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Water Damage

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by JKMEDIA, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. JKMEDIA

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    Crashed my Phantom 3 into fresh water. Drone was submerged for 20-30 sec, before I could recover. Immediately removed battery. About 20min until I was able to get home. Immediately removed top of drone & back of camera. Have had fans blowing on it for about 10hrs.

    Should I do the "rice trick?" If so, keep components exposed or put back together?

    Also, what other troubleshooting should I consider, once I'm confident enough everything is dry?

    After all my researching, I feel confident I'll be able to save it.


    Thanks,
    Fingers crossed
     
  2. Phantomix

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    keep the fans on it for about 3-7 days (depending on how safe you want to be) then try powering it up with a new battery
    if it works, test it for 2-3 flights just hovering then testing other functions if it doesnt work, send it in for repairs
     
  3. MPPilot

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    I crashed mine in January and it ended upside down in a deep puddle/snow melt. The battery ejected during the crash and that may have saved me. The next day it would start up but nothing from the camera. I continued to do the fan thing for several days. All's well.
     
  4. mikesmiley

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    Fans much > rice
     
  5. PTCX

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    Try to find some propper desicant like silica gel,it will do a far better job at drawing out the moisture than rice.Put the quad in a sealed container with the desicant and leave it somewhere warm for at least a week.

    Silica gel desicants are easilly available on ebay.