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  • #31
    Originally posted by lees23 View Post
    DJI now coveres water damage but you have to recover the drone.. they sink pretty fast so if you see it going down you need to get to it ASAP.
    If flight logs indicate a crash into water due to system failure and the drone is recovered (and sometimes even if it's not), they might cover repair under warranty or DJI Care.

    However, both warranty and DJI Care still exclude "4)Any repair fees resulting from or following water damage". Fly it into the water (pilot failure, not system failure) and it's out of your pocket.
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    • #32
      Originally posted by bigmac View Post
      If flight logs indicate a crash into water due to system failure and the drone is recovered (and sometimes even if it's not), they might cover repair under warranty or DJI Care.

      However, both warranty and DJI Care still exclude "4)Any repair fees resulting from or following water damage". Fly it into the water (pilot failure, not system failure) and it's out of your pocket.
      They just changed their coverage, DJI refresh coveres water damage. I assume it's covered only on plans purchased after the revision of coverage.

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      • #33
        Mac attack,
        Here ya go:
        http://forum.dji.com/forum.php?mod=v...xtra#pid613066

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        • #34
          Got a link? According to their website http://www.dji.com/service/djicare/i...i-care-info-s2 FAQ, damage due to water is excluded under both DJI Care and DJI Care Refresh.

          23、What conditions are not covered by DJI Care?

          Damage due to the following reasons are not covered by DJI Care:
          1) Lost or partially lost aircraft and accessories.
          2) Stolen or abandoned aircraft and accessories.
          3) Damage caused by flight under unsuitable flight conditions.
          4) Any repair fees resulting from or following water damage.
          5) Repair fees for battery, propellers, remote controller or other accessories.
          6) Deliberate losses.
          7) Abrasions and shell damage that do not affect the performance of the aircraft.
          8) Direct or indirect losses caused by force majeure.
          9) Repair requests for damage incurred outside the period of validity.
          10) Indirect loss and/or anticipated profit in any form.
          11) Extra fees resulting from technical enhancements or performance improvements.
          12) Personal injury and/or property loss to the customer or any other people caused by the aircraft.
          13) Any legal fees related to DJI Care’s warranty coverage.
          '04 MariStar 230VRS/MCX

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          • #35
            Originally posted by lees23 View Post
            Interesting! Although I note:

            Note: This change only applies to DJI products covered by DJI Care Refresh, that is, Mavic Pro,Inspire 2,Phantom 4 Pro,Phantom 4 Pro+, Zenmuse X4S,Zenmuse X5S. SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd reserves the right of final interpretation.
            '04 MariStar 230VRS/MCX

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            • #36
              Right, I wasn't going to buy the coverage but then they made that change. I need to get a working quad from then firs, hopefully the third time is a charm.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Blmeanie View Post
                Mitch - what lake you on in NH? Growing up, my grandparents had a homemade log cabin (built in the 30's) on a smallish lake southwest of the big W. It was called Manning Lake.

                Good luck, I'm in same boat with you, learning to fly well enough to be comfortable to take phantom out over the water.
                Our lake house is on Mousam Lake in S. Maine just over the NH line. Good luck as well, should be fun!!
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                in beer there is freedom,
                in water there is bacteria.
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                • #38
                  Originally posted by bigmac View Post
                  Thanks for sharing. Looks interesting. I've got a Mavic with DJI care on order... here is another water recovery solution I was considering: http://www.water-buoy.com/

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                  • #39
                    Looks like the Phantom 4 is NOT covered by the refresh protection package. As such I will continue without DJI Care warranty.

                    I do like the idea of the recovery buoy.
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                    • #40
                      might want to look into this if you are flying over water....
                      http://www.dronerafts.com/buy/

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                      • #41
                        Wow $139 and $159, pretty crazy.

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Scottn66 View Post
                          might want to look into this if you are flying over water....
                          http://www.dronerafts.com/buy/
                          Surface tension + long lever arm = flip on takeoff. I've seen a couple of videos of that happening. Here's one.

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y4GVHogu5E
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                          • #43
                            Are there drones that are waterproof and float?

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by bigmac View Post
                              Surface tension + long lever arm = flip on takeoff. I've seen a couple of videos of that happening. Here's one.

                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y4GVHogu5E
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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by bigmac View Post
                                Locking on the boat is pretty reliable. The software will try to keep the boat in the center of the frame, so you'll have to be farther back than 70 feet to follow the foiler, and it will make for a relatively tiny subject.





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