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HelicopterMain Discussion › Flying in the rain
10-14-2013 03:13 AM  4 years agoPost 1
Vaderluck

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Have anyone tried flying a heli in the rain ?.... I meant in a shower but not in bucket down tropical rain.
I think it must be fun as long as you glad wrap the receiver and gyro to make them waterproof.

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10-14-2013 03:18 AM  4 years agoPost 2
Einzelganger

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Campbell, Texas

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Don't get your transmitter wet.
I don't personally think its a good idea.

Wayne

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10-14-2013 03:19 AM  4 years agoPost 3
Gearhead

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yeeaa, some guy years back said he did a few times, he said after a while he was having Tx problems and he pulled his Tx apart and all the metal (what there was of it) was all rusted

Jim
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10-14-2013 03:24 AM  4 years agoPost 4
Dan Minick

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there were numerous people flying in the rain at IRCHA this last year. all night long

Team Synergy, Team FBL Rotors-------if its not broke...it will be!

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10-14-2013 03:28 AM  4 years agoPost 5
es1co2bar3

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winnetka california

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Don't get your transmitter wet.
I don't personally think its a good idea.
I done it a lot nothing happen what you ment to say is don't pour water
in the radio, rain water don't easily get up into the radio like that,
just by standing there holding the TX. I just covered my GYRO and have a blast.

I was waiting on some honey but there aren't no Queen bee,

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10-14-2013 03:39 AM  4 years agoPost 6
Rick_H

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Boulder City, Nevada

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I have at a couple of funflys. We put plastic grocery bags over the transmitter. It worked great!

Rick

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10-14-2013 04:19 AM  4 years agoPost 7
Dr.Ben

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Just the thing for ballbearings........

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10-14-2013 04:27 AM  4 years agoPost 8
ZS-JAF

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Houston, TX

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I prefer to wait till it starts to to hail that way you get the feel of the elements and don't have to worry about you tx or you GYRO.

I have a 3D heli, I don't understand why it doesn't do 3D

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10-14-2013 04:36 AM  4 years agoPost 9
BobOD

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I was spotlight flying this in the pouring rain. The sat ports in the gyro are no longer there so it's completely sealed now.

https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t746720p1/

We got soaked, it was a blast. Next will be blizzard flying.

Team POP Secret

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10-14-2013 04:58 AM  4 years agoPost 10
es1co2bar3

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That cool how long ago was this?? I remember awhile back they use to have these little case for protecting the electronic on the heli, I guess no one worry about these thing anymore.

I was waiting on some honey but there aren't no Queen bee,

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10-14-2013 07:16 AM  4 years agoPost 11
jackp332

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Claremont, Nh USA

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Precision electronics+ water.... Man, your just asking for trouble. Sounds like a good time to hit the SIM to me.

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10-14-2013 07:48 AM  4 years agoPost 12
RogerRabbit62

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Thuerigen germany

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I dont care for weather at all.
as long there is no ice building up on the blades i fly.

key elements:

Do not put the electronic in a sealed bag that will give condense water inside.

the trick is to put kitchen paper over it and then a bubble plastic wrap over, so that the air can get to it, the moisture is taken away from the kitchen paper and the bubble plastic does thermal isulation and keeps direct water away.

I use a thermo commander arround the TX and peacock heaters inside.

After flight a WD40 washdown of the metal parts and you can fly in the rain.

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10-14-2013 08:30 AM  4 years agoPost 13
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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long beach calif

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flying in the rain is fun and the new omg servos are water proof

Watch at YouTube

Insha Allah made in america

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10-14-2013 11:05 AM  4 years agoPost 14
wrongler

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Brewerton, New York

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I think everyone knows that water and electronics don't mix. But, if you have a beater heli and don't really care what happens to it, Go for it! You may not have any trouble with it on that flight, buy later down the road.......Who Knows!

Bill Whittaker

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10-14-2013 04:05 PM  4 years agoPost 15
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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long beach calif

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if its light rain the wind from the blades make a nice dryer

when the water hits the bird it drys up quickly.

id never try to fly in a pouring rain.

Insha Allah made in america

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10-14-2013 04:52 PM  4 years agoPost 16
Pistol Pete

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I think everyone knows that water and electronics don't mix
Those of us that fly off water rely on http://www.corrosionX.com

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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10-14-2013 05:33 PM  4 years agoPost 17
RogerRabbit62

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Thuerigen germany

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I've been flying in rain since 2001 arround.
My flight school teacher showed me how to.

At the servos it is mainly grease at two points and a little shoe goo at one place. Even without that they are resistant against that spray we have here unde the rotor.

If you really want to be absolute sure use PLASTIC 70 on the PCBs of your electronics.

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10-14-2013 06:13 PM  4 years agoPost 18
Jeff polisena

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I flew many times in the rain and never had any issues . The Heli lands real clean .

I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)

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10-14-2013 11:39 PM  4 years agoPost 19
BobOD

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New York- USA

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The old lady did get mad at us for getting all wet though.

I use this stuff on my circuit boards.
http://www.techspray.com/controls/t.../tds.ashx?id=59

Same idea as the plastic70.

Team POP Secret

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10-15-2013 12:11 AM  4 years agoPost 20
Manny1776

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every single scrub get rust is not funny...

Fly High, Fly Fun, Fly Secure.........Fly 3D!!!! Bavarian Demon USA Team

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