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Old Apr 04, 2012, 12:07 AM
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Sealing radio box

Just got a used blackjack 26. The esc, servo and receiver are exposed. What have you guys done to seal them, use a traditional radio box? Or by just sealing the lid, it's good enough. I noticed it did not come with that plastic lid that goes under the cowling.
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 04:53 AM
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Most of us just seal the hatch with hatch (hockey) tape.
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Old Apr 05, 2012, 07:05 AM
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Just to clarify a bit on what Bill said, it's clear hockey tape not the fabric tape for sticks.
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Old Apr 05, 2012, 09:32 AM
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yepper, the clear hockey tape
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 08:34 AM
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You can put the receiver in a ballon with a tie or rubber band on the end. The esc, yes you prob. should put it in a radio box w/ the servo if possible. If the servo gets wet and goes bad you can get a traxxas waterproof servo pretty cheap on ebay. Just my .02 , hope I helped..
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 08:01 PM
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Thanks, I ran it today. Sealed the lid and did not see any water while running it. It flipped twice and I removed the plug and no water came out.

But... Apparently some water got in and damaged one of my batteries, when I got home I found the small plug with the blue corrosion on it. While cleaning it two of the wires came apart. Can this be repaired, or is this a good excuse to get new batteries any suggestion on new batteries?

It's still has the stock motor and esc, running on two 2s 5000mah lipo's.

Also I have to read up on the stability of this boat, it was all over the place but it was a bit choppy.
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 08:03 PM
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Old Apr 07, 2012, 05:02 PM
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I have 2 of those same exact batteries in my boat and never had any problems however I can say that deans plugs dont work together well from my experience in boats. If you stay with deans I would wrap the connections with electrical tape before you let it loose in the water.
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Old Apr 07, 2012, 06:32 PM
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I did wrap the red connectors, but not the lil white ones,that's where they broke. Is that it for the battery or can I repair it.
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 06:04 AM
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The battery itself may still be useable. You won't be able to balance the cells though. That is the balance lead that has come apart on you.
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 07:18 AM
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I did wrap the red connectors, but not the lil white ones,that's where they broke. Is that it for the battery or can I repair it.
I have a few Turnigy 2S balance leads I cut off of old bad batteries, they could easily be spliced to your existing leads. If you're interested, send me a PM and I'll mail you a couple, gratis.
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 07:56 AM
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Just put the wires back into the plug (in the correct order!!!) and hold them in with some thin CA applied from the back.
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Thanks Osprey I'll pm you.

I cannot repair them as the terminals corroded. Gotta love salt water
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 03:23 PM
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You can easily clean off the corrosion...
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 06:37 PM
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You could cut off the corroded ends or just get the new lead
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