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Need Help! Drone goes swimming, still flies, but...

Discussion in 'Beginners Drone Forum' started by Raven, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Raven

    Raven New Member

    Apr 21, 2019
    Grass Valley CA
    Posted by Raven, Apr 21, 2019 #1
    Newbie pilot & new forum member, using an inexpensive quadcopter to learn to fly; found a lightly used HolyStone HS200D with extras for a fair price. I was doing fine flying at home in a constricted area, then went to a park for wide open space, which should have been safe. Even so, I hung up in a tree about 15 feet up, a rescuer jarred it loose, and down it came into a tiny clear creek. Out of water in 30 seconds, lights still flashing. Rescuer advised pull the battery immediately, dry it out for a day or two, which I did. Quad now powers up and flies normally, except low battery lights (using spare batteries, not the dunked one) begin after 3-4 minutes (expect 3x that normally). Motors seem to spin ok, but maybe not quite perfect - thus extra battery drain. But I'm not yet a good judge of that yet.

    Is it toast? Total new price is $100. Just buy another? Any thoughts?

    Thanks for any advice.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2019

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