Chilling Drama: FPV Drone’s Stunning Avalanche Capture

A Canadian FPV drone pilot recently serendipitously captured astonishing footage of an avalanche at a mountain on Vancouver Island.

YouTube video

Detailing the remarkable event on his YouTube channel, Mactac revealed:

“We were out with our long-range drones for a day of mountain flying in British Columbia on Vancouver Island, hoping to capture some cinematic footage. There had been a ‘severe avalanche warning’ a few days before, but things seemed to have calmed down. Just as we were packing up to leave, I looked up and saw a massive avalanche coming right down the mountain in front of us!”

“I hurriedly strapped a battery pack onto my drone, fiddled with my GoPro, and sent it toward the mountain as fast as I could. I made it just in time to witness an absolutely terrifying amount of snow slide down to the bottom of the mountain. What appears to be water is actually a vast amount of snow, with a few lumps as big as my truck. It was an amazing experience, something few will ever see in their lives.”

Here’s the complete FPV long range drone rig he used:

  • Camera Butter 7 Cinema ONE 7 inch frame, with a custom front end that helps me get close-to-the ground shots
  • T-motor F90 motors
  • T-motor F7 55A stack
  • Caddx Vista
  • True RC antennas all around
  • TBS Crossfire diversity receiver
  • GNB 4500 LiPo HV 6s battery
  • GoPro Bones with Camera Butter ND32 filter
A Canadian Fpv Drone Pilot Recently Serendipitously Captured Astonishing Footage Of An Avalanche At A Mountain On Vancouver Island.

One YouTube commentator praised, “This is National Geographic-level work, man. So well done and perfect timing. I hope this helps elevate your drone career.”

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ or @hayekesteloo.

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