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Phantom Rain Releases the WET SUITS for the Original Mavic Pro

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Thanks to the countless Emails and support, we are announcing the release of the Wet Suits for the Original Mavic Pro:

We kept to the same minimal guidelines and tests as we did with the Mavic 2 Zoom and the Mavic 2 Pro.

It should be noted that we never intended to make the Wet Suits for any of the Mavic drones as we did not see a need until we realized how vulnerable the battery compartments were to taking in water, snow, and moisture.

The Mavic Pro was no exception. After running the drone under the faucet for just 15 seconds, the battery filled with water and the lights on the battery were flashing and the battery was compromised .

After the Mavic Wet Suit was applied, the Mavic Passed the Faucet test with flying colors , no water in the battery and no flashing lights.

NO - we have not had a chance to test the Original Mavic Pro in a real world storm as we are in winter but we our expected to have over 130 days of rain this year, so plenty of videos to come.

We have however tested the Zoom and the Pro geared up with the same Wet Suit system and the results were a 26 minute flight in the pouring rain without the drone or the battery being compromised and able to fly the next day.

The Wet Suit Provides a Non Slip Grip when hand Catching the Drone and keep the Props on just a bit tighter as they are very prone to falling off when hitting leaves and such.

The Mavic Pro Wet Suits come in the same colors and exact styling as the Mavic 2.

let us know your a forum member and we will send you and extra battery cover.

Attention if you need International shipping: We do charge an additional fee , however we make it up to you by providing 3 extra Battery Covers and 1 extra color change.

We will post pictures and videos of the Mavic Pro as we go.


This video was sent to me last night from a client flying the Mavic 2 and highlights how rain just happens and how the drone was able to fly the next day.
If you interested in the Mavic Pro and you cannot get on the Web Site please email us and will send you some Info: [email protected]

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Flying in and out of the storm safely

 

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And during forward flight what keep the watch from going into the forward vents behind the camera?
Good question, so you have the camera that sits in front of those vents which already has protection with there being the camera and the vents themselves.

If you notice in almost all the rain videos on the website Phantomrain.org that the Drone protects itself and the camera when it flys by posting the nose down, which offer a tremendous amount of protection to the camera and the vents when flying.

The camera itself is very weather resistant, and can sustain under fresh water for a period of time.

You also have one other trick that works extremely well in a monsoon and that is to fly backwards , which can capture some really nice shots but it is not really needed on the Mavics as much it is on the Phantom 4 as the camera is much less protected.

The problem is not the camera, not the motors as they are designed to negotiate water , its the Battery !

If you notice on the Mavic Pro the battery connectors are located right underneath that top Battery seam, this was a serious design flaw and was changed on the Mavic 2 where they protected the battery connector as much as they could.

Notice on the Mavic Pro where the Seam on top , this is why the battery Flashed:

A flashing battery is a disconnect and that = drone falling out of the sky.

If you notice on the Mavic 2 they moved this to the very bottom of the
battery housing, a much better place and why the Mavic 2 did not fail the Faucet test.


This is where the concern is at:

The Mavic Pro Wet Suit seal that battery AIR TIGHT so water cannot get in , or moisture or snow.

Notice there is barely even a seam to protect it.
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Notice the position of the Mavic Pro connectors compared to the Mavic 2 where they really did a better job.

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Mavic 2 Connectors located at the very bottom.

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Notice the connectors located at the very bottom surrounded by a square retainment wall and even though the Mavic 2 Passed the Water Faucet test it failed after 4 minutes in the Pouring Rain which is why we decided to go ahead and make the Wet Suit for the Mavic 2 both the Zoom and the Pro.

The Ultimate outcome with the Wet Suit was a 26 minute hover test in the pouring rain. Neither the drone or the battery was compromised.

Thanks for your interest.
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In regards to the Mavic Pro Battery , the Power Button is vulnerable to the water, not as much on the Mavic 2 as the Power Button has Led lights built into it and has a better seal , but none the less the Mavic Pro Wet Suits Protect the Power Buttons on both Mavics.

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As you can see the Mavic Pro is identical in form and Function with just a few cosmetic differences.


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what about water coming in the front by the fan and spraying on the boards?
 

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what about water coming in the front by the fan and spraying on the boards?
Those front vents already provide protection against the rain dirt, debris but have a separate function from the fan..

The fan is designed to keep the Processor from over heating , and is not in a clear path of the vents, we have yet to have any flights with the
mavic show any spray, I think it would take a tremendous amount of force of water to do that and even a pouring rain is not one of them.

That is the least of your worries , keep in mind that even if the board did get wet, as we have shown with the Phantom 4 the drone still can function but the Battery cannot...

Keep in mind that we released the Phantom Wet Suits about two years ago and we learned a lot about how the DJI boards work and function, including the processor. and just about every facet of the Mavic Design was improved upon.

Although we have not had a chance to test the Mavics yet , you can learn a lot from how the Phantom Responds in the Fresh Water.

We created a Rescue jacket for those that fly over the water on a daily basis and may consider something for the Mavics also.
The Rescue Jackets were designed to keep your Drone a float in the water with the battery protected .


We were also able to test the Camera and the gimbal, and the motors.

Its important to understand that all of this was submerged under water for about 20 dunks in the water and out. !

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I just replaced my 2nd camera for the Mavic Pro due to condensation INSIDE the lens after I flew through very slight showers on RTH.......................Cameras NOT waterproof!!!!
But hey good luck with the product.
 

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I just replaced my 2nd camera for the Mavic Pro due to condensation INSIDE the lens after I flew through very slight showers on RTH.......................Cameras NOT waterproof!!!!
But hey good luck with the product.
You dont need rain to get condensation on your lens , its just humidity.
You can replace the Lens for about $10 and its an easy install until you get one that works properly.
 
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