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02/10/2019
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Drone Manufacturer DJI Brands US Data Security Fears ‘Misleading And False’

Global drone giant DJI has reiterated its commitment to addressing privacy and security concerns which have emerged in the USA, before stressing: ‘Your data is not our business’. Over the last few months, DJI has faced harsh accusations over its data security practices, while the so-called American Security Drone Act of 2019 aims to stop federal agencies and departments from buying off-the-shelf drones from China or any other country that are deemed a national security risk. DJI has constantly rebuked allegations that its drones are being used to collect and... Read More

02/10/2019
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Drones In Public Safety With DJI’s Romeo Durscher

Drones are saving lives, transforming the work of fire and police crews, and adoption rates are ‘skyrocketing’ – these were some of the key industry insights from Romeo Durscher, DJI’s Director of Public Safety Integration, during an exclusive interview with Heliguy at AirWorks 2019. Speaking to Heliguy’s content writer James Willoughby, Mr Durscher also set out his vision for the future of drones in public safety, addressed the challenges which face the industry, shared his tips for starting an enterprise drone programme and described Heliguy’s launch into America as ‘very,... Read More

01/10/2019
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How The DJI M210 Drone Is Transforming Aerial Inspections

“For inspections, the DJI M210 is our go-to drone, because it is easy to fly and it is more stable than any drone we’ve used before – which means we can get more work done!” Those are the thoughts of Toby Townrow, Co-Founder and Communications Director of Drone Evolution, as he reflects on his company’s dynamic workflows and growing UAV programme. The Welsh firm, which carries out a range of aerial work – from roof checks to generating 3D models for surveying – turned to DJI Gold Partner Heliguy to... Read More

07/08/2019
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Derbyshire Police’s First Female Drone Pilot Wants To Fight Crime And Inspire Others

“It’s an achievement to be labelled the first, however, I think it’s more important to ensure that I am not the last.” That is the inspirational message from PC Victoria Atherton after qualifying as Derbyshire Constabulary’s first female drone pilot. The dedicated police officer recently became a fully-fledged member of the Force’s UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) division after passing her flight assessment during a specialist ES-DOT (Emergency Services Drone Operators Training) course run by drone expert Heliguy. It was the culmination of determination and a drive for doing the right... Read More

05/08/2019
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How The DJI Inspire 2 Drone Reinvented A Filmmaker

An experienced filmmaker, who has used the DJI Inspire 2 to capture incredible footage for the BBC and L’Oréal, has revealed how the drone and its cinematic cameras rekindled his passion for aerial photography. Having initially struggled to shoot quality footage with hefty and expensive equipment aboard a paraglider and other small aircraft – and initially not a fan of drones – a frustrated Chris Boyes was all set to give up his dream of breaking into the industry. But this all changed when he caught a glimpse of footage... Read More

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