James Willoughby

Could DJI drones be retrospectively class marked? 24/11/2020
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Can DJI Drones Be Retrospectively CE Class Marked?

Current DJI drones could receive retrospective CE class markings to enable pilots to enjoy greater freedoms under new European drone laws. The global UAS manufacturer has hinted at the possibility of updating its existing products to make them compliant with the soon-to-be-introduced CE class identification system. If this happens, it would open up more opportunities for pilots under the new rules; for instance, allowing them to fly closer to people without needing a standard permission. New CE Markings For Drones Under the rules – to start in Europe and the... Read More

Heliguy announces distribution agreement with FLIR. 10/11/2020

FLIR Distribution Agreement With Heliguy™ announces distribution agreement with FLIR Systems; Agreement allows™ to distribute the new FLIR Vue TZ20 camera; FLIR Vue TZ20 is a powerful tool for public safety and industrial inspection drone missions Distribution agreement ensures™ is best positioned to supply commercial drone programmes with FLIR’s range of sensors. Drone specialist™ has announced a strategic distribution agreement with FLIR Systems, Inc. (FLIR). The distribution agreement allows™ – a trusted DJI partner – to expand its provision to commercial drone programmes. Pairing DJI drones with FLIR technology has... Read More

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Revised CAP 722: Updates To The New UK Drone Laws

CAA issues updates to new drone laws starting in the UK at the end of 2020; For commercial operators, new Pre-Defined Risk Assessments (PDRAs) have been issued; Changes are being made to the drone registration test – with an increased number of questions; Fresh clarity on legislation for drones with ‘Follow Me’ mode, and guidance on commercial pilot currency; Read this blog for an in-depth look at the updates, plus an overview of the new UK drone laws. New guidance issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) highlights key updates... Read More

DJI launches Mini 2 drone. 05/11/2020

DJI Launches Mini 2 4K Camera Drone

DJI has launched the Mini 2 – weighing less than 249 grams and featuring a 4K camera. This high-performance camera drone is a follow-up to the ground-breaking Mavic Mini. The easy-to-fly DJI Mini 2 features improved imaging capabilities, powerful flight performance, and significantly enhanced transmission technology for a longer and more reliable connection. Intelligent, pre-programmed modes have been optimised to help capture eye-catching footage with just a few taps. Beginner tutorials and learning tools enable new pilots to get up to speed on how to fly this fun new drone.... Read More

Mini 2 v Mavic Mini 05/11/2020

DJI Mini 2 Drone v Mavic Mini

The DJI Mini 2 is a brand new lightweight drone at a competitive price point – but how does it stack up against the original DJI Mavic Mini? When DJI launched the Mavic Mini drone in October 2019, it was hailed as groundbreaking. This teeny-tiny drone weighing sub-250g was something of a revelation. Yet, for all its innovation, there were some niggles; notably the lack of a 4K camera. Fast forward a year, and DJI has just released the Mavic Mini’s successor: the Mini 2. So, how does this newbie... Read More

The M300 RTK can be flown in light rain. 30/10/2020

How Waterproof Is The DJI M300 RTK Drone?

Can the M300 RTK fly in the rain? Find out as it is put through a series of water tests; The drone is also subjected to wind, temperature and salt/steam simulations; M300 RTK has an IP45 rating; DJI’s most weatherproof drone to date; Tips to keep your M300 RTK flying in difficult weather conditions. Entombed in a salt and steam simulator for two days and blasted with a powerful water hose – new footage shows the incredible weather resistance of the M300 RTK. As DJI’s flagship commercial aircraft, this enterprise... Read More

Esri UK and Heliguy have partnered. 21/10/2020

End-to-End Drone Workflow With Esri UK And Heliguy™ partners with Esri UK to provide an end-to-end workflow for the AEC industry; The alliance combines™’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™-Esri UK webinar, taking place on November 19. Drone specialist™ has announced a new partnership with Esri UK to complete... Read More

Pocket 2 v Osmo Pocket 20/10/2020

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... Read More

The DJI Pocket 2. 20/10/2020

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... Read More

DJI RS 2 and RSC 2 gimbals. 15/10/2020

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... Read More