Heliguy Snapshot – Andrew Bryson

 

Heliguy had the chance to meet with their long-time customer, Andrew Bryson, on a shoot in Druridge Bay Country Park, Northumberland. Andrew is a photographer and videographer based in the North East of England who has had the opportunity to shoot in some fantastic locations including Alnwick Gardens, Bamburgh Castle and at the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta in Blyth.


Interview

We spoke with Andrew about his career as a photographer, the benefits of using a UAV and advice on for potential future drone users.

See our interview below and watch out Snapshots video here:

 

How long have you been a photographer and how long have you been using drones as part of your photography?

I’ve been a photographer for a little over seven years now. I fell into photography after buying a camera for my honeymoon and loved taking photos. I’m into my third year of using drones as part of my photography.

 

Which aircraft do you use and what’s your favourite thing about them?

I have three aircraft that I use in my photography and videography. I use a DJI Inspire 1, an Inspire 1 Pro, and a Phantom 2. I’d say my favourite is probably the Inspire 1 Pro as I’m able to capture all the shots I need in the best quality.

 

What’s your favourite location you’ve used your drone to shoot with?

It would be hard to pick just one as my favourite location. Two come to mind for different reasons. I shot the creation of the Morpeth Bypass as part of their progress reports. It was fascinating to see the site grow from a grass field into the road it is today, going through all the stages of its construction.

I’ve also been able to shoot at The Alnwick Garden a few times for their website and as part of LOVE Northumberland. I love this location as it’s such a peaceful and tranquil place.

 

Why do you use Heliguy for your drone services?

I initially went through Heliguy for my training on one of their first courses in 2015 as they were local to me and easy to get to.

I chose to keep going to Heliguy after my training as they’re really friendly and always make you feel welcome. You can call, email or pop in with any technical questions or for any orders. If they don’t have what you need, they’ll order it in for you quickly.

 

How do you think using drones benefits you as a photographer?

I totally fell in love with the unique angles you get from using drones for your photos and videos. For example, if you’re taking photos at a wedding, you can take pictures from a height and include buildings rather use the building to take photos from. The perspectives are much more distinctive and can make the picture more special for my customers.

 

Do you have a ‘dream’ location you’d like to shoot in?

I would love to shoot all over the world but I’d be amazing to go to Hawaii and film surfers coming in on the big waves.

 

Have you got any advice for someone wanting to get into drone photography?

Make sure you research into each drone before you buy it and check it’s capable of doing everything you need it for.

Always follow the CAA regulations and make sure you avoid all no-fly zone. I’d recommend you take a course through Heliguy, even if you’re not intending on using your drone commercially. It will help you make sure you fly the drone carefully and safely.

 


If you’re interested in finding out more about Andrew’s story, take a look at our Insider post and see his website here.

If you need any more information about the subjects raised in this article you can get in touch with our customer support team from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm via the following details:

Call – 0191 338 6153

Email – info@heliguy.com

 

Keep checking back to Heliguy’s Insider Blog for more insights from industry professionals, regulatory information and, of course, the latest news from the drone industry.

Full post available at – https://www.heliguy.com/blog/2017/07/21/heliguy-snapshot-andrew-bryson/

Five Reasons to Choose Heliguy for your CAA Drone Training

 

Heliguy are a CAA approved NQE who offer nationwide training courses. Their course guides pilots through the process of obtaining a PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operation) from the CAA.

 

What’s Include in Heliguy’s Training?

Our course is split across three different sections:

Three Day Ground School – The theoretical section of the course that gives students the understanding of equipment used, safe aircraft operations and a variety of aviation knowledge.  A theory exam is completed at the end of this section.

Operations Manual – The OSC (Operating Safety Case) details the operational procedures you need to follow as well as information pertinent to the business. We will guide and mentor students throughout the completion of their manual.

Drone Flight Test – This is the practical section of the course where student’s skills are assessed in control of the aircraft, testing in real-world scenarios and completing the required checks and notifications for a commercial operation.

 

Five Reasons to Choose Heliguy

At Heliguy, we pride ourselves on providing the best training to become a commercial operator. Our company ethos is to always keep our clients as the focus of our business.

Our trainees range from creatives looking to use their drones for photography and filming to engineers using aircraft for inspection and surveying. We also have strong ties with public sector organisations.

Finely-Tuned Syllabus

We have perfected each section of our syllabus to cover all the required sections for the PfCO, and much more. These have all been broken down into easily digestible subject areas that are communicated in plain English.  Heliguy’s teaching technique is proactively updated following each individual training group to ensure all feedback is put into practice.

 

Lifetime Support

At the beginning of the Ground School, you will be given Heliguy’s Training Handbook, packed with information about your training. You’ll also be given a copy of a flight test guide. These documents are for your ongoing reference and development.

If you need any further assistance, our instructors will be available for any questions, the Sales Team are available for any new products and the Technical Team are available for troubleshooting, custom builds and repairs, all by phone, email or even face to face.

In addition to the above benefits, our syllabus includes additional areas that will make you a better pilot. A free of charge Night Permission document can be included within your training if requested. This usually would come at an additional cost but is included when training with Heliguy.

 

No Pressure Environment

We realise people learn at different speeds and in different ways. Therefore, if you’re unsuccessful in your theory or practical exam, we will let you resit as required without charging any additional fee. This aims to relieve the pressures of exams, increasing our first-time pass rate.

 

Finance Options

We guarantee that no hidden fees will be added at any time and you won’t be subject to any upselling. Our primary concern is to help you become a safe and skilled commercial operator. We can offer 0% interest packages for both training, equipment and service plans.

 

Heliguy are a One Stop Shop

Heliguy are a Tier 1 DJI Distributor and a DJI Authorised Repair Centre. We can help arrange insurance cover with our partner, Coverdrone. Training with us gives you the opportunity to solely rely on one company for all of your UAV needs.

 

Further to Heliguy’s CAA PfCO course, Heliguy offers a free DJI New Pilot Training course, Drone Video Editing Course and can offer closed courses if required.

To book your place on our training course, please visit give us a call on 0191 338 6152 or see our website.

 

Full post available at – https://www.heliguy.com/blog/2017/07/19/five-reasons-to-choose-heliguy-for-your-caa-drone-training/

Introducing the DJI XT Pro App

 

DJI has released the new DJI XT Pro iOS app, giving Zenmuse XT users, a much quicker and more simple way capture thermal imagery. The app has been given a new, simplified design, with a focus on thermal settings, allowing users to quickly obtain their thermal data.

