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My first sinking!
« on: April 30, 2006, 12:55:19 PM »

Hi,
I just had my first sinking this morning, due to over enthusiastic driving, turning full speed into wake.

I have stripped and flushed the electronics with demin water.

is there anything else I should be doing?

Thanks
Boatmadman
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Re: My first sinking!
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2006, 01:23:53 PM »


Drive more carefully ::)

Wipe all the electrics down with Safety solvent ( switch cleaner, meths ).
Do your next battery charge out side of the boat.


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Re: My first sinking!
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2006, 04:15:50 PM »

Hi,
Thanks for the tip, it looks like I just lost the receiver, everything else still works!  ;D

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Re: My first sinking!
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2006, 10:15:58 PM »

I would leave the Rx in the airing cupboard for at least 24 hours. It might yet pull through.

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Re: My first sinking!
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2006, 11:13:19 PM »


Yes good idea.
Open up the servos and receiver, remove the cases and let them dry out.
I had a case where everything looked dry but there was water in the bottom of the case  :P

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Re: My first sinking!
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2006, 11:17:13 PM »

hi
yeah I opened everything up, left them in a warm place, and eventually even the tx started working again! woo hoo no loss! ;D
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Re: My first sinking!
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2006, 04:52:13 PM »

Hi
 For what it is worth when I get a new reciever I open it and smear both sides of the board with vaseline does help when you get a sinking bit late for you Boatmadman now but may be of use in the future. I always leave soaked items on the Arga over night and it is suprising how many recievers and servos have returned to life by the nex day.
 
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Re: My first sinking!
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2006, 06:23:29 PM »

Presumably the sinking was in fresh water - any tips if the gear gets a dunking in salt water ??
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Re: My first sinking!
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2006, 06:34:25 PM »

Wash it in freshwater immediately but you've less chance of getting it back as saltwater is both conductive and corrosive.
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Re: My first sinking!
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2006, 09:19:03 AM »

Thanks for that Colin, I feared that would be the case. I've just started sailing in a salt water lake and it certainly shows up the Chinese 'brass' screw eyes etc that have now gone rusty !!

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Re: My first sinking!
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2006, 05:58:10 PM »

I managed to get around 3 pints of sea water into my MTB hull the weekend before last: sloshing around all over the place.  JJC modules wet, RX wet, ESC's wet, plugs/connectors wet and motors too, all four of 'em!  Rinsed everything through with fresh water, left to dry naturally and I appear to have got away with it...we'll see though!

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Re: My first sinking!
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2006, 01:13:54 PM »

Boatmadman,
I hope this was a mistype "and eventually even the tx started working again! " or did you throw the Tx at the damned boat for sinking?
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Re: My first sinking!
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2006, 09:38:39 PM »

Mike they may be working but I would keep a very good eye on them as the salt water even though washed with freshwater can still cause a corrosive reaction and you may lose some if not all yet, I hope you are lucky and all stays well..

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Re: My first sinking!
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2006, 10:21:25 PM »

well, 2 months on, had the boat out again today and all is still well! (even the tx) ;)
Probably waiting to fail midlake!

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Re: My first sinking!
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2006, 09:54:19 AM »

Thanks Roy I will be very wary for a while. There is an article covering this in the latest MMI magazine
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