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Salt water landing

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by lbrocato, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. lbrocato

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    I recently flew my Phantom to the bottom of Destin Harbor, which is salt water. I thought it was all over, however this wasn't the case. It was in the water for around 5 minutes before we fish dot out. We immediately removed the battery and flushed it with tap water. We took it home for further surgery. I opened up the case, and the camera case and poured a gallon of distiller water through it. Then I used the canned air to blow out as much water as possible. It was then suspended under an A/C vent, and left there for two days. I reassembled it, installed a new battery, and took it out for testing. It flew just like it was NIB.
     
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    Great to hear it worked out well:)
     
  3. wbt8000

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    That is awesome. I will be keeping this in mind for when I eventually do this myself. Thanks.
     
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