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Water effect servos?

Old 10-01-2005, 05:39 PM
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Default Water effect servos?

I am looking to get a MSC for the winter and im going to ballon my receiver, but i was wondering if some snow/water would affect a servo?

Also, what is a good msc, and how much do they normally run to get the car working?
Old 10-01-2005, 05:45 PM
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Default RE: Water effect servos?

I would imagine it can't be good for it seeing as the servo is electronic, and water+electronics=nightmare.
Old 10-01-2005, 05:48 PM
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Default RE: Water effect servos?

Yup, there is a circut board in there that if it gets wet its not good.

As for a "good" msc... there is not one, just get the traxxas one and run 17+ turns, dont forget a failsafe, because if you lose radio contact or if your batteries quit theres a chance that it will stick at WOT.
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Old 10-01-2005, 05:48 PM
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Default RE: Water effect servos?

not reccomending this but my servo and reciever have been completely submerged for like 20 seconds and they worked. Those r both traxxas crap tho
Old 10-01-2005, 05:53 PM
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well..im not reaally worried about it, i can throw in one of my old s3003 servos to get the job done.
Old 10-01-2005, 05:55 PM
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Default RE: Water effect servos?

Yeah servos are tough, I was driving my Hummer through a lot of water and it got all over the servo but it didn't get inside and it still works perfectly.
Old 10-01-2005, 05:57 PM
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Default RE: Water effect servos?

I have a Chipmunk on floats that I flew all summer with the water rudder servo in the floats without any protection from water and it's still running great even if it was sunk many times.

Last Spring, I was looking for a water tight servo for this and a guy told me on the internet that any servo would do the job. I tried it with a Futaba S3004 and I have to say he was right. Even if I had to change it once a year, they are not expensive but il looks in good shape right now.

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