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Old 08-05-2004, 10:08 AM
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Who makes an inexpensive waterproof servo - I need one for my throttle on a Seamaster -
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Old 08-06-2004, 10:32 PM
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Default RE: Waterproof servo ?

I don't know of anyone who makes a water-proof servo. There are some different electronic solutions you can dip the servo in or spray on to make it water resistant though. You might ask this question in the boating/submarine forum. I know many boaters just use a water-proof box to house their servos though... Sorry I couldn't be more help.
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Check[link]http://www.servohut.com[/link] there are sail winch servos under GWS that may be of use to you.
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To waterproof a servo you need to either use a spray or take the servo apart and put a thin layer of silicone on the two areas where the case come together.
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you can also baloon your servos
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ORIGINAL: ronwc

Who makes an inexpensive waterproof servo - I need one for my throttle on a Seamaster -
?????? I'm using a standard Futaba servo in my SeaMaster for throttle and it has not been a problem. Why do you want a water proof servo?
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Old 08-08-2004, 08:20 PM
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I fly off the water a lot and haven't had any problems, however, my friend has flipped the plane twice while taxiing fast. Both times it flipped it has ruined the throttle servo -
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ORIGINAL: ronwc

I fly off the water a lot and haven't had any problems, however, my friend has flipped the plane twice while taxiing fast. Both times it flipped it has ruined the throttle servo -
OK,,,tell him to quit doing that! FYI, I bought off eBay a year or so ago two water proof servos by Cox/Sanwa (model # 80306). I was going to use them in the floats for the water rudder. However, they are large and too big for your application. These look like they are quite old and I don't know if they are still manufactured.

The top is sealed with an "O" ring and gaskets are between the case parts.
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Old 08-14-2004, 02:26 AM
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they make this product called "the stuph" works really great makes it water proof. also they have this solution that is like paint i dunno what its called but it turns into like rubber and seals the servo. they had "the stuph" a few years back at the WRAM show in weschester ny and they had a servo treated with "the stuff" actually working under water in a fish tank so i guess it works
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Take a look at www.aerotrend.com They have a product called Aeroplate that might fit the bill...........[8D]
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