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Old 09-22-2004, 03:10 AM   #1
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The winter is coming when the rain will be starting to fall ...

I've seen several waterproofed receivers and the trick is make an epoxy brick with them, leaving only the connectors and crystal entry free. MRT is producing receiver epoxy bricks, more or less the same as MTroniks.
Have anyone tried this? This mean, made your own "bricks"?

Also some boat guys, specially the warship community, are using, with great success, the Aeroplate stuff made by Aerotrend. They say on their sites, that using Aeroplate is no longer needed to put your electronics inside balloons and other things.

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Old 09-22-2004, 03:23 AM   #2
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Never heard about it.
By doing a search I found the following
http://www.aerotrend.com/shop_cat.ph...7672fe0af87eca

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Old 09-22-2004, 04:48 AM   #3
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jest use a ballon and fill the opening with silicone no pun intended
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Old 09-22-2004, 06:00 AM   #4
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An HPI Reciever cover with a ZipTie and a small beed of silcone around the bottom. I ran this on my monster trucks for a while runnin in rain and mud never had a reciever fail, but you have to take it off for crytal changes, its real easy to get back on...

I say the the epoxy thing is goin way farther than you need to my friend used the balloon trick with silicone in the opening with an Mtroniks ESC and we drove his truck UNDER WATER!!!

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Use a balloon, and if you ever get a problem, use wd40 and let it dry... I live in the land of rain and snow, have years of experience with that!
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wd 40? u spray inside the receiver component and let it dry? will it dry? (oil base)
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Yup. Actually it will dry, but I use a cloth or air to get most of it off...
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WD-40 = water dispersment 40

really Im not kidding, I have been using it for years to protect and dry out distributors and wiring on 1:1 cars.
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i just start driving rally cars, and love those splashes *mud + water.

I just wrap the chasis with a shopping plastic bag and let some air to the motors.

Its water proof
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http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/how...proof_a_rx.htm

I find this article, that's what I'm talking about.
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go to the hardware store and some stuff called Liquid Tape. it is in the electronics section and comes with a brush applicator. you can also dip the wires in it to coat it very well. apply it on the connectors works very well. put it on anything that you dont want to get wet.
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yep....2 balloons (or more if needed) some zipties...and maybe some silicones to fill some places will do the trick..but if u wanna spend that $$ for that cover stuff...i used to ahve a HPI and i think HPI makes them or something...but i rather use a balloon..save some money..
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