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Bench testing the Phantom

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GearLoose, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. GearLoose

    Apr 4, 2013
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    After crashing the Phantom into a stream I'm waiting for a new motor and tools to arrive. I've cleaned the damaged motor and have new bearings to install but I ordered a replacement, just in case.

    The Phantom shell is open but I'm wondering if I can safely hook up a battery in order to check the electronics with the Assistant? Or perhaps even run the motors, to see if any of them need attention?
  2. BruceTS

    Jun 8, 2013
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    Granada Hills CA
    If it's all dried out, that's about the only way your going to see if everything is ok. just barely plug it in so if it does smoke you can quickly disconnect it. If the lights and sound comes on, then powering up would be the next logical step. Good luck, hopefully you did no other damage.

    Dang forgot to bookmark that link to a guy who went crazy waterproofing his phantom.