DJI and FLIR launched the Zenmuse XT thermal camera in December 2015, a product that quickly became the staple aerial thermal imaging camera for firefighters, farmers, inspectors and more.

The launch of the DJI XT Pro app aims to help users obtain thermal data in a fast and effective way.

 


 

Key Features

View near real-time images through your DJI, Zenmuse XT equipped drone – The DJI XT Pro app will allow users to gain automated data from their Zenmuse XT equipped aircraft.

Obtain on-screen temperature estimates –  The XT Pro app will quickly allow users to receive temperature estimates on the centre of their screens. With radiometric models, users can select anywhere on-screen to view estimated temperatures.

Switch colour palettes to best visualise thermal data – The XT Pro app gives users 12 colour pallets, ranging from White Hot to Fusion, all with false-colour rules. This provides quick visual imagery for the thermal data.

Set isotherm controls to quickly see what’s important during your flight – Users can set isotherm controls to identify the minimum and maximum temperature parameters. This allows users to quickly identify temperatures outside their desired ranges.

 


Key Uses

The DJI XT Pro app is a key tool for farmers, inspectors, firefighters and more.

Electrical inspections – Users can work quickly, even in close proximity to power lines and other electrical systems, when using the XT Pro app. Its isotherm controls and colour pallets help users quickly identify overheating issues and more.

Photovoltaic panel inspections – Users can quickly identify underperforming panels and overheating elements in order to complete maintenance.

Public safety – The XT Pro app to be used to assess growth and how a fire is spreading, or to locate people in emergency situations.


Compatibility

Mobile Device

The XT Pro app can be used on mobile devices running iOS 9.3 or later. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Drone Compatibility

The DJI XT Pro app will work with any Matrice drones (M100, M200 Series and M600) and the Inspire 1. When using the Matrice 200 Series drones, please note that you will be unable to view a visual feed from the FPV camera and/or a secondary camera.

 

Compatible Apps

The XT Pro app can be used as a companion to other DJI apps. It is compatible with the DJI GO, DJI GO 4, DJI Pilot and DJI GS Pro.

 

The app can be downloaded here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dji-xt-pro/id1239550339

Full post available at – https://www.heliguy.com/blog/2017/07/04/introducing-the-dji-xt-pro-app/

Introducing The SLANTRANGE 3P NDVI Camera

 

Heliguy is now able to offer professional surveyors the SLANTRANGE 3p NDVI solution for agriculture. Read on to find out how this impressive sensor array can fit into your surveying workflow and also how it integrates with DJI’s product ecosystem.

First off, let’s look at the specifications.

 

Spectral Channels (Vegetation Sensor)

4 Channels

Spectral Channels (Ambient Illumination Sensor)

4 Channels

Processor Type

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Processor Speed

Quad-Core 2.26GHz

On-Board RAM

2.0 GB

Detector Type

Si CMOS

Available Spectral Range

410 – 950 nm

Band Positions

Selectable

Shutter Type

Global

Positioning & Pointing

Integrated GPS/IMU with Extended Kalman Filter

GSD @ 120 m AGL

4.8 cm

Recommended Image Overlap

20.0%

Linear Coverage Rate @ 120 m AGL, 20 m/s

1,000 Acres/Hour

160 Acre Survey @ 120 m AGL, 20 m/s

17 Minutes

Available Information Layers

Population Density, Population Size Distributions, Weed Coverage, Stress, Vegetation Fraction, Yield Potential, GNDVI, RNDVI, Red Edge NDVI, Color, User-Defined Smart Detection

On Board Data Storage (Removable)

64 GB (4 hours)

Output Formats

KML, SHP, GeoTIFF

Size (Vegetation Sensor)

14.6 x 6.9 x 5.7 cm

Size (Ambient Illumination Sensor)

8.1 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm

Weight

350 g

Power

11 W @ 9.0-28.0 VDC

 

For more information on pricing or how the SLANTRANGE 3p is applicable to your business – contact the Heliguy team on 0191 296 1024 or email info@heliguy.com.

 


A Powerful Sensor With 4x More Flight Area

The SLANTRANGE 3p was developed around the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which means that it features powerful on-board image processing and analytic capabilities. Adding to this, SLANTRANGE is aware that costs matter to their customers (drone operators) and, as a result, they have created a multispectral sensor with the ability to survey more acres per flight while maintaining precise results.

 

 

SLANTRANGE 3p’s bespoke algorithms require only 20% image overlap, even when operating in late season row crops. Compare that to 80% overlap required by traditional processing methods and you’re looking at 4x less time and money spent collecting data.

 


Instant Results & Simple Integration

With the SLANTRANGE 3p, there’s no need for network access or high-end computing equipment.

The processing begins onboard, as it carries out its task. Complete, full-product results are available within a just minutes of landing. If your work necessitates operation in areas with minimal network coverage or computing accessibility, or even if you don’t have the time for lengthy data upload processes, the SLANTRANGE 3p is the sensor you’re looking for.

 

 

The SLANTRANGE 3p has also been designed to work seamlessly with a wide range of drones including the industry leading aircraft from DJI. With an integrated sunlight calibration, GPS and inertial measurement units (IMU); the SLANTRANGE 3p can be operated on virtually any SUA. All you need to integrate the camera to your drone is a power source and mounting location. Smart analytics eliminate the need for gimbals or vibration isolation systems meaning that operation is made even more simple.

Please Note: Installation kits are required for certain aircraft – please call us on 0191 296 1024 or email info@heliguy.com to find out more.

 


Always Accurate

When undertaking aerial surveys, accuracy is paramount. It’s the difference between trusting your paid-for measurements left with the worry that subtle changes in the data are actually a result of inaccurate sensors or improperly integrated software. SLANTRANGE has developed a new approach to ensuring measurement accuracy with the introduction of onboard band-matched solar characterization and radiometric calibration.

 

 

The SLANTRANGE 3p‘s design elements run together through its integrated hardware/software architecture to deliver the most accurate measurements available for small aircraft:

  • An integrated solar spectrometer for frame-to-frame radiometrically accurate reflectance measurements
  • Individual lens characterization for precise de-warping and de-vignetting
  • Optimised algorithms for dynamic cross-channel registration
  • Smart Filtering, which selectively samples scene elements to avoid the contaminating effects of background soils, shadows, specular reflections, or other noise sources.

