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New Inspire Props and Motors and a Flying Computer

DJI have upgraded the propellers and motors on their extremely popular Inspire 1 quadcopter. They’ve also unveiled a computer that can be used on board their drones for software development. New Inspire 1 props and motors The company says the new props and motors mean that the flight times will be the same but control and performance will improve. They also say there’ll be a slight increase in price because of the higher quality components that have been used. New propellers on the Inspire 1 use a different mounting and locking... Read More

GoPro USB Warning

Here’s an important warning for GoPro camera owners who use them on their DJI drones. Don’t upgrade to the latest version of the firmware because it will prevent you using the USB port on the camera for your first person view (FPV feed). What’s worse is that GoPro are warning that if you try to revert to an earlier version of the firmware your camera won’t work any more. As the owner of a DJI F550 with an H3-3D gimbal this is all very worrying. Heliguy were alerted to the... Read More

Back to the Future for a Hoverboard Drone Record

Ever since the first Back to the Future film in 1985 people have been fantasising about having their own hoverboard. It’s something that, at the time, that was even more out of their reach than a shiny new De Lorean car. But fantasise no more because a Canadian inventor has flown nearly a thousand feet on a hoverboard that uses drone technology. Alexandru Duru, who comes originally from Romania, has developed a flying machine that you stand on. It’s basically an octocopter – an eight propeller drone – with snowboard boot straps... Read More

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Beginner Mode Can Catch You Out

If you’re lucky enough to have bought a DJI Phantom 3 you’ll be as keen as anything to get it out of the box and up in the air before the delivery driver has even got back into the van. It’s just as well that you’ve got the time while your batteries are charging and your phone or tablet is checking for software updates, to read the instructions and find out how to do things properly. Quite a few calls we receive here at Heliguy are from people who’ve somehow managed to rush ahead... Read More

Sergio Aguero Scores an Inspirational Drone Goal

Not only is Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero one of the best and most highly paid footballers in the world he also appears to a pretty mean pilot of a DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter. The £11.44 million pounds a year footballer performs a stunning dronie at the 55,000 plus seater Etihad Stadium in a new commercial for Puma and Foot Locker. It’ll have all of you pilots out there asking  “how did he do that?” Well take a look at the video first. Pretty impressive eh? The flying... Read More

£2,500 Reward for Stolen Drone Equipment Information

More than forty thousand pounds worth of drone equipment belonging to two UK operators has been stolen from an airfield in the Irish Republic. Now a reward of £2,500 is being offered for information leading to its recovery. The gear was stolen from Weston Airport near Dublin on Saturday October 10th. Apart from a drone, gimbal, cameras, lenses, tablets and ancillary equipment including a generator, the thieves also got away with two Macbook Pro laptops, one containing irreplaceable wedding photos. The equipment, belonging to Ascension Films and Surface 2 Air Media from... Read More

New Phantom 3 Motors

The DJI Phantom 3 has become an extremely popular quadcopter in its relatively short life. The Advanced and Professional are so popular in fact that DJI have had to redesign the motors in order to speed up production to meet demand. Now although DJI say these changes won’t affect flight performance in any way, they do have the potential to cause a bit of confusion among Phantom 3 owners. Phantom 3 Pros and Advanced coming off the production line now have an updated central board as well  as the new 2312A motors.... Read More

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Osmo: The Aerial Gimbal has Landed

DJI will hit the ground running with its new handheld stabilised gimbal camera – the Osmo. The Osmo brings all of DJI’s expertise in aerial camera stabilisation down to earth. The Osmo carries the X3 – the same 4K video and stills camera used in the air on DJI’s incredibly successful quadcopter, the Inspire 1. It has been upgraded though – it can shoot at 120fps in 1080 HD. The good news is that it will be compatible with DJI’s new X5 and X5R micro four thirds, high resolution cameras,... Read More

Drone Regulations for Europe

Just when you thought you’d got your head around the UK’s drone regulations and categories from the Civil Aviation Authority, a brand new set of rules will soon be flying over the horizon from Europe.  The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is currently working on proposals that will standardise the way drones are flown across the EU. EASA says: “The drone industry is diverse, innovative and international. It has an enormous potential for growth with the associated possibility to create jobs. To ensure a safe, secure and environmentally friendly development, and to respect... Read More

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Heliguy has the First DJI Inspire 1 Pros in the Country

Heliguy has taken delivery of the first DJI Inspire 1 Pros in the country. The Inspires with Micro Four Thirds cameras and interchangeable lenses have landed in our warehouse. Many of them have already been reserved by customers who are keen to get their hands on the quad with the great new camera. The Pro takes the Inspire to a new level, increasing the sensor size from 12 to 16 megapixels and offering a choice of prime lenses. The Inspire 1 Pro package comes with DJI’s 15mm f/1.7 ASPH lens, which has a field... Read More