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Old 11-11-2010, 01:33 AM
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Hey guys. I am planning on getting my second buggy. This one I will probably choose as:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-4WD-RTR-Buggy

Now my first car was a Kyosho DBX, and it has a kinda enclosed electronics case. I had it fry twice. Once over salt water (receiver fried), second because of humidity (I live at the beach). Now, on the buggies that I like to get, they all have electronics secured in aliminium plates with no housing. I want to know how will that affect its ability to be able to live through a puddle, humidity, rain and potentially snow.

Also I would appreciate tips on how to waterproof it!

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first off if u wnt to smash thru puddles maybe look into a slash or traxxas vehichles slash box stock u can throw it in the pool take it out and its fine. or a tmaxx or revo there a good basher and have water proof servos and stuff
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I don't want to smash through puddles. I want to be able to keep my electronics surviving through wet ground and wet grass.
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I don't want to smash through puddles. I want to be able to keep my electronics surviving through wet ground and wet grass.
should be no problem just give her a shot of air if u got a compressor to blow the water off when ur done to eliminate as much rust on the metal screws etc
but it should survive just keep the body on and if u wnt tape the sides of the body to the chassies and stick a flap over the flywheel opening and that will help some
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should be no problem just give her a shot of air if u got a compressor to blow the water off when ur done to eliminate as much rust on the metal screws etc
but it should survive just keep the body on and if u wnt tape the sides of the body to the chassies and stick a flap over the flywheel opening and that will help some
I don't have a compressor but I just got a great idea. I can just use electrical tape to seal the openings in my electronics and servo. That leaves a very minimal chance of water coming into the servos through the gears.
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or u can buy a set of hitech water proof servos
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Originally Posted by newuserlosi8t View Post
or u can buy a set of hitech water proof servos
Are they really waterproof? I have a 7954SH in my buggy and they says it's waterproof on the site. I have an upcomming race next weekend, but the weather is bad here. I hope my servo won't burn or the weather changes, but I'm afraid for that.
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Are they really waterproof? I have a 7954SH in my buggy and they says it's waterproof on the site. I have an upcomming race next weekend, but the weather is bad here. I hope my servo won't burn or the weather changes, but I'm afraid for that.
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http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXZUR4&P=FR
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I cant find that servo ANY where on Hitecs site....I wouldn't bother with something they don't have a listing for...Just doesn't seem right.
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