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Water proof your Tx

Discussion in 'Aqua Mods & Fabrication Tips' started by RustyWrench, Jul 9, 2013.

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    Lately I have been showing how I waterproof my stuff... Anyway I started thinking hey I have never seen anyone waterproof their Tx... Why would anyone want to do this??? Maybe it rains a lot where you live, or possibly you run boats... Anyways I figured don't let fear and common sense hold me back, so I took a cheap Hobby King 2.4 Tx and decided to try waterproofing it using the same techniques I use in waterproofing all my electronics... Here is how it went...

    Take Tx apart...lol...

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    I did not show in any of the pics but I did end up placing a chunk of Pool Noodle in the handle for floatation because I do use this Tx for my Genessis...

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    Had to remove 3 screws to take top plate off

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    With the top off I used Clear 100% Silicone Chalking to seal around the LED lights Dielectric grease on the switches and on the Trim and D/R potentiometers...

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    Then I painted PlastiDip on the circuit boards...

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    Now it was time to work on the Steering and Throttle Potentiometers... I treated them the same as when I do my Servos...

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    Dielectric Grease in the small openings then a coat of PlastiDip, here is a pic of partly re assembled throttle...

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    You can see here the Steering and Throttle re installed...

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    The circuit board replaced... I did touch up the PlastiDip after the pic was taken...

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    Here she is all back together...

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    And finally pics of it under, in and the water draining out of my TX...


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    Lights lit up...Check, Still working...
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    Water draining out, Check... I'm going to drill a drain hole so it drains completely...

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    It works...lol... Okay now disclaimer time... If you decide to try this yourself keep in mind it will void any and all warranties, also I will not be held accountable if it doesn't work for you... Do this mod at your own risk... LOL...

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    A short up date... It's been almost a year since I did this mod, and the Tx is still working just fine...





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    that is neat and I have the same exact transmitter
     
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    Nice! I couldnt find this thread the other day when I was thinking about doing Miss Magpul's tx. Did you do anything on the batteries? I thought about dilectric grease to prevent corrosion after water exposure
     
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    I just pull the batteries out and dry them off after, but you could use a LiPo battery pack or a LiFe ect and just water proof the pack and use the Dielectric grease on the connector...




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    I'm using that Tx on our Dingo now. The range wasn't far enough for the boat...




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