 


Pinpoint Analytics

SlantView is the analytics toolset from SLANTRANGE that analyses raw data from airborne sensors and collates it into valuable information for farmers. SlantView was architected from the start to deliver the highest value information, and that includes two fundamental differences from other analytics packages:

  1. Diverse and customisable information types can be tailored to the user’s immediate needs through advanced computer vision and machine learning techniques
  2. Those information layers can be delivered in a matter of minutes

There are three service levels of SlantView available – see below for what you get with each package:

  • SlantView Lite – (FREE) This default version comes with the 3p as standard with image pre-processing and calibration for analysis with 3rd party applications
  • SlantView Basic – (Contact for Pricing) The basic level comes with all the capabilities of ‘Lite’ plus access to Vegetation Stress maps and multiple NDVI products allowing for as little as 20% overlap and rapid in-field processing
  • SlantView Pro – (Contact for Pricing) This is the complete suite of SlantView analytics tools which combine spectral imaging with powerful computer vision and machine learning tools

 

 

Traditional mapping techniques don’t make sense for agriculture. SLANTRANGE’s algorithms require only 20% overlap, compared to industry standards of 70-80%. That means you can cover a field 4x faster than using similar sensors at similar resolutions. Put another way, your quadcopter system can start competing with fixed wing systems for area coverage.

Uploading gigabytes of your raw data for processing is a costly and sometimes unavailable option. SlantView’s approach to processing is so much more efficient and can be achieved in minutes right in the field. No network connection required. No additional work back at the office. Collect, analyse, and act all in one basic workflow.

SlantView will export your information layers in multiple industry standard formats so you can easily and seamlessly combine all of your data sources in your favourite data management tool for your total field picture (Export formats: GeoTIFF [.tiff], Shapefile [.shp], Google Earth [.kml, .kmz].)

 

For more information on pricing or how the SLANTRANGE 3p is applicable to your business – contact the Heliguy team on 0191 296 1024 or email info@heliguy.com. If you’re interested in reading more about commercial applications for drones and their peripherals, keep checking back to Heliguy’s Insider Blog for the latest news, reviews and insights.


SLANTRANGE 3p FAQs

See below for a list of FAQs to answer any questions you may have on the SLANTRANGE 3p camera.

 

Sensor

What is the resolution or ground sample distance (GSD) of the sensor?
At 120 m AGL, the resolution is 4.8 cm/pixel. Flying lower provides higher resolution, flying higher provides lower resolution.

What is the pixel resolution of the individual cameras?
1280 (cross-track) x 1024 (along-track), 4.8 micron pixels, global shutter.

Do the sensors have their own GPS and IMU?
Yes. The sensor does not require any communication interfaces with the aircraft. The only required connection is power.

Does the sensor have onboard storage? 
Yes. The sensor includes 64 GB of onboard storage on a removable SD card. This is enough for ~4 hours of flight time.

How do I download imagery from the sensor? 
The SD card can be removed and inserted into a laptop, tablet, or card reader. The images can be transferred and processed using SlantView.

How is the sensor triggered? 
The sensor is internally triggered and does not require a trigger input. The only required connection is power. The trigger rate can be configured using the SLANTRANGE companion mobile app.

What is the size and weight of the sensor? 
3p Size: 14.6 x 6.9 x 5.7 cm
3p Weight: 350g

 

Analytics

Is the SlantView software required? 
Yes. Our sensor and software are tightly coupled to enable the unique capabilities of our system, such as flying at 20% overlap and producing a full suite of maps in a few minutes after completing a flight. However, we provide a variety of export options for both the images and the maps to allow you to use the data in other software tools.

Can you really fly with just 20% overlap? 
Yes! This is our recommended overlap for an average flight; this is not a “best case” or “ideal conditions” recommendation. Overlap can be increased for very windy conditions but 20% should be sufficient for most flights.

How long does it really take to process the data locally in the field? 
The image processing begins on the sensor itself while still in flight. Final processing time on the ground depends on the area coverage of your data set and the processing power of your computer but a typical 160-acre flight will process in approximately 15 minutes on a mid-grade laptop. This is completely local processing with no internet connection or uploads to the cloud required.

Does sunlight calibration really matter? 
Yes! Sunlight calibration allows you to collect accurate, repeatable data under a variety of lighting conditions. Sunlight calibration also allows you to make comparisons of data sets over time, unlocking the true potential of airborne agricultural imagery.

What data products does SlantView provide? 
SlantView provides a suite of customised data products to provide accurate, actionable, information to growers, agronomists, and scouts…much more than just aerial images. The current set of data products includes high-resolution images and maps of Stand Counts, Weed Detections, Stress, Canopy Closure, Yield Potential, Red NDVI, Green NDVI, Red Edge NDVI, Color, and User-Defined Smart Detection.

What are the computer requirements to run SlantView?
The only requirement is 64-bit Windows. As a rule of thumb, we recommend having twice as much RAM as your largest data set; 8 GB should be OK, more is always better.

What types of file output format does SlantView offer?
Both the individual images and the completed maps can be exported as KML (Google Earth), SHP (Shapefile), and GeoTIFF.

Can I use DroneDeploy to share data with my colleagues and clients? 
Yes. Our GeoTIFF exports are fully compatible with DroneDeploy’s map upload tool.

Can the data be imported into farm management software packages? 
Yes. All of the data products can be exported as a shapefile, which is the most common file format for use with farm management software packages.

Can I process the data in a software package I already have? 
Yes, but you’ll need to use SlantView to apply all of the optical and calibration corrections to the imagery. Once complete, you can export the imagery in GeoTIFF format and process the data in any other software package. However, processing in SlantView provides significant advantages, including flying at 20% overlap, rapid offline processing, and access to a unique set of valuable data products.

 

Integration

What drones can I use with SLANTRANGE sensors?
Our sensors are fully self-contained and are designed to be mounted on almost any drone, both multi-rotors and fixed wings. The only requirements are 1) physical space for the Vegetation Sensor and Ambient Illumination Sensor, 2) payload capacity to carry the sensor and 3) input power for the sensor.

How much power does the sensor require? 
The sensor can accept 9 VDC to 36 VDC and typically draws ~11W. Power can be provided directly from the aircraft or with a dedicated battery.

What flight planning software can I use? 
For DJI drones, we recommend DroneDeploy or GS PRO and for PixHawk-based drones, we recommend Mission Planner.

