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Old 05-26-2008, 11:22 AM   #1
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Hey, I know this sounds really stupid but this afternoon at the track my receiver battery died and my XB8 headed straight into the pond behind the track. I took the servos and receiver out immidiatly and replaced the receiver, I rinsed the tank and motor with fresh nitro, blew everything out with compressed air, coated with wd-40 then blew it off with compressed air, and rebuilt the shocks. I oulled the motor apart and dried it off then re oiled the bearings and rinsed the piston and sleeve with nitro. If you guys have any other ideas as to what I should do let me hear them.

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Old 05-26-2008, 11:27 AM   #2
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sounds like you have it pretty much down...
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:31 AM   #3
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ok awesome, do you think the servos will be ok? What about the diffs, there sealed right? Also after rinsing the motor with nitro will it be ok?
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Motor should be fine. I would start it up as soon as possible to get some fuel / oil ran thru it. As far as your servo go, I would open the case top and bottom and spray it completely out with electrical contact cleaner. This will dissipate the water and flush any moisture out. DO NOT use the servos until they have had a change to COMPLETELY dry out. Put them in some direct sunlight for at least a few hours if not the whole day.
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:41 AM   #5
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ok, they were only a 590 and 270 combo that needed upgrading anyways....
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pond next to the track.. wow talk about a bad time to lose a reciever pack!!
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Old 05-26-2008, 01:22 PM   #7
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really though...my heart dropped when I saw it going. Just got it together 2 weeks ago. I needed new servos anyways. Any recommendations for decent high speed high torque servos that are slightly affordable.
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The hitec 645's are good servos i payed 32.99 a piece
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I looked at those.....I just wish they were faster......
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I run the Hobbico CS-170 "a rebaged Hitec 5955" and a Hobbico CS-160, another rebaged hitec. The 170 is 333oz torque and .15 transit the 160 is 138 torqueand .14 transit. They are plenty fast, now I do run faster servos like .8 transit but they are in 10th scale electric. I bought the servos through Hobbico for $135, to buy them from Hitec it would be more like $175. And Hobbico has the same great warranty as Hitec. I am not shure if they cover WATER hazards though LOL.
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where do I pick up the Hobbyco servos?
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you can get them through Tower Hobbies.
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Hey, try the JR z9100t and z9100s. They are a bit expensive, but fast and strong----$114.99
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the jr 9100's are very good servos... horizon will also fix them or replace them in an event of a failure.. sorry water damage is not included in warranty!
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I wish I could get a servo covered by water damage though. On a high note the motor runs and the diffs were dry. Servos lock to the left though.
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