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Fastest Trained UAV Pilot in the UK

Flying a drone safely takes training and training takes time. But if you’re organised and efficient it’s amazing what you can achieve. We think we’ve trained the fastest student in the UK – so far. Heliguy set the scene with lectures on the commercial drone industry, how drones work (particularly DJI aircraft), and how to fly them safely. The course  (priced at £1,680) continues with air law, principles of flight, regulation, meteorology and navigation. After a theory exam students later take a practical flight assessment. (Call 862 298 5964 or... Read More

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DJI Phantom 3 Crashes: How to Avoid

The extremely popular DJI Phantom 3 has been flying off our shelves since early May. In that short time our Tech Support team has already noticed a few trends developing in DJI Phantom 3 crashes. Whether you’ve bought the Advanced (which is currently delayed) with the HD camera or the Professional with added 4K capability, there are some things you need to be aware of. First of all, and this may be stating the blindingly obvious to experienced pilots, the drone does not fly straight out of the box. Three parts of... Read More

DJI Inspire 1 FPV Upgrade

The DJI Inspire 1 is an amazing and versatile quadcopter, especially in the dual controller form. Now Heliguy are making it even better with the option to upgrade it by adding a first person view (FPV) camera and monitor. The Inspire 1 boasts an ultra-high definition 4K camera which can rotate 360 degrees on its stabilised gimbal. In dual controller mode the pilot concentrates on flying the drone while the second operator can frame the shot by independently panning and tilting the camera. In some situations this setup could make... Read More

DJI Matrice 100 & DJI Guidance Announced

After plenty of rumour and speculation, DJI has finally announced its new UAV – the DJI Matrice 100 (also nicknamed the M100) as well as a new collision avoidance system – DJI Guidance. Apart from the name, our predictions last week were pretty much bang on target. Buy your DJI Matrice 100 today! DJI Matrice 100 Full Price: £2,799 The DJI Matrice 100 is a modular quadcopter, for the SDK platform, which will allow software and hardware developers to adapt the aircraft to their individual needs. Meanwhile DJI Guidance is a sense... Read More

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UK DJI Inspire 1 Repair Centre Available Now

Heliguy is delighted to announce that our skilled technicians will be able to offer a full UK repair service for DJI Inspire 1 aircraft from the end of June. The popular, professional quadcopter with its 4K UHD camera and distinctive transforming undercarriage has been in great demand since its launch at the end of last year. It’s proving to be a reliable aircraft for a huge range of applications and is a popular choice for new commercial pilots, many of whom come to Heliguy for the specialist training that leads... Read More

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DJI Intelligent Orientation Control (IOC) Guide

DJI Intelligent Orientation Control is a very useful tool which can help you archive that perfect shot or just for getting you out of a sticky situation. Here’s a simple guide to how to use it on a Phantom 2 but the same applies to the Wookong M and A2. There is also a useful animated video below to help you work it out. What to do before flying Normally the forward direction of a DJI Phantom 2 is the same as the nose direction (the front of the Phantom 2). By... Read More

FPV System Foolproof Guide with Trouble Shooting

In this FPV demonstration we are using a DJI Phantom 2 with DJI Zenmuse H3-3D but the same guide apples to all Heliguy builds such at the S1000+ and S900 with the Boscam Thunderbolt transmitter. * When buying your FPV package with Heliguy, this comes already set. * First you need to install your RX and TX antennas to your video transmitter and FPV monitor. Screw on the orange TX antenna to the Boscam video transmitter and set it to Band E and Channel 1 so the red LED display shows E1 .... Read More

Crashes. Our Top 5 Causes

As the official UK DJI Repair Centre, Heliguy has plenty of experience in dealing with the aftermath of crashes and getting clients back in the air. But what is the main cause of accidents? At Heliguy, we always fit iOSD’s to our largest rigs such at S1000’s, S900’s and Cinestars. Because of this, we are able to carry out effective post mortem in an effort to determine the cause of each incident. Number 1: Low Throttle Any rotary aircraft (both manned and unmanned) are not designed to descend into ‘dirty’ air. A helicopter pilot will always... Read More

Boscam Galaxy D4 with Build in DVR Review

This monitor has a foldable sunshade which also acts as a screen protector when not in use. The unit looks well designed and strong. What’s in the box of the Boscam Galaxy D4 There is also a charger included separately when you buy it from heliguy.com. It also comes with deans and XT60 connectors if you’d like to run it from an external battery and a AV lead for inputting and outputting audio and video. There is for 4 antennas for great diversity to help you keep maximum signal. There is also a... Read More

Boscam Galaxy D2 FPV Monitor Review

The New Galaxy D2 FPV Monitor From Boscam. This monitor has a foldable sunshade that also acts as a screen protector when not in use. The unit itself also looks very clean and well designed.   What’s in the box of the Boscam Galaxy There is a charger included separately. It also comes with deans connector if you’d like to run it from an external battery, a mounting bracket for radio receivers and a AV lead fir inputting and outputting audio and video. It also comes with mounting plate for tripod stand On-off switch, and the... Read More