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Consumer Drones

08/11/2019
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UK Drone Registration 2019: Your Guide To The Theory Test

UK drone users need to sit a theory test, as part of new UK registration scheme; The free multiple-choice quiz has 20 questions. The pass mark is 16; The test focuses on safety and how to fly legally; You can refer to The Drone and Model Aircraft Code during the test and you sit it as many times as is required to pass; The new laws relate to drones weighing between 250g and 20kg. But even if your aircraft is lighter, you need to fly sensibly and adhere to the... Read More

07/11/2019
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Heliguy Installs Drone Defence At Gatwick Airport

Heliguy has provided Gatwick Airport with a sophisticated drone defence system; The installation follows last year’s Chrismas disruption at the airport; Heliguy is a key player in industry-leading talks and demonstrations to protect UK airspace from rogue drones; Heliguy has already installed counter-UAS technology at a number of major UK airports and prisons; Heliguy’s drone defence team offers a comprehensive service of consultancy, installation and maintenance, which is key for successful operation. Contact us by phone or email. North East England UAS specialist Heliguy has provided Gatwick Airport with a... Read More

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Which Drones Need To Be Registered In The UK?

The UK’s new Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Scheme has gone live today. The new regulations apply to drones and model aircraft from 250g to 20kg that are used outdoors. So that means that DJI’s recently-released Mavic Mini does not need to be registered, as it weighs 249g, but you still need to follow the Drone Code, which promotes safe flying. Here is a guide to some of the most popular drones on the market which need to be registered. Drone Registration – A Guide DJI Spark The... Read More

01/11/2019
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Heliguy Will Offset The Cost Of Your Drone Registration Fee

The UK drone registration charge starts this month, costing £9 annually; To help our customers, we will offset the fee for the next five years, offering you a total of £45 of Heliguy e-credit; The offer is for Heliguy customers only, who purchase a drone (which meets the registration criteria) from us, beginning on November 5, 2019; To redeem the discount, you will have to send us your proof of registration each year. The UK drone registration charge starts this month – and Heliguy is offering to offset the fee... Read More

31/10/2019
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REVIEW: Six Reasons To Buy The DJI Mavic Mini Drone

The DJI Mavic Mini is here – and it’s awesome! This ground-breaking drone pushes innovation to another level, packing plenty of smart features into a teeny-tiny frame and at an affordable price – making it the drone for everyone and the perfect gadget for everyday photography and flying fun. Here are six reasons why you should own the DJI Mavic Mini. 1: It’s Seriously Light It’s Mini by name and it really is Mini by nature. Tipping the scales at just 249 grams, the DJI Mavic Mini is seriously light.... Read More

30/10/2019
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New DJI Mavic Mini Drone Under 250g And Exempt From UK and USA Registration

DJI launches DJI Mavic Mini drone, weighing 249g, placing it in the lowest and safest weight class of drones; Because it is under the 250g threshold, no need to register the drone under UK and USA laws; Mavic Mini costs £369, while the Combo is priced £459; Highlights include 30 minute flight time, up to 4km HD Video Transmission, 3-axis gimbal supporting 12MP images, and an array of smart photography modes; Pre-order yours from Heliguy now. Early bird 20% discount on Repair Refresh is also available. DJI has unveiled the... Read More

30/10/2019
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DJI Mavic Mini v DJI Mavic 2 Pro v DJI Mavic 2 Zoom v DJI Mavic Air

The much-anticipated DJI Mavic Mini is here and it looks set to be a big hitter! So, with this ultralight drone becoming the newest member of the popular Mavic family, how does it compare to its older siblings – namely the Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom and the Mavic Air? Heliguy Insider takes a look at their features and key specifications to help you decide which is the best to meet your needs. DJI Mavic Mini v DJI Mavic 2 Pro v DJI Mavic 2 Zoom v DJI Mavic... Read More

23/10/2019
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Controversial UK Drone Registration Fee Reduced

Proposed annual UK Drone Registration Fee cut from £16.50 to £9 Exemptions for some drone users means they won’t have to sit online competency test Drone and Model Aircraft Registration and Education Service opens on November 5 New UK laws apply to anyone responsible for a drone or unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) weighing between 250g and 20kg that are used outdoors A controversial plan to charge UK drone users £16.50 a year has been reduced, following pressure from the industry. In April, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) released a... Read More

11/10/2019
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MPs Urge Government To Properly Evaluate Economic Benefits Of Drones

MPs have urged the Government to improve public perception and awareness of drones and to properly evaluate the potential economic benefits and opportunities that they bring. The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has recently published an in-depth document, entitled Commercial and Recreational Drone Use in the UK, which examines the rise in popularity of unmanned aircraft – by hobbyists and in the world of enterprise alike. The report calls for a white paper by summer 2020, that sets out plans to integrate drones into society, mitigating the risks... Read More

10/10/2019
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Heliguy Named On Prestigious List Of Fastest Growing Companies

Drone specialist Heliguy has been named as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies across the North East of England. The Fastest 50 list recognises those market-leading companies inspiring belief, spearheading innovation and driving change. It is compiled by UK Top 100 law firm Ward Hadaway and supported by The Journal newspaper. The Ward Hadaway North East Fastest 50 highlights and celebrates the achievements of fast-growing, profitable companies in the region by compiling and publishing an annual list of the 50 fastest-growing privately-owned businesses across the region. SEE THE FASTEST 50... Read More