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P3 4K water damage and battery issue

Discussion in 'Standard/4k Discussion' started by scodrone, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. scodrone

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    I was being cocky a tried to fly through an opening in the forest and out over a lake. I swiped a branch, lost control, and landed in the water. I immediacy shut the motors down and took the battery out. I dried the drone with towels and placed it in a drying chamber.



    The battery (95% charged) is now turning on by itself and the home button is blinking red and 4 LEDs are staying green.

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    Is the battery trying to discharge itself? I'm keeping a close eye on it. It's not getting warm or anything.
     
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  2. WilliamM

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    If the battery got wet, it's toast.
     
  3. scodrone

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    The battery is working but I don't trust it. The drone, gimbal, and camera also seem to working. I'll post the crash video later
     
  4. WilliamM

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    What do you mean by "is now turning on by itself " Because that's not normal.
     
  5. scodrone

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    The battery LEDs light up like in the picture. The battery functions when I plug it into the drone and I can fly around but I'm not about to take it far and high
     
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  6. scodrone

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    I posted the video. The satellites kept jumping between 4-5 when I crashed.

    I like risky flights but I won't be doing that anymore.
     
  7. scodrone

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    I am please to announce that the bird has fully recovered after diving into 1m of water.

    I did however replace the battery for good measures.