The return-to-home function on RC drones like the DJI Phantom and F550 is a pretty cool feature, which we saw saved the day for Eric Cheng when he took his Phantom over an active volcano. Of course, if there is a rock wall between you and your drone, it could present some problems.
Unfortunately, the drones don’t have a collision avoidance system during the return-to-home process. They just aim for home in a straight line, which proved catastrophic for Every Angle Films when they took a DJI F550 with a GoPro HERO4 and Zenmuse H3-3D gimbal attached.
You can see the full experience in the above video. Sadly, it’s not the first time something like this has happened to them.
[via DIY Photography]