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How long to leave recovered wet phantom before powering up?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by davemcm, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. davemcm

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    As title, how long would you wait before connecting a new battery up to a recovered phantom that had been out in the rain all night?

    To be honest when I got to it it wasn't even wet but i know its been sitting in the rain all night.

    Any other suggestions on anything to do before attempting to power it up again with regards to drying out the electronics would be apperciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. MILLER4PRESIDENT2020

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    Re: How long to leave recovered wet phantom before powering

    probably couldnt hurt to open it up, put a hairdryer on it and leave it out on the sunlight all day
     
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    Re: How long to leave recovered wet phantom before powering

    I would bin the battery too. Lipos hate water
     
  4. Big Ben

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    Re: How long to leave recovered wet phantom before powering

    Did you find any water inside the shell when you opened it up? If not then it's probably not too bad. I would place it a safe distance from a fan heater set at low heat and let a nice warm wind blow over it for... an hour?
     
  5. davemcm

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    Re: How long to leave recovered wet phantom before powering

    just powered her up there and all is well from what i can tell, all ESC's seem to be working, all motors turning, v2 pmu and datalink inside still linking up to phone and ipad no probs, think i've been verrry lucky.