Over the Barents Sea

The scientists from the Geophysical Institute Bergen/Norway flew our Funjets to collect environmental data in the Barents Sea around Spitzbergen, 1300km away from the North Pole.

Youtube: Small UAV flying in the Arctic Sea

They took off and landed on the helicopter deck of the icebreaking coast guard vessel KV Svalbard. They got some Paparazzi training before the expedition and operated the UAV on their own, only by the help of a RC safety pilot. They flew in altitudes up to 1500m with ground air temperature of about -20°C and windspeed up to 15m/s.