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New features for DJI Ronin-S

A new firmware update has been issued for the DJI Ronin-S, offering enhanced settings and increased capability to allow photographers and filmmakers to take their creative projects further. Among the new features are additional focus speed settings for Nikon, Canon and Panasonic cameras; less vibration /shaking when switching between 3D Roll 360 and normal mode; and added photo capture, video recording and autofocus for various cameras.    The popular Ronin-S, sold by Heliguy, provides superior stabilisation for every shoot.    What’s New? The firmware update – v1.8.0.70 – will give you... Read More

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Competent observer role reintroduced

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced an exemption to the Air Navigation Order 2016 – which now allows commercial pilots to fly a drone with the help of a competent observer.  Bringing back the competent observer is great for the likes of commercial photographers, allowing them to focus on capturing the best images Under the changes, a remote pilot with the standard PfCO permission may be accompanied by a competent observer when flying a small unmanned aircraft to enable the remote pilot to focus on the aircraft’s on-board camera... Read More

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Turn your ideas into reality – Heliguy launches R&D service

Heliguy has launched a new research and development department – to create bespoke items and offer custom-built solutions for commercial and enterprise drone missions. HECTIC – which stands for Heliguy Electronics and Custom Technology Integration Centre – is based at our North East England HQ and will turn people’s exciting ideas into reality. Using their many years of experience and expertise in the UAV industry, our dedicated and knowledgeable technicians have launched this invaluable consultancy to provide tailor-made products and hardware and software integrations. HECTIC champions a fresh perspective on custom... Read More

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DJI launches Ronin-S Essentials Kit

DJI has today revealed the Ronin-S Essentials Kit, to help even more photographers and filmmakers capture smooth, sharp footage. The new-launch combo includes a range of accessories, such as the Ronin-S Gimbal, a BG37 Grip, Camera Mounting Plate and a Camera Riser, among other things. But with the Ronin-S Standard Kit already out there, what is the difference between this and the Essentials package? Pre-order the DJI Ronin-S Essentials Kit  What Is The Difference In Price? The first thing to note is the difference in cost between the two products.... Read More

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Firmware update for DJI Phantom 4 RTK

DJI has updated the firmware for the Phantom 4 RTK to improve flight safety and experience – and users are being encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible. What’s New? Improved battery stability and safety after the battery was not fully charged and discharged during long-term storage. If you have multiple batteries, please run this firmware update on all of them. Upgrade Method – DJI Assistant 2 for Phantom/MG Download and install DJI Assistant 2 for Phantom: Connect your aircraft/remote control to your computerOpen DJI Assistant 2 for PhantomUpgrade the... Read More

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DJI launch Matrice 200 Series V2

A rugged design, enhanced control systems, superior flight performance and added safety and data security features – DJI has unveiled the M200 Series V2. The new Matrice 200 Series V2 is a versatile industrial drone platform with improved features, designed for professionals across industries such as public safety, infrastructure, construction and energy.  The drones in the V2 Series build on the success of the original M200 platforms. To see how the new Series compares to the original, click here. The M200 Series V2 offers upgraded versatility and durability. It is... Read More

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No-fly zone for drones to be extended at UK airports

An extended no-fly zone for drones around UK airports is to come into force next month. Yesterday, the Government announced that new legislation to ban UAVs from flying within 5km of runways will begin on Wednesday, March 13. The enlarged zone will better protect the UK’s airports from those misusing drones, the Government has said. The law is clear that flying a drone near an airport is a serious criminal act. We’re now going even further and extending the no-fly zone to help keep our airports secure and our skies safe. Anyone... Read More

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Heliguy launches fast-track drone-repair service

Heliguy has launched Fast-track Repair – a new service to fix drones within 72 hours.   Our new maintenance programme is designed to help UAV operators who need to get their damaged aircraft back into the air quickly. Thanks to our skilled and experienced team of technicians, Heliguy already offers a comprehensive repair service, but the Fast-track scheme takes this one step further. This is especially useful for those with time-critical missions in mind, such as the emergency services.  Our speedy solution to fixing your drone is priced at £75, as... Read More

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Heliguy selling Elistair tethered-drone solutions

Heliguy is now selling Elistair’s state-of-the-art tethering systems – which can keep drones airborne 24/7.    Because of the extra-long flight time, these sophisticated pieces of kit are ideal for persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and high-bandwidth communications. The tethered drone was a great asset for police officers and helped to reduce traffic congestion by 45 minutes. Thanks to this system, we were able to trace a person wanted for public drunkennessAlexandre Auger, CEO of Adéole These tethering drone solutions – perfect for when endurance is key – are being used... Read More

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Firmware update for Phantom 4 RTK

DJI has updated the firmware for the Phantom 4 RTK and users are urged to upgrade as soon as possible. The company has issued the upgrade to ‘improve flight safety and user experience’, saying it should address a number of issues and offer users additional options and support. DJI has advised that, because the firmware update is fairly large, it could take some time to upload. The Phantom 4 RTK was launched in the autumn and is a high-class mapping and surveying drone, offering centimetre-level positioning data in real-time. What’s New?... Read More