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Old 02-13-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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Default Hitec 7950 waterproof?

Does anybody know if the hitec 7950 is waterproof? I'm building a beast wraith and want it ready for anything.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:49 PM   #2
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Does anybody know if the hitec 7950 is waterproof? I'm building a beast wraith and want it ready for anything.
Nope - but they are "water resistant" I think.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:35 PM   #3
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Yup, just water resistant.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:37 PM   #4
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Is that hitec's way of saying waterproof but no warranty on water?
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Is that hitec's way of saying waterproof but no warranty on water?
No, that's their way of saying that it has some o-rings around different parts of the servo case. They will fry if you dunk them.
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No. They have their water resistant servos and their water proof servos.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:41 PM   #7
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Got it. Can take a splash but not a dunk. Thanks. I got a nib one for 75 bucks from a friend that needed some funds.
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I pulled my 7950 apart and packed it full of dielectric grease. I accidentally dunked it submerged last weekend a few times and it's still going strong.
With that much $$ in a servo, I prefer to stay out of the water.
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I pulled my 7950 apart and packed it full of dielectric grease. I accidentally dunked it submerged last weekend a few times and it's still going strong.
With that much $$ in a servo, I prefer to stay out of the water.

if you want some extra protection after the gease dip it in some plasty dip
its like a rubber that cures around the servo you can run under water after that
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With that much $$ in a servo, I prefer to stay out of the water.
I agree with 100% but when your in a G6 and your pumped up and having a blast. You forget, you have an expensive servo on board, or at least I do
my 7950 has survived 3 drownings (truck submerged) and quit a few (hundred) G6 splashes
My comp rig has about the same & it's still going strong
I'm not saying it's OK submerge your servo, but I think its good for a splash or two
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I agree with 100% but when your in a G6 and your pumped up and having a blast. You forget, you have an expensive servo on board, or at least I do
my 7950 has survived 3 drownings (truck submerged) and quit a few (hundred) G6 splashes
My comp rig has about the same & it's still going strong
I'm not saying it's OK submerge your servo, but I think its good for a splash or two
So did you do anything to WP it? Or is that just stock?
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I pulled my 7950 apart and packed it full of dielectric grease. I accidentally dunked it submerged last weekend a few times and it's still going strong.
With that much $$ in a servo, I prefer to stay out of the water.
+1 for this ^

I fill my servos with dielectric grease. I've coated and sealed in the past but water still finds a way in. At least with the grease it's much harder for any intruding water to cause a problem. My rigs get wet almost every outing (the joy of living in a rainforest) but since I started using grease I've not had any more water issues.
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Old 06-07-2016, 02:36 PM   #13
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My tip: Check the o-rings.

My 7950s have survived snow bashing, several splashes and an occasional dunk.... up until the o-rings dry rotted and crumbled away.
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+1 for this ^

I fill my servos with dielectric grease. I've coated and sealed in the past but water still finds a way in. At least with the grease it's much harder for any intruding water to cause a problem. My rigs get wet almost every outing (the joy of living in a rainforest) but since I started using grease I've not had any more water issues.
Do you just fill the gear area, or the motor area too?
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Motor area too, and I conformal coat the PCB (if it's not already) while I'm in there.
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