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07-13-2008, 11:15 PM
anyone get their electrics wet. whatd you do and what happened to your electrics/symptoms after getting wet. I took my jato camping. I hit a jump that looked sick then my jato landed and spun into a small creek. The servos twitched the distance I could operate shortened and after a little while everything stoped working. Weird cause the only things that got wet where the switch the battery pack a little the receiver didn't get wet but in the end Im gonna have to replace the receiver. everthing else/the servos is fine
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07-14-2008, 01:21 AM
the exact same thing happened to me, driving to close to a creek, started cartwheeling, splash! my entire Jato was underwater for about 30 seconds. Took the glow plug out, airfilter off, soaked it with WD, put the starter on it turned it over for about a minute. also took my receiver apart and blew it out with compressed air along with the rest of the car, runs perfect now. I did have the same symptoms as you right after the crash, but when everything was dried up it worked fine, good luck...
07-14-2008, 04:31 AM
Servos are usually pretty hard to damage by water. I have had servos submerged for several minutes in a boat that had gone under and they worked fine after they dried out. The key is to not use the servo and such when it is wet. That said, buying waterproof servos still isn't a bad idea.
07-15-2008, 12:44 AM
ok i use the hose to clean my jato as do I all my cars and just use compressed air right after you get wet nothing has happend before to mine
07-15-2008, 04:47 AM
ok i use the hose to clean my jato as do I all my cars and just use compressed air right after you get wet nothing has happend before to mineI wouldn't recommend doing that, though. Screws will get rusty, water can get into places where you don't want it (transmission, etc.). The compressed air is fine, but I wouldn't recommend hosing off the Jato.
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07-15-2008, 04:38 PM
yea I wouldn't hose it off with water at all, thats about the dumbest thing I've ever heard. I would just soak the whole thing in WD-40, spray it off with compressed air. WD displaces moisture. My servos were twitchey after they got wet, but after I took apart my receiver and dried it off, everything was fine...
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