How is the sensor mounted on a drone?
The sensor is typically hard-mounted and does not require a gimbal. For multi-rotors, the sensor should be mounted at an angle to compensate for the pitch of the aircraft while in forwards flight. We sell a variety of simple mounting kits for the most common drone platforms.

Does the sensor require a gimbal?
No. The sensor is designed to look straight down. All of the cameras use global shutters and are thus not sensitive to vibration like rolling shutter cameras. However, you can use a gimbal if you’d like.

What is the recommended flight altitude for the sensor?
It depends on what data you are trying to generate. For early-stage stand counts, you typically need higher resolution and may fly lower than normal. For late-season stress maps, you may not need high resolution and can fly higher to achieve larger area coverage. We provide a flight calculator to determine recommended altitude and flight speed based on the characteristics of the crop you’re flying and the data you’d like to generate. Always check your regional regulations for drone flight rules.

Full post available at – https://www.heliguy.com/blog/2017/06/22/introducing-the-slantrange-3p-ndvi-camera/

Introducing The SLANTRANGE 3P NDVI Camera

 

Heliguy is now an official reseller of the SLANTRANGE 3p NDVI solution for agriculture. Read on to find out how this impressive sensor array can fit into your surveying workflow and also how it integrates with DJI’s product ecosystem.

First off, let’s look at the specifications.

 

Spectral Channels (Vegetation Sensor)

4 Channels

Spectral Channels (Ambient Illumination Sensor)

4 Channels

Processor Type

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Processor Speed

Quad-Core 2.26GHz

On-Board RAM

2.0 GB

Detector Type

Si CMOS

Available Spectral Range

410 – 950 nm

Band Positions

Selectable

Shutter Type

Global

Positioning & Pointing

Integrated GPS/IMU with Extended Kalman Filter

GSD @ 120 m AGL

4.8 cm

Recommended Image Overlap

20.0%

Linear Coverage Rate @ 120 m AGL, 20 m/s

1,000 Acres/Hour

160 Acre Survey @ 120 m AGL, 20 m/s

17 Minutes

Available Information Layers

Population Density, Population Size Distributions, Weed Coverage, Stress, Vegetation Fraction, Yield Potential, GNDVI, RNDVI, Red Edge NDVI, Color, User-Defined Smart Detection

On Board Data Storage (Removable)

64 GB (4 hours)

Output Formats

KML, SHP, GeoTIFF

Size (Vegetation Sensor)

14.6 x 6.9 x 5.7 cm

Size (Ambient Illumination Sensor)

8.1 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm

Weight

350 g

Power

11 W @ 9.0-28.0 VDC

 

For more information on pricing or how the SLANTRANGE 3p is applicable to your business – contact the Heliguy team on 0191 296 1024 or email info@heliguy.com.

 


A Powerful Sensor With 4x More Flight Area

The SLANTRANGE 3p was developed around the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which means that it features powerful on-board image processing and analytic capabilities. Adding to this, SLANTRANGE is aware that costs matter to their customers (drone operators) and, as a result, they have created a multispectral sensor with the ability to survey more acres per flight while maintaining precise results.

 

 

SLANTRANGE 3p’s bespoke algorithms require only 20% image overlap, even when operating in late season row crops. Compare that to 80% overlap required by traditional processing methods and you’re looking at 4x less time and money spent collecting data.

 


Instant Results & Simple Integration

With the SLANTRANGE 3p, there’s no need for network access or high-end computing equipment.

The processing begins onboard, as it carries out its task. Complete, full-product results are available within a just minutes of landing. If your work necessitates operation in areas with minimal network coverage or computing accessibility, or even if you don’t have the time for lengthy data upload processes, the SLANTRANGE 3p is the sensor you’re looking for.

 

 

The SLANTRANGE 3p has also been designed to work seamlessly with a wide range of drones including the industry leading aircraft from DJI. With an integrated sunlight calibration, GPS and inertial measurement units (IMU); the SLANTRANGE 3p can be operated on virtually any SUA. All you need to integrate the camera to your drone is a power source and mounting location. Smart analytics eliminate the need for gimbals or vibration isolation systems meaning that operation is made even more simple.

Please Note: Installation kits are required for certain aircraft – please call us on 0191 296 1024 or email info@heliguy.com to find out more.

 


Always Accurate

When undertaking aerial surveys, accuracy is paramount. It’s the difference between trusting your paid-for measurements left with the worry that subtle changes in the data are actually a result of inaccurate sensors or improperly integrated software. SLANTRANGE has developed a new approach to ensuring measurement accuracy with the introduction of onboard band-matched solar characterization and radiometric calibration.

 

 

The SLANTRANGE 3p‘s design elements run together through its integrated hardware/software architecture to deliver the most accurate measurements available for small aircraft:

  • An integrated solar spectrometer for frame-to-frame radiometrically accurate reflectance measurements
  • Individual lens characterization for precise de-warping and de-vignetting
  • Optimised algorithms for dynamic cross-channel registration
  • Smart Filtering, which selectively samples scene elements to avoid the contaminating effects of background soils, shadows, specular reflections, or other noise sources.

 


Pinpoint Analytics

SlantView is the analytics toolset from SLANTRANGE that analyses raw data from airborne sensors and collates it into valuable information for farmers. SlantView was architected from the start to deliver the highest value information, and that includes two fundamental differences from other analytics packages:

  1. Diverse and customisable information types can be tailored to the user’s immediate needs through advanced computer vision and machine learning techniques
  2. Those information layers can be delivered in a matter of minutes

There are three service levels of SlantView available – see below for what you get with each package:

  • SlantView Lite – (FREE) This default version comes with the 3p as standard with image pre-processing and calibration for analysis with 3rd party applications
  • SlantView Basic – (Contact for Pricing) The basic level comes with all the capabilities of ‘Lite’ plus access to Vegetation Stress maps and multiple NDVI products allowing for as little as 20% overlap and rapid in-field processing
  • SlantView Pro – (Contact for Pricing) This is the complete suite of SlantView analytics tools which combine spectral imaging with powerful computer vision and machine learning tools

 

 

Traditional mapping techniques don’t make sense for agriculture. SLANTRANGE’s algorithms require only 20% overlap, compared to industry standards of 70-80%. That means you can cover a field 4x faster than using similar sensors at similar resolutions. Put another way, your quadcopter system can start competing with fixed wing systems for area coverage.

Uploading gigabytes of your raw data for processing is a costly and sometimes unavailable option. SlantView’s approach to processing is so much more efficient and can be achieved in minutes right in the field. No network connection required. No additional work back at the office. Collect, analyse, and act all in one basic workflow.

