Drone vs Volcano #drone #droneday

The footage right before impact is pretty exceptional. But, seems like this goes without saying, uh…be careful with your drone around active volcanos.

From Joey Helms on YouTube:

Watch the brand new DJI FPV drone crash right into the exploding lava fountain of Iceland’s newest volcano – Fagradalsfjall in the Geldingadalir valley. This unique HD footage provides a rare view right into the volcano’s caldera and lava fountain during one of its geysir-like eruptions.

FPV drones are notorious for crashing, it is part of the hobby. So in an effort to get a unique vantage point and perspective into the crater we flew this remarkably capable drone as close to the lava river and caldera as possible. One of it turned out to be it’s very last flight. At least the goggles record a great 1080p image allowing us to actually capture the last seconds the drone saw.

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