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GoPro5 Black + frame : Float ↑ or Sink ↓ in water?

Hello, please I need information whether Gopro5 Black  with battery in the default frame does SINK(falls down ↓)  downOR FLOAT(rises up ↑) in water.


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Re: GoPro5 Black + frame : Float ↑ or Sink ↓ in water?

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Thanks. It is no longer relevent. I found it 3 days ago (May 8 – the day of Victory / end of War ) nearby the river coast, after 7 months being lost in the river. Approximately 3–8 meters from the assumed location of drop

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Hiker
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Re: GoPro5 Black + frame : Float ↑ or Sink ↓ in water?

Please can you answer rapidly? This information is vital for my GoPro.
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Re: GoPro5 Black + frame : Float ↑ or Sink ↓ in water?

Sink
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Explorer
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Re: GoPro5 Black + frame : Float ↑ or Sink ↓ in water?

You need to attach the floaty or mount the camera on a flotation device like the Handler. If not, the camera will sink.
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Hiker
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Re: GoPro5 Black + frame : Float ↑ or Sink ↓ in water?

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Thanks. It is no longer relevent. I found it 3 days ago (May 8 – the day of Victory / end of War ) nearby the river coast, after 7 months being lost in the river. Approximately 3–8 meters from the assumed location of drop

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Explorer
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Re: GoPro5 Black + frame : Float ↑ or Sink ↓ in water?

Wow, awesome that you found it!
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Re: GoPro5 Black + frame : Float ↑ or Sink ↓ in water?

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  • No water leak after 7 months (at least 5 month under water until  April dry&warm climate lowered the water level) .
  • When found, covered with three different colors of rust/fungus (white, orange, black), LCD covered with sand(gestures working in that condidion),. After outfit "restoration" looks like new but little smells like mud.
  • Fully working.  Especially all 3 microphones seems (or sounds, no pun intended) to work well.
  • When dropped, was recording until battery drained. After 7 months battery showed 0.02V, i guess it is protection cut-off functionality.
  • Battery capacity is at least 1050mAh out of "designed" 1220mAh . (measuring  time integrated current while charging. Charged separately with lower start current just for "not to shock it" or safety).  
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Explorer
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Re: GoPro5 Black + frame : Float ↑ or Sink ↓ in water?

Wow, that's pretty awesome.