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Mud and small puddles

Old 11-06-2010, 05:00 AM
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How resistant is your average electric RCcar against mud and small puddles? Puddles of depths around an inch.
Ibought a Team CRacing TR02TB today and took it for a bit of a bash at the local track.. It was a bit wet though and I had a bit of an issue getting my second battery to work..... Iam not sure if the battery is not charged, I've unhooked the battery/turned off the ESC in the right order or accidently changed a setting on the remote (somehow?).... Worst case scenario is that I've short circuited the electrics with mud and water, but I don't think I've done that.....
Old 11-06-2010, 07:35 AM
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Default RE: Mud and small puddles

usually they can take a splash or 2 m8 but stuck in water or muds a no go unless youve done some waterproofing first
plastic dip stuff works good or balloon round the esc and reciever etc dont worry bout the motor shouldnt have aproblem unless its a BL motor and not waterproof []

If any of mine do get submerged i stop and let them dry out properly saves damaging more parts then.
Old 11-07-2010, 12:43 AM
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Hmm.. still not working. I think Imay have shorted the ESC with water..... I've taken it out and given it a good brush to get some dirt out of the PCB... Maybe it will be OKtomorrow.

I think Imight buy another one and keep this one for spares anyways..... What do you guys do, wrap the electrics in balloons/heatshrink/condoms or something??

Old 11-07-2010, 03:37 PM
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Condoms work best, use Trojan Magnums provided you are like me and happen to have some layin around....
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And what about the cabling? Just elastic band it all off at the open end?
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And what about the cabling? Just elastic band it all off at the open end?
small zipties if you can find them m8 work best

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