DJI Reveals Off Volcano Video Shot With Its New FPV Drone


Plenty of eager drone pilots have been heading to Iceland not too long ago to seize dramatic aerial photographs of Mount Fagradalsfjall, which has been erupting since March.

DJI, which launched its first-ever FPV (first-person view) drone in the identical month, not too long ago attached with native drone pilot Ása Steinars to seize footage of the volcano’s spectacular lava fountains utilizing the corporate’s newest flying machine.

The outcomes, we’re positive you’ll agree, are fairly unimaginable. Though among the footage was additionally captured utilizing a Mavic 2 Professional, it appears seemingly that the sooner sequences that take us via the lava fountains have been shot by the DJI FPV drone.

DJI doesn’t say if any drones got here to a fiery finish within the making of the video, however there’s at the least one shot the place the machine seems to get trashed by a flying chunk of lava. After which there’s the warmth — some drone pilots visiting the volcano have already seen their drone innards fry after they flew their gadget only a bit too near the motion. And taking footage of a volcanic eruption doesn’t solely carry dangers for the drone. The pilot, too, must preserve a wise distance from the recent spots, with each the lava and attainable deadly gases posing a risk to security.

Final month Steinars posted on her personal YouTube channel a DJI FPV drone video (beneath) of the eruption. “New volcanic fissures preserve opening up on the eruption website,” she wrote on the time. “What began as one crater, is now 10 majestic ones.”

For extra drone footage of Iceland’s erupting volcano, try this beautiful effort from ace drone pilot Stefan Forster, shot with one other DJI drone, the Mavic 2 Professional.

As with all FPV drones, the DJI FPV drone flies sooner than most shopper machines, and features a pair of goggles for a real-time, extra immersive flying expertise. In our in-depth evaluate of DJI’s gadget, Digital Traits praised the quadcopter for its pace, agility, and responsive controls, although added that its handbook mode got here with a steep studying curve.

Digital Traits not too long ago gathered collectively among the best FPV drone movies to spotlight the astonishing flying maneuvers accessible to among the high pilots within the recreation right this moment.

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