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Swedrone
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”That will buff right out

DJI Mavic ditch and disappear in the water in February (720 p from RC)  
Finding Mavic Part 1 - The Search in August
Finding Mavic Part 2 - The Rescue 2 days later


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2019-8-21
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M2Wair
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Good find. It'll dry out, go fly it lol
2019-8-21
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Flycaster
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What happens when you power it up with a charged battery!!!!!
2019-8-21
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Hi, thank you for reaching out. We're glad to know that you already found your lost DJI Mavic Pro. I will highly recommend you to send the drone to us for diagnostics. You may refer to the link below to contact our designated team. We will conduct an evaluation for your drone and then the corresponding resolution will be provided. Please note that DJI will not provide a warranty repair for cases occurring after the expiry of the warranty period; otherwise, valid charges will apply. Thank you for your understanding. Best Regards!

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2019-8-21
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HereForTheBeer
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but hey, maybe its a project to fix now, you can get replacement parts fairly easily on ebay.

maybe lucky and the mainboard mostly intact thanks to conformal thick coatings and the silastic and hot snot on the soldered on wiring..  cameras have a 50/50 chance of surviving it is possible that no water got into the lens and sensors (i have pulled cameras from drowned phones that still fully intact as an example) ..  the shell and props is intact looks like.  the GPS will likely be fine

the rest is probably toast, fairly minimal chance that other stuff survived its dip in the drink after 6 months but still...  
2019-8-21
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Gerv55
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First vid is set to private.
2019-8-21
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hallmark007
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Good boil wash she will clean up very well, be flying in no time lol, great job in rescuing the drone and for all your innovations, I presume no care refresh if you had that would be the icing on the cake. Great video .
2019-8-21
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ShermanFlyer
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Excellent project and great innovative ideas to recover the drone.
2019-8-21
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A J
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Good find! I wonder if it is still under warranty lol
2019-8-21
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Dirty Bird
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Nice job!  Even though it may not work, it's the principle.  Mount her in a box frame.  "No drone left behind!"  

One day I need to borrow or rent one of those RC subs with a grappling hook.  I have a Mavic Pro that's been in the Baltimore harbor for about 2.5 years.  I know where it is but she's about 30' down.
2019-8-21
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Woe
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Great find. At least you recover it.
2019-8-21
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Swedrone
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ShermanFlyer Posted at 8-21 11:01
Excellent project and great innovative ideas to recover the drone.

Hey thank´s yeah he is a real wizard that guy!
2019-8-21
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Swedrone
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Dirty Bird Posted at 8-21 17:28
Nice job!  Even though it may not work, it's the principle.  Mount her in a box frame.  "No drone left behind!"  

One day I need to borrow or rent one of those RC subs with a grappling hook.  I have a Mavic Pro that's been in the Baltimore harbor for about 2.5 years.  I know where it is but she's about 30' down.

Sure I will frame it!!No one or no drone left behind!

You will need to buy/rent one of theese https://www.chasing.com/gladius-mini.html
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2019-8-21
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Swedrone
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A J Posted at 8-21 13:36
Good find! I wonder if it is still under warranty lol

Yes it is still under warranty for 3 more weeks. It´s already been handled by sending in the data logs for analysis so now I have a new drone, and a lot of  sludgy spare parts Chassis, arms, propellers, gimbal and camera are ok. Rest of the electronics like boards, motors and such are toast.
2019-8-21
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Swedrone Posted at 8-21 22:43
Yes it is still under warranty for 3 more weeks. It´s already been handled by sending in the data logs for analysis so now I have a new drone, and a lot of  sludgy spare parts  Chassis, arms, propellers, gimbal and camera are ok. Rest of the electronics like boards, motors and such are toast.

Give it a good clean up and sell it on eBay on spare parts - someone will buy it I'm sure.
2019-8-21
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Swedrone
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A J Posted at 8-21 22:45
Give it a good clean up and sell it on eBay on spare parts - someone will buy it I'm sure.

