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16/11/2018

Heliguy wins prestigious prize at North Tyneside Business Awards

Heliguy is delighted to announce that it has won a prestigious prize at the renowned North Tyneside Business Awards 2018, thanks to the company’s outstanding customer service and passion to develop the drone industry. The North Shields-based UAV expert was presented with the Retail and Service Provider Award at last night’s ceremony, staged at the recently revamped Spanish City, in Whitley Bay. Heliguy beat the other shortlisted finalists – NBT Group, in Killingworth, and Oatein, in Whitley Bay – to win the category, which was sponsored by the North Tyneside Business... Read More

16/11/2018

DJI issues firmware updates for TB50 and TB55 batteries

DJI has issued firmware updates for users of TB50 and TB55 batteries, after a small number had reported incorrect power levels. The updates will enhance the battery-management system and optimize power supply during flight. Pilots are encouraged to check their DJI Pilot app or DJI GO 4 app and update the firmware on their batteries as soon as possible. Last month, there were reports that a small number of these batteries had shown incorrect power levels, leading to loss of power mid-flight. Customers were urged to fly with caution when using... Read More

05/11/2018

DJI Phantom 4 RTK is a game-changer for mapping and surveying

A new standard for drone accuracy. That’s the bold statement made by DJI upon the release of its eagerly-anticipated Phantom 4 RTK. It’s a big claim. But it’s a promise that the Chinese-based technology giant can most certainly back up. With its high-precision mapping capabilities, providing the ability to capture centimetre-accurate RTK (real-time kinematic) data, this impressive newbie looks set to transform the landscape in the world of construction. In many ways, DJI has struck gold with the Phantom 4 RTK. MEETING INDUSTRY NEEDS As the commercial drone industry continues to... Read More

Firefly versus Honeybee V2

The Honeybee V2 has been put back into production in Dec 2012 and we will continue to supply both models going forward. *This was edited on 23-01-13 to update as to the fact of the discontinued Honeybee V2 being put back into production by the factory after originally being announced that the model had been discontinued – the comparison article is still relevant. The Honeybee was the 4 channel fixed pitch helicopter popular with first time buyers and its demise is not necessarily a bad thing as we think we... Read More

Titan (LARGE) RC Helicopter with Camera

The TITAN is… 2 and ½ times bigger than the ESKY Big Lama and we are pretty sure there is no bigger 4 channel helicopter. (We’ll get some pics beside the Big Lama when it arrives in) It is a tank (but it doesn’t fly like one), the most robust helicopter I have flown, if they made helicopters to go into battle this would be it. It has digital servos and 2 huge carbon brush motors that give it a punchy power control (this can even be increased and decreased... Read More

FMS Airwolf Model and Others

A number of popular and well known real world helicopters available as FMS models for FREE download, click on the images to obtain. Bell 222A – also know as AIRWOLF: SA341 Gazelle – also known as BLUE THUNDER: SA365 Dauphin – used by the Coastguard, Police, Navy and others:   Keywords: FMS dhyayi

Learning How to Fly RC Helicopters: Tips for Beginners

This guide is brief tips for a beginner with a four channel controller to get airbourne.  I am using a Mode 2 controller in this guide and pictures from the Firefly manual. The controls: Starting off with a diagram of the radio and the rc helicopter (please remember that even if your radio is not identical to this radio ALL the principals are the same). I am missing out all the start up basics here on how to connect battery and detailed description of radio, we are going straight to the... Read More

FMS Flying Model Simulator

A little bit about FREE FMS: FMS is a freeware RC simulator for anyone to use. It’s not quite as user friendly as or has as many features as the commercial ones available right now. The flight characteristics with the transmitter interface are quite good including hovering, forward flight and aerobatics.  Flight simulator physics has progressed since the days of the FMS but if you want to get a good understanding as to how a helicopter feels to fly before trying it for real then this still continues to be... Read More

Aerial Photography with RC Helicopters

Over the last year the use of remote control helicopters for aerial photography applications has taken a massive leap forward into the mainstream. This is mainly due to more exposure in the press and thus more people knowing what is possible. The basic technology has actually been available for a while now, although recently it has become cheaper, more reliable and with a few new innovations, much safer. So how can you go about getting your own aerial photography rig in the air? There are three main elements to consider:... Read More

REVIEW: Should we be Worried About SYMA RC Toy Helicopters

Something has happened this year – I am seeing Syma RC Helicopters everywhere – I checked it out when the freight forwarder who we use – mentioned he had imported lots of toy helicopters. I then checked the trending and yes a spike had grown… . I have seen them everywhere online too: Here are the spares for the same shop shown above. You’ll notice that the only spares provided involve blades, flybar and linkages – so if you break something else you may have trouble sourcing, we usually direct... Read More