SlantView will export your information layers in multiple industry standard formats so you can easily and seamlessly combine all of your data sources in your favourite data management tool for your total field picture (Export formats: GeoTIFF [.tiff], Shapefile [.shp], Google Earth [.kml, .kmz].)

 

For more information on pricing or how the SLANTRANGE 3p is applicable to your business – contact the Heliguy team on 0191 296 1024 or email info@heliguy.com. If you’re interested in reading more about commercial applications for drones and their peripherals, keep checking back to Heliguy’s Insider Blog for the latest news, reviews and insights.


SLANTRANGE 3p FAQs

See below for a list of FAQs to answer any questions you may have on the SLANTRANGE 3p camera.

 

Sensor

What is the resolution or ground sample distance (GSD) of the sensor?
At 120 m AGL, the resolution is 4.8 cm/pixel. Flying lower provides higher resolution, flying higher provides lower resolution.

What is the pixel resolution of the individual cameras?
1280 (cross-track) x 1024 (along-track), 4.8 micron pixels, global shutter.

Do the sensors have their own GPS and IMU?
Yes. The sensor does not require any communication interfaces with the aircraft. The only required connection is power.

Does the sensor have onboard storage? 
Yes. The sensor includes 64 GB of onboard storage on a removable SD card. This is enough for ~4 hours of flight time.

How do I download imagery from the sensor? 
The SD card can be removed and inserted into a laptop, tablet, or card reader. The images can be transferred and processed using SlantView.

How is the sensor triggered? 
The sensor is internally triggered and does not require a trigger input. The only required connection is power. The trigger rate can be configured using the SLANTRANGE companion mobile app.

What is the size and weight of the sensor? 
3p Size: 14.6 x 6.9 x 5.7 cm
3p Weight: 350g

 

Analytics

Is the SlantView software required? 
Yes. Our sensor and software are tightly coupled to enable the unique capabilities of our system, such as flying at 20% overlap and producing a full suite of maps in a few minutes after completing a flight. However, we provide a variety of export options for both the images and the maps to allow you to use the data in other software tools.

Can you really fly with just 20% overlap? 
Yes! This is our recommended overlap for an average flight; this is not a “best case” or “ideal conditions” recommendation. Overlap can be increased for very windy conditions but 20% should be sufficient for most flights.

How long does it really take to process the data locally in the field? 
The image processing begins on the sensor itself while still in flight. Final processing time on the ground depends on the area coverage of your data set and the processing power of your computer but a typical 160-acre flight will process in approximately 15 minutes on a mid-grade laptop. This is completely local processing with no internet connection or uploads to the cloud required.

Does sunlight calibration really matter? 
Yes! Sunlight calibration allows you to collect accurate, repeatable data under a variety of lighting conditions. Sunlight calibration also allows you to make comparisons of data sets over time, unlocking the true potential of airborne agricultural imagery. To learn more, listen to our podcast on AgFlyers.

What data products does SlantView provide? 
SlantView provides a suite of customised data products to provide accurate, actionable, information to growers, agronomists, and scouts…much more than just aerial images. The current set of data products includes high-resolution images and maps of Stand Counts, Weed Detections, Stress, Canopy Closure, Yield Potential, Red NDVI, Green NDVI, Red Edge NDVI, Color, and User-Defined Smart Detection. We are adding new data products on a regular basis based on feedback from our customers.

What are the computer requirements to run SlantView?
The only requirement is 64-bit Windows. As a rule of thumb, we recommend having twice as much RAM as your largest data set; 8 GB should be OK, more is always better.

What types of file output format does SlantView offer?
Both the individual images and the completed maps can be exported as KML (Google Earth), SHP (Shapefile), and GeoTIFF.

Can I use DroneDeploy to share data with my colleagues and clients? 
Yes. Our GeoTIFF exports are fully compatible with DroneDeploy’s map upload tool. Check out our blog post that provides a step-by-step walkthrough of the simple process. We also offer an app in the DroneDeploy App Market that provides additional features.

Can the data be imported into farm management software packages? 
Yes. All of the data products can be exported as a shapefile, which is the most common file format for use with farm management software packages.

Can I process the data in a software package I already have? 
Yes, but you’ll need to use SlantView to apply all of the optical and calibration corrections to the imagery. Once complete, you can export the imagery in GeoTIFF format and process the data in any other software package. However, processing in SlantView provides significant advantages, including flying at 20% overlap, rapid offline processing, and access to a unique set of valuable data products.
Integration

 

Integration

What drones can I use with SLANTRANGE sensors?
Our sensors are fully self-contained and are designed to be mounted on almost any drone, both multi-rotors and fixed wings. The only requirements are 1) physical space for the Vegetation Sensor and Ambient Illumination Sensor, 2) payload capacity to carry the sensor and 3) input power for the sensor.

How much power does the sensor require? 
The sensor can accept 9 VDC to 36 VDC and typically draws ~11W. Power can be provided directly from the aircraft or with a dedicated battery.

What flight planning software can I use? 
For DJI drones, we recommend DroneDeploy or GS PRO and for PixHawk-based drones, we recommend Mission Planner.

How is the sensor mounted on a drone?
The sensor is typically hard-mounted and does not require a gimbal. For multi-rotors, the sensor should be mounted at an angle to compensate for the pitch of the aircraft while in forwards flight. We sell a variety of simple mounting kits for the most common drone platforms.

Does the sensor require a gimbal?
No. The sensor is designed to look straight down. All of the cameras use global shutters and are thus not sensitive to vibration like rolling shutter cameras. However, you can use a gimbal if you’d like.

What is the recommended flight altitude for the sensor?
It depends on what data you are trying to generate. For early-stage stand counts, you typically need higher resolution and may fly lower than normal. For late-season stress maps, you may not need high resolution and can fly higher to achieve larger area coverage. We provide a flight calculator to determine recommended altitude and flight speed based on the characteristics of the crop you’re flying and the data you’d like to generate. Always check your regional regulations for drone flight rules.

What is the recommended flight speed for the sensor? 
It depends on what data you are trying to generate as well as the lighting conditions. Our sensor includes auto-exposure to prevent blurring and will adjust the exposure time based on lighting conditions. Your flight speed also affects the forward overlap of your images. We provide a flight calculator to determine recommended altitude and flight speed based on the characteristics of the crop you’re flying and the data you’d like to generate. Always check your regional regulations for drone flight rules.

