DJI was invited to visit Chernobyl with filmmaker Philip Grossman, who is making a documentary named ‘Exploring the Zone’. This documentary is part of a five-year personal project that Philip has been working on about the area surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, where in the early hours of 26 April 1986, one of four nuclear reactors exploded creating a 30km radius zone now known as the “The Zone”.
This was Philip’s 5th expedition to the zone.
The team arrived on-site in Chernobyl armed with 257 lbs of gear, including a DJI Inspire 1, three DJI Phantom 3 units and a DJI Ronin-M, as well as 15 LiPo batteries to keep the machines going. Though Philip did find the Ronin-M to be surprisingly easy to pack and take with him on the 16-hour journey to Chernobyl.