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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

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DJI M200 used for offshore inspections by Skeye BV for oil major

A world-leading provider of industrial surveying and assessments is using drone technology to carry out offshore inspections – and is benefiting from enhanced safety and increased efficiency. Skeye BV, which is headquartered in the Netherlands and operates from offices in the UK and Belgium, has turned to UAV expert Heliguy as their preferred drone supplier. The M200 is now considered as a main stay in the fleet after proving its worth over the last year of offshore operationsPatrick Rickerby, Technical Director, Skeye BV The use of drones is proving beneficial... Read More

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VIDEO: Thermal comparison – DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual v Zenmuse XT2

From headline-grabbing police missions involving infrared technology to the recent release of the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual – drones and thermal imaging is a hot topic right now. When DJI unveiled the aforementioned UAV at the end of last year, the Chinese-based technology giant essentially offered an all-in-one solution for thermographers. But where does it rank among other options out there? Take DJI’s very own Zenmuse XT2 for example – a thermal camera which is compatible with DJI’s Matrice Series and was launched amid much fanfare in the spring of... Read More

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DJI Phantom 4 RTK: Survey-grade accuracy confirmed!

A new study has proven the accuracy of the DJI Phantom 4 RTK – showing it can meet survey-grade requirements WITHOUT having to go through the laborious process of laying a whole load of ground-control points (GCPs).  The test was carried out by DroneDeploy and demonstrated how the next-gen mapping drone can deliver 2cm relative vertical accuracy and 1.20cm relative horizontal accuracy. The DJI Phantom 4 RTK It means that this aircraft – sold by Heliguy – will help industrial users save money, increase productivity, achieve greater collaboration and increase... Read More

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Drones a key tool for construction sites

Did you know that the construction industry is the fastest growing adopter of commercial drones? In fact, the use of UAVs on job sites grew by a whopping 240% in 2018 alone, according to a recent webinar with experts from DroneDeploy – the drone surveying and 3D mapping app. Real-time drone datayielded 75% cost savingsfor Chasco Constructorson $29m project Meanwhile, a recent study conducted by ProDroneWorx shows that the number of construction companies in the UK and Ireland that are using drone technology has increased significantly, with 52% of survey participants saying that... Read More

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Drone evolution – rise of the machines

Evolution. When it comes to the world of drones, evolution is a key word. In recent years, there has been a major shift in UAV operators, moving from hobbyists and commercial photographers to those utilising unmanned aircraft for more industrial purposes, such as mining, agriculture and construction.   This changing pattern – from consumer to enterprise – appears to be accelerating. The technology has definitely been evolving from consumer/prosumer to enterprise solution Brandon Montellato – Programme Manager for DJI Enterprise It means that some drone manufacturers have been faced with the task of... Read More

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Is RTK the future of drone mapping?

“With the availability of RTK systems, I think we might see the whole process of laying ground-control points for mapping actually being skipped in the future.” This is the prediction by industry expert William Pryor, enterprise solutions manager for Skycatch, who set out his vision during a recent webinar about capturing precision data with drones. In his opinion, RTK – or real-time kinematic to give its name in full – is very much the future when it comes to UAV mapping. He believes that, thanks to RTK’s advantages – such as... Read More

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DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual: Guide to thermal imaging

DJI’s recently-released Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual features a thermal camera – but what exactly does this mean for your missions and what do you need to consider while using this technology? This blog post explores some of the key aspects of using thermal, including: What is thermal?What do the different colour palettes mean?What are isotherms?How far can you fly?How can the environment impact results?How can a drone and thermal camera help you? The post will also take a more detailed look at the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, which has... Read More

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Drones a game-changer, say police

Saving the life of a missing teenage girl, unexpectedly uncovering £200,000-worth of stolen electrical cable and a stash of carefully-concealed weapons at a traveller site and finding a major cannabis farm – police forces across the UK are successfully using drone technology to fight crime and rescue people in need. The real-life stories of how UAVs are helping to keep communities safe were told during a recent Emergency Services Roadshow, staged by Heliguy, in conjunction with DJI, at Lincoln’s Waddington Training Site. The drone was just brilliant. I have absolutely... Read More

Using the DJI Zenmuse X7 for a Professional Shoot in Desert Conditions 09/11/2018
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DJI Inspire 2 and Zenmuse X7 camera were a dream team for National Geographic Jordan documentary

Experienced drone pilot Oliver Sugars has just returned from a trip of a lifetime, capturing scenes for a National Geographic documentary in Jordan. Oliver turned to Heliguy – his self-described ‘go-to UAV suppliers for a number of years’ – to sufficiently equip him with the tools needed for his two-week Middle Eastern adventure, where he got to shoot breathtaking footage of the world-renowned Petra and the protected wilderness of Wadi Rum. Needing something reliable and high-quality – especially in the unforgiving environment of the desert – Oliver, of Leading Edge... Read More