Full post available at – https://www.heliguy.com/blog/2017/06/22/introducing-the-slantrange-3p-ndvi-camera/

The Ultimate Freefly MoVI Comparison Guide

 

In the professional gimbal market, there are few companies that can rival the output of Freefly. Cornering the filmmaking sector, it’s not uncommon to see one or more of their products make their way onto big budget TV and movie sets.

Their central line of gimbals is the MoVI series which offers versatility and quality through a number of distinct models. Some are primarily handheld whilst others are able to reap the benefits of an aerial view via compatibility with Freefly’s ALTA drone range meaning that whatever your needs as a videographer, the MoVI has you covered.

This article focuses on the MoVI M5, MoVI M10, MoVI M15 and MoVI PRO. The upcoming MoVI XL and Carbon models will be compared to Freefly’s previous stabilisers once there is more information available.

To kick us off, let’s take a look at the specifications of these impressive Freefly gimbals.

Freefly MoVI M5
Freefly MōVI M5
Freefly MoVI M10
Freefly MōVI M10
Freefly MoVI M15
Freefly MōVI M15
Freefly MoVI Pro
Freefly MōVI Pro

Weight

2.15kg 2.2kg 2.47kg 2.65 kg (without batteries)

Camera Cage Dimensions

130 (L) x 180 (W) x 120mm (H) 140 (L) x 200 (W) x 165mm (H) 203 (L) x 200 (W) x 165mm (H) 196 (L) x 200 (W) x 175mm (H)

Maximum Payload

2.27kg 5.44kg 6.8kg 6.80kg

Power Requirements

9 to 18 VDC (3S or 4S LiPo) 9 to 18 VDC (3S or 4S LiPo) 9 to 18 VDC (3S or 4S LiPo) Use 2 batteries @ 1.8Ah; 22.2V

Connections

Bluetooth connection to Windows / Android GUI Bluetooth connection to Windows / Android GUI Wi-Fi pairing to iOS / Android / Windows GUI 2.4GHz Custom FHSS Radio, Bluetooth Low Energy v4.2, USB Type C

Features

Remotely operable either with a dedicated controller or using an RC aircraft transmitter (hand-held radio controller), Stabilized with operator control via gimbal base (Majestic Mode), Kills drive to gimbal axes, uses a GPS-assisted IMU, Live Wireless Tuning and Graphing, Silent Drive, Shot Recorder, Remote Firmware Updatable Stabilized with operator control via gimbal base (Majestic Mode), Stabilized image with no operator input, Stabilized with remote operator, Kills drive to gimbal axes Stabilized with operator control via gimbal base (Majestic Mode), Stabilized image with no operator input, Stabilized with remote operator, Kills drive to gimbal axes Innovative structural design; Dual Hot Swappable Batteries with status indicators; Integrated Focus / Iris / Zoom controller; Embedded screen for tuning / customization; Increased motor torque; 12-14v 6A D-Tap output for camera power; 12V 2A D-Tap output for accessory power; Ultra fast < 2 Second Boot time; Full stiffness and Filter autotune in ˜10 seconds; Majestic Mode; Timelapse; Dual GPS (top and bottom); Full Red RCP integration (Focus, Iris, ISO, Start stop, etc); Internal long range 2.4GHz frequency hopping radio for connection to MIMIC; Multiple handle options; Rugged System (IP52)

Battery

Dimensions

69mm (L) x 34mm (W) x 28mm (H) 100mm (L) x 25mm (W) x 30mm (H) 100mm (L) x 25mm (W) x 30mm (H) N/A

Weight

125g 200g 200g 306g

Capacity

1.3Ah 2.1Ah 2.1Ah 1800 mAh

Voltage

14.8v 14.8v 14.8v 22.2V (Nominal Battery Voltage); 25.2V (Max Battery Voltage)

Max Continuous Discharge

3C (3.9A) 3C (7.8A) 3C (7.8A) 8-10A

Max Burst Discharge

5C (6.5A) 5C (13A) 5C (13A) N/A

Max Charge Voltage

4.2V per cell 4.2V per cell 4.2V per cell N/A

Minimum Discharge Voltage

3.0V per cell 3.0V per cell 3.0V per cell N/A

Working Performance

Operation Modes

Dual operator and Inverted Mode; Can be top and bottom mounted on ALTA; Cranes; Jibs; Steadicams; Vest-Supported Stabilisers; Easyrig Dual operator and Inverted Mode; Can be bottom mounted on ALTA Dual operator and Inverted Mode; Can be top and bottom mounted on ALTA Ring; Skate; Classic; Aerial; Tero

Maximum Controlled Rotation Speed

N/A N/A N/A
Pan axis: 360°/s
Tilt axis: 360°/s

Roll axis: 360°/s

Range of Motion

Pan Range: 360°
Tilt Range: ±180°
Roll Range: ±180°

Slew Rates: 0 to 150°/sec

Pan Range: 360°
Tilt Range: ±180°
Roll Range: ±180°

Slew Rates: 0 to 150°/sec

Pan Range: 360°
Tilt Range: ±180°
Roll Range: ±180°

Slew Rates: 0 to 150°/sec

Pan Range of Motion: Unlimited
Roll Range of Motion: ±60°
Tilt Range of Motion (Normal Mode): +90° above horizontal to -165° below horizontal

Tilt Range of Motion (Inverted Mode): +165° above horizontal to -90° below horizontal


 


Freefly MoVI Series Key Features

Now that you know what’s going on underneath the hood it’s time to compare what you can expect from the MoVI series in practice. As all of these units have differences ranging from subtle to crucial, we recommend that you take the time to familiarise yourself before taking the plunge and committing to your MoVI of choice.

What’s In The Box?

The first thing you should be aware of is what you’ll be getting from each of these gimbals straight out of the box. See below for a full component list for each of the MoVI units.

What’s Included?

