Spectacular scenes as drone crashes into erupting lava at Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano
If you’ve been paying any attention at all over the last few months, you’ll know that there’s been a bloody volcano cutting sick in Iceland. Deadset, we’re talking lava, rivers of fire, all that s**t, and, as a result, people have been out there getting some mad footage with their drones. Naturally, not every drone flight’s a winner, though. Yeah, nah, some of ‘em f**ken crash. When they do that over a volcano, you get to see what it’s like to look deep inside the magma. Check it out…
All right, you big bloody bewdiful d*ckheads, heeere’s our website. Now, you might remember that we shared some footage from the Fagradalsfjall volcano aback in March. That s**t was f**ken spectacular, but believe it or not, the volcano’s still raging.
That means drone pilots are still capturing footage, and we bloody love it. One of those pilots is Joey Helms. This legend spent a few days out there, and he reckons he’s got plenty more footage to share, but before he gets to that, he’s shared exactly what happens when your drone crashes into the erupting volcano’s fiery magma.
On his YouTube channel, he says:
“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 geyser-like eruptions.”
He then explains exactly what we’re looking at:
“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.”
We’re not sure if it’s worth losing a drone, but it’s pretty f**ken mint footage. Give it a squiz.
Final thought: We don’t know about you lot, but we reckon this is pretty spectacular s**t. Still, it does make you wonder whether it was worth it. Was losing a drone worth the final shot? We don’t know, so why don’t you tell us in the comments section.
Video © YT Joey Helms pic.twitter.com/EIqNbzT8Fw
— Erika 🔭 (@_AstroErika) June 2, 2021
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