Mountain Rescue team making the most of drones 20/11/2018
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Drones are ‘invaluable tool’ for Scotland’s busiest mountain-rescue team

Picture the scene. Freezing temperatures, a thick blanket of snow, tricky terrain and a vast area of open space to cover. It’s a daunting prospect for the volunteers of Lochaber Mountain Rescue, but it is a scenario which they face on an all-too-frequent basis. Often, the team’s missions are high-pressure call-outs, with time of the essence and every minute crucial to finding a missing or injured person in the unforgiving environment of Scotland’s Ben Nevis, which peaks at 4,411ft. Over the years, the dedicated and brave volunteers have used a... 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

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Heliguy Interviews Miro Forestry Company

In our latest Heliguy Insider interview, we had the opportunity to speak to Heliguy customers, Miro Forestry Company, on their unique drone use in the global forestry industry. Miro is a sustainable forestry and timber company with plantations in Ghana and Sierra Leone, West Africa. Their aim is to create sustainable forestry whilst maintaining the highest levels of conservation and environmental protection. In our interview, we discussed how they are utilising drones to enhance their work in comparison to the traditional method of data collection and the current and future... Read More

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3D Mapping with Drones – LiDAR Case Study

Heliguy Insider recently got the opportunity to speak to Maria-Valasia Peppa, a Research Associate in Geomatics from Newcastle University’s School of Engineering and Ivona Hubova, a Systems Engineer from 3D Laser Mapping. Our interviews followed a Heliguy enterprise handover for a DJI Matrice 600 Pro and LiDAR system supplied by 3D Laser Mapping, purchased by Newcastle University. We had the opportunity to discuss LiDAR systems and their integration with drones along with the applications the technology could benefit. Keep reading to find out more on LiDAR technology and for a... Read More

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Heliguy Interviews Crowded Space Drones

Drones are being used as a tool in increasingly unique industries every day. One of these exciting new industries is related to public safety, crowd and event management. We recently had the opportunity to visit Heliguy customers from this industry, Crowded Space Drones. Our visit took place while they were on a job using a DJI Matrice 210 and Zenmuse Z30 to monitor the crowd at the Champions League semi-final between Liverpool vs Roma. We had a chance to see them in action and speak with the company director, Andrew McQuillan,... Read More

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Heliguy Interviews Archaeologist – David Connolly

Heliguy Insider have been talking to David Connolly, an Archaeologist and long-time Heliguy customer. He uses drones in a unique way, as a tool to support his work as an archaeologist, and has created a niche business by incorporating drones. David recently located a lost World War II bunker, on the East Lothian coast whilst undertaking an aerial survey with his drone. We spoke to David about how he located the bunker as well as his use of drones in his capacity as an archaeologist. Keep reading to find out... Read More

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A Week in the Life of Heliguy’s Technical Team

In our latest post on the teams in Heliguy, we have been looking at the Heliguy Technical Team and their role within Heliguy and the wider drone industry. We spoke to Ross, the newest member of the team, who has been with Heliguy since the start of August in 2017. Heliguy’s Technical Team are a DJI approved repair centre who offer custom builds for a variety of different industries. The team are trained by DJI in the repairs of consumer and enterprise drones. They also have a huge range of... Read More

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Heliguy Interviews Raptor Aerial Imaging

Heliguy recently lent their valued customer, Tom Nash from Raptor Aerial Imaging, a DJI Matrice 210, Zenmuse XT thermal sensor and Zenmuse Z30 zoom camera. Tom used the equipment to test out its real-world application as part of a several simulated mountain search and rescue scenarios and provided Heliguy with his feedback. Tom presented Heliguy with his findings and sat down for an interview to discuss his opinions on using drones to assist with search and rescue missions. Keep reading to find out whether drones, thermal cameras and zoom cameras... Read More

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Heliguy Interviews 5kdigitalfilm

Here at Heliguy, we go above and beyond for our customers. That’s why, when 5kdigitalfilm, an aerial filming company booked a job for the Cine Tirol Film Commission to film in the Tirol region of Austria, the Heliguy Team were able to arrange for the DJI Zenmuse X7 to be sent to them shortly after it was announced. We spoke to Chris from 5kdigitalfilm following the creation of their stunning video, Tirol – Over the Wilderness to discuss how they found using the Zenmuse X7 in the harsh conditions of... Read More


Heliguy Interviews Multi-Award Winning DOP

We recently spoke to Richard Cook, an Emmy award-winning Cinematographer and a multi GTC award-winning Director of Photography, who recently started using drones as part of his work. Richard has over thirty years’ experience as a cameraman and cinematographer that spans many different genres and broadcasters. Keep reading for more on Richard’s work and our interview with him. About Richard Cook Richard is a cameraman and cinematographer with a wealth of experience specialising in high-end documentary filming. Over the last few years, Richard has worked on a number of series touring... Read More