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DJI

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

17/05/2019
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Heliguy exhibits new releases at Geo Business 2019

UK drone expert Heliguy will be exhibiting new releases at Geo Business 2019, including the launch of our new Fullstack SPE – an all-inclusive and cost-effective supply and support solution for those in the commercial drone industry. The renowned show, held at the Business Design Centre, in London, is the largest geospatial event in the UK and is designed for everyone involved in the gathering, storing, processing and delivery of geospatial information. The two-day international exhibition is being held on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd of May and is set... Read More

15/05/2019
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DJI Osmo Action v GoPro HERO7 Black v GoPro HERO7 Silver

DJI has today unveiled the Osmo Action camera – and it has already been touted as a GoPro killer. With this in mind, how does this new release compare to GoPro’s flagship HERO7 Black, and to a lesser extent, the GoPro HERO7 Silver? In this blog post, Heliguy Insider takes a look at the specifications of the three products and explores how they stack up against each another. DJI Osmo Action v GOPro HERO7 Black – The Specifications First off, let’s take a look at the tale of the tape... Read More

15/05/2019
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DJI Osmo Action camera launched

DJI has today unveiled the Osmo Action – a rugged and waterproof 4K camera which features front and rear colour screens, state-of-the-art electronic image stabilisation and rivals the GoPro HERO7 Black. This new release is ideal for thrill-seekers, sports enthusiasts, professionals and vloggers, allowing you to capture every adventure in stunning detail. Key features of the DJI Osmo Action include: First DJI handheld camera to include RockSteady, DJI’s Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) technology; 1/2.3-inch sensor records 12-megapixel photos and 4K video up to 60fps at 100Mbps in stunning detail; Capable... Read More

14/05/2019
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Heliguy launches industry-first Fullstack SPE

Heliguy, the UK’s leading drone expert, has launched an industry-first fully-managed drone supply and support solution for enterprise clients, to arm them with the latest equipment, reduce risk and cut out third-party finance involvement. Heliguy Fullstack SPE lets you lease your drones from us, gives you annual automatic upgrades to keep you at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and gives you access to a range of other value-added services, such as rapid repairs, 24/7 support and courtesy drone hire. The Heliguy Fullstack SPE (Special Purpose Entity) offers an extensive and... Read More

03/05/2019
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Drones being used in search and rescue trial

Drones, supplied by Heliguy, are being used in a new trial to support vital search and rescue missions around the Essex coast. The 12-month pilot, which began earlier this week, is taking place thanks to a partnership between Essex Police, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). “Drones will allow rescuers to make more informed decisions and ultimately help make the coast safer – particularly as the busy season is now almost upon us,” says the MCA The drones will help coastguard rescue teams... Read More

30/04/2019
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Drones a vital tool in climate change research

Drones are playing a crucial role in vital work to better understand the effects of climate change in the Arctic. Dr Joseph Cook, a glaciologist at the University of Sheffield, is conducting major research projects in Greenland, exploring the impact of global warming on glacier and ice-sheet dynamics. To help these studies, Dr Cook and his team are harnessing the power of drones, including a DJI Mavic Pro. The UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicle) enable the scientists to access difficult-to-reach areas, cover large swathes of land and provide accurate results. They... 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

25/04/2019
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Were drones really to blame for near-miss with plane?

Call us sceptical, but a recent news story has raised a few eyebrows at Heliguy HQ this week. The article in question? A Virgin Atlantic jet faced a collision at 14,000ft with two drones as it was approaching Heathrow Airport to land. This press coverage – which has done the rounds on various media sites – got us scratching our heads, deliberating on whether the offending objects were indeed two rogue UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), or maybe – just maybe – something else? Now, this isn’t a case of us... Read More

09/04/2019
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VIDEO: Watch parachute save falling drone

Heliguy has successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of a drone safety parachute for DJI’s Matrice Series – which dramatically slowed the aircraft’s fall from the sky during a simulated crash. We equipped the M210 – popular with the emergency services – with the ParaZero SafeAir Parachute, which is now available to buy from Heliguy. We recently tested the parachute in front of police representatives. The special demonstration was a success – with the parachute kicking into action and bringing the drone to ground in a safe descent. The drone would have fallen... Read More