Raindrops

Joined
Jan 3, 2016
Messages
681
Reaction score
56
Age
49
Was flying recently. When returned back drone had some waterdrops on it. Not much but couple. I immediately put a heater on in the car and turned drone around it with vents towards heater.
Can couple of drops damage drone?

Sent from my SM-G900FD using PhantomPilots mobile app
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2015
Messages
40
Reaction score
11
Age
49
Location
Near Kansas City, MO
Same thing happened to me. I was flying out over a lake was about 2 miles out and I saw several drops hit the lens. I flew back immediatly landed let the drone dry for a few hours. I have flown it several times since. I don't think a couple drops will do any harm.
 
Joined
Feb 20, 2016
Messages
1,374
Reaction score
709
Location
Oregon, USA
Was flying recently. When returned back drone had some waterdrops on it. Not much but couple. I immediately put a heater on in the car and turned drone around it with vents towards heater.
Can couple of drops damage drone?
Just to be clear, water isn't good for the aircraft. That said, I dont think a couple drops will hurt. I've flown through thick fog and the aircraft has come back soaking wet, i towel dried it off and had no issues. I also was on a long distance flight without camera and ended up flying 14 minutes back in a hard rain, I'm talking a downpour! I thought it was going down for sure, it came back but was literally dripping wet but landed. I dried it off took it home and let it dry out, flew it the next day never had any issues. These things are durable. Just try to keep it outa the rivers and lakes your used to, your gonna have fun :)
 
Joined
Sep 28, 2015
Messages
6,943
Reaction score
2,320
Location
San Francisco, CA
Few rain drops here there will not hurt the aircraft but advices to fly dry.


Sent from my iPhone using PhantomPilots
 
Joined
Jan 10, 2016
Messages
2,513
Reaction score
814
Location
Surrey, England
I've had the AC being caught in a shower, not that heavy, but I must admit I really went into one and brought it back as fast as possible. But as others have stated, it was absolutely fine.
 
Joined
Feb 1, 2014
Messages
4,306
Reaction score
936
Location
Indy, USA
Website
multicopterpilots.com
You can fly on a foggy day and end up with a lot of condensation to the point it will appear as if you flew in the rain. Or depending on air temp in this situation end up with a ice build up on your aircraft.

Btw, good idea to stay clear of snow also. The motors will run hot enough to melt snow should you land in it or near when it is dry like powder.
 
Joined
Jul 6, 2015
Messages
42
Reaction score
28
Age
52
I was lucky enough to fly above the fog while camping on Lake Superior Shoreline, and mine came back soaked as well with no ill effects.

 
  • Like
Reactions: Hellofly

New Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
133,612
Messages
1,383,566
Members
97,502
Latest member
Wvincent