heliguy™ Blog

Drones For Stockpile Measurements
Drones enable quicker, safer and easier stockpile management, compared to traditional methods. This in-depth guide explains how drones can be used to collect accurate photogrammetry and LiDAR data and how processing software can be used to build maps and models to enable stockpile volume calculations.
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LiDAR vs Photogrammetry For Drone Surveys
In-depth comparison between drone LiDAR and drone photogrammetry: Which is best, pros and cons, and how the DJI Zenmuse L1 and P1 have revolutionised aerial surveying.
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heliguy™ Drone Operations Manual Meets Highest Industry Standards
heliguy™ Operations Manual framework judged to meet the highest drone industry standards. IQ Verify has endorsed it against the requirements of BS ISO 21384-3: 2019 - a robust UAS safety and quality standard. This will benefit heliguy™ GVC and PfCO to GVC candidates, and Operations Manual renewals.
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London Fire Brigade Drone Mapping With Esri ArcGIS
Drone mapping and GIS is a powerful solution for public safety. Find out how London Fire Brigade plans to use Esri ArcGIS for enhanced incident response.
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Congested Area OSC Enabled Lloyd's of London Drone Inspection
How heliguy™ client, The Virtulab, used an Operating Safety Case (OSC) to conduct a drone inspection of the Lloyd's building in a congested area of London. heliguy™ has an OSC consultancy service to help prepare submissions to the CAA.
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PD Ports Launches Drone Programme With Heliguy
PD Ports has invested in DJI drones to optimise industry operations and reduce risk. The team has benefitted from industry-specific onsite training, as part of the heliguy™ Drone Assistive Programme.
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Drone Industry To Grow To '£29.8bn By 2026'
The drone market will grow by 9.4% over the next five years to become a £29.8 billion industry by 2026, according to a new report. The study shows the energy industry has the highest adoption rates, while mapping and surveying will remain the top application of drones.
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Ground Sample Distance And How It Impacts Drone Surveys
A guide to GSD for drone surveying: What it is, why it is important, how it can impact the quality of your maps, and why flight altitude and a good quality camera matter.
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heliguy™ Expands Drone Training Team With Former Royal Navy Pilot
heliguy™ has further expanded its drone training team with the addition of Martin Young - a former Royal Navy helicopter pilot and commercial drone operator who has logged in excess of 500 flight hours with rotary and fixed-wing aircraft.
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Industrial Coating Inspection Company Using DJI M300 RTK
Europe’s largest coating inspection company launches drone inspection service - spearheaded by the DJI M300 RTK - to save money, increase safety and boost efficiency across sectors such as oil and gas, construction, renewables, marine, industrial and infrastructure.
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Transform Drone Surveying Workflows With The DJI P1
Guide to how the DJI Zenmuse P1 photogrammetry camera and DJI M300 RTK transform drone surveying workflows, including efficiency gains, high-resolution imagery for sharp and detailed maps and models, and GCP-free mapping.
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Free Terrasolid Licence For DJI Drone LiDAR Data
Terrasolid UAV for DJI L1 is a bespoke software package to simplify LiDAR data processing. The licence is currently free. Use with DJI Terra and turn raw point clouds into usable data and conduct in-depth analysis.
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The heliguy™ Drone Assistive Programme
The heliguy™ Drone Assistive Programme empowers in-house commercial drone programmes and bridges capability gaps to ensure pilots have the confidence and competency to conduct complex, industry-specific missions.
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Digital Twins, GIS And 3D Augmented Reality
A guide to digital twins: What they are, how they drive business outcomes, why drones have a key role to play, and how AR can evolve the digital twin ecosystem.
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DJI Universal Edition Drones For International UAS Operations
DJI Universal Edition drones are perfect for multinational organisations and drone service providers, enabling seamless operations across different countries. After understanding its location, the drone adjusts itself to be compliant with the local regulatory limits.
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Keltbray Doubles Efficiency Using Drones for Powerline Inspections
Keltbray is using DJI drones to transform powerline inspections - doubling efficiency, cutting carbon emissions by almost 50%, and conducting drone mapping to create highly-accurate and detailed models and point clouds.
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Interview with heliguy™ Fixed-Wing Drone Pilot and Training Instructor
Meet heliguy™ instructor Mark Blaney, who has 13 years of experience in the drone industry. A fixed-wing drone specialist and instructor, Mark has deployed UAS in Afghanistan for the British Army, utilised drones for mine clearance in Kosovo, and has 1,500+ flight hours.
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Police Drone Saves Missing Pensioner
Watch the amazing moment that the North Wales Police drone finds a missing pensioner. The family of Roy Giblin, 82, has said that 'he didn't stand a chance' without the assistance of the DJI M300 RTK and H20T camera.
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Industry-first LiDAR Drone Trial Conducted At Shell Gas Terminal

Industry-first UK trial of the Zenmuse L1 LiDAR sensor has been conducted between DJI, Bilfinger, Shell UK, RUAS, and heliguy™ at Shell's Bacton Gas Terminal.

The verdict is that the L1 can 'revolutionise' integrity planning, digital twin creation and predictive maintenance in the energy industry.

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London Fire Brigade Endorses Mavic 2 Drone Cage For Internal Inspections
London Fire Brigade has endorsed the heliguy™ Mavic 2 Drone Cage, saying it is ideal for internal drone inspections and makes ‘previously impossible operations possible’.
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Drone Mapping: A Guide
Drones and high-resolution cameras can help to build high-resolution, centimetre-accurate 3D and 2D maps and models. Learn about software, mapping drones and how drone mapping can benefit your industry application.
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