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I dried everything out with a towel and qtip, but what else do I do? The R/C got wet, the p4p got semi soaked(droplets everywhere), and my iphone 6 took some water damage. I turned off the phone and threw it in some rice, but I'm not even sure that'll work. It hailed out of nowhere here in California! I dried the camera/gimbal area, but what do I lube that with so that it retains its smoothness? Any help will greatly be appreciated!

Update 1/26/17:
Everything dried out alright! The p4p works great! It hasn't been flown, but it started up fine, and the motors turned on. The only damage was on the iphone 6; the phone now has a small water mark inside, but it still works! Oh yea, the decal got damaged, but the drone is basically flawless.

DJI, if you are reading this, you make some great drones!
Here are the pics of the damage and a snapshot of the rare hail event in the area that it was flown.
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Unfortunately no good ideas for you but I guess that was the tornado watch that came up for ca earlier


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Unfortunately no good ideas for you but I guess that was the tornado watch that came up for ca earlier


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thanks for even replying, but I need to know from someone with experience. I'm pretty sure it'll be ok since people have done worst and dipped 'em in a lake. If anyone can give any advice as to dry time, then I'll be grateful.
 
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I would get a can of keyboard cleaner air and blow it out real well. Then maybe a closet or small room with a dehumidifier running.


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I would get a can of keyboard cleaner air and blow it out real well. Then maybe a closet or small room with a dehumidifier running.


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thanks, I think I'm going to seal it in a air tight bag w/ some paper towels
 
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thanks, I think I'm going to seal it in a air tight bag w/ some paper towels
Just leave all batteries off and disconnected (if possible) and put it in a arid warm place to dry, probably for several days. Don't put it in a plastic bag, that will just seal the moisture in.
You could speed it up a bit with a fan or a hair dryer on very low, but you need to be careful not to overheat it. Some folks like to use rice as a desiccant, others say that's just BS.
What damage did the hail do (other than water damage)?
 
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Just leave all batteries off and disconnected (if possible) and put it in a arid warm place to dry, probably for several days. Don't put it in a plastic bag, that will just seal the moisture in.
You could speed it up a bit with a fan or a hair dryer on very low, but you need to be careful not to overheat it. Some folks like to use rice as a desiccant, others say that's just BS.
What damage did the hail do (other than water damage)?
thank you all. I have a decal on it, and there's a a spot where it's damaged; it looks like it got pelted with an oversized airsoft round. It flew great, even during the thunderous drops of hail, but the camera did fog up a bit, or it was getting damaged. Upon house inspection, it seems like the p4p has no other external marks, so hopefully the water didn't seep through to cause damage. Will waiting it out for 72 hours be sufficient?
 
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That's hard to say, depends on how wet/where. If it's in a dry, arid place, probably so. Or in the sun. Good luck!
 
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Don't put it in a plastic bag, that will just seal the moisture in.
Some folks like to use rice as a desiccant, others say that's just BS.
Rice is a desiccant, but not brilliant, it would take forever:(, SEAL it in a plastic bag with indicating silica gel, preferably beads, it's a dedicated desiccant. :) PS salt is also a desiccant, but DO NOT even think about using it...:eek:
 
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First off, thank you all for the immediate response. I've updated some pictures on the first post. The drone survived!
 
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First off, thank you all for the immediate response. I've updated some pictures on the first post. The drone survived!
Where did you get the skin (decal) for the P4P?
 
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Hi
I used to be a mobile phone engineer and I would receive phones frequently that had been exposed to water either through rain or dropping them in the toilet.
Once the circuit board in any device is exposed to any water then it will begin to form corrosion and tiny blue chalky crystals appear. This process begins immediately but can take up to 6 months for the CB to become useless.
I could fix the problem by carrying out a procedure called a "Reflow". This would give the CB another 6-12 months of life before the corrosion reappeared. A reflow is basically removing the corrosion having removed the offending CB and then cover the CB with liquid flux and heat with a specialist heat gun. This needs to be done under a microscope because if you overheat or get too close with the heat gun it will remove parts from the CB.
If it was me, I would get rid of the drone asap before you start having issues.
It will corrode if water has managed to seep in.
 
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Hi
I used to be a mobile phone engineer and I would receive phones frequently that had been exposed to water either through rain or dropping them in the toilet.
Once the circuit board in any device is exposed to any water then it will begin to form corrosion and tiny blue chalky crystals appear. This process begins immediately but can take up to 6 months for the CB to become useless.
I could fix the problem by carrying out a procedure called a "Reflow". This would give the CB another 6-12 months of life before the corrosion reappeared. A reflow is basically removing the corrosion having removed the offending CB and then cover the CB with liquid flux and heat with a specialist heat gun. This needs to be done under a microscope because if you overheat or get too close with the heat gun it will remove parts from the CB.
If it was me, I would get rid of the drone asap before you start having issues.
It will corrode if water has managed to seep in.
I think the board was alright though. When I pulled out the battery, There was only a little bit of water inside, and it was thankfully only in the battery compartment area. Again, it was only about a minute or two exposure of rain and hail, so it didn't get fully submerged in water. Plus, I don't want to screw anyone over :). Thank you though for the information. The phone that I'm on right now seems to be the one in trouble since water marks were found inside.
 
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Fingers crossed mate that'll it be ok. You've done all the right things when you got home.
 
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