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    Question Hitec HS-7950TH water resistant

    For those who have this servo installed in there trucks...would it get fried from running your truck in wet long grass or if a dirt surface was slightly muddy from rain?
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    They advertised as water resistant, but not waterproof. I don't think that long wet grass will damaged it, also the circuit board is at the base of the servo, or you can waterproof it.

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    Not to get off topic but my futabas are also "water resistant" and I thought about plastidip-ing them but was excited to try them out and couldn't wait for the plastidip to dry so I figured I'd just do it later.

    After a few outings I notice the aluminum case gets pretty warm. To me if I plastidip the case it would dissipate less heat and the internal temps would rise and heat is bad news for electronics.

    I think I'm gonna go without the plastidip and see what happens. I too plan on just wet grass and the occasional puddle. Fingers crossed I guess.

    Maybe I'm wrong idk.


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    I was refering to plastic dip the circuit board not the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-Fan View Post
    I was refering to plastic dip the circuit board not the case.
    Cheers mate...I plasti dipped my MMM ESC so I know all about it
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    Ahhhh I see! So just pop off the plastic cove,r mask the case for overspray and coat?


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    Quote Originally Posted by craig.mitch316 View Post
    Cheers mate...I plasti dipped my MMM ESC so I know all about it
    Yep me too, but I put liquid tape instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by happymachinist View Post
    Ahhhh I see! So just pop off the plastic cove,r mask the case for overspray and coat?


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    Remove the screws on the base, the base of the case and right there is the circuit board.

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    Good deal we are on the same page then. Thanks for clarifying.


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    I got a 7940. With at much heat these servo can produce I wouldn't plasti dip it. That may overheat and and I am sure it will void the warranty on that $150 servo. For the summit I would get a pair of the 5646 WP and get an exteral BEC to bump up ther servo voltage to 7.4.

    That way you stay waterpoof, metal geared, and bit of grunt over the stock 2075s.
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    Single servo is best, 7950th is best

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCD RC View Post
    I got a 7940. With at much heat these servo can produce I wouldn't plasti dip it. That may overheat and and I am sure it will void the warranty on that $150 servo. For the summit I would get a pair of the 5646 WP and get an exteral BEC to bump up ther servo voltage to 7.4.

    That way you stay waterpoof, metal geared, and bit of grunt over the stock 2075s.
    Not trying to convince you to do it, but what it gets hot is the motor of the servo, and the metal case around it acts as a heat sink to cool it, you don't plastic dip the motor just the circuit board.

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    dip the inside void warranty, spray the outside (could tape off the heat sink) perfectly acceptable. Worth bringing it up only because hitec hold real customer service, tough to come across this anymore.

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    But is " watersoaked" covered in the warranty anyway?
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    I've been running the 7950TH and although I have not fully submerged the Summit and not planning to either but have run through many puddles, creeks and heavy rain with out any problems so far

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