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CHEEZBURGER 08-20-2007 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by was up24 (Post 810577)
do they make waterproof esc

Have you read any of this thread?

ecoli 10-18-2007 12:58 PM

To add to this thread, I see that Traxxas has released a waterproof receiver box for their new e-maxx. Says it's compatible with most aftermarket receivers too.

Boatman 10-29-2007 09:49 PM

Also the esc in the new emaxx is the marine water proof one

Here is a good water proof esc with no reverse delay

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=PRB2314

iwantoffroad 10-31-2007 03:35 PM

my rig fully waterproof
 
http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/showt...t=44693&page=2

my rig fully waterproof
full buildup and how to guide

rcjunky3 11-17-2007 06:32 PM

just curious on motors i do not know a whole lot about brushless motors and with the recent surge in availability and use are these ok in water just as the brushed motors are.

hitman46mod 11-20-2007 06:30 AM

Just do this works 100% of the time. "thumbsup"
http://www.putfile.com/hitman38mod/images/157374

Josh the 2nd 12-16-2007 08:31 PM

I waterproofed everything, servo, ESC, Reciever and battery, but I didn't waterproof my motor. I ran it for a good 15 minutes, then my motor smokes. I take it apart, and it looks like the brushes must have been bouncing, because the comm has premature wear on it and the copper in some places is completly gone... Help?

Josh

caddyshack 01-01-2008 04:36 PM

vary helpful"thumbsup"

JBHardwear 01-11-2008 12:10 PM

I Am A Newbie To Crawlin But A Vetran Racer
 
Lrp And Mtronics Make An Inexpensive Line Of Waterproof Esc's And They Are Really Affordable.

OptikCrawlR2134 01-12-2008 01:12 AM

Just curious, but how is WD40 bad for a motor?

It stands for "Water Displacement" and I, among a lot of other people probably have used it when you get water in your distributor cap, spark plugs. When you hydro-lock, or soak, drown your distributor. So it actually is okay for your motor, and electrics.

And its not like PB blast at all. It does not have as many Penetrating Catalysts as panther piss, PB Blast.

Also even PB Blast is safe to use on Electronics. Read the Label, if your not a believer.

Dielectric Grease is by far the best way to go.

I just use Blue RTV on all small, or big openings, and used a E-maxx receiver box to protect my ESC.

Servo I just dabbed a little bit of Waterproof grease at the cog, and opened and sealed the box with RTV. Using very little, so it wouldn't come off on the other side, and get tangled in the gears.

Mnster 01-12-2008 02:23 AM

Balloons have always worked the best for me. I made fancy boxes and stuff in the past but they were always a pest when it came to checking something. Boxes always had some tiny little corner that would let water it.

Servo's? I run tower pro's no need for that. They seem water proof to me I've had them submerged a few times zero issues.

WD40? oil on electrical contacts isn't good. Not so much that it harms them but oil collects slimy crud, crud clogs brushes.

Balloons are idiot proof and don't void warranties.

JDRockin 01-13-2008 08:02 PM

I found this today while searching for some other stuff. Lots of good information so I thought I would share it. Lots of ways to waterproof servos/electronics.
http://www.societyofrobots.com/actua...of_servo.shtml

zeroskater9111 01-16-2008 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m2000speedster (Post 723906)
y is wd 40 bad on motors?

thanks

Another reason why wd40 is bad is becasue it is made to seperate components like water and if sprayed into your motor it will eat away the grease that is already in there. when the water is takin out of the grease it doesn't do its job any more

NEK5 01-21-2008 07:52 AM

Research pays off, hahah

Now I`m wondering about this. According to this, you cover EVERYTHING inside the rx, including all the plug holes for the servo/esc/crystal, am I understanding that right? It`s fine having that grease in the plugs, correct?

TIA!

rockdog1 01-27-2008 12:16 PM

anyone know if these srevos are waterproof, or if they are any good for a rock crawler like the ax10????

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBXA8&P=7
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXH305&P=7

grapegoat 01-31-2008 11:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rockdog1 (Post 1026845)
anyone know if these srevos are waterproof, or if they are any good for a rock crawler like the ax10????

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBXA8&P=7
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXH305&P=7

No they are not waterproof. They have small rubber seals that help with water and dust intrusion. So basically, they are water RESISTANT. Not submergable. Plus they don't have enough torque to be used on a crawler. If they are water tight, they will say WATER PROOF. Get a hitec 5645.

evilbluebunny 02-01-2008 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kmnss (Post 724360)


im new and was wondering if these could be used for a 55t motor,
i read the description and didn't understand what it meant

Thanks

shigs87 02-03-2008 09:26 PM

any sugestion on waterproofing traxxas evx 2 esc? i wanted to put it in a box but i need to push the button to turn it on.

BlueMonster 02-03-2008 09:33 PM

Still the best way to waterproof anything, pack the case full of dielectric grease. You will get zero water inside, it hurts nothing, and you still have access to buttons, plugs, etc.

rockwood330 02-03-2008 09:42 PM

x2 grease works great


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