The drone explorer: Breathtaking footage of Alaska's ice caves captured by quadcopter

The ice caves of Alaska are virtually impenetrable for most explorers - but for a drone,  they are easy to get in (and out) of.

A team of filmmakers took their quadcopter to a remote series of caves to create this incredible footage of the area rarely seen by humans.

The team was able to fly through channels in the ice to gain entry to caves, and fly high above the breathtaking terrain to show the scales of the ice caves.

Full article here: Drone Explorer

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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on March 26, 2014 at 8:26am

To go where no human can safely go!!

Regards,

TCIII Admin


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Comment by Linus on March 26, 2014 at 8:40am

Amazing and beautiful!

Comment by viktar pisarchyk on March 26, 2014 at 10:05am

I wonder how he kept the battery warm trough out the flight as far as a i know Alaska does not go in winter months above freezing very often and that cuts battery life by a cube.

Comment by F1P on March 26, 2014 at 10:17am

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Comment by Linus on March 26, 2014 at 10:43am

@viktar:

i warm my Lipo batterys in the winter to around 35-40 degree celsius in a warming bag like this:

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__33990__Turnigy_Programm...

It takes some hours to get them warmed evenly..

But the Battery looses temperature pretty fast in the cold outside so i keep an eye on the voltage / cells and never ever go below 3.6 V/Cell in the winter.

Often my fingers freeze before the Lipo would be empty so thats a limiting factor as well.

Regards,
Linus

Comment by Jack Crossfire on March 26, 2014 at 1:42pm

There was a cave in that annoying music & video editing?


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Comment by Thomas J Coyle III on March 26, 2014 at 1:54pm

@Jack,

I kinda liked the still photograph myself:-)

Regards,

TCIII Admin

Comment by Jesse on March 26, 2014 at 3:40pm

It's sad to think that all of that will be melted within our lifetime.

Comment by Rob Burrows on March 26, 2014 at 4:48pm

Very cool shots, I kind of agree about the video editing.

@Thomas (8 hours ago),

There are some daring souls that will put themselves in such places and you don't even have to go to Alaska to do it ;-):  http://www.opb.org/glaciercaves/

@Viktar and Linus:  I keep my lipos warm next to my body in an interior jacket pocket and hope for the best.  I've transported the plane by ski and then flown in -20F temps and had good flight times (not noticeably shorter, though I didn't quantify it).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBJQ-ZlodEw  The footage in the video is a mix of -20F and +20F weather.  +20F was tricopter...

Comment by The Sun on March 27, 2014 at 8:37am

Eh

Dslr pros is one of the worst companies around

The editing doesnt fit at all. And while the subject is frankly breath taking the shots are badly composed and the video is way too long. Literally every location is essentially shown twice from different angles. I love the location and the idea, but the execution just comes off very amateur and almost annoying with all of those jump cuts.

Its a slow song and a lot of sweeping pan shots not a skrillex music video.

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