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flying in rain

Discussion in 'Phantom FC40 Discussion' started by pyromjaal, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. pyromjaal

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    Can i fly in rain with my dji phantom fc40?? How much rain can it take??
     
  2. lake_flyer

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    If you get jumped upon by a sudden (even light) shower, turn back immediately and you still make a good chance to bring it home safely.
    Although there are folks who fly in the rain I would strongly suggest you never do it purposely, and check the weather (in the first place) before taking off. A little moist in the wrong place can become disastrous. Short circuit of electronics or even battery connections can make the quad become uncontrollable.

    Be aware for moist also when flying in mist or low clouds. It is just like walking on thin ice. Unless your Phantom is made water proof, which is possible but pretty expensive and still not 100% safe.

    So if you want to fly responsibly and safe (which is your obligation): don't fly when it is raining or about to be raining or in mist or clouds.
    If you just don't care for safety I would say, you picked the wrong hobby.
     
  3. pyromjaal

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    Thank you for the help
     
  4. Fullmetalarmour

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    I have flown my FC40 in low clouds and light rain nothing happened but I will not risk again the worst is wheat snow I think.