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