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DJI FPV Drone Combo Hands-on Review
DJI has launched the DJI FPV drone, offering an immersive flight experience, 4K/60fps super-wide FOV, and HD low-latency transmission. The drone caters for all levels of experience and can be flown for FPV racing and cinematic FPV. Read our full review.
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Matrice 300 RTK Firmware Update - New Features
A new firmware update has been released for the DJI Matrice 300 RTK, which includes support for the P1 photogrammetry camera and enhanced mission planning modes.
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How To Update The DJI M300 RTK Firmware
A step-by-step guide to help you update the firmware of the DJI Matrice 300 RTK, as well as the remote controller, battery station and D-RTK 2 mobile station.
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M300 RTK and P1 Case Study - Exclusive Data Sets
Exclusive data sets, collected by heliguy™, show the quality of the DJI M300 RTK and DJI Zenmuse P1 for aerial surveying - and highlight the benefits of the camera's innovative Smart Oblique Capture mode.
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Link Your DJI Inspire 2 Controller and Aircraft
A step by step guide to linking the Inspire 2 Remote Controller with the Inspire 2 Quadcopter. A common problem for DJI users. Click here for simple instructions.
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New UK Drone Laws: Can I Use My PfCO?
Valid PfCO holders will be able to operate under a special authorisation from December 31, 2020; This authorisation aligns the PfCO with the new Operational Authorisation, as part of new drone rules; The aim is to ensure that the relevant UAS operators will all hold the same privileges; The special authorisation amends aspects of the PfCO. Valid PfCOs will be amended to bring them into line with the Operational Authorisation – as part of new drone laws. The regulations are set to start in the UK and throughout Europe on Thursday, December 31, 2020. As part of the new rules,...
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New CSM Radar Collision Avoidance System For DJI M300 RTK
CSM Radar for M300 RTK can detect thin obstacles, such as wires and branches; System can detect objects up to 30 metres away and has 360° coverage; Radar functions at night and has IP45 rating, providing safer flights across a larger range of missions; Augments the drone's built-in sensors to enhance situational awareness; The drone will brake if it gets too close to obstacles. The M300 RTK is DJI's safest enterprise drone to date - and it is just about to get even safer, thanks to the imminent release of the CSM Radar. This sophisticated object detection system can identify...
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DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced vs Dual vs Zoom
The key differences between the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced, Dual, and Zoom are: Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced has a higher resolution visual sensor; 48MP vs 12MP; The Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced has a better thermal resolution; 640 x 512 px vs 160 x 120; Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced has better zoom functionality; 32x digital zoom vs 3x digital zoom on the M2E Zoom, and 4x on the Dual. It also has a 16x thermal zoom; The Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced can be integrated with an RTK module. The M2E Dual and Zoom can't. The three drones share similar battery life,...
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DJI Launch Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced Drone
DJI has unveiled the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced - which features powerful thermal and visual sensors, RTK capabilities, and up to 32x zoom. This new drone is the latest addition to the Mavic 2 Enterprise Series and features some key upgrades to set it apart. These crucial enhancements make the Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced a powerful tool for complex missions throughout public safety, search and rescue, and industrial inspections. Key features include: HD 640 x 512 px radiometric thermal resolution camera 48MP visual camera 1/2" CMOS sensor Capture HD and 4K video 32x digital zoom and 16x thermal zoom Equip...
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FPV Drone Laws In The UK
FPV drone flying, and the use of goggles, is legal in the UK - but certain rules need to be followed; Having a competent observer beside the remote pilot is currently an integral part of the permission; Under new drone laws - starting on December 31, 2020 - FPV flights can be conducted in the Open and Specific categories; Association members of drone and model aircraft clubs will be afforded greater flexibilities for FPV flights and drone racing, under the Article 16 Operational Authorisation. Exhilarating, exciting, and immersive – the popularity of FPV (first-person view) drones has soared in recent...
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Drone Crash Cover: Heliguy Repair Refresh vs DJI Care Refresh
Heliguy Repair Refresh and DJI Care Refresh are drone crash cover policies; Repair Refresh can be more than 40% cheaper than Care Refresh; Heliguy Repair Refresh is a one-off payment (policy and repair/replacement); DJI Care Refresh has a policy fee, plus additional replacement fees; Depending on the plan, DJI Care Refresh can cover multiple replacements over two years; Heliguy Repair Refresh offers one repair over a 12-month period. Buying a drone, gimbal or camera is a big and important investment. The last thing you want is that equipment getting damaged or broken. But sometimes, accidents happen. To give you peace...
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UK Drone Laws: An In-depth Guide
So, you’ve bought a drone, or you’re thinking of purchasing one. Among the key considerations is how to fly legally and safely in the UK. This guide to UK drone regulations and registration will help. The article reflects the changes to drone rules which came into force in the UK and throughout Europe on December 31, 2020. UK Drone Laws: At A Glance Here are some key points to know, before reading about the rules in more depth. Three new operational categories: Open (geared to hobbyists/some commercial users), Specific (mainly enterprise drone pilots), Certified (very high-risk operations). Open Category divided...
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EU Drone Regulations, Licences And Training
New drone laws have started throughout Europe to help define the safe operation of UAS in European skies (EU and EASA Member States). One of the key changes is that they adopt a risk-based approach. Therefore, they do not distinguish between recreational or commercial flights. Instead, the weight and specifications of the drone, as well as the operation, are factors which shape which drone licence you need and where you can fly. This blog offers an overview of the new EU drone rules. Click the link for a more specific article on UK drone laws which have also changed to...
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LiDAR vs Photogrammetry For Drone Surveys
In-depth look at drone LiDAR and drone photogrammetry; Generally speaking, drone LiDAR is better in areas of high vegetation while drone photogrammetry is better for creating highly-visual digital assets; New DJI payloads - the P1 and L1 - have been released to aid drone photogrammetry and LiDAR missions. Drone surveying has become increasingly popular in recent years. Aerial mapping with unmanned aircraft is helping teams collect valuable aerial insights quickly, efficiently, safely, and at an affordable price point - while helping to shape decision-making, improve communication, and drive revenues and outcomes. As the drones for surveying trend accelerates, there is...
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Drone Mapping With DJI Terra
DJI Terra is an easy-to-use mapping software, developed to help industry professionals transform real-world scenarios into digital assets.
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Changes To UK Drone Registration Theory Test
UK drone users need to sit a theory test, as part of new UK registration scheme; The free multiple-choice quiz has 20 questions. The pass mark is 16; The test focuses on safety and how to fly legally; You can refer to The Drone and Model Aircraft Code during the test and you sit it...
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Best DJI Drones For Surveying
Drone mapping collects accurate data - quickly and safely. But what is the best surveying drone? Find out in our guide to DJI mapping drones.
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Asset Management With DJI Drones
City of Henderson Engineering Department, USA, says the DJI Phantom 4 RTK mapping drone is a 'valuable tool' for asset management and city planning.
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Brexit Impacts New Drone Laws
New A2 CofC and GVC drone qualifications obtained in the UK will not be able to be used in EU member countries, the CAA has said.
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WingtraOne Fixed-wing Drone Available At Heliguy
The WingtraOne fixed-wing drone has been added to the HELIGUY.com™ product portfolio - offering a BVLOS-ready, VTOL solution to aerial mapping clients.
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OSC Consultancy Launched By Heliguy
An Operating Safety Case (OSC) consultancy is available at Heliguy, to help commercial drone pilots obtain special permissions from the UK CAA.
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