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    HITEC 5646WP Waterproff servo...

    I will be completely honest, its probably an unreasonable and false sense of security but I only use JR servos. I used a hitec once and it stripped but to be fair probably any servo would have. Anyway, I'm building a CL-215 water bomber and for now the way it is set up a servo sits out there exposed. Yes, I use CorX, and servo covers along with other precautions. However, its still out there and I was planning on putting a nice JR servo that cost over $100 and I am reluctant which brings me to this post, anyone have experience or opinions on this HT waterproof servo?
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    RE: HITEC 5646WP Waterproff servo...

    With the exception of the 300, I have found Hitec Servos to be completely reliable. 
    The 300 was their bottom-feeder 20 years ago. 
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    RE: HITEC 5646WP Waterproff servo...

    I use Hitec servos almost exclusively, mostly 5485's. Those exposed to water are opened up and dipped in Corrosion X. I've never had one fail from getting wet.

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    RE: HITEC 5646WP Waterproff servo...

    I too have used them for years with great success,, Just about all my current, from small to giant scale, planes have exclusively Hitec servos,, I fly with 100% confidence in them.
    Be the guinea pig,, let us know how those servos look and work
    You're so smart,, you figured out how to read this!! Or maybe ya just got lucky??

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    RE: HITEC 5646WP Waterproff servo...

    [quote I've never had one fail from getting wet. [/quote]

    Well, I have....aileron servo locked full up.....guess what the result was?

    Seriously, though...other than that incident I have not had any problems with the Hitecs that I own...however, only JR's go in my high end stuff (personal preference..)

    All I ask is for a chance to prove that money can\'t make me happy......

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    RE: HITEC 5646WP Waterproff servo...

    ORIGINAL: Wayne22

    [quote I've never had one fail from getting wet.
    Well, I have....aileron servo locked full up.....guess what the result was?

    Seriously, though...other than that incident I have not had any problems with the Hitecs that I own...however, only JR's go in my high end stuff (personal preference..)

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    Had you dipped it in Corrosion-X? What I meant was that I'd never had a servo fail from getting wet that I had treated with Corrosion-X.
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    RE: HITEC 5646WP Waterproff servo...

    I buy the servos for my water rudders from Traxxas.
    They make them as waterproof servos for the cars that run the mud.
    They sell them as waterproof and haven't had a problem with them yet. Mine is mounted out in the open on the float with a control rod straight back to the water rudder.

    Dave


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