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Flying in moist conditions!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RedHotPoker, May 16, 2015.

  1. RedHotPoker

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    I saw a Phantom 3 being flown in the rain, at a DJI New Pilot Event on video.
    I wondered if DJI could build models that were actually safe to fly in heavy rain and in storms? After watching this other quadcopter video, I know it's possible...






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    Sometimes the motors need washing... :p naw, just kidding
     
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    Rube Goldberg would be proud.
     
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    After the flight, open the shell and make sure the electronics inside are dried off.
     
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    Some one has already tried, he removed the 16 screws on a P3 but something more held the top and bottom halves together...? Any ideas?

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    Yea...use that hammer ya got in ya hand :D
    Naaaa ..I seen where someone said that took it apart in the P3 section it had little clips in several places . I believe it was mohan but not sure .
     
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    Anyway, the Phantom 3 Pro' wasn't made to torture test. And I'm not really into flying while getting my radio drenched either. Plus I wouldn't be looking forward to taking my P3P apart, as it could affect a null and void warranty issue.

    Just thought it would be nice to know if we got caught in a thundershower that it would not suffer a long and painful death. Before I wiped it off and take it indoors to dry... ;-)

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    Is in here https://www.google.com/url?q=http:/...ds-cse&usg=AFQjCNG-Y2b7R4dySBJ67BjPSQpJdU8huQ somewhere if ya need to see. Looks scary in there :eek:
     
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    There's a preventative measure you could take, it's called CorrosionX. It's a waterproofing spray to protect all of the electronics.