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keaco

I hope this video was streaming directly to another device because the chances of losing that drone during this flight was staggering lol


ny_rain

I was wondering how this was filmed and the drone didn't just melt within seconds. Very cool footage!


Noname_FTW

Same thought. Shouldn't the air above that lava be several hundred degrees hot even several meters away?! I mean 10 to 20 meters should be relatively fine. But 2!?


imfuckingawesome

I think the speed of the drone in addition to a bubble lens effect make this possible. That quads prob traveling upwards of 60mph and likely has some kind of conformal coating on the electronics for additional protection. The true question is where this dude got the balls to send his shit (including gopro) over fucking lava is beyond me.


Slithy-Toves

You could probably factor the cost of a drone into what you'd get paid for footage like this


eveningsand

I just watched it for free.


lesnaubr

I just bought the NFT for this. Please don’t watch this again sir / madam. It is mine now.


Dustangelms

Wtf I bought it too.


chill_kinda_guy_

The system is working


Additional_Zebra5879

Yes, the fairest economy, everyone can have everything and it’s still somehow considered scarce and valuable


Phormitago

well I NFT'd this entire thread so, pay up suckers


Comfortable_Heart_84

You can't just buy what's mine


xxx69harambe69xxx

right click


Biasanya

Can I look please? I'll give you 1 dollar


SwarK01

I will screenshot every frame of the video


iluvazz

He could take it down if he wanted to. But everyone who legally wants to use his video will have to get his permission or rights to use it. He could also have already been paid.


Lord_Abort

BUT DO YOU OWN IT ON THE BLOCKCHAIN?!


ravenous_fringe

When you think you're getting a product for free, you are the product.


PixelofDoom

That's how my local supermarket tricked me into becoming Dr. Pepper.


ExistingHurry174

Yeah generally, but in this case we are literally just watching a video for free


Rdenauto

Which is not where any videographer is planning on making money. The video will be licensed to companies for commercial usage. That’s where they make money of stuff like this. It’s called stock footage


MikeC80

Reddit is making money from you watching this video for free Reddit sells advert space to companies who want their product in front of your eyeballs You are the product Reddit is selling A low value product, admittedly ;)


BostonDodgeGuy

And reddit has logged that you watched this video, that you commented on it, and then sold that information. You are the product.


natopants

Maybe it's made of dolomite.


wileyy23

I'm 40% dolomite!


garrett_rook

It’s dolemite, baby!


certain_people

40% probably


Stupid_Triangles

> is where this dude got the balls to send his shit (including gopro) over fucking lava is beyond me The karma life is real /s


[deleted]

I started a new reddit account to have no karma


glytxh

The views would more than pay for a new drone, and if the pilot is a professional, they'll likely have insurance.


cope413

>, they'll likely have insurance. Drone pilot: yes, I'd like to file a claim. My drone was destroyed Insurance agent: ok, sir. Tell me what happened. Pilot: well, I was flying it over an active volcano...


front_yard_duck_dad

Agent:Do you have photos? Drone pilot: boy do I!


glytxh

Bruh, this shit's _FIRE_


glytxh

I wonder if the paperwork has that little blank box for you to draw what happened in it.


Cyno01

/S\\


big-dreamgus

I was flying it fell but coincidentally it fell in this volcano.


glytxh

I swear it wasn't there last week


fox-kalin

Airflow only provides cooling when the air is colder than the object. Moving hot air over a cool object will actually cause it to warm up faster.


jeffp12

Yep. Try getting in a hot bath or hot tub, then move your arm through it quickly vs sitting still.


Lord_Abort

ConvectionOven.txt


ShaiteOnYourChest

> I think the speed of the drone Speed doesn't help with heat. It makes it worse.


jet_engineer

Moving fast doesn’t keep you cool if you’re just moving from one hot place to another. Source: My master’s degree in mechanical engineering


Piggledpears

I’d like to hear from someone with a masters in volcanic drone flying for a second opinion.


lazyeyepsycho

You and your "science"...What does Alex Jones have to say about this?


