Crashing a $1400 DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter Drone On Purpose

Watch YouTube star Julien Solomita follow behind-the-scenes as fellow YouTuber Keaton Keller of Tech Smart reviews the new DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter obstacle avoidance feature. As a review, it isn't to be taken too seriously with Keller attempting to fly the drone into a tree, branches, a tripod, and finally himself.

Some of the best footage is of Keller wincing at the prospect of being hit by the drone, though. I won't tell you how it all goes down (no pun intended), but eventually, the boys become so determined to actually ground the drone that they just start throwing its own box directly at it. It's definitely a good bit of fun but if a more serious and thorough review of the DJI Phantom 4 is what you are looking for, don't worry, Fstoppers has you covered. Our own staff writer, Tampa Bay-based Photographer Nick Pecori​, gets into the true nitty-gritty with his review of the new DJI Phantom 4. Nick takes a look at its Sport Mode, Active Track, Tap-to-Fly, and Obstacle Avoidance System.

You can watch Keller's Tech Smart version here. It's totally worth it, if just to watch him cowering.

DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter Features:

  • Gimbal-Stabilized 4K/12MP Camera
  • Visual sensor for Obstacle Avoidance
  • Streamlined shell and magnesium unibody
  • Top speed of 44.7 mph in Sport Mode
  • Maximum control range of 3.1 miles
  • Visual tracking of moving subject
  • Up to 32.8' Vision Positioning Altitude
  • TapFly: Fly with a tap of the finger
  • Avoids obstacles when returning home
  • Up to 28 minutes flying time
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Stephen Kampff's picture

Honestly.. I'm surprised it did as good as it did!

Adam T's picture

I could watch that guy almost get hit all day.