Servo waterproofing, how to?

What is the best way to waterproof a servo. Just recieved my first pair of
floats and hope to be flying dry this weekend. Just to be protected, what do
I need to do to waterproof my servo's?
I assume I wrap my RX in a bag and seal with wax?
thanks for your suggestions
Raymond
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Raymond
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I fly a couple of float planes that also serve as land planes. In fact I flew my little electric Piper Cub off the local pond today... it was like taking off from glass... wonderful.
I haven't waterproofed anything on my planes, or taken any precautions against splashes. No damage or concerns yet. I did dip my Cub in the pond a few weeks ago, the airframe got a little wet, and the wing servos got soaked, but after it had dried out everything worked fine.
-- Philip Rawson
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Philip Rawson
I wouldn't worry too much about extreme waterproofing. Unless the water is REAL bad with scum or pollution, the water won't do much damage if it is cleaned out quickly (within a few hours). Just remove the covers and soak with IPA and let it dry.
-- Paul McIntosh
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Paul McIntosh
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I don't go overboard on waterproofing the electronics on float planes. Go ahead and wrap the receiver in a bag. Also look for places where water could enter and seal them. For example, the wing saddle. Run a bead of silicone sealer along the saddle. Lay some plastic wrap on top of it and then install the wing, but leave it a bit loose. Let it dry for a day, remove the wing and peel off the plastic.
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C G
Th rx is the only thing that I waterproof. Stick it in a baggie with the wires sticking out and wrap a bit of scotch tape around them to seal it. Don't wrap the battery as it will corode if wrapped. If you do dunk it, set everything out in the sun for a bit to allow it to dry. Gord Schindler MAAC6694
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Gord Schindler
My plane want in a lake motor first, find it one houre later. Back home got all electronic out. RX was full of water, disassamble all the servos, none had whather inside.
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Nebulus
There is a water displacing compound called Aeroplate that will waterproof the circuit boards on your RX as well as your servos. Just spray it on and it will shield your electronics from water. It is non conductive so it is safe on live circuitry. I'll give you 2 links to peruse at your leisure.
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latter URL is for combat boaters. Hope this helps.
Jim W
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Black Cloud
Condoms are the way to go here. Light strong and hopefully watertight and infinitely flexible.
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The Natural Philosopher
Very useful information.
I would add one thing though. If you dump anything in seawater wash it out with fresh ASAP before doing anything to dry items out.
Salt water creates havoc with electronics...
Malcolm
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Malcolm Fisher
Condoms (not used) and silicone grease where the wires and pushrods emerge.
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The Natural Philosopher

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