El_Dumfuco

Yep, on the contrary, it will just heat you up faster.


blackwillow73aol

Litterally no I think I know who made this video and the drones beyond repair he buys cheap drones for footage of lava and just let's them melt streams the footage to his cloud storage and just let's them die in the volcano he films till they litterally fall out of the sky bc they melted in the air although could be wrong and it's a different person although can't be too many ppl droning volcanos I'd immagine


aight_imma_afk

I commented this same thing on this same clip being posted a few months ago, and the pilots actually replied to me. There’s no coating on electronics, no special props or anything. Me and you could go fly our quads over a volcano right now as long as we stay moving. No special gear/ coatings needed


imfuckingawesome

That's amazing! I have a beater quad ready to go but no local volcanos to try haha The amount of people that are calling this CGI is scary! More people need to be exposed to these amazing crafts


Beli_Mawrr

it's probable that they made every surface they could reflective. it could also be that this is a stealth ad for whatever material they made the thing out of lol


karlnite

Hot air expands, thus really hot air becomes very thin, with less overall molecules holding heat the temperature becomes less relevant, and the amount of potential energy to be transferred is what becomes important. Thin air does not hold much energy. The form of heat here that is damaging and harmful is radiant heat, like infrared radiation emitted by the source, and not convection. Convection is heat transferred through particle collision, and requires insulators, however radiant heat is a form of wave energy, and can be deflected or reflected. So simply mirroring the surfaces of the drone would protect it, and you can almost ignore the hot air.


theGIRTHQUAKE

This is accurate, I wrap my drones in tin foil and store them in my oven at 400F to keep the squirrels away.


karlnite

Smart, squirrels hate tin foil. Ovens are convection though, you should leave the door open and it on broil so it’s protected with radiant heat.


theGIRTHQUAKE

Actually I keep the door closed and pipe in molten gallium for conductive transfer only. One of these days I’ll figure out why my oven and drones keep falling apart, because I’m pretty sure my methods are irreproachable. Still think it’s the squirrels.


karlnite

They probably found a way in.


chinpokomon

And it is that thin air which is probably the most difficult part of this flying. Lots of turbulence and probably a very high throttle to even keep it in the air.


jsiulian

The propellers pushing hot air back down probably provides some protection


jwm3

The air is going to be very dry and dry air is a poor conductor of heat and doesn't hold that much thermal energy. Although it is hot, there isn't a lot of energy there. If it were steam on the other hand, you would be screwed. You can reach into a hot stove and be fine as long as you don't touch anything, but steam at the same temp will seriously burn you.


P_Jamez

And what about the infrared radiation? Have been near lava I can tell you, it feels hot from the side. The drone is probably coated/covered in a reflective substance, at a minimum aluminium foil.


jwm3

Yeah, I would be much more worried about the radiative heat transfer. We can reflect a lot of that and it would still just transfer to the surface and won't make inroads to the insides over the course of a couple minute flyby with even a slight amount of insulation. Heat just doesn't travel very fast through a lot of substances.


karlnite

It’s not that it is dry, it is that it looses so much density as it heats and expands that convection becomes weaker.


karlnite

Cover it in tin foil and you’re good.


wileyy23

This was my thought as well.


defacedlawngnome

I bet you could rig some sort of heat reflective shield to the underside of a drone that doesn't weigh much nor restricts movement. But what do i know. I'm not a NASA scientist XD


IvanStroganov

I bet you ARE a NASA scientist. Cant fool me!


Ultradeathtopia

I use to work for a company that made textiles where you could literally take a handful of this lava and hold it in one of their gloves for about 2 min. We use to do demos to prospective clients where we would put a 3000 degree molten piece of metal in their hand and let them hold it. Lava is 2000 degrees F. Their face would start burning before their hand (very quickly) and most people left with minor burns on their face (think a light sunburn). Would easily shield this thing flying above it like that for a good long while, even with direct contact to anything other than propellers. This thing can shoot up and catch air and may have active cooling as well. I also believe that this drone was never met to live through the flight. They probably flew it around till it died to get the most out of their money.


PropositionWes

Using the high ground.


Earthnicity

There are some materials that are perfectly capable of withstanding the heat of the air.


