water damage

  1. B

    Professional Advice for recovery after an ocean swim

    Hi guys, apologies if you're sick of these posts but I would love some advice. After having my P3P for three years, today I crashed her for the first time while on the Greek island of Milos. While on a boat trip, I crashed into some huge rocks that come out of the ocean, it tumbled down a couple...
  2. F

    Insane Crash And It Still Works!

    So back in February it was a really nice day in New England and I decided to take my P3P up over a pond. And it's a pretty big pond. I took some shot some nice video there and then BOOM. Tree that I did not see because I was stupid and was not looking at the view finder. I was flying towards...
  3. M

    Phantom 4 constantly beeping when turned No connection to computer or controller

    I purchased a almost new phantom 4 drone that had fresh water damage. The drone would constantly beep in a constant fashion when turned on, no varying beeping pattern. It would not connect to a computer or the controller. First of all, I am a computer technician so I have repaired many...
  4. B

    Camera board or downlink board...

    Took the Drone Dunk challenge yesterday, it was only in the water for about 8 seconds. It's a P3A and I took it completely apart yesterday, lots of compressed air, methyl hydrate and heat. Drone works perfect, gimbal works perfect, but I only got video to my phone for about 30 seconds then it...
  5. D

    Standard Phantom 3 Crash In Creek

    Hi - I am new here and just crashed my phantom 3 standard into a creek after hitting some telephone wires. If you want to see my stupid crash it's here (only cell phone downlink video available since I didn't have the presence of mind to stop the recording to save on drone camera) - When it...
  6. R

    Water Damage P4 resulting in GPS/Battery Issues. Advice?

    Hey guys! I crashed my P4 into a tree then fell into a couple feet of water two weeks ago. Pulled it out and removed battery about 20 seconds later. Dismantled and dried out in rice for a week. Put it all back together a couple days ago and everything worked!! Everything, that is, except...
  7. 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...
  8. S

    Water Damage - Camera issue now

    I crashed my Phantom 3 Advanced into my brothers pool over the weekend. I dried it in the sun used the rice trick and everything seems to be OK with the exception of the camera. The video transmission is now very poor and the controller loses the video connection. The question is where is the...
  9. 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...
  10. jephoto

    P3 fell in Fresh water advice

    Hi guys. Joined the Phantom swim club. Took off a bit too fast- a bit too close to an overhanging tree. At about 15' high struck some leaves & thin branches, then fell - luckily right at edge of lagoon's cement wall in about 5' of water. Probably submerged for about 5 minutes while I dithered...
  11. C

    P3P wet, in 3 feet of water for 12 hours

    went too close to some branches and hit them. The drone fell into a flooded creek (from recent rain) and was sumerged in about 3 feet of water for 12 hours. The following morning the flooding had gone and was able to retrieve it. Took the battery out and cleaned/dried the drone up as much as I...
  12. L

    Phantom fell into the bay - suggestions?

    I was flying my P3S over the bay today when it dropped into the water. I have it sitting in rice right now.... I'm thinking about taking the shell off and blow drying the inside. Any suggestions here on what to do to hopefully save it are greatly appreciated...
  13. H

    Phantom 1.1.1. Water Damage, now only 2 motors work...

    Hey everyone! Been lurking for some time, never felt like I had enough expertise to contribute but now I have an issue and need some help. My 1.1.1. took a bath in a lake, luckily where it went down was only about 10 feet deep. I dove off the houseboat and swam to the drone where the lights...
  14. J

    I'm honestly distraught and so ashamed of myself right now. I've never felt so embarrassed/ defeated

    I just got my phantom 3 standard two days ago, packed it into my bag and started cycling to the nearest open field. On my way I see a great bit of open land next to a canal, yep you know where this goes next. Instead of going to my perfect location I head over to the spot of land. I get out my...
  15. firepol

    Advanced Water crash battery led always on...

    Hi there, I'm in vacation in the Maldives and on a mobile, sorry for typos etc. Yes stupid me, after a year with a cheap drone to learn to fly, and many safe flights with the P3 advanced I was slow reacting during a windy day, where I shouldn't fly but I was confident and instead I did (stupid...
  16. tlhintoq

    Professional P3p sank in 3ft freshwater - Anyone know what the red fluid would be?

    I'm an idiot - I was flying my P3p around my property, near my small shallow pond and I tripped... Pushing both controls who-knows-what direction as I tried to keep from killing myself... The last thing I saw on the display was the drone racing at a fence post out in the middle of the pond...
  17. Neary Aerial

    Drone Crash Coverage Testimonial - Unsolicited

    This is an unsolicited review of our crash coverage from a few months ago. This is one of our customers who crashed his P3 into a pool. We repaired it and had it back in his hands within 10 days. He did this video on his own. He was not paid or otherwise compensated for it.
  18. dCon0ne

    So, I put my P2V3+ into the drink(river).

    About a month ago, I was out, getting a video of a local bridge. When my P2V3+ hit the side of the bridge, and fell into the river below. It was my fault, I flew to close to a support column, panic'd and hit the column. It took me about 45 minutes, to fish my P2V3+ out of the river. Once...
  19. Suspended Moments

    Professional Flew P3 Pro ahead of snowstorm today, RISK?

    I've seen videos on waterproofing hulls and so on... I sent up my P3 Pro today in order to video an incoming snowstorm.. held out as the flakes began and then landed before the blast of wind came with the front. I would like to know if anyone here has flown their P3 Pro in active snowfall and...
  20. AndrewJ

    Complete rebuild of a drowned phantom 1

    So I recently bought a DJI phantom V1.0 I got it for $100 but they told me it didn't work. So when I got home I tested it out to see what was going on, and the calibration worked! the drone was also receiving data from the transmitter! And it was receiving data from the GPS, so that meant that...