Guy Flies FPV Drone Straight Into an Erupting Volcano and His Goggles Captured It All
Filmmaker Joey Helms sacrificed a drone for this once in a lifetime shot, crashing his DJI FPV drone right into the exploding lava fountain of Iceland’s lastest volcano, Fagradalsfjall in the Geldingadalir valley.
On YouTube, Helms adds:
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.