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Old 05-19-2009, 01:58 AM   #1
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Im from the UK, and you guys in the US and beyond probably don't play in the wet, but to those who do, can you give/show ideas how to water proof your cars from the rain please.
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Old 05-19-2009, 02:22 AM   #2
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I simply put my electronics in balloons and cable tie the end closed. I used blu-tak over the lipo connections and taped up the bottom of the chassis to stop water coming from beneath.

My speed control is an old waterproof MRT Vtrac, and I made no effort to protect my motor, but possibly if you balloon up the speedo to that could work. If you do though I would go easier on the punch setting to try to keep the speedo cool.

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Buy a tt01e, dont use ball bearings- plastic bushings will be fine.
Use a sport tuned motor paired with a waterproof esc like MuchMore
Shift ESC or Mtroniks waterproof ESCs. Open up your servo and put
heavy grease to the output gear to keep the water from getting in,
use a sealant on the seams before you close them up. You can put
your RX inside a balloon or open it up again and use a sealant on the
seams and the open spaces near the crystal before you put it back.

I know someone with this set up just for wet applications. Works fine
no rusted bearings to maintain.
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Well, as someone who has to play in the wet due to the climate around here, I've water proofed a few RC's. Servos are waterproof enough anyway, I drove my revo in the snow and they were fine. The receiver I wrapped in cling film. If I was going to race an electric in the rain I'd use an Mtroniks ESC, something like a sniper 12 (branded as modelsport (Hence only sold on modelsport.co.uk), but made by mtroniks).

Also, you'll want some pit shimizu D20 tyres, they handle great in the wet.
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FYI you dont need to waterproof brushed motors (not sure about brushless). Back in the day we used to break them in by running them submerged in water or motorspray.
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:40 AM   #6
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Hi Malc

I think if running in the wet in the uk your best bet would be to go with a solution like the one below

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Old 05-19-2009, 12:50 PM   #7
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You should recognise the last one Malc

The 'snorkel' on the first one is apparently a drinking straw.



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i wrap my speedo in tissue paper then in a balloon

same with the reciever

never bother with the servo or motor

but if it is too wet then i just dont bother racing
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Malc, racing in the wet... never...
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Malc, racing in the wet... never...
He's just got a Pro4 to turn into a wet car!
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Hi Malc

I think if running in the wet in the uk your best bet would be to go with a solution like the one below

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Lmao, you know I have one of these already that goes on my ariel
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He's just got a Pro4 to turn into a wet car!
Yep can confIrm I have a pro 4, so can use spares from my Clone if need be, so watch out, theres a WCCFM about
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i have personally used electric tape to cover spektrum rx, lipo connections, usb connector (mamba max) and the wires underneath the esc... not a permanent solution but for a few runs in light rain i did not experience any problems...

infact due to the cooler temps the car ran a few minutes longer using trak power 2s 5400mah lipo

i really think that esc's, rx and lipo should just come water proof
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i have personally used electric tape to cover spektrum rx, lipo connections, usb connector (mamba max) and the wires underneath the esc... not a permanent solution but for a few runs in light rain i did not experience any problems...

infact due to the cooler temps the car ran a few minutes longer using trak power 2s 5400mah lipo

i really think that esc's, rx and lipo should just come water proof
we're not talking light rain here.. this is the UK

We're talking like this....
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