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First Axial wraith need help

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by rockracer199, Feb 11, 2017.

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    hi everybody I just bought my first axial wraith and I live in nw Oregon it rains a ton here and I was running it today and had some issues got it fixed but I was wondering if I should try waterproofing my stock esc or get one that is waterproofed same with receiver please help
     
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    what esc did it come with
     
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    It came with the Ae-2 by the way this is my first electric rc
     
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    if you are going run and there may be water then yes waterproof it all
     
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    Ok any great videos for esc waterproofing kinda scared of shorting it out or something
     
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    there are a lot of them on you tube just search waterproofing esc and you will have many how tos
     
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    Haha well I'll check them out thank you and my servo seems a bit under powered right now do you think a bec would help
     
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    it may help or a stronger servo may be needed
     
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    Thanks I'll try a bec see how it works out
     
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    Medic himself has some YT videos on waterproofing stuff.

    Just one thing to remember if you use Silicone to WP anything make sure it is "neutral setting" as the 'normal' stuff releases ammonia as it sets . Leading to the urine smell as 'normal' stuff sets.
    This Ammonia doesn't mix well with the copper tracks on circuit boards.
     
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    Thanks but I was thinking about plastidip my stuff but my esc has heat fins and the one medic does doesn't im having a hard time finding videos on that
     
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    My methods (not saying they are the best or the only but they work for me):-
    Remove the case from a receiver, put a splodge of silicone on one siide and brush it around same for the other side,doesn't have to be thick[indeed the immediate button area should just be covered] just cover everything . Leave the pin area so you can plug and unplug servos, plasti dipping the case means either water can get in the pins or you have to cut away the plastidip every time you want to change something.

    Servos ,remove the case top and bottom put some marine grease around the output shaft, cover the small circuit board at the bottom with silicone/liquid tape/WHY or you could grease the output shaft and after reassembling the case top and bottom plastidip it to near the top or cover it with gasket maker (basicaly a black silicone).

    ESC,remove the fan (depending on where the fan gets its power from it may need to be left plugged in) , remove the case, and paint plastidip, liquid electrical tape ,silicone, WHY over the circuit board, put the case back together then put the fan back on. Remember when you do WP the ESC make sure the heat sink is free from the Plastidip/liquid electrical tape/silicone/WHY as it works best with the fin area in direct contact with the surrounding air. No idea if you could use spray plastidip (would imagine it would be incredibly messy , and there would be a lot of 'gunk' to clean of the heatsink).

    Perhaps liquid electrical tape is 'neater' to apply than plastidip.
    https://www.permatex.com/products/a...ty-adhesives/permatex-liquid-electrical-tape/
    Of course you could just buy waterproof versions of everything (although I have never seen a waterproof receiver [good job they are the easiest thing to waterproof ])

    Edit to add :-

    he seems a bit slpdash, but this is a dead ESC
     
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    Thanks this was exactly was I was looking for
     
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    The stock servo is weak. Especially if you switch to metal links. It's next on my list to be replaced.


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    Yeah I just put metal links all around I was thinking of getting a savox wp but I was wondering how many ounces should I get
     
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    I run a Savox SW0231 servo on my Poison Spyder (and both of my scx10's) and strongly recommend them. They're great servos, fast, strong and waterproof...never had a problem with one. But Savox servos are VERY power hungry. If you get one plan on installing a bec as well.
     
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    Sounds good I will get right on that thank you
     
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    For that price (for me) it would need to be awesome.
     

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