water crash

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    Water recovery float by Getterback

    There is a device called Getterback that was originally for fishing poles but now offered for drones. Has anyone tried one and had actual success recoveriing a water crashed Phantom? With DJI Care Refresh the key to getting a low cost replacement drone is to recover the body. It doesn't matter...
  2. csparks

    Phantom 3 Pro. Compass error. Exit GPS mode. ,after rebuild

    Apologies if the answer is already out there but could not find a post on this after a water crash. I have crashed my P3P before and rebuilt it with no problem. Have a few hundred flights before and about 100 after the first crash. I crashed it again and this time 2 of the prop arms went...
  3. J

    Water Loss

    P3 pro, took off and hovered over water for about 30 seconds. Some kind of warning light flashed, drone immediately started to land...in the water. Battery was full. I did not have enough time to steer it back to me because it landed so fast. Drone sunk, water retrieval device did NOT WORK...
  4. Russ43Phantom

    P4P Fresh Water Crash - Recovered

    While paying too much attention to a video capture, I backed into leafless branches. Obstacle avoidance does not work as branches were too thin/light. Drone went straight down and remained in 3' of water for about 10-15 minutes. I removed the battery immediately. Then I set up a fan to dry it...
  5. D

    Help! My P4P camera is schizophrenic!

    It finally happened: My P4P caught a limb this weekend and ended up in the local river for about 30 seconds. The battery is done, of course, but the P4P itself has dried out and flies great. I feel very lucky and embarrassed. However, the camera wasn't as lucky. After trying many of the...
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    Full control, but no video

    Hi All I had a freshwater crash with my Phantom 3 Standard this summer. I was able to dry it out and it flies just fine, and can still record video and images. The trouble is, I'm flying blind. The livestream to tablet and phone does not work anymore. I've tried reinstalling firmware to older...
  7. T

    phantom 1 prop motor problem

    Sooo i ended up crashing my drone into a pool, was submerged for about 2 minutes. i fished it out and let it dried out for about a day and put another battery in to see if if it would still work. everything is working fine from what i can see. except 3 out of 4 propeller motors are working. the...
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    Standard Going down to the river...

    I've experienced my first water crash! "Fortunately" it was in fresh water. I was able to retrieve it from the river within a few minutes. Lights were flashing and the camera was still moving. Small dent in the aluminum lens housing, probably hit a rock. I powered off and pulled the battery...
  9. G

    P3 Water Crash - No Success at Restarting Yet

    So I am not as lucky as some of the other posters that have had success drying out a Phantom swimmer. A week ago I clipped a tree while flying over an inlet near my house (P3 seemed to drift to the outside of a RH turn) and I watched my P3 take a dive into the water. I jumped in a kayak and had...
  10. L

    Standard Removing rice from inside P3S

    Hi all, About a month ago I crashed my P3S into water. Now that I've figured out what I'm doing about a new battery, I'm taking it out of the rice. I took the shell off after I crashed it so I could better dry out the inside but now I'm having trouble the rice out as there's some that sucked up...
  11. L

    Standard Using battery after water crash?

    Thanks to everyone who responded to my cry for help after I crashed my P3S into water last week. I've read a lot about not using the same battery when turning on your Phantom after a water crash. Is this time related? Ex. how long it was in the water? The time between it going in the water and...