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Old Nov 03, 2006, 01:11 PM
Miem
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Is there such thing as waterproof RC servo motor?

Hi

I will build a robotic application in which I'm planning to use RC
servo motors. The robot will be controlled by two RC transmitters and
it need to work in a wet environment.

I can seal, (make waterproof) the receiver electronics, power units
etc. But I don't know how to make RC servo motors a waterproof.


Is there such thing as waterproof RC servo motor?
Any suggession?

Thankx

Miem Chan

Old Nov 03, 2006, 01:11 PM
ephedralover@hotmail.com
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Re: Is there such thing as waterproof RC servo motor?


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On Nov 3, 9:05 am, "Miem" <MiemC...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
>
> I will build a robotic application in which I'm planning to use RC
> servo motors. The robot will be controlled by two RC transmitters and
> it need to work in a wet environment.
>
> I can seal, (make waterproof) the receiver electronics, power units
> etc. But I don't know how to make RC servo motors a waterproof.
>
> Is there such thing as waterproof RC servo motor?
> Any suggession?
>
> Thankx
>
> Miem Chan


Old Nov 05, 2006, 09:11 PM
Rick Russell
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Re: Is there such thing as waterproof RC servo motor?

In article <1162573550.825936.50900@f16g2000cwb.googlegroups. com>,
Miem <MiemChan@gmail.com> wrote:
> I can seal, (make waterproof) the receiver electronics, power units
> etc. But I don't know how to make RC servo motors a waterproof.


Splashproof, sure. Just seal all the case edges/holes with silicon
sealer, then put a rubber gasket where the servo arm is attached to
the spline. You might need to grease it up to keep it running freely.

Immersion-proof? Difficult. You're always going to have a weak spot
where the servo axle exits the box. I doubt it could be made entirely
waterproof. You could try encasing the entire servo (except for the
wires and the control rod/arm) in a rubber balloon and seal it up real
good. The boat guys do this with their radio equipment, but the
ultimate goal is to keep the inside of the boat dry.

Rick R.
 


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