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Old Nov 07, 2012, 03:21 PM
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Balsa USA NorthStar water profing

OK, I really wanted a boat plane, and just pick up a used Balsa USA NorthStar from a guy.

He converted it to electric, useing 5000mah 6s lipo with HK motor.

I have to say this bird rocks! I have never had a duel / muiti purpuse bird before and Im additicted

I have flown it off the grass now a few times to get everthing right, and Im thinking this or next weekend of trying it on the water

So I need to know how dose one water prof these boats are do you even?

The rudder rod would be under water, what and how do you get gress in there?

Do you put tape over you top hach cover to cover all seems?

Or is it just consider a wash if she flips over?

Thanks Mike
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 08:36 PM
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Hi Mike,
The Northstar is designed so the back end of the control rods are under water but the front ends are above the waterline. As long as there is a good seal between the pushrod tube and the fuselage side it should not leak. I built mine with lots of silicone inside the hatch so it doesn't leak. If it doesn't seal well you should tape it. Good luck. I plan to fly mine Saturday weather permitting.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 07:05 PM
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You should consider treating all of your electonics with CorrosionX before you fly off water.

It's not a question of "IF" water will get in or on your receiver and ESC, it's only a question of "WHEN" it will get in or on them. Remember, Murphy loves water planes.

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