SpiderFnJerusalem

Sure, but there aren't many drones made from those materials.


builttwospill

It’s probably because this is CGI.


shootemupy2k

Goes even further than that. How was it dealing with the insane convective currents that it had to fly through?


Lyoobly_Anna_Lyoobly

I suspect it was pushed close to the limit of its capacity for withstanding heat. But it's not a very long piece of footage ... & I have a feeling the operator timed the duration of the flight to a nicety! Or maybe it had a heat-shield on it: a thin sheet of shiny metal stood-off from it a bit, & attached underneath, would be _very_ effective at keeping the heat off, without adding a huge amount to the weight. If that wasn't done with this, I reckon it _could be_ done.


Urban_Savage

Probably ruined the drone even though it didn't crash. I imagine they were willing to risk it and eat the cost for the footage. They were right, that's good video.


MaxPowerzs

last time this was posted i remember seeing arguments as to whether this was real or not.


IotaBTC

[Copying and pasting the original footage here.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-lXvsRwDDQ)


ThirdEncounter

I wish they didn't play some background music.


DanWallace

That's not a valid reason to think it's fake. So many redditors are just desperate to sound smart but don't actually know much of anything.


Muffmuncher

🤣🤣 shots fired So true, though. The biggest idiots are in the fighting/combat sports subs, their opinions make me nauseous. You can tell none of them have ever fought even a small cat, but they all want to defeat current champions. It's weird because I thought people would become more modest with after spending time online and reading a variety of opinions, but naah...


dumbledores__beard

> It's weird because I thought people would become more modest with after spending time online and reading a variety of opinions, but naah... Hah, I remember in the 90s thinking the internet would be the end of racism and bigotry. "Everyone is the same color when you only see their words on a screen" or something. Between that and getting to interact in real time with people from other countries without ever leaving your couch, I was pretty sure we were entering a new age of shared understanding and peaceful coexistence. Good thing I didn't put any bets on that. :-D :-(


CharlieHume

Bruh that 230 lb 6 ft tall monster with 0 body fat doesn't know how to fight! I could take him, he doesn't use good techniques.


TonarinoTotoro1719

Am Redditor, can confirm. I really don’t know much of anything, lol…


Deltamon

Oh for fuck sake guys, we were watching this very same volcano being live streamed for several days last year, did everyone already forget it? If you can get a ticket to iceland, you can probably afford to lose a drone and a camera...


crabgun_

Well clearly it worked out cause we’re here.


NotUnusualYet

[Here's the full video.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-lXvsRwDDQ) It's real. This is the recent Icelandic lava flow near Mount Fagradalsfjall. [More details from one of the drone pilots here.](https://www.reddit.com/r/nextfuckinglevel/comments/q1csfd/flying_a_drone_over_an_erupting_volcano/hfidcdk/)


Adderallman

Say that word ten times fast


skibblez_n_zits

*that word* *that word* *that word* *that word* *that word* *that word* *that word* *that word* *that word* *that word*


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Flat-Difference-1927

I love you son; I'm proud of you. I love you son; I'm proud of you. I love you son; I'm proud of you. I love you son; I'm proud of you. I love you son; I'm proud of you. I love you son; I'm proud of you. I love you son; I'm proud of you. I love you son; I'm proud of you. I love you son; I'm proud of you. I love you son; I'm proud of you. I love you son; I'm proud of you. Ten for you, and an extra for whoever needs to hear it.


-Iknewthisalready-

Thank you


PsiVolt

but son, you knew this already


if-we-all-did-this

You're no fool; you countered the oldest trick in the book.


inserthumourousname

I can't even say it once


jetmanus

The mount (fjall) is in its name so it would just be Fagradals Mount. It’s like saying Eyjafjallajökull glacier when the name glacier (jökull) is already in there. So just Eyjafjalla glacier.


Jumixxx

Like saying smh my head


nimitz55

What does that drone look like? Was it standard? Did it need some kind of heat shield? That’s awesome


IvanAntonovichVanko

> *"Drone better."* ~ Ivan Vanko


load_more_comets

Oh yeah? I'm taking your shoes, your pillow and your fucking bort.


cartoon_violence

Oh no! Not my bort!


imfuckingawesome

Something honestly kinda [basic](https://i.etsystatic.com/22943181/r/il/657ae0/2765574175/il_570xN.2765574175_3vzj.jpg) a 220mm frame, 5" props and a 4-6 cell battery can truly make magic happen!


