DJI Mini 2 survived the visit to the La Palma volcano and produced incredible images

Perhaps you know that a volcano has been erupting on La Palma in the Canary Islands for an unbelievable five weeks. Without the technology that enables drones to obtain images of the surroundings of the Cumbre Vieja Natural Park, this phenomenon would be difficult to cover on site.

The courageous person in charge of the YouTube channel Sunsets Sweden “piloted” his DJI Mini 2 by then, and the pictures are impressive. The drone showed the chaos in the volcano from the best possible angles, without melting or causing minimal damage – and we certainly didn’t even have to tell how hot the area must be, which could potentially affect the operation of some electronics.

Ironically or not, the DJI Mini 2 didn’t make its comeback. But calm down: He didn’t fall into the La Palma volcano or damage circuits. His battery was dead halfway home. He got stuck in a tree.

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The positive side of this setback is that the drone owner had to venture to the rescue and was able to show the general ash build-up that the volcano has already caused. Of course, the area was only minimally secure for him to retrieve the device.

Little autonomy

The accident with the DJI Mini 2 should not have been a mere oversight on the part of the user: despite progress, drones consume a lot of energy for flights and recordings. The compact model from the Chinese brand even has an autonomy of 31 minutes, which means that you only get a few minutes of usable recordings between the outward and return journeys from the recording location.

On the other hand, the model has a speed of up to 16 m / s, can be operated up to a distance of 10 km and records videos in a resolution of up to 4K at 30 fps, even with dimensions of only 245 × 289 × 56 mm and weight 249 grams.

If you want to know why volcanoes like Cumbre Vieja are coming back to life after so many decades of inactivity, here’s an explanation.

Source: Youtube, Drone DJ

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