalists – NBT Group, in Killingworth, and Oatein, in Whitley Bay – to win the category, which was sponsored by the North Tyneside Business... Read More

16/11/2018

DJI issues firmware updates for TB50 and TB55 batteries

DJI has issued firmware updates for users of TB50 and TB55 batteries, after a small number had reported incorrect power levels. The updates will enhance the battery-management system and optimize power supply during flight. Pilots are encouraged to check their DJI Pilot app or DJI GO 4 app and update the firmware on their batteries as soon as possible. Last month, there were reports that a small number of these batteries had shown incorrect power levels, leading to loss of power mid-flight. Customers were urged to fly with caution when using... Read More

Heliguy Customer Services Recognised with Award Nomination 12/11/2018
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Heliguy shortlisted for prestigious prize at North Tyneside Business Awards 2018

Heliguy is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for a prestigious prize at the North Tyneside Business Awards 2018. The North Shields-based drone expert is in the running to win the Retail and Service Provider Award. The ceremony will take place at the revamped Spanish City, at Whitley Bay, on Thursday, November 15. Scott Henderson, Operations Manager at Heliguy, said that the company was honoured to be named as a finalist. “We are proud and humbled to be nominated for the Retail and Service Provider Award at the... Read More

Using the DJI Zenmuse X7 for a Professional Shoot in Desert Conditions 09/11/2018
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DJI Inspire 2 and Zenmuse X7 camera were a dream team for National Geographic Jordan documentary

Experienced drone pilot Oliver Sugars has just returned from a trip of a lifetime, capturing scenes for a National Geographic documentary in Jordan. Oliver turned to Heliguy – his self-described ‘go-to UAV suppliers for a number of years’ – to sufficiently equip him with the tools needed for his two-week Middle Eastern adventure, where he got to shoot breathtaking footage of the world-renowned Petra and the protected wilderness of Wadi Rum. Needing something reliable and high-quality – especially in the unforgiving environment of the desert – Oliver, of Leading Edge... Read More

DJI Responds to TB50 and TB55 Battery Issues 09/11/2018
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DJI ‘not shying away’ from TB50 And TB55 battery issue

DJI is taking the TB50 and TB55 battery issue very seriously, saying that it has confirmed the cause of the problem and it will be fixed in two stages, starting with the release of a firmware update next week which will ensure that drones which use these batteries can fly safely again. On Tuesday, at the Heliguy Emergency Services Roadshow, in Lincoln, held in partnership with DJI, the Chinese-based technology giant announced that it is ‘working round the clock’ to find a solution to the recent issues with TB50 and... Read More

09/11/2018

Heliguy hosts Emergency Services Roadshow and UK launch of DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise

A derailed train lies on its side. Casualties are trapped among the wreckage, desperate for help. It’s a critical situation, with every minute crucial to survival. As part of the rescue operation, the emergency services fly a drone to the crash site, allowing officers to analyse the carnage from a safe distance and to provide crucial information to the stricken passengers. Loud and clear, a message is relayed to the casualties via a speaker attached to the quadcopter. ‘This is the emergency services. Please remain calm. Help will be with... Read More

Ten things we learnt at DJI AirWorks Conference 2018 small 07/11/2018
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Ten things we learnt at DJI AirWorks Conference 2018

Well, that’s it for another year, with the curtain coming down on DJI’s third annual AirWorks Conference. The biggest event of its kind, the 2018 showcase was staged at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas, Texas, from October 30, to November 1, attracting hundreds of guests and an array of specially-selected key-note speakers. The theme of this year’s conference was Empowering the Ecosystem, and DJI certainly flexed its muscles, unveiling new products and software and highlighting its commitment to innovation, especially within the enterprise sector. There were also fascinating case studies... Read More

05/11/2018

DJI Phantom 4 RTK is a game-changer for mapping and surveying

A new standard for drone accuracy. That’s the bold statement made by DJI upon the release of its eagerly-anticipated Phantom 4 RTK. It’s a big claim. But it’s a promise that the Chinese-based technology giant can most certainly back up. With its high-precision mapping capabilities, providing the ability to capture centimetre-accurate RTK (real-time kinematic) data, this impressive newbie looks set to transform the landscape in the world of construction. In many ways, DJI has struck gold with the Phantom 4 RTK. MEETING INDUSTRY NEEDS As the commercial drone industry continues to... Read More

Mavic 2 Enterprise Announced 30/10/2018
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DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise will be a big hit for search and rescue operations

A small and compact drone which is capable of very big things – DJI has launched its much-anticipated Mavic 2 Enterprise, writes Heliguy’s James Willoughby. This state-of-the-art foldable and portable UAV boasts a range of features and puts safety and life-saving at its very heart. What is the Mavic 2 Enterprise? As the name suggests, this modified version of the popular Mavic 2 focuses very much on enterprise, with a particular emphasis on the way it can transform the day-to-day operations of emergency service and rescue personnel. Thanks to an... Read More