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David Atkinson

20/09/2018
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DJI Mavic 2 in Depth Series – Part 2 – Aircraft Safety

Continuing our in-depth look at the new DJI Mavic 2 Series, we’re looking at the safety systems available on the two new drones. Like all DJI’s recently released drones, the Mavic 2 Series are packed with safety mechanisms to help prevent any incident during flight either by pilot error or system failure. These two drones include DJI’s most advanced obstacle sensing and avoidance to date as well as many other aspects to improve their safety. Keep reading to find out more on the safety systems available on the Mavic 2... Read More

07/09/2018
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DJI Mavic 2 in Depth Series – Part 1 – Intelligent Flight Battery

DJI recently announced the latest iteration of their supreme Mavic Series, the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom quadcopters. These two new drones build on the elements that made the Mavic Pro so iconic whilst adding new advanced functionality. In our latest in-depth series, we’ll be taking a look at the two new drones and giving you tips on how to get the most from each. Our posts will be broken down into the following: Intelligent Flight Batteries Aircraft Safety Cameras Aircraft and Controller Keep reading for more information the Intelligent... Read More

30/08/2018
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Heliguy Interviews Miro Forestry Company

In our latest Heliguy Insider interview, we had the opportunity to speak to Heliguy customers, Miro Forestry Company, on their unique drone use in the global forestry industry. Miro is a sustainable forestry and timber company with plantations in Ghana and Sierra Leone, West Africa. Their aim is to create sustainable forestry whilst maintaining the highest levels of conservation and environmental protection. In our interview, we discussed how they are utilising drones to enhance their work in comparison to the traditional method of data collection and the current and future... Read More

24/08/2018
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Mavic 2 Series vs Mavic Pro vs Mavic Air

Following yesterday’s announcement from DJI of the two new powerful drones that have been added to the Mavic Series, the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom, Heliguy Insider have been comparing these two new drones to the original Mavic Pro and the Mavic Air. We’ll be looking into how the new features including the cameras, Intelligent Flight Modes, safety mechanisms and more stand up against the two previous iterations of Mavics. We aim to help you decide which is the best drone for you from DJI’s iconic series. In each category, we’ll... Read More

23/08/2018
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DJI Announce Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom

After a long wait, DJI has just announced two new additions to their Mavic Series; the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom. The announcement took place at DJI’s See the Bigger Picture event in New York where DJI detailed their features and showed the two drones in action. These two new quadcopters share the unique foldable design of the Mavic Pro and add a wealth of new features and two powerful new cameras. As both drones share the majority of features other than the cameras, we will detail... Read More

20/08/2018
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CAA Release ANO Amendment

The CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) has released information on another industry-changing amendment to the Air Navigation Order 2016 titled Small Unmanned Aircraft – Night Operations and Operations within Congested Areas by SUA Operators holding Permissions issued prior to 30 July 2018. This change update allows any SUA operator with permissions from the CAA granted on or before the 30/07/2018 to operate at night and over or within 150 metres of a congested area. Several conditions must be met in order to apply to these new articles. These include the following:... Read More

20/08/2018
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DJI Transmission Systems – Wi-Fi, OcuSync & Lightbridge

Drone transmission systems can have a huge effect on the capabilities of your drone. They give very different results, meaning you need to pick a transmission system that’s right for you when selecting your drone. DJI use three key transmission systems with their drones; Wi-Fi, OcuSync and Lightbridge. Each system has a range of different benefits, affecting how they perform and their abilities. In our latest post, Heliguy Insider will be looking into each of the three transmission systems, highlighting each of their features and how they could benefit each... Read More

10/08/2018
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Hands On with the DJI Copilot

The DJI Copilot is a rugged 2TB hard drive made for photographers, videographers and drone pilots to manage and backup data on set in any location. The Copilot is a BOSS (Backup On-Set Solutions) drive, developed from a partnership between DJI and LaCie, announced at this year’s CES. The Copilot is designed to transfer data without a computer, cutting down on kit. You’re also able to organise your files using a mobile device making it the ideal travel hard drive. We’ve taken the Copilot out on a few aerial and... Read More

03/08/2018
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DJI Matrice 200 Series SDK

Over the last few months, there’s been a lot of talk about DJI’s SDKs (Software Development Kit). From the announcement of the new Payload SDK exclusively for the Matrice 200 Series to an exclusive partnership with Microsoft, there has been an impressive expansion in the possibilities available with DJI’s drones through third-party software and hardware integration. In this post, we’ll be discussing the various types of SDKs that are available on DJI’s enterprise drone series, the Matrice 200. We’ll be detailing the different forms of SDK, their current uses and how you... Read More

27/07/2018
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Industry Changing CAA Announcement for PfCO Holders

Following the recently announced changes to the Air Navigation Order 2018, the CAA today announced some additional exciting news for existing Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) Operators. From the 30th July 2018, the following changes will come into effect: A reduction on the classes of SUA from 4 to 2; 0-20kg Multirotor and 0-20kg Fixed Wing A standard PfCO now permits the operation of a 7-20kg SUA in congested areas to within 50m which previously SUA in such class were limited to a distance of 150m Night operations will be automatically... Read More