One of the coolest uses of a drone with a camera is demonstrated in two Youtube videos — both captured volcano activity at the Yasur volcano on Tanna Islan in Vanuatu.
DJI Phantom drone flies into Volcano — Yasur volcano on Tanna island, Vanuatu.
A little risky for the drone copter and the people, considering lava is erupted from a volcanic vent as a liquid at temperatures of 1,292 to 2,192°F.
DJI Phantom Quad copter flies over Mt.Yasur Volcano and survives (check the night shots at the end).
Video from the Mt. Yasur volcano on the island of Tanna in the Vanuatu Island chain. It is one of the most accessible volcanos in the world and has been erupting for over 800 years. There is very little in the way of safety as you can see and hot ,molten Lava was landing very near us. This was a fantastic experience , and something we won’t forget anytime soon. My main goal was to fly my quad copter over it to get some good aerial footage. To my knowledge, I’m the first to ever fly a quad copter and film here.
Unfortunately I can only fly for 10 minute’s and the eruptions were a bit scarce, but I did get some good footage (Kurt Roll/Youtube.com/Kurt0425).
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