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What to do if my drone gets wet?

It’s totally NOT recommended to fly drones in the rain, mist, high humidity, or over water bodies with strong winds. Many drones have venting holes that can expose the electronics inside to moisture. Once water gets inside, short circuits can occur and possibly damage your drone.

Some drones are able to resist brisk rain, but not for extended periods of time.

Generally, entry-level drones have venting holes, which expose the electronic board to water droplets. Once water gets inside, short circuits can occur and your drone may get damaged to the point of no return.


Here are FIVE REASONS why you shouldn’t even allow your drone to get wet.

  1. If your drone gets wetter than it’s built to withstand, the electrical systems could suffer short-circuiting. However, if your drone is water-resistant, it might survive a quick landing while it’s raining. But even water-resistant drones have a hard time handling a violent storm. 
  2. Water in the drone could cause irreparable battery damage that could affect even new batteries after you have repaired or serviced your drone.
  3. Water in the lens could destroy the frame of your camera and make it impossible for you to capture more breathtaking shots of the landscape as you would love to.
  4. Most Drones are not waterproof or even water-resistant so they are not adapted for use in the rain, snow, mist or fog. Flying such drones in the rain could damage the internal hardware resulting in permanent damage and a costly repair bill.
  5. Getting your drone wetter than usual will cause the ESC (Electronic Speed Controller) that controls the motors to most likely burn out causing the propellers to stop spinning. Additionally, all circuit boards may blow fuses and components, rendering the drone useless.


What do I do if my Drone gets wet?

  • Power it off immediately and take the battery out
  • Carefully disintegrate the parts, clean and air them to dry individually
  • Do a quick distilled water flush (if it fell in salt water)
  • Dry your aircraft for as long as possible.
  • Turn it on again and assess its situation
  • Take it for servicing and necessary repairs

Check here for tips on how to waterproof your drone.


Monitoring of water resources using satellite imagery

Monitoring of water resources using satellite imagery

Monitoring of water resources using satellite imagery

Water, one of the most important natural resources on the earth, plays a significant role in our day-to-day life. Numerous resources of consumable water include rainfall, groundwater, and various surface water bodies such as ponds, rivers, lakes, etc.

The management of water resources can be challenging all over the world. This might be a result of extremes in water cycles such as droughts and floods that destabilize vulnerable populations.

These places are often found to be very hydrologically data-prone areas. To make up for a shortage of water data, a consequence of limited in situ monitoring networks, many scientists and water managers in low-income countries rely on remotely sensed data acquired from satellites.

With many decades of technological advancement. Satellite-based sensors orbiting Earth can now measure precipitation, evaporation, surface water levels, soil moisture, snow depth, groundwater, and more.

The satellite and sensor boom of the past few decades has resulted in unprecedented data streams, with more missions slated to launch in the coming years.


Water resource monitoring using satellite imageryWater resource monitoring using satellite imagery

The challenge faced in water quality monitoring occurs when the remote sensor picks a suitable method to find the relationship between the satellite data and collected water quality samples. Different methods have benefits and limitations for scale and model complexity.

The fitting of a standard linear regression between remote sensing data and collected water quality samples is the most common method used.

That comes with the limitation that it typically cannot be generalized across large space and time scales.

To bridge this gap, other methods model the water body properties that depend only on the medium in coordination with those that depend on the ambient light field.

These methods require large amounts of collected water quality samples. Thus, they are still a challenge.


Aside from water quality monitoring.

It is vital to keep in mind, that Geoinfotech seeks to provide our clients with a complete solution. Making water quality mapping a crucial part of it all. By connecting with other experts and also with industrial partners, we can provide our clients with the solutions they need.

We also keep track of the latest technological advancements and integrate them into our research and products to improve our expertise and expand our offer. From beach morphology over coastal infrastructure to ship detection.

we analyze these trends and patterns to support policymakers in identifying appropriate measures at different locations in their area of interest.

In addition, Geoinfotech sees satellite-derived datasets as essential in maximizing the quality of output of simulation models to support decision-makers, particularly in data-scarce areas. Contact us, to discover the appropriate imagery for your project.


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