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Oct 17, 2010, 04:33 PM
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I got mine ( blue ) at the local airport .

It works fine .
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Oct 17, 2010, 05:27 PM
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red corx

Same here...got mine at little local airport.
Oct 27, 2010, 01:24 AM
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Zomgz airplanes r cool lol
Oct 29, 2010, 03:39 PM
Well folks I am back again for your advice. I got the Corrosion X and let my Rx and ESC soak in it for 4 hours. Then let it drip dry for 24 hours. Will this do the job of protecting them from water or do I need to let them soak longer?. We are going flying on Sunday. It will be my first time to float fly.

Oct 29, 2010, 08:39 PM
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They should be fine. If they get dunked, Unplug your ESC, pour the water out of the fuselage, and let them air out for a little while before you try them out. Most electrical damage is done by not pulling the throttle to idle before or right after the impact. Water puts a very heavy mechanical load on the ESC when the prop is in the water and causes high amps and component damage unrelated to the water's "wetness". You may want to take the CorrosionX with you to the float fly. Some of your friends may need a shot if their stuff gets soaked. It works after the fact on Receivers and keeps them from corroding in the future.

BTW, don't forget to spray a little on your connectors and plugs to keep the wires from corroding under the crimp connectors.

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Oct 30, 2010, 10:37 AM
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Not recommended , but I have motored an upsidedown plane back to my dock .
Oct 30, 2010, 04:44 PM
Once again I thank you for your good advice. I will take the Corrosion X with me tomorrow. I will be the only one there with an electric. I will also spray the connectors which I haven't done.

I have a friend who has a Twin Star who is planning to get floats for it. I have promised him some of the Corrosion X so he could waterproof his electronics. That will make 2 of us with electrics to float fly. I will enjoy having another electric to fly with.

Nov 01, 2010, 11:05 AM
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Try a fishing tackle or sporting goods store for Corrosion X or Reel X.
Nov 01, 2010, 12:09 PM
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I got mine from a marine supply store.....
Nov 01, 2010, 01:02 PM
strawcuter, how was the floatfly. Hope everything worked well for you.
Nov 01, 2010, 04:49 PM
crash-rc, it was a very good day. My Hobby Zone Super Cub did very well. The day was windy and I asked a pilot who is much better than me to take it off and land it. Once in the air I flew it and was very pleased with the way it handled with the floats.

There were 9 of us plus two spectators. Most were flying IC planes and 2 of us had electric. The Super Cub handled well on take off and landing. That was due to the skill of the pilot, Keith. It didn't turn well in the water when we tried to recover it. The lake as I remember is about 18 acres and the cub took about half of the width to make a half circle back toward us. It could use a rudder on a float to help it turn better.

Keith had two electrics an Extra 300 sold by Horizon Hobby with Super Cub floats and a Delta winged Electric Ducted Fan Jet.

I had my spray bottle of Corrosion X with me and offered it to him. He declined. The EXtra 300 flew very well and handled well on the water. The EDF jet didn't do well at all. The ESC got burned out when it got soaked with water as he tried to take off. He will be looking for some Corrosion X today.

A friend of mine who has a Twin Star is going to buy floats and will be using some of my Corrosion X.

My Cub only got the one flight because the wind got stronger as we moved into the afternoon and everyone quit flying. Next time if the wind is calm enough I will tqke off and land the cub.

It was a very enjoyable day. I learned a lot.

We will find out this coming Thursday if we will be able to continue using the lake. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Feb 21, 2011, 04:52 PM
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Is there any need to protect the motor?

I've got an Ultra 25e I've been using on floats, and it has no cowl.

A few times on takeoff I've heard the motor hesitate, like it shorted internally for a sec. I'm wondering if there is anything I can do to prevent that.

I've been using this stuff to protect RX's, just because we had a can around. Horrendous smelling stuff, it must work great



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