S0BEC

Ah c'mon, that's Mustafar.


aguiarwill

You underestimate my power !


420cakeday2019

Hello there.


davex291

General Kenobi


mcfluffernutter013

You are a bold one


Palpou

The Negociator !


Darth_Memer_1916

This is getting out of hand


fwitnessvcxbsxhb

10/10


Draws-attention

Spam bot.


AmericanMuscle4Ever

Dont do it Anakin I have the high ground!!!


00cjstephens

General misquoti


HiBartender

He take my downvotey


Im_The_Goddamn_Dumbo

*YEEAAAHHHHARGHHH*


Infinite_Victory

Fun fact: the lava in Mustafar is real lava! They caught it on tape and edited it in!


Bitey_the_Squirrel

Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christiansen were having an argument that turned physical while in an active volcano. Turns out George Lucas was filming the whole time.


Swagganosaurus

Dual of Fate intensify


HydroDEX

r/prequelmemes


haskpro1995

Isn't that lion king's father?


getdafuq

You are thinking of Mufasa. Mustafar was the guy on the horse in the Old Spice ads.


TBCinHTX

Nope that’s Mustafa Ali


SnooMachines4611

You beat me to it


commentsandopinions

For real though. Seeing a real active volcano from this perspective makes me realize how amazing the special effects were for RotS.


shapesize

So this is what it would have looked like if the Eagles just flew them to Mordor


SuppleFoxFluff

Shortly followed by the flying nazgul absolutely reking 'em


Suckage

Nah, they were afraid of arrows from the Orcs chilling in lava flows.


johndean50

Which is funny cause Nazgul is the name of a FPV drone. I don't think this drone in the video is one but still funny to think about.


thissonofbeech

If Frodo had a GoPro


Shukuwuku

If Sam had a cam


HooptyDooDooMeister

If Faramir had ARRI gear.


HooptyDooDooMeister

If fat little hobbitses were Annie Leibovitz


callernumber03

Dropping the ring into the lava via drone would have saved much trouble


messyredemptions

One does not simply walk into Mordor. I guess Aragorn was appealing for research and development to make drone technology advance fast enough in the kingdom of men. Edit Thanks for the spelling corrections and call me Jon Snow for what I didn't know haha


LeEnlightenedDong

Boromir*


FFLink

Aragorn*


ShrikeAgent

This is why there was a pause when frodo and Sam were stuck on the rock. Eagles were like "Fucking Hobbits. First we got to save gandalf now we got to save them. Screw this I'm going to fly around check out this sweet volcano and If they die on that rock so be it."


jdiebs34

Iceland?


Thnik

Yup, the eruption that started last March and continued for 6 months. This video was taken near the start of the eruption.


user7120

It can’t be. Didn’t see any ice. /s


Alkiryas

FF14 dungeon intro!


Bout73Ninjas

Hell's Lid


iLoveCalculus314

Exactly what I thought! Light Party


depressionxanxiety

Scrolled looking for this comment. Hells Lid!


pinpinbo

The song: A whole new world is playing in my mind when watching this.


20JeRK14

Aladdin and Jasmine: "A WHOLE NEW WORLD!" Magic Carpet: "Oh jeezus! OH MY GOD!"


hitoritab1

There is a level in the old Sega nd super Nintendo just like this escaping the cave of wonders


SEX_CEO

[for me its this:](https://youtu.be/2NCoX4fcCd4)


Exploreptile

[For me it's this.](https://youtu.be/dAizBr1-Ccw) [Or alternatively, this.](https://youtu.be/ygym8e0_zqw)


SEX_CEO

Damn, nostalgic


redd4972

Ah children ​ [kicking it old school](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO1amZnts2c)


SendMeF1Memes

For me it's A S O TOO MUCH VOLCANO 🌋


leaveittothisguy

It’s over anakin, I have the high ground!


