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UK CAA Recommends Extending Open Category Drone Provisions

UK CAA to recommend to the DfT that Legacy and Transitional drone provisions in the Open Category be 'extended indefinitely' and drone class-marking be re-evaluated. It follows a consultation which attracted more than 4,000 responses from the drone community.

Hands-on Review: DJI M30 Series For Inspection

Hands-on review of the DJI M30 Series by global construction and engineering firm Jacobs. Sample data sets, including high-resolution zoom imagery of powerlines, show the capabilities of the M30T for inspection missions. The drone coped with wind and rain and is described as a great all-rounder for inspection workflows.

DJI RC Pro vs DJI RC vs DJI RC-N1 vs DJI Smart Controller

DJI drone controller guide: Comparison between the DJI RC Pro, DJI RC, RC-N1 and DJI Smart Controller. Find out which drones they are compatible with, their top features and which one is best for you.

Drone Mapping with Emlid Reach Receivers And RTK/PPK Modules

How the Emlid Reach ecosystem can bolster drone surveying workflows. This includes using the receivers as a base station with an RTK-capable drone and deploying the RTK/PPK modules for precise UAV mapping with less ground control points.

RTK Vs PPK For Surveying

In-depth guide comparing RTK (real-time kinematic) and PPK (post-processed kinematic) for surveying, including drone mapping. Find out the differences between the two methods to help you choose the right one for your surveying application.

DJI Dock, M30 Drone And FlightHub 2: Start The Proof of Concept Now

Why organisatons should start to test and prove the concept of the DJI M30 Series drone and DJI FlightHub 2 now, ahead of the release of the DJI Dock drone in a box, engineered for remote and autonomous UAS deployment.

Heliguy to deliver Ofqual Level 5 Award for drone training

heliguy™ will deliver the new TQUK Level 5 Award for UAS Operations Managers. The course provides candidates with the skills and knowledge to lead an enterprise drone programme and includes an optional EVLOS module. heliguy™ will also deliver the TQUK Level 4 Award, which is an advanced version of the GVC. Both courses are Ofqual-regulated.

A Guide To Using Ground Control Points For Surveying

A guide to ground control points for surveying. Find out what they are, how to place them and how they increase the accuracy of your surveying applications.

M300 RTK Firmware Update: FlightHub 2 Compatibility And L1 Optimisation

Firmware updates have been released for the DJI M300 RTK and L1 payload. Highlights include M300 RTK compatibility with DJI FlightHub 2 and DJI Pilot 2, added support for the H20N night-vision sensor, and improved efficiency of Terrain Follow missions with the L1.

DJI Mini 3 Pro Firmware Update: Intelligent Modes Unlocked And DJI Fly App Compatibility

The first firmware update for the DJI Mini 3 Pro has been released, unlocking features such as obstacle sensing and the full suite of intelligent shooting modes. The drone is also now compatible with the DJI Fly app.

Single-band vs multi-band GNSS receivers

Single-band vs multi-band receivers - what are the differences and which is best? Find out in this in-depth guide. And learn more about the industry-leading Emlid Reach RS2 and RS+ RTK GNSS receivers and how they can benefit your surveying operations.

DJI Mini 3 Pro: Which combo is best?

The DJI Mini 3 Pro is available in three combos: Featuring the new DJI RC smart controller; the DJI RC-N1 controller; or drone only. Find out the key differences between these options and which Mini 3 Pro combo is the best for you.

Heliguy Partners With Emlid To Offer GNSS Surveying Solutions

heliguy™ has partnered with Emlid to offer affordable and highly-accurate GNSS solutions to empower surveying workflows. The Emlid ecosystem includes the Reach RS2 multi-band and Reach RS+ single-band RTK GNSS receivers. Emlid technology can be used by traditional land surveyors and drone operators.

DJI Mini 3 Pro vs Mini 2 vs Mini SE vs Mavic Mini

In-depth comparison between the DJI Mini 3 Pro, Mini 2, Mini SE, and Mavic Mini drones. Find out the difference between the camera, flight performance and controllers, among other key features, and decide which Mini drone is best for you.

DJI Mini 3 Pro Review

DJI unveil the Mini 3 Pro, with rotating gimbal to switch between landscape and portrait content capture. Key features include 1/1.3 inch sensor, 4K/60fps video, 48MP RAW imagery, 34 minutes of flight time, tri-directional obstacle sensing, DJI O3 transmission, and new DJI RC controller.

DJI M30T Review: Top 10 Functionality Features

Hands-on review of the DJI M30T and the CZI LP12 loudspeaker and searchlight. This review focuses on the top 10 functionality features of the drone and controller which make missions more streamlined, practical and safe.

heliguy™ Shortlisted For Training Award at Airwards

heliguy™ is in the running to win a prize at Airwards after being shortlisted in the Training and Certification category. This category recognises companies and organisations who are delivering world-class training and certification. Airwards is a global awards programme championing the drone industry.

GeoSLAM ZEB Horizon LiDAR Scanner: Hands-on Review

Data sets collected by heliguy™ show the capabilities of the GeoSLAM ZEB Horizon LiDAR sensor and the GeoSLAM Connect and Draw software suite. The ZEB Horizon is versatile, accurate, portable and efficient and can be deployed inside, outside, underground and from the sky by drone.

CAA Proposes Extension To Drone Provisions In Open Category

The UK CAA has launched a consultation, proposing to extend the Legacy and Transitional drone provisions in the Open category. An extension would be good news for drone operators, especially those flying Transitional aircraft in the A2 subcategory with an A2 CofC.

DJI Zenmuse H20N Vs H20T

Comparison between the DJI Zenmuse H20N and H20T payloads for the DJI M300 RTK drone. Find out which is best for your drone operations.