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10-17-2011 01:52 AM  6 years agoPost 1
bustedmp

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I have decided to rebuild my Swift NX that was in my basement when our area got flooded last month. What, other than bearings in the motor would have been damaged by the water. I am pretty much starting with just an air frame at this point. I highly doubt that any of the servos made it. It was a complete loss, even my tx's that where in a (dry box) got soaked completely.

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10-17-2011 11:45 PM  6 years agoPost 2
red_z06

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Remove the bottom servo case and dunk it in 90% alcohol. This will dilute water in the servo and help evaporate it fast.

Afterwards, check the main gear bearings and if they are ok then oil them. If they are rusted, just replace them. Servos should be fine.

I used to fly airplanes over a poluted lake. There was a row boat to retrieve the downed airplanes. I always carried a quart or two of alcohol and a container to submerge wet electronics.

Most have survived at least several dunking episodes.

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10-22-2011 06:22 AM  6 years agoPost 3
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I tried out what I could a few hours ago, and everything but my rx seems to be in working order. Servos don't seem to have any glitches in them, even the gyro appears to be working ok. I used a 13.5v power supply to check the esc, bec pro, and motor, and they all function and both the esc and bec respond when I use the castle field program card to change the settings. Things are looking up.

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