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What if rain start's in the middle of a flight?
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geox
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Asuming we are in the middle of a flight and suddenly rain begins.What time do we have for returning home and land?
Possibility of short circuit with rain water?
Anyone deal with such a situation?


2015-2-23
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Captain Obvious
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Seriously.....Bring it in ASAP!


2015-2-23
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Chris Con
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Land ASAP. For what it's worth though, many of us have flown while it was snowing out (not recommended) and haven't had an issue.
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dundee
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Captain Obvious Posted at 2015-2-23 19:42
Seriously.....Bring it in ASAP!

I like your photo, really points out the possible issue or should I say it hits home
2015-2-23
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Captain Obvious
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Upon looking at it....There are some exposed connections...What about salt spray from ocean flights? Salt+Water=Corrosion and eventual failure.
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T J Gilbert
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If there are rain clouds in the area, were you wise to take off at all?
I've flown my cheaper craft (Phantoms) in spring showers that have crept in, but I was anticipating them and stayed close enough to land quickly.
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T J Gilbert
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Captain Obvious Posted at 2015-2-23 21:55
Upon looking at it....There are some exposed connections...What about salt spray from ocean flights? ...

The salt spray accumulation probably needs to be removed post flight.
Alcohol is a pretty good clean-up for hard to reach areas that need to dry back out quickly.
For the easy to get to surfaces, something like Windex is your friend...
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DBUK
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Good airmanship is about proper preparation. therefore a weather check before you set out is essential, and perhaps get a weather radar app on your phone or Ipad , then check before you take off. (if you are in the UK then Home and Dry is a great app for weather radar)

Better to avoid a situation than to find yourself in one
2015-2-23
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stefan.intarq
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There is u tub videa,  some where Asia raini day,
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Playful Monster
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In the place I live if you only flow on sunny day you would get about 30 flights a year
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rdc44444
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Captain Obvious Posted at 2015-2-23 19:42
Seriously.....Bring it in ASAP!

LOL....except those $1 dollar bills need to be replaced by $500 dollar bills !!!!
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Colonel Angus
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^^ LOL...
2015-2-25
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rdc44444
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I remember reading somewhere one company is coming out with waterproof drones that can be flown in the rain.  Amphibious drones would be cool. I cant wait in a couple of years for the type of drones that will be available!!!
2015-2-25
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I have RadarNow is my Android tablet and phone and is very accurate.
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DJK
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Fog and high humidity are also moisture magnets.
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