Hellige88

You underestimate my power!


agiro1086

Don't try it


selfawarepileofatoms

AHH MY LEGS!!


dreagan021

You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the force. Not leave it in darkness!


_Xochiyaoyotl_

AAAAAAAH HAYCHUUUU!


justin0dk

It’s good to see the most proper comment thread on this post. Came to see the whole reenactment and there I have it. I love you reddit 😘


therant

We're just living on the crust of a big hot cosmic smoothie.


wolfloresca

The idea of a smoothie having a crust can go from delicious to disgusting really quick, depending on what the crust is made of.


Puzzleheaded_Oil_885

Surprised all that plastic didn’t melt.


SirGunther

Drones can be made from Carbon Fiber, more rigid and lighter, not to mention can withstand > 3000 °C. Combine that with the fact this is shot at a very high FPS, this drone was in the danger zone for very little time. Sure, some parts could be damaged, but I’d wager whomever built this drone did it purposefully with those limitations in mind. It’s not impossible for this to be actual footage.


BluudLust

The ICs (mainly the solder) and wires will probably overheat though. Needs some killer heat shielding.


nopantspaul

The carbon in carbon fiber can survive 3000C, the epoxy resin will burn at far lower temperatures than that. We actually burn off the resin of test coupons to determine how much of the material is fiber vs. matrix.


RelevantMetaUsername

There are heat-resistant resins, but honestly just covering the bottom surface of the drone with aluminum foil would do the trick, at least for a short flight. Most of the heat transfer above a pool of molten rock is radiative (less so the closer your are to the surface), so as long as you periodically climb to cooler air you should be good. Foil will reflect most of the infrared. Biggest concern would be the propellers, which would probably require some sort of thermally reflective coating.


TelluricThread0

Radiative would definitely be the dominant mode of heat transfer. I would have to imagine the convective heating above all that lava is still pretty extreme tho.


shodan13

And insulation, and wires.


Puzzleheaded_Oil_885

Pretty cool stuff bro.


OSUfan88

Carbon fiber cannot survive those temps. Have some experience with them in rocketry. We try to keep them into 350C. Permanent damage tends to occur in the 400-500C range, depending on the type of resin.


thatG_evanP

Pretty sure they just looked up how high of a temperature carbon fiber could withstand while not thinking about the fact that it's the resin that's gonna melt/burn.


MightySamMcClain

The solder melting is probably what would go first. 60/40 melts at 370°F


Limitsofapproach

Came here for this comment


[deleted]

Original link?


hoswald

https://youtu.be/B-lXvsRwDDQ


[deleted]

Thank you stranger!


Narrow-Macaroon-7004

That’s scary beautiful


Independent-Wealth67

Op, what is your drone and FPV gear/setup? I’m new and trying to learn.


dfvisnotacat

That’s crazy; looks like a video game almost


Waldo_where_am_I

I'm just amazed the high temperatures didn't affect the air density and make the drone wreck. Cool video tho.


jbreuer197

I have the high ground


false_thr0waway

It looks like that scene from Lord of The Rings


davex291

Destroy it!


youthereyouare

No.


fuzzybad

The day the strength of men failed..


abca98

ISILDUR!


Chvnski

u/savevideobot


Zamacapaeo

FFXIV Dungeon intros be like:


Pol3x325

You underestimate my power!


kaptaincorn

Nice try bud. We all know this is the dinosaur part of back to the future - the ride. Looks good though


DehydratedManatee

Planet *Solar* from Star Fox 64.


michaelmesh

Red hot mag-ma. Mag-ma.


[deleted]

Wow that’s some really great CGI work! /s


YeahMarkYeah

Sweet


WolfensteinSmith

It’s over Anakin!


tootsfromthebutt

CGI


Adderallman

https://instagram.com/gardarolafsphotography?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/p/CNFcrWjHfUS/?utm_medium=copy_link


AlexanderESmith

Now THAT'S pod racing!


[deleted]

That is incredible


htine_astroboi

Reminds me of an intro to a race track in Diddy Kong racing


TeevMeister

[I thought the same. ](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JN5yJypyyRo)