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Old Apr 24, 2012, 11:46 AM
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My rescue boat ("Pinky") is just made from some scrap foam I had in my shop after making some floats. It's made up of 2" pink insulation foam and fanfold.

My electronics are not waterproofed on the rescue boat other than some caulk on the open area of the esc.

I'm a little embarrassed to show pictures of "pinky." It's really just junky hardware and foam. I made my boat a few years ago when I was flying a slowstick on floats. After I made the boat, I never had to use it I whipped it up in about 15 minutes. My first attempt did not have the little pig feet, I added those later because the front of the boat wanted to dig in and water would go over the deck. I'm sure I could correct this problem with a longer piece of foam, but the boat does what I would like it to do as is.
Sometimes simple is the best way to go. Like the pig feet.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 01:05 PM
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I noticed that the esc and rx listed for the Icon A5 show that they are coated (BNF). If getting a PNP model and adding your on AR600 how would you go about coating it, or would it even be necessary for the rx?

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Old Apr 24, 2012, 01:43 PM
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I noticed that the esc and rx listed for the Icon A5 show that they are coated (BNF). If getting a PNP model and adding your on AR600 how would you go about coating it, or would it even be necessary for the rx?

Bob
Bob,

Look into Corrosion X: http://www.corrosionx.com/corrosionx.html
You can find a ton of people using it here on RCGroups. Everything from just a simple squirt to a full on drenching of components.

Hope this helps..
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 05:43 PM
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Here is a gaggle of Icon's flying off a small pond in Arizona. It was soooo much fun.

Enjoy the photos!

-Buzzed

P.S. My buddy Bryce slapped a Power 10 in his on 3S 2200. Takes off in 10 ft and goes vertical now. Yippeeeeeee!
Cool! I love those pictures
I was thinking also of the power 10 I have one in my Brio but for now I'm very happy on the Icon's performance and I still didn't fly since I installed the Flaps.
The darn weather here lately is really the pits
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 07:20 PM
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Cool! I love those pictures
I was thinking also of the power 10 I have one in my Brio but for now I'm very happy on the Icon's performance and I still didn't fly since I installed the Flaps.
The darn weather here lately is really the pits
I will send some warm weather from the desert! It should arrive soon my friend.

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Old Apr 24, 2012, 07:23 PM
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I will send some warm weather from the desert! It should arrive soon my friend.

Thanks Buzzed
Well its not really cold but rain and really windy ....you know TV weather
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 07:24 PM
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Thanks Buzzed
Well its not really cold but rain and really windy ....you know TV weather
Yep, know it well.

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Old Apr 24, 2012, 07:29 PM
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Yep, know it well.

So at this very momment I'm applying this thin Lexan sticky back under the Icon and I also picked up my CC BEC so I just finished installing it too so my T-28 can have his CC 35amp and BEC back
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 07:31 PM
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So at this very momment I'm applying this thin Lexan sticky back under the Icon and I also picked up my CC BEC so I just finished installing it too so my T-28 can have his CC 35amp and BEC back
Excellent! And we will need more float-flyin' photos when the weather clears.

Thanks,

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Old Apr 24, 2012, 07:32 PM
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Excellent! And we will need more float-flyin' photos when the weather clears.

Thanks,

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For shure
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 12:35 AM
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Mine had its first water trials today.

I flipped it on landing. It stayed upside down for ~2 hrs Until I got it back to shore. Using a tad bit of throttle.

I hate to say it but it seams both aileron's are toast, and the rudder is not even responding.
I'm going to let it dry out tonight and hope for the best in the morning.

But hey this might be a sign to add flaps, bigger motor, and a CC ESC!
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 06:19 AM
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Mine had its first water trials today.

I flipped it on landing. It stayed upside down for ~2 hrs Until I got it back to shore. Using a tad bit of throttle.

I hate to say it but it seams both aileron's are toast, and the rudder is not even responding.
I'm going to let it dry out tonight and hope for the best in the morning.

But hey this might be a sign to add flaps, bigger motor, and a CC ESC!
Sorry to hear this.
A little trick I have been using for many years flying on water is first I cover the servo area as much as possible leaving only the servo arm out and then before flying I apply a bit of Petrolium jelly ( Vaseline ) on the open slot for all servos.
This repels water , you can even use it around the hatch , just wipe clean before going home. Happy flying
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 08:18 AM
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Mine had its first water trials today.

I flipped it on landing. It stayed upside down for ~2 hrs Until I got it back to shore. Using a tad bit of throttle.

I hate to say it but it seams both aileron's are toast, and the rudder is not even responding.
I'm going to let it dry out tonight and hope for the best in the morning.

But hey this might be a sign to add flaps, bigger motor, and a CC ESC!
Sorry that you had this happen, I know what it's like to have a plane get soaked and ruin electronics. Not fun.

Your servos might come back when the electronics are completely dry. A trick I use is to open up the servo case and put it in the air conditioning duct of the house for a day. After it is good and dry, give it a try (hey, that rhymes!)

Works for ESCs and receivers too.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 01:59 PM
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I am in love with my Icon. I actually took a spare canopy and engineered a mount for my GoPro Hero cam. Fantastic videos from it. When I'm flying it with the camera, I set the battery on the floor of the plane so it's next to the rudder servo. Push a piece of foam so the battery doesn't move and that keeps the CG in the same spot as flying it stock without the camera.
I did have one issue after a hard landing that had some water get on the inside. Didn't think much of it, but when I went to take it out again the rudder servo was acting intermitent. I removed the rudder servo and found water inside it.
I'd suggest before you ever get water in it to seal the edges of the rudder servo with some silicone caulk.
This is one awesome plane!!
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 02:34 PM
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I am in love with my Icon. I actually took a spare canopy and engineered a mount for my GoPro Hero cam. Fantastic videos from it. When I'm flying it with the camera, I set the battery on the floor of the plane so it's next to the rudder servo. Push a piece of foam so the battery doesn't move and that keeps the CG in the same spot as flying it stock without the camera.
I did have one issue after a hard landing that had some water get on the inside. Didn't think much of it, but when I went to take it out again the rudder servo was acting intermitent. I removed the rudder servo and found water inside it.
I'd suggest before you ever get water in it to seal the edges of the rudder servo with some silicone caulk.
This is one awesome plane!!
FrieGuy,

I also had the same idea and just received my second canopy to build a removable camera platform. Care to share some pictures of what you came up with? And good tip about the rudder servo silicone!

Thanks,
D-Man
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