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Old 02-08-2014, 09:59 AM
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Hey guys I'm on the process of building a Losi 3.0E. My question is what is the best water proof ESC combo out there for racing. The reason I need them water proof is because it's easy to clean it quickly.

I need help because this is my first electric build.

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You really shouldn't be using water to clean the car at all.
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Hey guys I'm on the process of building a Losi 3.0E. My question is what is the best water proof ESC combo out there for racing. The reason I need them water proof is because it's easy to clean it quickly.

I need help because this is my first electric build.

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using water to clean ur cars isnt good man. it will cause rust in bearings and such. but if you want to know the team orion 1/8th scale esc is suppose to be water proof.
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the vortex r8 wp 130a
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You really shouldn't be using water to clean the car at all.
The thing is we have a very dusty track and some times they need to washed to be cleaned. I don't use high water pressure.
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the vortex r8 wp 130a
Ok if not for water proof. What is the best esc combo out there
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How about Castle Creations Mamba Monster 2 1/8th Scale Brushless Car Package (2650kV). Is this good enough for racing?
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How about Castle Creations Mamba Monster 2 1/8th Scale Brushless Car Package (2650kV). Is this good enough for racing?
Ok, but not ideal. You should try compressed air instead.
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The MMM2 is waterproof and a really good combo. The main thing you will have to worry about is your other electronics. Servo and receiver. You can pretty much waterproof your receiver in the box but I would still wrap it in a balloon or something. Servos you have to be careful with though. You can sort of seal them with some silicon around the wires and horn. People have been doing this with nitro cars for awhile. But cleaning your car with water really is a bad idea. Your bearings with not last long at all unless you constantly pull them out to clean and lube them. Compressed air is really the best way or if you don't have that using an old tooth brush. Takes longer but you don't have to worry about the other problems. If using compressed air be careful around bearings also. You don't want to blow dirt in them. I usually just use a brush around them.
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HobbyWing 150A esc is splash-proof and solid. I have a couple of them.
Just make sure you take out the battery before any water comes close to the car, and let it dry properly (e.g. hair dryer) before using it again.

(I have burnt Mamba Monster esc due to water splash when driving.)
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If the esc has a fan, that will have to be taken off, as those aren't water proof at all.
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hobbywing xerun waterproof sct 120a esc + tekin t8 1900 treated with silicone joint

you can use plastidip also

but don't clean your car with water, please
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Thanks guys really appreciate all the replies
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DON'T CLEAN YOUR CAR WITH WATER!! Watched a guy hose down his car with the water hose at the last big club race. He said it was a "water proof" esc. Then 20 mins later at the drivers meeting he said he esc fried as soon as he turned it on. Your bearings and diffs will also rust and cause tons of excess drag and heat.
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