This story has a happy ending, and it's not just more evidence of how amazing the waterproof GoPro camera is.

 

(via Multirotor News)

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Comment by John Church on April 7, 2011 at 4:05pm
Wow! Crappy situation, but couldn't ask for a cooler ending!
Comment by ARHEXA on April 7, 2011 at 10:45pm

totally awesome.

can  someone tell us what could have been recovered ?

 

i guess that with an automatic off system that would have turn the power off in water, there would be quite some chances to save the electronics after drying....

sounds like the ESCs have survived..

 

well great, you've now put a bit more fear on me about flying over water...


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Comment by John Arne Birkeland on April 8, 2011 at 12:42am
We are probably talking about fresh water here, so there is a good chance most of the electronics and motors will be fine after drying out. Fresh water actually does not damage electronics at all as long as there is no current running.  Sea water is another story..

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Comment by Jani Hirvinen on April 8, 2011 at 9:48am

Yes it was fresh water and after drying electronics i think all electronics survived on that.

 

It looks like he ran out of power on battery. Tris, Quads, Hexas etc usually behaves like that when battery is running out. So be sure that you always have some reserves on the battery when landing. It is usually gyros/accelerometers that fails on low power situation. Sometimes it can be your ESC too but mainly it's your flight electronics that becomes unstable.

 

Nice catch thou... :)

Comment by Mathew Wellington on April 8, 2011 at 12:22pm
if i was flying over water, one of these would be the ticket http://vimeo.com/18823176 . to scared to use a non waterproofed quad over waster

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