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Old 08-03-2012, 05:17 PM
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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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Old 08-04-2012, 03:18 PM
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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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Default 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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Old 08-05-2012, 11:58 PM
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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
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Default 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..)

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

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