Syma x8c fell in water, won't take off

Discussion in 'RTF Modification & Repair' started by Mmorgan107, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Mmorgan107

    Mmorgan107 New Member

    My Syma x8c fell into about 6 inches of water, just enough to get water in the main compartment. When I try to fly it now, it won't take off. All the propellers seem to work, but they only rotate for a second before cutting off, at which point the bottom LED lights start to blink (similar to the dead battery lights). I've charged the battery and the indicator says it's fully charged. I've also tried recalibrating the drone to no avail. Is this simply a battery problem or is the drone internally shot?
     
  2. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    Hi mate sorry to say it may be the FCB in side , you could try and leave it on its side so any water condensation can vent out place it in a warm room and leave it for a while to dry out the FCB ( flight control board ) and then try again if this does not work your need a new FCB or may be cheaper to get a new quad
     
  3. Mmorgan107

    Mmorgan107 New Member

    Tragic, but thank you I'll try drying it out
     
  4. holtneil

    holtneil Well-Known Member Moderator

    You may be ok one of the guys on here dried out his quad and all was good
     
  5. jake8131

    jake8131 Active Member

    Take the top off and dump ton of dry rice. It will soak up any moisture.
     

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