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  1. Alan1952

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    I got my Phantom 4 a little wet while flying at 393.6 ft into the clouds.
    It returned home fine, but when I tried to restart it after drying it out for 45 minutes, it makes a clicking noise.
    I plan to let it dry for several days before trying to restart.
    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Alan in Aventura, Florida
     
  2. WWK888

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    I would store in a container with rice to absorb the moisture.


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  3. Alan1952

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    Thank you for your advice.Have a nice evening!
     
  4. Alan1952

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    Thanks for your advice
    Have a wonderful evening!
     
  5. laserdoc85

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    dont fly into clouds next time. As you saw,,,nothing to see up there
     
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  6. Alan1952

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    Thanks
     
  7. Deezil

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    Lots to see above them, the view is amazign
     
  8. Peter Galbavy

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    I would recommend silica gel over rice - the easiest and cheapest bulk way is "crystal" type cat litter, which is basically silica gel plus some perfume (which should be harmless). Just put a layer in a box or tray and stand the Phantom in it like a cat using the litter tray, cover/seal and wait :)

    Good luck!
     
  9. ussvertigo

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    First immediate step blow out with compressed air, better if done after opening, keep a fan on it for few days......always worth a try.


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  10. nightpirate

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    Sometimes it's tempting to take your bird into the clouds...many of us have suffered that yearning. If you give into this, you need to make absolutely sure that there are no aircraft (especially small personal planes) in the area. A small drone of almost any size hitting the engine(s) of a single or twin engine plane can bring it down. Best policy is to avoid the clouds all together and avoid a potential tragedy.
     
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  11. Sky Pirate

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    I would be inclined to put the drone into the airing cupboard (without the battery) to help it dry out, not on top the water-tank but nearby (don't force it, just let it happen naturally). Many electrical bits die when they get wet but often get a resurrection from the dead after a couple of days in the airing cupboard. I've tried it myself with a 'hangover' didn't do any good there though, and the wife kept opening the door and putting socks and towels in my face!
     
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