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Some drones are tougher than others and DJI’s Phantom 2 certainly fits in that category as it was recently used to film an eruption montage at Iceland’s Bardabunga volcano chain. The drone was outfitted with a GoPro Hero 3+ camera, which captured the incredible footage. In fact, the drone was so close to the eruptions that it eventually melted after a short period of time. To keep in contact with the drone at a significant distance, pilot Eric Cheng used DIJ’s 2.4GHz Lightbridge Wi-Fi platform that has a range of about 1 mile. If communication was lost due to the intense heat, the Phantom 2 was programmed to return to base autonomously. For more information and to see the spectacular video head here-

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