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Consumer Drones

24/05/2019
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DJI consumer drones to come with plane and helicopter detection to reduce collision risk

DJI has committed to installing aeroplane and helicopter detectors in new consumer drones, as part of a 10-point plan to ensure the world’s skies remain safe in the drone era. All new DJI drone models released after January 1, 2020, that weigh more than 250 grams will include AirSense technology, which receives ADS-B signals from nearby aeroplanes and helicopters and warns drone pilots if they appear to be on a collision course. This will be the largest single deployment of ADS-B collision awareness technology to date and sets a new... Read More

03/05/2019
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Drone Registration Scheme – Is £16.50 Too Much?

Opposition is mounting against a controversial proposal to charge UAV operators as part of the UK Drone Registration Scheme, with critics blasting the idea as outrageous and detrimental to the future of model flying. Battle lines are being drawn throughout the industry following the start of a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) consultation which sets out a plan to introduce an annual £16.50 fee for drone operators whose aircraft is between 250 grams and 20 kilograms. Disgruntled commercial pilots and hobbyists have voiced a string of negative comments, describing the payment... Read More

26/04/2019
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DJI Smart Controller compatible with more drones

A new firmware update has been issued for the DJI Smart Controller, making it compatible with a greater range of drones and adding extra features to help take your aerial adventures even further. Thanks to the firmware (v01.00.0530) release, the Smart Controller can now be used to control the Mavic 2 Enterprise and Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual – which is ideal for enterprise pilots, such as the police and search and rescue teams. As was the case when the controller was released in January, the device is still compatible with... Read More

03/04/2019
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Tello Iron Man Edition launched

Now you can fly like a superhero – thanks to the launch of the new Ryze Tello Iron Man Edition. Designed especially for Marvel fans, this new release is perfect for learning how to fly a drone while immersed in the exciting world of The Avengers. Inspired by Iron Man’s classic armour, Tello Iron Man Edition’s shell includes the heroic Arc Reactor, while its motors and propeller tips are dipped in gold. It is priced £129 and is available for pre-order from Heliguy. We expect to have stock later this month.... Read More

26/02/2019
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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?  What Is The Difference In Price? The first thing to note is the difference in cost between the two products. The Essentials Kit is £459, while... Read More

08/01/2019
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New DJI Smart Controller released

DJI has today announced the release of a Smart Controller – designed to maximise your outdoor aerial experience with the Mavic 2 series of drones and any other aircraft equipped with OcuSync 2.0 technology. This new portable device boasts an ultra-bright screen, intuitive controls and a series of features to share visual content quickly and easily. The DJI Smart Controller is priced £579 and is available to pre-order from Heliguy. Key features Built-in ultra-bright 5.5-inch 1080p screen OcuSync 2.0 Full-HD video transmission Extremely portable, with detachable control sticks Operates in... Read More

03/01/2019
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DJI Mavic 2 Zoom v DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise v DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual

2018 was a busy and productive year for the Mavic Series of drones, with DJI unveiling no fewer than five iterations. The year began with the release of the Mavic Air, then the Mavic 2 Zoom and Pro in the summer, followed by the Mavic 2 Enterprise in the autumn, before closing 2018 with the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual. In their own right, each drone within this Mavic quintet has its own quirks and uses, but this particular blog post focuses on the Mavic 2 Zoom, Mavic 2 Enterprise and... Read More

31/12/2018
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A year in drones: Review of 2018

An award win, new release game-changing drones and updated regulations – 2018 has been a busy and ground-breaking year for Heliguy and the UAV world. With 2019 on the horizon, this special blog post reflects on the past 12 months, reminiscing on the launch of popular products such as DJI’s Osmo Pocket and Mavic Air, industry big-hitters like the Mavic 2 Enterprise and Phantom 4 RTK, and the proud moment when Heliguy received a prestigious prize at the North Tyneside Business Awards. 2018 at a glance JANUARY DJI began 2018... Read More

24/12/2018
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UAV for Christmas: Your guide to drone regulations

It’s Christmas, and Santa Claus might have left a new drone underneath your tree. If this is the case, then there’s a good chance that you can’t wait to take it out of the box and start your first flight. After all, owning a UAV is exciting –  they’re fun to fly and you can capture some great images and footage. But before you take to the skies, it’s very important that you understand the rules and regulations about using a drone to ensure that your flight is enjoyable, legal... Read More

18/12/2018
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Best consumer drones to buy for Christmas 2018

The Christmas countdown is well and truly on, and with just one week to go until the big day, Heliguy Insider has compiled a list of the best consumer drones to buy this festive season, plus a guide to the DJI Osmo Pocket and the cut-price Ronin-S. With the UAV world taking off, there really is something for everyone, from the Ryze Tello, which is perfect for beginners, to the more advanced DJI Mavic Series and DJI Spark. So here’s a look at some of the drones which could make their... Read More