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Anyone fly in the rain?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Djw93, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Djw93

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    I noticed on the latest episode of my australian 4wd action DVD there was a few scenes that they had filmed with their drone but it was flying in fairly heavy rain. Has anyone tried this? Is the phantom able to cope with mist/rain?


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  2. Patrick

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    good question, personally i wouldn't try it as there's a lot to rust or short out, it doesn't seem particular weather resistant. this winter , it started snowing during one flight. very light snow, but i landed immediately, didnt want to risk my phantom.
     
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    maybe it was dipped with a water resistant treatment.
     
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    Was on a 3 mile trip back and started to drizzle and only thing I noticed was the gimbal shook at times and it got on the lens .
    Was glad it didn't start hard till I got back .
     
  5. syotr

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    I do fly in rain and snow and even land in the water on occasion but not with my Phantom...
     

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  6. Not A Speck Of Cereal

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    The Phantoms are not water resistant. I've stayed up in the sky when drizzle started, but not for long.

    There was another thread where someone was flying over waterfalls with a mist and the drone just shut off and crashed.
     
  7. msinger

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    In the Phantom manual, DJI recommends not flying in snow, rain, or fog. FYI, in case you choose to do so and damage your Phantom.
     
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    With a little tweaking? ☺
     

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  9. LuvMyTJ

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    Not recommended but If money is no object I suppose you could. :)
     
  10. Not A Speck Of Cereal

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    If money was no object, one could be something designed to get wet, or build one.
     
  11. normr

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    That would be great if the could Liquipel the Phantom, I'll have to check their website www.liquipel.com


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  12. Wolfiesden

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    heh. 2 out of 3 for me. Never flew in rain. Have in snow and fog.

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    For the snow trip, I wiped the shell and props down with RainX to prevent icing during flight.
     
  13. Wolfiesden

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    Hmm. I wonder if spraying all the PCBs with clear lacquer paint would help with internal moisture issues due to the vents.