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DJI Phantom 2 Problem after crash in water

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Help' started by BavarianRob, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. BavarianRob

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    Hi all,

    Massive quad noob here! So much so that I crashed a friends Phantom into a tree and it fell into a pond. What made it worse was that I had to strip off to my boxers to retrieve it!

    I have dried it all out and it starts up but then I get a very loud buzz from one of the motors as per the video below. This motor took the brunt of the crash as it lost a prop so I think it or the esc may be toast?

    https://youtu.be/ggsR9-JfvF4

    I plan on swapping this motor to the other side to see if it does the same, but does anyone have any ideas or a method for testing? I'm prepared to change all the motors and escs if I have to, but didn't want to go to that extent if I didn't need to.

    Thanks in advance

    Rob.
     
  2. IflyinWY

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    Start by letting it dry.

    You've made no mention of how long it's been since the bird took a swim.

    How did you make the motor buzz in the video?
     
  3. BavarianRob

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    It's only been a day, I've had it drying near my boiler. It was in the water for about ten minutes and the lights were still flashing on the arms when I pulled it out.

    I just put the battery in and turned it on. The buzz on the motor happens every few seconds.
     
  4. IflyinWY

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    More drying, lots more drying. Maybe shake it around and hit it with a hair dryer every now and then.

    Do a close up visual inspection and try to find any crap that might be shorting the ESC.

    Oh yea,
    Welcome to the party :D
     
  5. BavarianRob

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    Ok so I found the beeping problem. Whilst drying the connectors I didn't plug one of them into the flight controller correctly. Now I get riding beeps on start up then motors will run up. I need to change one motor and or the esc as it isn't working so I think I may have solved it fingers crossed.
     
  6. Larry L

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    Hopefully you get it fixad. What was your friends state of mind? :eek: