dx9: dodged a saltwater bullet yesterday
Hey y'all, got a story to tell. Went float flying yesterday with my Timber and my out-of-warranty DX9, after which I tossed the plane and un-cased transmitter in the backseat. Yeah, I know, I need more case discipline.
As I was driving home, the transmitter turn on, and Miss DX9 Voice started freaking out. The plane had been dripping onto it. It was pretty wet.
I quickly unplugged the battery before it blinked off and drove home as if my wife were in labor while on hold with Horizon to ask how stupid an idea was, and after getting "I wouldn't recommend not doing it, but good luck" advice from Horizon, I went ahead and dumped about a half liter of top shelf isopropyl alcohol all over it, then blasted a hairdryer for a few hours, front and back. Should have waited a few days, but I crossed my fingers, hit the switch and, other than some very minor discoloration in the display, good as new (and clean!). Phew. :)
So odd, pouring liquid onto a fancy piece of electronics as a means to fix it. This juice is magic, saved my camera more than once, and now a DX9. I'm not a chemist, maybe I just got lucky multiple times, but it might not be a bad idea to have a bottle of this stuff (the higher alcohol percentage the better?) in your RC cardboard box. Other people say use distilled water and rice, but who has distilled water and rice lying around?