The thought crossed my mind, but it´s too much of a hassle. Ever tried creating a listing on eBay? Takes ages
2019-8-21
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Swedrone Posted at 8-21 22:51
The thought crossed my mind, but it´s too much of a hassle. Ever tried creating a listing on eBay? Takes ages

Yeah, I've sold 9 drones on eBay - worth it when the money hits your account!
2019-8-21
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Swedrone
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A J Posted at 8-21 22:52
Yeah, I've sold 9 drones on eBay - worth it when the money hits your account!

Ohh cheezz I´ll give it a try!
2019-8-22
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Swedrone Posted at 8-22 02:39
Ohh cheezz I´ll give it a try!

No harm in it mate as long as you make it crystal clear about the condition etc in the description and adjust the price (massively) accordingly - may be hard to sell but better than just sitting in a closet.
2019-8-22
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First vid is odd, it just seems to pitch down towards the water all of a sudden like it was hit by something, but it didn't appear to be really near anything.
2019-8-22
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ALABAMA
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I admire your ingenuity, but all that for a piece of now junk?
2019-8-22
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ALABAMA Posted at 8-22 08:05
I admire your ingenuity, but all that for a piece of now junk?

Worth it if he can get it replaced assuming it was a drone fault.
2019-8-22
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Flybee
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what a fantastic salvage mission, thanks for sharing.

Hope everything will work out well with the selling and so forth.
Bottom line, it is always to early to give up

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2019-8-22
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AurelienC
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Have you dry it out and cleaned it? Would be cool to test it, see if it powers on.
2019-8-22
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David Martin Graff
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That's one spanking clean Mavic 2...lol
2019-8-22
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pinkmenprints
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Determined recovery of the corpse you are
2019-8-22
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BKahuna
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This was like watching a Jaque Custeau documentary!  You should sell it to National Geographic.
2019-8-23
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night69
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What a triller, Nice job!
2019-8-23
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acdraindrps
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I couldn't use sound, so didn't catch if it was said or not - but why not just dive in and get it the second it happened?  It'd take a lot to stop me from doing exactly that.
2019-8-23
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Picanoc Jack
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amazing recovery! And I really like Dirty Bird's  Moto "No drone will be left behind"  I admire your persistency Swedrone.
2019-8-24
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Swedrone
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Flybee Posted at 8-22 09:04
what a fantastic salvage mission, thanks for sharing.

Hope everything will work out well with the selling and so forth.

Haha thanks. Exakt Hajk!
2019-8-25
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Swedrone
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acdraindrps Posted at 8-23 09:59
I couldn't use sound, so didn't catch if it was said or not - but why not just dive in and get it the second it happened?  It'd take a lot to stop me from doing exactly that.

It was in the winter sub zero and so on. Better wait until it´s junk
2019-8-25
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I'm very sorry to have read that you lost your AC.  But I'm happy you recovered your flotsam (jetsam??) . I have been given many batteries, chargers & controllers that new flyers lost their AC, and gave up continuing the hobby/profession/sport.
2019-8-25
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BKahuna Posted at 8-23 08:32
This was like watching a Jaque Custeau documentary!  You should sell it to National Geographic.

Good idea!!
2019-8-26
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Swedrone
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ALABAMA Posted at 8-22 08:05
I admire your ingenuity, but all that for a piece of now junk?

Allt that for a piece of memory card actually
2019-8-26
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Swedrone
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night69 Posted at 8-23 09:41
What a triller, Nice job!

Yeah lot of hard work and thanks to my mate the Inventor we succeed!
2019-8-26
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Neo Supreme
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This whole ordeal made me look into submersible drones.  I saw a good one for right under $3,000.
2019-8-27
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Mullheliflier
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Very interesting story. Thank you for sharing it with us. Glad you got your Mavic back.
2019-8-28
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R&L Aerial photography
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You might want to try putting the mavic in a bag of rice and wipe camera lense before future use....
2019-8-29
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DAFlys
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Im sure you could save that ND filter.
2019-8-29
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