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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

19/12/2018
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DJI issues further TB50 and TB55 firmware updates

DJI has released new firmware updates for users of TB50 and TB55 batteries which address the small number of reports of Matrice 200 Series drones experiencing early Return-to-Home (RTH) or Automatic Landing (AL). These cases are not due to product performance issues, but are false alarms triggered by conservative measures DJI implemented last month to prevent any further potential of M200 series drones experiencing loss of power mid-flight. DJI continues a thorough investigation of the root cause of the issue until it is fully resolved. DJI says that this new... 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

20/09/2018
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DJI Mavic 2 in Depth Series – Part 2 – Aircraft Safety

Continuing our in-depth look at the new DJI Mavic 2 Series, we’re looking at the safety systems available on the two new drones. Like all DJI’s recently released drones, the Mavic 2 Series are packed with safety mechanisms to help prevent any incident during flight either by pilot error or system failure. These two drones include DJI’s most advanced obstacle sensing and avoidance to date as well as many other aspects to improve their safety. Keep reading to find out more on the safety systems available on the Mavic 2... Read More

20/08/2018
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DJI Transmission Systems – Wi-Fi, OcuSync & Lightbridge

Drone transmission systems can have a huge effect on the capabilities of your drone. They give very different results, meaning you need to pick a transmission system that’s right for you when selecting your drone. DJI use three key transmission systems with their drones; Wi-Fi, OcuSync and Lightbridge. Each system has a range of different benefits, affecting how they perform and their abilities. In our latest post, Heliguy Insider will be looking into each of the three transmission systems, highlighting each of their features and how they could benefit each... Read More

10/08/2018
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Hands On with the DJI Copilot

The DJI Copilot is a rugged 2TB hard drive made for photographers, videographers and drone pilots to manage and backup data on set in any location. The Copilot is a BOSS (Backup On-Set Solutions) drive, developed from a partnership between DJI and LaCie, announced at this year’s CES. The Copilot is designed to transfer data without a computer, cutting down on kit. You’re also able to organise your files using a mobile device making it the ideal travel hard drive. We’ve taken the Copilot out on a few aerial and... Read More

20/07/2018
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Hands on with the DJI Zenmuse XT2

Continuing their successful partnership, drone giants, DJI with the world-leading thermal experts, FLIR recently announced their latest payload for the enterprise market, the DJI Zenmuse XT2. Building on the design of the original XT, the XT2 features FLIR’s expert thermal technology along with a visual sensor and gimbal from DJI. This combination increases the functionality of the Zenmuse XT2 offering new Intelligent Modes like the FLIR MSX. The Heliguy Team recently had the opportunity to test out the Zenmuse XT2 and try out all of the different modes and functions available.... Read More

12/07/2018
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DJI Ronin-S In-Depth Series – Part 2 – Operation

Following our previous post on the setup of the new DJI Ronin-S, we’re continuing our in-depth series with a look at the operation and shooting modes available on this outstanding gimbal. You can use the Ronin app or the built-in joystick and buttons to control the Ronin-S, change modes and capture photos and videos. In this post, we will show you the operating and shooting modes available on the Ronin-S and how to achieve the best results with each. Keep reading to find out how you can achieve the best... Read More

05/07/2018
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DJI Ronin-S In-Depth Series – Part 1 – Setup

At CES 2018 in January, DJI announced a brand-new gimbal for professional videographers and vloggers, the DJI Ronin-S. Made for DSLR and mirrorless cameras, the Ronin-S provides three-axis stabilisation for stunning shake-free videos and images. Following its announcement, DJI gave professionals from creative industries the opportunity to try out the gimbal and put it through its paces. The feedback was then put directly into the gimbal, resulting in a highly functional gimbal, shaped by its target audience. In this post, we will go through the set up of this new... Read More

29/06/2018
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Hands-on with the Freefly Movi

In December of 2017, Freefly announced their first product for the consumer market; the Freefly Movi. Dubbed the cinema robot, Movi is a culmination of Freefly’s experience and knowledge of the professional film industry, boiled down into an expertly crafted handheld gimbal for smartphones. After clearing our pre-orders, we’ve finally had a chance to get our hands one. We then put its features to the test, going from setup and general use, through to testing the fantastic pre-programmed shooting modes. We’ll be showing you how to use this gimbal and... Read More