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Attention: RC-CAM.com will be closing down August 2021.

The RC-Cam.com forum was the very first online community dedicated to the advancement of wireless video cameras on radio controlled (R/C) models. This is now called "FPV" (First Person View). We are proud of the contributions that our members have made to the FPV hobby.

We've seen significant changes over the last twenty years. Initially there were a lot of eager R/C hobbyist that built their own video systems. Allowing these creative individuals to share their work was the purpose of this site. Now the FPV market is flooded with low cost systems; Sadly DiY FPV video projects are now rarely discussed.

RC-CAM.com (main site and forum) will be closing down August 2021. This is being announced now (March 2021) so that everyone has time to download any information that is important to them. After the site is shutdown the information will no longer be available here.

We appreciate every member's involvement with advancing the FPV hobby. It is indeed sad to say goodbye to all our online friends. Be safe and stay healthy.

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I'm a fairly new pilot with an oktocopter.

unfortunately, did not get to the hold switch in time and touched down in a bout a foot of water.

what are my first steps for salvaging as much as possible.

took the batteries off immediately and dried as much as I could with a towel.

plan to take as much of it apart now and let dry overnight.

few tips from you guys would be really helpful.



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(1) Remove everything that got wet from its enclosure. If it is in shrink wrap then cut away the plastic to expose the electronic circuitry. (2) Rinse everything with distilled or deionized water that is available from a grocery store. This is an important step because it helps remove the chemicals and salts. (3) Towel dry the items as best you can. (4) Place each item in its own bowl that is filled with uncooked white rice. Allow the rice to absorb the moisture for a couple days at room temperature. (5) When they are completely dry you can cross you fingers and test them out.

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