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Water resistance for the P5?
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Michael M
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What do it think? Would be helpful for flying on misty days or in very light drizzle. I think it would be useful because it's one thing you don't have to worry about.

This will make or break my purchase.
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Michael M
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Oops meant to add a poll, too late now unless an admin would like to add that in
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Ob1415
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And/or put some pontoons on it or in it to make it float for easier retrieval and to minimize water damage.
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Untheory
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I think the drone really needs holes in the body to extract the heat so maybe a floating system would be better
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Labroides
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Ob1415 Posted at 2017-1-11 09:39
And/or put some pontoons on it or in it to make it float for easier retrieval and to minimize water damage.

Although the idea of pontoons appeals to nervous flyers thinking it would be a safety measure, it actually is the opposite.
Pontoons will eat your battery and flight time because of the increased weight and drag.
They will slow your Phantom's speed at the same time as making it more likely to be blown away or have difficulty dealing with winds that otherwise would be no problem.
And on top  of that they get in frame if you are photographing.
There's the added difficulty of designing them to keep your Phantom out of the water - not as easy as you'd imagine.
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Michael M
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I think water resistance just enough to protect from droplets of water is enough
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RedHotPoker
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RainXxX the sh!t out of it.... Hahaha
Oh it will, float alright.... Not. ;-)


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shephard101
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Water resistant and it could dive in the water. I think it is too much beside, put the leica lenses , if smartphone can do, why drones can't?
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