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    servo on a float

    If I put a servo on one of my floats and it gets wet can it short out the RX. What abou dipping the servo in corrosion X
    DX-7,RDS8000. big Bingo,1/4 Scale Cub, SeaMaster 120, Forget the health food, I need all the preservatives I can get

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    RE: servo on a float

    Hi Tech has some waterproof servos. There is a liquid electrical tape that you could seal you servo lead extension connection to the the servo pig tail, wala! an totally water resistant setup!
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    RE: servo on a float

    Man!!! Hi-Tec wants 50 yankee green backs for a small waterproof servo.
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    RE: servo on a float

    So!!! Short cuts and cheap component lawn dart more models then pilots!
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    RE: servo on a float

    Ya got me!
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    RE: servo on a float

    Bluebird standard size servos are waterproof. I have tested it.

    I flipped a Neptune flying boat upside down and got the servos wet. I had a Hitech 425, standard size servo, and a Bluebird standard size (I forget the number) under water until the rescue boat could get out there. When I opened up the Hitech, it was full of water. The Bluebird was completely dry.

    I happened to have another new Bluebird, still in the bubble pack. I opened it up, hooked it up to a receiver and battery and dunked it in a glass of water. I ran the servo back and forth for a couple of minutes, then checked it. Dry inside! I don't know about the smaller servos, but I use Bluebird standards on my .46-.61 sized seaplanes.

    I also love Corrosion-X. I spray everything. Take the receiver case off and spray the PC board. Spray connectors and the switch.

    Here's another trick. You know the bubble pack that covers spinners. It sort of looks like the rear part of a canopy. I use it to cover aileron servos on the bottom of the wing and on floats. See photo of read plane, a Danish HM-1 and on the blue floats.

    I did kill a couple of servos flying early on from brackish water in a bayou here in the Florida panhandle. Now I use Corrosion-X, Bluebird servos and don't go near water with more that 0% salt. Salt water is bad, bad, bad.
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