This video from Red Bull is amazing as it shows in detail how a DJI Mavic Pro drone helps to explorethe dangerous K2 mountain, deliver medication and radio batteries to a camp high on the mountain, and plays a crucial role in the rescue of a Scottish climber on Broad Peak back in 2018.
DJI Mavic Pro explores K2 mountain, delivers medicine and rescues climber from Broad Peak
Polish drone pilot Bartek Bargiel modified the DJI Mavic Pro to enable the unmanned aircraft to fly at the high altitude of the K2 mountain where the air is very thin. In order to do so, he increased the top speed of the drone, not to fly it faster but to have the props spin faster and create sufficient lift for the aircraft.
Furthermore, Bartek eliminated the maximum height restriction that is set by DJI on the Mavic Pro. K2 is well over 8,000 meters or, more precisely, 28,251 feet high and the second-highest mountain in the world.
Some of the challenges of flying your DJI Mavic Pro in the Himalayas involve high winds, low temperatures, and long distances. It is simply amazing that an off-the-shelf DJI Mavic Pro can perform so well in these challenging circumstances.
In the description of the video, Red Bull explains that:
Drone pilot Bartek Bargiel never thought that his drone would be used to save lives before this expedition. Bartek believes that this has been groundbreaking research in understanding the capability of drones and how they can be used to help other climbers and skiers conquer the world’s deadliest mountains and routes more safely.
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