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Old 09-11-2008, 09:37 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone knows if they sell waterproof servos and if not how to waterproof servos? I've been having some problems with my servos getting wet and acting up. I know i can rig something up with gasket sealer and balloons, but would like to just buy something that is a little more sure proof, If anyone can help it would be great....
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:01 PM   #2
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I have heard of people dipping their servos in the PlastiDipp tool dip found at hardware stores and home improvement (Home Depot, Lowes, etc.)

I know this can make the cases fuel/chemical/water resistant, however as far as proofing, I don't know. Also I think that wouldn't be too resistant near the head of the servo because you couldn't really dip it there.

I have personally dipped NiMH 'hump' packs that the shrink was torn. It made a very durable rubber surface but I would not be comfortable throwing them in a cup of water.

Don't know if that helps but there ya go!
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:24 PM   #3
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the only factory waterproof servos I've seen are the Traxxas ones, with the blue case.
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not much is Actually Water Proof...more like water resistant.
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I have seen a video of a local guy who had dipped his servos in that rubber stuff, dunking the servo in a glass of water and operating it underwater. If I can find it again, I'll post the link.

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Old 09-12-2008, 01:36 AM   #6
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I know nothing is water proof but most GOOD servos now adays are very close.Cases are o-ringed,o-ring is wedged betwen case top & output shaft & those wire grommets are really tight.What kind of servo are you having problems with or was it just old with rotten seals?
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Boaters have posted the dip method with home made greased felt seal some put it inside some out side at the servo shaft. Corrosion X spray is supposed to be awsome for internals in servos and recievers. Put rec in balloon
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