I don't know about salt, but I know a bloke who regularly flies at another
field fairly close to ours. Unfortunately, theirs is *very* sandy, being
almost on the beach. When I see the amount of sand that comes out of the
cowls on his planes, I just shudder because he *doesn't* use air filters.
Untrue. I have dunked a plane in saltwater sever times. I took it in, and
immediately took everything apart, rinsing it well in tap water, shook it
out, then dried it with a hairdryer, and everything worked just fine, every
As Morgans said "IMMEDIATELY". The 4 hours was the killer. You could
have saved it if you had put it in a baggie of fresh water until you
On Sat, 23 Aug 2003 00:08:02 GMT, "Six_O'Clock_High"
How many grocery or convenience stores did you pass ? Any one of them
would have yielded some sort of container that you could have put the
water and receiver in. But as everyone knows - 20/20 hindsight !
On Mon, 25 Aug 2003 20:06:27 GMT, "Six_O'Clock_High"
1. Use a surgical glove, pop the receiver through the wrist and feed the
wires through the fingers. Strap it up nicely with elastic bands. Don't
worry about the battery.
2. Use plenty of Q20/WD40 on the outside of the motor after flying and
after-run oil (I use compressor oil) on the inside..
3. Don't crash.
I fly off a tidal lagoon for about 2 weeks of the year during our
December (Summer) holidays. The screws on the cylinder head of my
Thunder Tiger have a light coating of rust but otherwise no visible
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