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Professional Drones

21/01/2019
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Drones vital to superfast broadband rollout

Drones are playing a vital role in the delivery of much-needed superfast broadband to some of England’s most remote areas, as well as helping farmers fight back against rural crime. Northumberland-based technology and communications company Alncom is harnessing the power of UAVs for its ground-breaking work in connecting isolated communities to the internet and providing farms with survelliance cameras.    The Alnwick firm uses drones to carry out wireless broadband and CCTV surveys – an approach which is dramatically reducing the time of each job and yielding more reliable results and... Read More

08/01/2019
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New UK drone legislation announced

New legislation will give police extra powers to tackle illegal drone use, while the Government has vowed to work on ways to detect and repel UAVs in sites like airports and prisons. Under these plans, the exclusion zone around protected airport boundaries is set to be extended from 1km to 5km. However, in an important nod to the industry, Aviation Minister Baroness Liz Sugg has gone on the record to say that drones are ‘already being used to great effect’ by keeping people safe and driving more efficient ways of working. For... Read More

07/01/2019
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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

03/01/2019
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DJI Mavic 2 Zoom v DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise v DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual

2018 was a busy and productive year for the Mavic Series of drones, with DJI unveiling no fewer than five iterations. The year began with the release of the Mavic Air, then the Mavic 2 Zoom and Pro in the summer, followed by the Mavic 2 Enterprise in the autumn, before closing 2018 with the Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual. In their own right, each drone within this Mavic quintet has its own quirks and uses, but this particular blog post focuses on the Mavic 2 Zoom, Mavic 2 Enterprise and... Read More

21/12/2018
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DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual: How thermal cameras can help you

Following the launch of DJI’s Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, Heliguy Insider takes a look at how the drone’s thermal-imaging capabilities can play a crucial role in saving lives, fighting fires and carrying out utility inspections. After much-anticipation – including several cryptic promotional Twitter messages from DJI – the new UAV was officially unveiled yesterday. And the Chinese-based technology giant’s latest release has the tools to be a real game-changer for a cross-section of users, including those at the very heart of public safety. The Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual features the... Read More

12/12/2018
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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

Coverdrone unveils flexible 11/12/2018
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Coverdrone offers new flexible policies

Coverdrone has adapted its industry-leading policy to offer a range of flexible policy periods, from one day to one year and everything in between. The company, which offers specialist drone insurance cover for commercial and recreational users, says that it has introduced the new flexie measures because it ‘understands that drone insurance requirements can differ on a daily basis and that a 12-month policy is not suitable for everyone’. Among the highlights are: Free flight training cover for clients going through any flight examination with any NQE within the UKFree registration... Read More

Partnership agreed 04/12/2018
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Delair UX11 to be sold via Heliguy

Award-winning company Heliguy has entered into a strategic partnering agreement with Survey Solutions Scotland – the sole UK distributor for Delair UAV fixed-wing products – to offer clients the long-range, BVLOS-ready Delair UX11. This state-of-the-art UAV is a professional aircraft suitable for large-area mapping, with BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight)-ready capabilties and optional PPK (post-processed kinematic) for survey-grade results.  And on Tuesday, a week after the partnership was agreed, Heliguy invited the Iris Group to its test site in Northumberland to showcase the Delair UX11. Iris is looking for a fixed-wing solution... Read More

DJI's Qualified Entities Programme 19/11/2018
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DJI unveils beta phase of Qualified Entities Programme

DJI has unveiled the beta phase of its Qualified Entities Programme (QEP), which will allow public-safety personnel to conduct drone operations without restriction. Through the QEP, DJI will remove all domestic geofencing limitations and altitude limitations for enterprise aircraft. This will allow users to fly in sensitive locations and at higher altitudes, in order to enable critical operations such as disaster response, firefighting, search and rescue, and other public-safety applications. A DJI statement said: “DJI is committed to supporting national, regional and local public safety agencies through enabling the full range... 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