DJI Training: Jack Bishop - heliguy™ TechnicianMy name is Jack Bishop, I work as a repair technician as part of Heliguy’s technical team. Recently I was invited to attend a 7-day course at DJI’s European repair centre located just outside of the city of Rotterdam. Before I get into the specifics I would like to say a big thank you to Jeremy and Cihan for putting together an engaging course and big thank to the other five attendees of the course for making my time in the Netherlands an absolute pleasure. The 7-day course was broken down into three sections for the three different aircraft we would receive training on, the DJI Inspire 2, the Phantom 4 Pro and the Mavic Pro.
Days 1 and 2We were tasked with the most challenging aircraft to disassemble, the DJI Inspire 2. Fortunately, DJI has designed the Inspire 2 to be a completely serviceable aircraft, making every component available to authorised repair centres. The Inspire 2 training took up the majority of the first week, three days in total were spent completely stripping down the aircraft to component form, rebuilding and assessing customer aircraft that had been sent it. We were marked on the quality of our Inspire 2 rebuild and the accuracy of the assessment portion of the exam.
Day 3We were tasked with assessing three Inspire 2 aircraft that had been sent to DJI for repair. The afternoon of day 3 was time to relax, test flight time, assessing whether our rebuilt aircraft had survived their ordeal. The relief of finally taking off was a weight off my shoulders; also there’s nothing more awe inspiring than flying alongside six other Inspire 2 aircraft in close formation.
Day 4Then it was time to turn our attention to the Mavic Pro, my favourite aircraft in DJI’s line up. I’ve built and flown some of the largest most expensive equipment money can buy and yet, for me, nothing is more exciting than the Mavic. The Mavic Pro, fortunately, is a more straightforward aircraft to repair despite its much smaller size. Although there is plenty of awkward tweezer work and frustrating connectors to contend with it was a total breeze compared to the Inspire 2.
Day 5We then had a day to test our Mavic Pro aircraft, making sure that we'd performed the repairs correctly and applied everything that we learned the previous day. It's also worth adding that there are few things cooler than a fleet of synchronised Mavics heading your way, they're great looking aircraft and perform beautifully as well.
Days 6 and 7The final two days were taken up learning about the process of repairing the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. Due to its similarity to its predecessor, the Phantom 4, this was the easiest process yet and before we knew it we were back out to conduct test flights on these impressive quadcopters. Once all of the flight tests and repair work of the course was complete there was only one thing left to do, it was all you can eat rib night at the local bar, and that topped off a fantastic 11 days in Holland!
The LocationDue to the timings of the course, I had a weekend to explore the city of Rotterdam, which is definitely a city where you have to rent a bicycle to get around. Fortunately, the Netherlands treats cyclists well so I felt right at home. I recommend visiting the Photography Museum and the food market or Markthal Rotterdam for something more interesting to eat.
Heliguy: Approved DJI Repair CentreBy sending our in-house technicians to these official training courses heliguy™ holds the status of a DJI approved repair centre. This means that we have unparalleled knowledge of their product range, the issues that may arise and access to all of the materials we need to repair your aircraft quickly and effectively. Here are just a few reasons why Heliguy's trusted repair centre is the go-to UK point of call for DJI products:
- Repairs conducted by an authorised DJI technical centre
- Heliguy's tech team have repaired over 3000 rigs
- Exclusive 35-point checklist carried out across all builds and repairs
- Online booking and repair service
- Customer telephone and email support
- DJI trained in-house technicians
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