Freefly MoVI M5
Freefly MoVI M5
  • MoVI M5 Handheld Stabilizer x 1
  • MoVI Top Handle x 1
  • Stand x 1
  • Freefly 14.8V 1.3Ah MoVI Batteries x 2
  • Freefly LiPo Charger with AC cord and Charge Lead Adapter x 1
  • M2 Hex Driver x 1
  • M2.5 Hex Driver x 1
  • MoVI M10 Handheld Stabilizer x 1
  • MoVI Top Handle x 1
  • Stand x 1
  • Freefly 14.8V 2.6Ah MoVI Batteries x 2
  • Freefly LiPo Charger with AC Cord and Charger Lead Adapter x 1
  • M2.5 Hex Driver x 1
  • M3 Hex Driver x 1
Freefly MoVI M10
Freefly MoVI M10
Freefly MoVI M15
Freefly MoVI M15
  • MoVI M15 Handheld Stabilizer x 1
  • MoVI Top Handle x 1
  • MoVI Dock x 1
  • Freefly 14.8V 2.6Ah MoVI Batteries x 2
  • Freefly LiPo Charger with AC cord and Charge Lead Adapter x 1
  • M3 Hex Driver x 1
  • M2.5 Hex Driver x 1
  • MoVI PRO
  • MoVI PRO Battery Pack 1.8Ah x 2
  • MoVI PRO Battery Charger x 2
  • MoVI PRO Adjustable Camera Plate
  • MoVI Adjustable Top Camera Plate
  • MoVI Hot Shoe Mount
  • COM to MoVI Controller Receiver Cable x 1
  • MoVI Rod Mount Adapter x 1
  • 2 x Bolt 3/8 – 16 x 5/8″
  • 2 x Bolt 1/4 – 20 x 1/2″
  • 2 x Bolt 1/4 – 20 x 3/8″
  • 2.00mm Hex Driver x 1
  • 2.50mm Hex Driver x 1
Freefly MoVI Pro
Freefly MoVI PRO

Appearance

 

For their MoVI gimbals, Freefly settled on a design that was, above all else, functional. Every unit has been built to be as light as possible while still retaining the rigidity to maximise performance. This means you can move the camera exactly as the shot demands, whether that means running full speed or getting aerial footage courtesy of Freefly’s ALTA range.

A spartan construction of metal tubing and robust camera cages comes from years of R&D, learning how to implement enough versatility and quality into a gimbal to make it the perfect tool for professional filmmakers.

The biggest jump in aesthetics has come in the form of the MoVI PRO which has brought with it the ‘Ring’ which gives operators even greater control over their filming and shot framing while also managing to look rather sleek as well.


Performance

The MoVI M5 offers high-performance stabilisation and advanced tuning settings, allowing you to tune your setup with complete flexibility. This unit offers 360° panning as well as 180° tilt and roll. The M5 can also be used in tandem with the Freefly MIMIC and WEDGE.

With Freefly’s ‘HiPer’ functionality, longer focal length lenses can be used without sacrificing stability. Whether it’s used at an ultra low or ultra high angle, the M5 gimbal performs solidly. Switching between modes is simple, letting you focus on the shot.

Freefly‘s M5 has been custom designed and precisely calibrated, coupling the latest in sensor technology with comprehensive calibration to ensure accuracy. The M5’s brushless motors are built to be the perfect blend of performance and weight and the entire 3-axis gimbal rig has the ability to operate in near silence.

After the camera has been configured on the gimbal, Freefly’s no-tools adjustment allows for quick setup and 3-axis balancing. Lens changes and accessory add-ons are rapid, leaving more time for shooting. This allows you to focus on getting shots like the dynamic, customised time lapse sequences MoVI gimbals facilitate. Aerial shots are also possible thanks to compatibility with the ALTA range.

The control algorithms developed for the MoVI M5 stabiliser utilise a very high accuracy locational system. The GPS allows for acceleration correction when the gimbal is used outdoors and has access to a strong signal. This feature is useful when used on vehicle shoots with sustained extreme accelerational forces as non-GPS aided systems have a tendency to drift.

Freefly MoVI M5

The Freefly MoVI M5

The M10 is designed to easily mount to a variety of aircraft, most notably Freefly’s ALTA series. Combining the gimbal with a multi-rotor allows you to capture amazing low-level aerial shots. Combining 360° panning with 180° tilt/roll, users have a great range to work with as well as the option to tap into Freefly’s MIMIC for even more control.

After the camera has been successfully configured to your specifications, the M10’s intuitive ‘no-tools’ adjustment is perfect for rapid setup and balancing. All necessary lens changes and the fitting of additional accessories is a fast process, leaving more time for shooting and more chance to capture your vision.

Offering an added layer of control, the Freefly Movi M10 camera stabiliser comes with the ability to be operated remotely by a second person. This feature allows one user to focus on framing while the other tackles movement, allowing for unrestricted 3-axis camera movement. With both operators focussed on a single task, the resulting shot can reach its full potential.

As with the M5, the MoVI M10’s control algorithms operate via GPS which allows acceleration to be corrected when the M10 has access to a GPS signal. This is massively practical when fast-moving shots with sustained, high levels of accelerational force are required. This would result in other, non-GPS aided systems to undergo some level of drifting.

The Freefly MoVI M10

The MoVI M15 was designed with professional cinematographers in mind as well as to accommodate larger cameras. It’s intended to be used in either normal or inverted mode, which allows for easy integration onto a variety of platforms. Like the M5 and M10, you’re able to utilise a mobility range of 360° pan and 180° tilt/roll.

The M15 is powered by the same stabilisation technology that was created for the M10 giving you the ability to take faultlessly smooth footage in even the most challenging situations – especially true given its compatibility with the MIMIC.

Built as light as possible while retaining its structural soundness and rigidity, the MoVI M15 doesn’t add unnecessary mass to your list of concerns. When you’re carrying a 15-pound payload around a shoot, the last thing you want is more weight. What’s more impressive about this is that there’s also a full camera cage built into the M15 allowing it to take on demanding cinema setups and keep your camera locked on target, ready to capture that perfect take.

The M15 can accommodate a 15-pound payload. Its quick release pan axis has been designed specifically for heavier gear. A simple flip of a lever allows you to switch the M15’s hand grips from low to high mode. This gives you all the control you need to rapidly fine-tune how the gimbal operates and ensure your shot goes exactly to plan. Custom designed and calibrated precisely – the M15 is compatible with a wide range of sensors. Its intuitive calibration ensures accuracy in every use case.

The range of options offered by the MoVI M15 places you in full control. For example, it features the ability to create custom time lapse sequences. Every parameter within a time lapse sequence can be defined from the Freefly app or directly from the MoVI controller. It’s simple to define your desired start and stop positions and select additional frames to create dynamic motion paths.

The Freefly MoVI M15

Then, there’s the MoVI PRO. With twice the continuous pan torque of the original MoVI units and multiple high-quality MEMS sensors with full calibration (e.g. Cross-Axis, Temperature, Scale, Alignment), Freefly’s PRO unit is available as both an aerial and handheld gimbal.

