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    Waterproofed electronics?

    So my dad and I finally took his nitro vee out this weekend and it drove great but when we pulled it on shore it took on water and fried the electronics. I want to know if they make a water proof radio box/ reciver, as well as the throttle and streering servo. Part numbers would be much appreciated as well.
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    you can use plasti dip. spray electrical tape. google water proofing receivers. where at in Kentucky are you from. maybe we can run together sometime

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    Thanks, I'm in Northern Ky
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    so am i. independence

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    I would waterproof the receiver using either non-conductive epoxy (e.g. 3M DP270) or hot glue to coat the receiver's circuit board. I use the epoxy, but I have heard of others using the hot glue with success.

    As for the servos, you might as well get waterproof servos. Just pick up a couple of Traxxas 2056 servos and call it good. Those servos are a little larger than the 2018 servos, but you should be able to get them to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chriser0 View Post
    so am i. independence
    I am in Florence but I go by Indepence all the time on my way to school.


    Cooleo, Thanks thats what I was wanting to know about the servos. You would have thought they would have put water proof ones in a boat but I guess they werent around when this came out?
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    where do you run you boat at. good to see others in area

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    My grandparents have a huge pond out in Indiana, it's perfect for it.
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    nice. i just take my boats to lake Cumberland din the summer

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    Gotcha the person I bought my dads off of used to run it down there at his lake house. He said he was always scared to run it down there because it was always to choppy and he thought he would flip or sink it.
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    we stay out on our boat and early in the morning or later in the day is the only time i run. i think i got mine good a sealed so iff it flips it wont sink.

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    I prefer the plasti dip or the liquid electric tape
    It works wonders and It does work
    There's a ton of how to videos on line
    Check it out when you get the chance

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatsmrjptou View Post
    You would have thought they would have put water proof ones in a boat but I guess they werent around when this came out?
    That's exactly it.
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    so to close the loop on this one, i'm mrjp's dad and i took the advice given in this thread and it worked perfectly. i ended up plasti dipping the replacement stock servo's and using the 3m epoxy on the receiver. All worked great and the boat is now back up and running.

    thanks all for the excellent guidance!

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    Glad to hear it is working well for you!

    Happy boating,


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