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Anyone ever flown in rain before?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by LordEvil, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. LordEvil

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    I'm curious if anyone has ever flown in rain before. I know it isn't worth the risk because of safety and possibly destroying a 1200 dollar item but someone out there has to be silly enough to try it once, right?
     
  2. biggin

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    NO rain and drone don't mix
     
  3. 4wd

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    Since it will come home pretty wet from fog, or flying through any sort of cloud, a bit of damp won't hurt it - like a few spots falling.
    The motors won't be much bothered but if moisture gets in through vents, and collects on internal circuitry well anything could happen really.
     
  4. Meta4

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    I lost a P2V+ when a short shower hit as I was bringing it in.
    Almost had it - got it to 10 metres away but had to stop to wipe my glasses - that was the last I saw of it.
     
  5. BILLSTMAXX

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    Most definitely know the area you're flying in and the current weather I would never fly when it was even looking like rain or the skies were kind of gray because you never know when it could come
     
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    I wouldn't risk it either but in Wales rain can appear from nowhere - maybe some coating on the circuits would help there are sprays available that will insulate and protect the electronics.