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Water damage

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by river_rat_tx, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. river_rat_tx

    Feb 28, 2014
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    Bethy Creek, TX
    Got my new P2 in yesterday and got to fly it and get comfortable with it. So I took it over the lake this morning. I saw the first battery warning and started bringing it in but sadly it had lost too much power and was too low.. I jumped in but with a blow ACL and blue jeans I couldn't make enough swimming happen to get to it. A fellow wakeboarder and I put on our wet suits and started diving for it since the water is only 6 ft, but murky. We searched for 2 hours with no luck. Were gonna try a boat with a casting net..

    The question is if I find my phantom 2 with H3-2D and hero 3, will anything be salvageable other than my SD card? 100% fresh water, a reasonable solid bottom and everything was powered on when it went down.
  2. nintendrone64

    Feb 19, 2014
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    Simi Valley, CA

    Well, unfortunately if it's down there for an extended period of time you might be out of luck. However, I've sen a few go a full 24 hours under water and still power up. Once you find in, throw it in a box full of rice to absorb the moisture. Try not to get rice inside the Phantom, as it will be a pain to get it out :p
    That's your best bet. Fresh water won't corrode the boards like salt water will, so there's a chance it will work.
    If your GoPro was in the water housing it should absolutely still work.