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Old 07-26-2005, 08:13 AM
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Default Up side down and wet

I think I have done all the correct stuff to dry out the motor and electronics but am new to the boat stuff and would like to hear from you pros on what needs to be done. Put my hydro up side down after hitting a buoy and was out kind of far so it was like that for about ten min. Boat has a Zenoha engine and just wanted to hear what you have to say. I am used to picking up the parts from my helis going in and have not had to deal with water before.
Thank you all, Chris
Old 07-26-2005, 11:39 AM
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Default RE: Up side down and wet

Pull the plug out of the engine and pull it over to get all of the water out. See the latest issue of RCBM for Tony's article of the nasty consequences. Check your fuel tank also to see if any water got in there.
As far as the radio gear goes, pull the RX and servos apart to get all of the water out ASAP. See if you can get a waterproofing spray to put inside them. I use Aeroplate made by Aerotrend Products, Hobby Shops can get it for you. Check with Radio Shack if you have one nearby, they may have something for you. Don't use anything like WD-40, it will eat up circuit boards.
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Default RE: Up side down and wet

disconnect the fuel line before turning it over with the pull start.

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