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Old Sep 25, 2011, 10:49 AM
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SH44.

You are quite the thinker. Worry not except for visibility. Yellow tinted shooting glasses do wonders for visibility.

Bill
Thanx for that, Prof -- know 'em, got 'em. (Used to shoot.....a LOT!)
But what about an answer to the question (for all)? Is this kind've atmosphere harmful to the gear, at all? I've seen what it can do to bearings, the shafts inside 'em....and then there's some pretty tight quarters inside these electronics. What's the word?
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 10:53 AM
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Thanx Ozzy. We be hangin'.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 10:54 AM
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Thanx for that, Prof -- know 'em, got 'em. (Used to shoot.....a LOT!)
But what about an answer to the question (for all)? Is this kind've atmosphere harmful to the gear, at all? I've seen what it can do to bearings, the shafts inside 'em....and then there's some pretty tight quarters inside these electronics. What's the word?
Well you could get yourself a climate controlled bubble and keep the plane in it.... or get one big enough to fly the plane in!

Seriously, we have flown in the rain around here both electric and gas. Light rain mind you. Just put plastic over your hands and transmitter to protect the transmitter. The plane doesn't seem to mind.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 10:57 AM
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Thanx for that, Prof -- know 'em, got 'em. (Used to shoot.....a LOT!)
But what about an answer to the question (for all)? Is this kind've atmosphere harmful to the gear, at all? I've seen what it can do to bearings, the shafts inside 'em....and then there's some pretty tight quarters inside these electronics. What's the word?
FWIW, I've flown in the stuff you're talking about - and worse. I have even been caught in a downpour with my old Slow Stik and a GWS J-3, and can say I had no adverse effects or shortened life as a result that I could detect.

Heck, how do our buddies in the Pacific Northwest fly at all if not in the type of weather you're talking about?

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Old Sep 25, 2011, 10:58 AM
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Oh well, we cant always have what we want.

Anyway I hope that all the FEMA stuff goes well for you and get deserved compensation, it looks like your going through a bit of a bad patch but hang in there and I hope it all works out well in the end.
I'm sure it will. He did mention "enema".
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 11:01 AM
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Thanx for that, Prof -- know 'em, got 'em. (Used to shoot.....a LOT!)
But what about an answer to the question (for all)? Is this kind've atmosphere harmful to the gear, at all? I've seen what it can do to bearings, the shafts inside 'em....and then there's some pretty tight quarters inside these electronics. What's the word?
Water and electrics don't mix. There have been cases where ESCs have shorted from damp.
Some while back there was a discussion on a water proofing spray that could be used against mishaps.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 11:14 AM
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Thanx for that, Prof -- know 'em, got 'em. (Used to shoot.....a LOT!)
But what about an answer to the question (for all)? Is this kind've atmosphere harmful to the gear, at all? I've seen what it can do to bearings, the shafts inside 'em....and then there's some pretty tight quarters inside these electronics. What's the word?
Guys on the SC thread who do a lot of flying off water with floats use Corrosion X or something similar on the esc , rx and servos. Seems wetness doesn't bother the motor.

A friend of mine uses this..
http://www.inox-mx3.com/product_detail.php?productID=10
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 11:19 AM
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Guys on the SC thread who do a lot of flying off water with floats use Corrosion X or something similar on the esc , rx and servos. Seems wetness doesn't bother the motor.

A friend of mine uses this..
http://www.inox-mx3.com/product_detail.php?productID=10
I used to drive my T Maxx and T4 in the mud and splash through shallow water. With surface vehicles the electronics are way more exposed. I would put the receiver in a balloon to protect it. Never worried about the motor or batteries at all. In airplanes, well most of them, the electronics are inside and protected a bit. If you have electronics hanging outside some protective action may be warranted a little more.

Check the boat forums.... they deal with water a lot.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 11:20 AM
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Water and electrics don't mix. There have been cases where ESCs have shorted from damp.
Some while back there was a discussion on a water proofing spray that could be used against mishaps.
Back in the day when all we had were brushed motors, didn't you ever break one in by running it underwater with a couple D cells?
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 11:27 AM
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Thanx for that, Prof -- know 'em, got 'em. (Used to shoot.....a LOT!)
But what about an answer to the question (for all)? Is this kind've atmosphere harmful to the gear, at all? I've seen what it can do to bearings, the shafts inside 'em....and then there's some pretty tight quarters inside these electronics. What's the word?
SH I agree with jrjr and aeronca as my experience has been the same, no issue with this type of flying.

Also Flypoppa mentions problems with esc's which are correct but I only experience these when flying my amphibians as water gets into the fuse. This product is very good for protecting against this and a good spray once a season is all thats needed.

http://www.shop.corrosiontechcorp.com/CorrosionX_c2.htm

Go for the red can only.

Gene has it all worked out
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 11:39 AM
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Back in the day when all we had were brushed motors, didn't you ever break one in by running it underwater with a couple D cells?
Almost forgot about my slot car days, this was THE way to break in a motor back then.... thanks for the trip down memory lane!
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 11:43 AM
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Good heavens... You have a friend? I quess that make two.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 12:06 PM
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Good heavens... You have a friend? I quess that make two.
Oh yeah???? Take this buddy....

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Old Sep 25, 2011, 12:34 PM
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Oh yeah???? Take this buddy....

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Same to you, fella!

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Old Sep 25, 2011, 12:56 PM
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Oh yeah???? Take this buddy....

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Translate in English please. Or send in CW.
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