heliguy™ Blog

Read articles and blogs posts on the heliguy™ Blog

Why Use SLAM For Surveying?

In-depth guide to SLAM, including its advantages for surveying, the difference between visual and LiDAR SLAM, and how it can be used for different applications. heliguy™ has partnered with GeoSLAM to offer the ZEB Horizon, which can be mounted to drones like the DJI M300 RTK.

heliguy™ Becomes UK Supplier Of Flybotix ASIO Confined Space Inspection Drone

heliguy™ has partnered with Swiss technology firm Flybotix to become UK supplier of the ASIO indoor inspection drone. The collision-proof platform is ideal for confined space inspection and reaching hard-to-access locations, collecting accurate data efficiently and safely.

DJI M300 RTK and P1 Camera Now Compatible With Site Scan Flight

The DJI M300 RTK drone and Zenmuse P1 photogrammetry camera are now compatible with Esri Site Scan Flight. New features on the app also include enhanced mission planning. heliguy™ and Esri UK are partners, delivering an end-to-end UAS solution for the AEC industry.

DJI Zenmuse P1 Creates Incredible 3D Heritage Model

DJI Zenmuse P1 photogrammetry camera used to build highly-detailed 3D model of historic monument, as part of repair and maintenance plans. Surveys shows the value of using drones for conservation.

DJI Drone Apps Mobile Phone Compatibility

DJI have 3 different apps for controlling drones via Apple and Android devices. If your remote controller does not have a screen you will need to ensure your smartphone is compatible or you won't be able to fly.

New Camera Modes For Mavic 3 After Firmware Update

A new firmware update has been released for the DJI Mavic 3 drone, unlocking features such as QuickShots, Panorama mode, and burst shooting. The firmware update strengthens the Mavic 3's position as the ultimate portable camera drone.

DJI RC Pro Controller Now Compatible With DJI Air 2S Drone

The DJI RC Pro controller is now compatible with the DJI Air 2S drone, following a firmware update. The firmware update has also made some improvements to the controller.

Drone Surveying: A Guide To Point Clouds

An in-depth guide to point clouds. What they are and how they help, why drones are a great data-collection tool, LiDAR vs photogrammetry, and how point clouds can be applied to different industry applications.

Best Drone Photogrammetry Workflows

The best drone surveying photogrammetry workflows for the DJI Phantom 4 RTK and M300 RTK and P1 camera. How to collect accurate data using either the D-RTK 2 base station, an RTK network, or flying PPK, and how many ground control points are needed during missions.

Protecting A Football Stadium From Drones

Drone halts Premier League match between Brentford and Wolves, showing how important it is to have drone defence at football grounds and other sporting arenas. Find out which drone defence methods can be used to stop this type of incident.

Improve Aerial Mapping Accuracy With Effigis EZSurv Post-processing Software

GIS specialist heliguy™ partners with Effigis to offer drone surveyors the EZSurv® GNSS post-processing platform - a powerful offline correction solution to improve the accuracy of photogrammetry data.

DJI Mini SE Drone Now Available In The UK

The DJI Mini SE is now available in the UK. Designed as an ultra-affordable and lightweight beginner's drone, it can capture 12MP images, shoot 2.7K Quad HD videos, and fly for 30 minutes - all within a sub 249g frame.

Drone Defence: Don't Cry Wolf

Data integrity is key: Don't cry wolf when it comes to detecting a drone threat. A reliable drone defence strategy ensures threats are detected and the response is appropriate, based on reliable data-driven insights.

Cleaning And Classifying Drone LiDAR Data

In-depth guide to cleaning and classifying drone LiDAR data. Find out about LiDAR noise and how removing it improves your data set and why classification is an important post-processing step. Examples using L1 data and Terrasolid software.

DJI Drones And Site Scan Software Improve Workflows At £7bn Development

The £7bn Brent Cross Town development in North London is benefiting from DJI drones and Esri UK's Site Scan software - improving efficiency, site-wide communication and decision-making.

Crews Deploy Drone At Major Fire After Heliguy CPD Training

Drone footage shows how a Hazardous Area Response Team used the DJI M300 RTK and H20T camera to provide vital situational awareness during a major warehouse fire. The team was called out just days after learning how to operate the aircraft during the heliguy™ CPD course.

DJI M300 RTK Boosts Efficiency Of Seal Pup Count

The DJI M300 RTK has been used to conduct a seal pup count - collecting data quicker and more accurately than ever before. The P1 surveying camera captured high-res imagery from 120m, the H20T was used for thermal data and the M300 RTK handled strong winds to enable more regular surveys.

Multirotor Vs Fixed-Wing Drones

An in-depth guide exploring the differences between fixed-wing and multirotor drones. Find out which is the best solution for your aerial surveying missions.

How to use the new DJI Mavic 3 camera functions

In-depth guide to using the camera functions on the DJI Mavic 3 drone, including focusing, parameter settings and Explore Mode.

Five Ways Police Use Drones

A guide to police drones: How police use drones, the best DJI drones to use, and police drone training options.