This morning was my third FPV outing. I got up early and drove to an empty stretch of beach about an hour from my house. When I got there, I found that the mist was pretty heavy. It wasn't enough to be considered a drizzle; I figured it would be okay, so I launched.
What I didn't realize was that as the MRC flew through the wet air it was collecting moisture pretty quickly. Even though the drops were very apparent after the fact when watching the GoPro footage, I couldn't see how wet it was through the video feed. After about 8 minutes, my downlink suddenly went blank; all the water had created a short. When it happened, the quad was about 200 yards away. I was able to spot it after a few seconds, but couldn't regain control cause I didn't know how it was oriented; it was too far away to tell. I did manage to arrest the decent rate just a little as it crashed into some plants over a small hill. After about ten minutes of searching I was able to find it in the brush.
The damage wasn't too bad. I smoked an ESC, but the biggest surprised was that the quad was covered in salt water for some reason. Even though it was a mist coming from the cloud cover (and I assumed fresh water) and there was little or no wind, it was really salty.
I tore the whole thing down when I got home and rinsed it off thoroughly. By the end of the day it was up and flying again. Lesson learned... visible moisture in the air = stay on the ground.
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