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Old 08-31-2004, 02:41 PM   #1
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Hey guys my track usually races when its about ro rain. If it does rain how will i get my car to be water proof? I dont have a waterproof esc. What do i do to make it water proof? Can you guys also post pics of how some pros did it so I can have an idea of how to do it.

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Look at my report from the German Nationals. There are some pictures about.
http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...threadid=49028
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What kind of boxes are those? How would you keep the battery from shorting or the motor?

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hide her pajamas...and open the window...

oh wait,thats how you make anti freeze......

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cheep but effective.....BALLOONS
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yea just put ballons and tape of all connecters, batterys, esc, servo, just shove the whole car in a ballon!
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Make sure you run Stainless Steel Screws/Hardware or better (Titanium, etc). Don't want the car to rust
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Make sure you have a LRP Ouantum 2 speed controller. They work underwater Not
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Right now, I am looking at a Carson Speed 20 ESC. I haven't installed it yet into any of my cars, but it is definetly waterproof. Carson even has these Speedos up no motor limits.....but I really don't know how good these ESCs actually are.

As for your question, try some high temp RTV, might sound stupid, but if you want to waterproof your esc, then that may be a way......but do you think waterproofing your esc may cause it to overheat?
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those are radio boxes.. from tamiya.. also use balloons or radio shack project boxes.
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If you consider a new ESC I really recommand the MRT. I used the VX Pro last weekend for 5 runs in the wet without further protection and it worked as good as the MRT guys promised.
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The only way to really waterproof the car is too put it in the trunk of your car and play Xbox while it rains outside!
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The only way to really waterproof the car is too put it in the trunk of your car and play Xbox while it rains outside!
It´s not impossible waterproofing the electronic. But for waterproofing the whole car your solution is the only one.
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If you want to waterproof (or try to) your electrics use lots of bluetak and two balloons on the speedo and reciever and if your car has a inner body i would definetly use it (it's helped me when it's raining but i haven't tried it in the weather they had at the euros and i don't think i will ).

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