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Phantom 2 waterproof

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by onfourblades, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. onfourblades

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  2. derrickduff

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    This was the comment on the video:

    They likely have a similar process as liquipel.
     
  3. arun21

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    dslrpros are supposed to launch a liquipel p2 soon i heard.
     
  4. Webspook

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    I was in North Queensland a couple of weeks ago and the Phantom ended up in a tree across a fresh water stream. The team got it down but one of them slipped and put it in the stream. I washed it out and the next day it worked okay. It went down into salt water later the next day and as I found the combo of salt and 11.1v kicks the rusting process off fright away. When AC ESCs get salt water on them they are EOL. The real killer I found was the internal surface rust on the motors which cannot be protected. Having now ordered a replacement Phantom I'll be taking as many waterproof precautions I can but the only foolproof safeguard is to make sure when it hits the water it floats above your circuit boards and motors. Putting a air chambers on the landing gear and asecurity camera dome around your gimbal/gopro is most probably your best bet at a cost of extra payload and reduced fly time.

    Here's my splash down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me9jhIMhr-o
     
  5. onfourblades

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    that was hard to watch :/