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My drones dropped in the river, how can I do?

joannac33 2 10 September 20, 2016 at 02:12 AM
There is urgent question.
My drone dropped in the river almost 15 minutes. Not waterproof.
I picked up and took off the battery.
Can this way save it?
How can I do?
Thank you.

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Possibly the bag of rice trick that people do with phones. Otherwise, let it thoroughly dry out before attempting to charge or power it back on. If you can I'd also inspect the PCB for any sign of damage and use isopropyl or some other cleaner to delicately wipe away any foreign residues.
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you could try the cell phone rice trick

http://www.popularmechanics.com/t...ell-phone/
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Some of the cell phone repair and battery shops have special equipment to help dry cell phones. idk if they'd be any help with a drone, but might be worth a call.
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Quote from brbubba View Post :
Possibly the bag of rice trick that people do with phones. Otherwise, let it thoroughly dry out before attempting to charge or power it back on. If you can I'd also inspect the PCB for any sign of damage and use isopropyl or some other cleaner to delicately wipe away any foreign residues.
Thank you for the information. I will try it. Lol.
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Not many people know this but WD40 [wd40.com] was developed to displace water & I have used it many times in the past to dry out electronics that had gotten wet. Radio control cars/boats dry out very reliably and quickly too. Wink

River water would come out immediately but sugary sodas, not so much, you end up with a sticky mess.laugh out loud
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Quote from dale_101798 View Post :
Not many people know this but WD40 [wd40.com] was developed to displace water & I have used it many times in the past to dry out electronics that had gotten wet. Radio control cars/boats dry out very reliably and quickly too.

River water would come out immediately but sugary sodas, not so much, you end up with a sticky mess.
WD40 won't cause electrical shorts???
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WD40 won't cause electrical shorts???
Nope, water conducts electricity but the lubricant in WD40 doesn't but after removing the water I have always removed as much as possible of the WD40.
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