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17/07/2019
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Film Company Using DJI Drones Supplied By Heliguy For Netflix and the BBC

“As a filmmaker, drones have changed the environment completely and are an absolute necessity.” That is the verdict of Phil Crothers, Director of Film and Co-founder of Pivotal, as he reflects on the growing importance and distinct advantages of using unmanned aircraft in the film industry. And he should know, because the Northern Ireland-based company has utilised the DJI Inspire 2 drone and cinematic DJI Zenmuse X5S and X7 cameras to shoot outstanding visuals for the likes of Netflix, WarnerMedia, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. In terms of safety,... Read More

10/07/2019
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WATCH: DJI drone with zoom camera used for inspection work

An aerial photography business is using drones – supplied by DJI Gold Partner Heliguy – to carry out important inspection work and is benefiting from enhanced safety, increased efficiency and reduced costs. Quayle Industries is utilising the DJI M210 Series V2 with the DJI Zenmuse Z30 zoom payload, as well as the X4S and X5S imaging cameras, for a range of jobs, including roof surveys, power-cable checks and site-progress monitoring. This has proved to be a highly-effective solution for the company. For instance, check out this video which shows the... Read More

19/06/2019
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Customised DJI M210 Drone ‘Most Versatile’ For Volcano Gas Inspections

A DJI M210 drone, supplied by Heliguy and equipped with a custom payload, has been described as one of the best systems on the planet for carrying out short-range gas inspections of volcanoes. The aircraft was one of a number of drones used for groundbreaking research to explore volcanic emissions in Papua New Guinea, as part of vital work to help protect local communities and make inspections safer and more accessible. Led by Emma Liu, of the University of Cambridge, the major expedition – funded by Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO)... 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

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

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

02/04/2019
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Balfour Beatty benefiting from drones on M6 Smart Motorway development

Balfour Beatty is reaping the rewards of using drones on major construction projects, including work on a multi-million-pound Smart Motorway upgrade in The Midlands – with support from UAV specialist Heliguy.  The international infrastructure group is utilising UAVs, including the recently-released DJI Phantom 4 RTK, to enhance safety, increase efficiency, gather data faster, improve asset productivity and gain high-accuracy results. The company has turned to drone expert Heliguy as its preferred supplier, with the award-winning North East England UAV firm providing a comprehensive package of equipment and support. Balfour Beatty’s... Read More

26/03/2019
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Fund-raising campaign to develop crop-management drone app

A fund-raising campaign has been launched to further develop an agricultural app which automates crop scouting with just your phone and a drone.  Drone Ag has started the £250,000 Crowdfunding appeal to enhance its sophisticated Skippy Scout software – designed to make farmers’ lives easier by saving time, increasing efficiency and providing accurate results. Heliguy has partnered with Drone AG to offer a training course to help you learn how to use your drone for agriculture Skippy Scout optimises crop management in real time, at leaf-level, using just your phone... Read More

22/03/2019
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Six times drones have helped with disaster response

Chaos. Destruction. Carnage. Many lives lost. From huge fires to major earthquakes, natural disasters have left a trail of devastation in their wake. Amid the havoc and the horror, rescue crews have to spring into action, desperately searching for survivors and analaysing the substantial damage around them. More and more, the emergency services – as well as insurance companies and architects, among others – are using drones to help them with these vital missions in the wake of catastrophe. Drone mapping not only creates an immediate record of damage after... Read More

12/03/2019
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15 drone apps to help you

You’ve got your drone, but you want to take your mission to the next level. Well don’t worry, because there’s an app for that! Whether you want to measure the volume of a stockpile, create a report of your building site, anaylse the state of your crops, check the weather forecast or find out what hazards are in the vicinity, there’s a whole host of software out there to help you make the most of your UAV flights. But which ones should you choose? To aid your decision-making, Heliguy Insider... Read More