Floating point processors and high-speed sensors enable 60dB performance at 1Hz while an inbuilt barometer and 3-axis compass for accurate heading information provide reliable and precise altitude estimates.

Sporting custom designed direct-drive brushless motors which offer incredible torque in a such a lightweight package the PRO is capable of a 360° pan/tilt/roll rate & 1000° base motion. Silent sine drive technology controls the pan, tilt & roll axis and sine drive motor controls update motor torque at 32KhZ.

The PRO stabiliser has a fast, reliable CAN bus communication protocol and 15 bit, high-resolution encoders which allow for greater stabilisation and motion control while its online temperature estimation allows maximum performance while protecting the motors from overheating

The Freefly MoVI PRO

The MoVI PRO also offers the following shooting modes:

  • Majestic Mode
  • Auto-tune & shot quality indicator
  • Timelapse
  • Motion control & path planning
  • Auto tracking / follow me mode
  • High Bandwidth Data logging / Visualization / Camera sync

 


Battery Life

 

The MoVI M5‘s 1.3Ah LiPo batteries will (each) run the gimbal for approximately 3-4 hours, depending on the setup. The batteries are sold in pairs and can be easily recharged using included Freefly charger.

Both the M10 and M15 use the same type of battery. These 2.1Ah Freefly batteries are high energy density LiPos and each of them will power the M10/M15 gimbal for 2-5 hours although this is dependant on the setup you’re using.

The batteries powering the MoVI PRO have an integrated over-current and battery ‘fuel gauge’ as well as discharge and charge protection. Freefly designed their PRO batteries to live up to the level of quality being set by the gimbal itself.

If you use Freefly’s MoVI PRO with one of its custom-built batteries powering both the gimbal and a larger camera like an Arri or RED, you can expect a runtime of roughly an hour (the gimbal can hold 2 batteries to help swap in and out while working). Once it has been depleted, a PRO battery takes about an hour to fully charge. However, the batteries are hot-swappable so if you ensure you have four to six of them when heading out to a professional engagement.


Camera Specs

The MoVI M5 was built to handle the most popular DSLR packages and keep the camera locked on target. The wide range of sensors it is compatible with includes:

 

  • Blackmagic: Cinema Camera (4K) [requires specific lens combo], Pocket Camera
  • Canon: C100, Rebel T5I, 70D, 1D-C, 5D MK III
  • Nikon: D4, D800
  • Sony Alpha 99, A7S
  • Panasonic GH4

 

The MoVI M10 is designed as the ultimate blend of size and weight and able to take cameras ranging from a small DSLR up to the most professional cinema cameras.

 

  • Blackmagic Cinema Camera 4K
  • Canon: 1D-C, 5D MK III, 70D, C100, C300, C500
  • Nikon: D4, D800
  • Panasonic: GH4
  • RED: Epic, Scarlett
  • Sony: A7S, Alpha 99, FS100, FS700 [specific lens combo]

 

Freefly’s MoVI M15 is compatible with the following cameras:

 

  • RED: Raven, Epic, Scarlett, Weapon, Dragon
  • Blackmagic: Pocket Cinema Camera, Micro Cinema Camera, URSA Mini
  • Canon: 5D MK I-III, 70D Mk I-III, 5Ds, T5i, C100-500 (MkII), 1D C
  • Sony: A7, F5, F55, FS7, FS5, FS100 & 700 [specific lens combo]
  • ARRI: ALEXA M, ALEXA Mini

 

Finally, the MoVI PRO can carry these models:

 

  • RED Epic, Scarlet, Weapon, Dragon, Helium & Raven
  • Canon C100 (Mk I-II), C300 (Mk I-II) & C500 (Mk I-II)
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini, Cinema, Pocket Cinema & Micro Cinema
  • ARRI Alexa Mini & M
  • Sony F5, F55, FS7, FS100, FS700 & FS5

 

…and also the DSLR & Mirrorless sensors listed below…

 

  • Canon 1Dc & 5D Mk I-IV
  • Nikon D810, D800, D500 & D5
  • Sony A7s I-II & A7r I-II
  • Panasonic GH3 & GH45

 

Please Note: These lists of compatible cameras aren’t exhaustive and are subject to change.


Get In Touch

If you want to learn more about the Freefly MoVI series or any of their other products, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via the details listed below.

Call

0191 296 1024

Email

info@heliguy.com

Keep checking back to Heliguy’s Insider Blog to learn more about Freefly’s latest products, read our in-depth VERSUS series and, of course, stay up to date on the goings on in the drone industry.

Full post available at – https://www.heliguy.com/blog/2017/06/16/the-ultimate-freefly-movi-comparison-guide/

Heliguy’s Drone Flight Test: A Visual Guide

 

Heliguy is a CAA approved NQE and runs drone training courses in three UK-locations: Newcastle, Manchester and Farnborough. Our expert in-house training team are there to guide you through every step of the process.

This article takes a look at the final step you’ll take before the CAA submission, a test of your piloting skills and ability to adapt under pressure in real-world scenarios. Read on to get and inside track on our practical drone flight test.

 


Training with Heliguy

There are three main sections to the training you will undergo if you’re looking to gain your Permissions for Commercial Operation (PfCO):

  • The 3-day Ground School
  • The Operations Manual
  • The Practical Flight Test

Once you have passed the Heliguy 3-day ground school and created a fit-for-purpose operations manual, it’s time to showcase your skills in the final practical exam. We receive a lot of enquiries about what this entails and so, to help everyone understand what will be expected, we’ve put together a graphic to walk you through the process.

 

 

This visualisation should provide you with a basic idea of what you’ll be undertaking when it’s time for you to take your practical flight test.

 


Get in Touch

If you want to find out more about Heliguy’s PfCO NQE drone training courses and how you can make money flying drones professionally, our team are available 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday to offer expert advice and dedicated support.

We offer currently offer the following training opportunities:

Started your training elsewhere? No problem, we’re happy to adopt you into the Heliguy training process – enquire here.

You can reach us by phone at 0191 296 1024 or email at info@heliguy.com.

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Keep checking back to Heliguy’s Insider Blog for more information on our training courses, the support we offer and, of course, the latest news from the drone industry.

Full post available at – https://www.heliguy.com/blog/2017/06/14/heliguys-flight-test-a-visual-guide/