How To: Waterproof a remote controlled vehicle

Waterproof a remote controlled vehicle

If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, troubleshooting, electronic diagnostics, setting up, programming and finally... racing. As much as you know about these remote-controlled vehicles, it will never be enough, you'll always be looking for more...

This two-part video tutorial will teach you how to waterproof a remote controlled vehicle. You will see how to weatherproof your nitro and electric RC. Both are basically the same and included is the nitro engine and difficulties that it experiences in the snow, rain and water. The first section is on batteries where you should look at electrical contacts and seal them with electrical tape and liquid tape or Scotchguard by 3M. The receiver can use a balloon and a zip tie for one method. Another is to use plastic dip and the last is pouring liquid tape on it. The motor does not need weather proofing or winterizing. The nitro engine needs a sock or foam wrapped around the head to retain heat. Servos can be sealed by plastic dip or silicone adhesive with green slime by AE around the main gear. ESC's need to have the heat sink with full metal to metal contact.

(1) Part 1 of 2 - How to Waterproof a remote controlled vehicle, (2) Part 2 of 2 - How to Waterproof a remote controlled vehicle

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