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Professional Drones

14/03/2019
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Competent observer role reintroduced

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced an exemption to the Air Navigation Order 2016 – which now allows commercial pilots to fly a drone with the help of a competent observer.  Bringing back the competent observer is great for the likes of commercial photographers, allowing them to focus on capturing the best images Under the changes, a remote pilot with the standard PfCO permission may be accompanied by a competent observer when flying a small unmanned aircraft to enable the remote pilot to focus on the aircraft’s on-board camera... Read More

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

07/03/2019
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Seven reasons why DJI FlightHub Enterprise is better than DJI FlightHub Basic and Advanced

DJI has launched DJI FlightHub Enterprise and there are some key differences between this and older versions – including private cloud access. DJI FlightHub software – compatible with a range of DJI drones – enables organisations to efficiently manage all aspects of their commercial drone operations from a single platform. FlightHub Enterprise is valuable to a wide range of commercial and industrial customers using drone technology As a web-based service, FlightHub Basic and Advanced have provided the capability to oversee live operations, manage flight data, manage fleets and pilots, and... Read More

27/02/2019
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Turn your ideas into reality – Heliguy launches R&D service

Heliguy has launched a new research and development department – to create bespoke items and offer custom-built solutions for commercial and enterprise drone missions. HECTIC – which stands for Heliguy Electronics and Custom Technology Integration Centre – is based at our North East England HQ and will turn people’s exciting ideas into reality. Using their many years of experience and expertise in the UAV industry, our dedicated and knowledgeable technicians have launched this invaluable consultancy to provide tailor-made products and hardware and software integrations. HECTIC champions a fresh perspective on custom... Read More

25/02/2019
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Firmware update for DJI Phantom 4 RTK

DJI has updated the firmware for the Phantom 4 RTK to improve flight safety and experience – and users are being encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible. What’s New? Improved battery stability and safety after the battery was not fully charged and discharged during long-term storage. If you have multiple batteries, please run this firmware update on all of them. Upgrade Method – DJI Assistant 2 for Phantom/MG Download and install DJI Assistant 2 for Phantom: https://dl.djicdn.com/downloads/dji_assistant/20181028/Phantom/DJI+Assistant+2+For+Phantom+2.0.6.exe Connect your aircraft/remote control to your computerOpen DJI Assistant 2 for PhantomUpgrade the... Read More

22/02/2019
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Heliguy to exhibit at major Security and Policing expo

Heliguy is proud to announce that it will be showcasing drone-detection solutions, the new M200 Series V2, enterprise UAVs and our recently-launched research and development service HECTIC at the prestigious Security and Policing exhibition. The major Home Office event is being staged at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, Hampshire, from Tuesday, March 5, to Thursday, March 7. Security and Policing 2019 gives guests the chance to view the latest developments in the UK security market with almost 400 companies – including Heliguy – exhibiting under the one roof.... Read More

21/02/2019
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DJI M200 Series V2 versus DJI M200 Series

DJI has today unveiled the new M200 Series V2 – a powerful and reliable drone platform designed for industrial applications. But what is the difference between these rebooted UAVs and their popular predecessors in the original M200 Series? In a nutshell, DJI says that enhancements include better reliability, safety, and security features, which ‘lay the technical foundations for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) and nighttime operations’. Our updated Matrice 200 Series drones are now better equipped for complex life-saving missions, flights over sensitive locations, and flights at night, while enhancements... Read More

21/02/2019
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DJI launch Matrice 200 Series V2

A rugged design, enhanced control systems, superior flight performance and added safety and data security features – DJI has unveiled the M200 Series V2. The new Matrice 200 Series V2 is a versatile industrial drone platform with improved features, designed for professionals across industries such as public safety, infrastructure, construction and energy.  The drones in the V2 Series build on the success of the original M200 platforms. To see how the new Series compares to the original, click here. The M200 Series V2 offers upgraded versatility and durability. It is... Read More

11/02/2019
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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

06/02/2019
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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