Ive been wondering how to waterproof my rigs for a few days now. Ive decided today to do it after one of mine fell into water after it tumbled down a hill. Thankfully after a bit of drying out with a hair dryer it all works. Ive done a short write up to help the people who cant seem to understand how its done. You will need:
First Rig up Scale Trail Dodge:
Put your esc, receiver, and battery in a balloon. Your battery might not fit but I am using 7 cell AA packs so there was no problem.
This is the battery and the second pic shows the battery mounted on the right along with my receiver on the left.
I then did the same to the esc and velcroed it to the chassis rail. There was grease after the first zip tie and then another zip tie on both the esc and receiver to prevent water from entering.
What it all looks like:
When I was about to start the second rig my cat thought the balloons on the Dodge might taste good:
Next rig up- SW2:
I did the same thing I did to the first rig to the Super Rooster, receiver and battery in the second rig. I didn't put grease in the receiver balloon because the receiver is water/fuel resistant already. I just put 3 zip ties just in case.
The balloon on the top is the receiver and the one on the bottom is the esc.
Here it is complete:
And the new shell for it too:
I didn't do anything to either of my servos.....I will put an oring and some grease on the output gear before I attach the arm. The servo has been in water before with no ill affects so I think it will be ok. This should be tested tomorrow if time permits.