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Sink or swim. Do they disappear to the bottom?
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DarrenDCClark
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Another silly thought. Not that i'm planning on taking off from / landing on water or even flying over at the moment but is it possible to have something that would keep the quad on the waters surface. Not necessarily safely upright, I'm thinking more of recovery should the thing end up in the drink in the worst case scenario. Something like that floaty stick to keep your GoPro afloat if you drop it in the sea. I'm guessing they will sink to the bottom?
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ag0n
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As experienced by others, it sinks.  Gurgle, gurgle, goodbye.  
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CaveDrone
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Maybe attach a  "swimming noodle" to the landing gear? may flip upside-down but should keep floating for retrieval.  Cut a notch in it for the landing gear and use plastic cable ties to hold it on.  Cut to size first of course. LOL

http://www.amazon.com/b?node=1258888011

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gil
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I've seen a variety of different "solutions" to that problem.  One one extreme is a Phantom lookalike that is actually waterproof and the YouTube video shows it swimming underwater and then taking off from the surface, there are various buoyant attachments (with dubious effectiveness) and then there are some that are strictly for recovery of the body AFTER it's hit the drink.  I tend to avoid large bodies of water (or even small ones for that matter)
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Akaemit02
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Might want to look into this

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product ... _detailpage_o09_s00

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DarrenDCClark
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CaveDrone Posted at 2015-10-1 23:44
Maybe attach a  "swimming noodle" to the landing gear? may flip upside-down but should keep floating ...

That's the type of thing I initially thought of cut down to size. My son's got one so might have a look at that.
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DarrenDCClark
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Akaemit02 Posted at 2015-10-2 01:00
Might want to look into this

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GIYIU8Q?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=o ...

Now that is a clever idea and nice and compact too. Thanks.
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rayrokni
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yes, just like a greased rock!!!
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Cetaman
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Aloha Darren,

     They make closed cell hot water pipe foam insulation and they already have the slit in them.  They are much cheaper than pool noodles and it keeps a smile on your son's face.  Just cut to size and Zip-Tie in place.  If the core (where the water pipe would go) is too large, it can be filled with an ultra-buoyant lightweight material and then held in place with the Zip-Tie.  Sold in hardware stores in various lengths and thicknesses.

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Cetaman Posted at 2015-10-11 10:51
Aloha Darren,

     They make closed cell hot water pipe foam insulation and they already have the s ...

Thought that would be the best and most logical idea, thanks.
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