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Old Oct 11, 2010, 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by strawcuter View Post
It looks like my local club may have a chance to fly from a nearby lake. In anticipation of this I bought floats for my Hobby Zone Super Cub.

Knowing me I will dunk it in the drink. I am concerned about waterproofing the Electronics and battery. The motor can be sprayed with WD 40 to handle any water.

I would appreciate any advice that you might be able to give me about protecting the electronics and battery.

WD can dissolve certain wire varnishes, from my understanding. I freed up a sticking doorbell plunger with it. Worked well for one day. I've heard to use CorrosionX or pure silicone spray. The motor is probably the most abuse worthy part, and can take a bit of water, as long as you get it out. I wouldn't worry about the motor too much.
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