Awesome Drone Footage of Erupting Volcano (video)


The folks at drone company DJI recently trekked to Iceland to capture the massive Bardarbunga Volcano erupting, and the result is nothing short of amazing.

The team used Phantom 2 quadcopter drones with GoPro cameras attached, and DJI’s Lightbridge wireless high-definition remote video system to capture an exploding magma caldera, which would be too dangerous to approach with a traditional manned aircraft. The trick, I guess, is flying without frying! 🙂

 

Just as an aside; one of the comments posted in response to this video includes the following… “Seems like Drones are really taking off in the photo and movie industry“. Not sure if the pun was intended or not, either way it is a good one!

 

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Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.