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Old 10-05-2010, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Did any one flies you heli under the rainy day? I hate rain!
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did any one flies you heli under the rainy day? I hate rain!
No....


They aren't waterproof.
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Water and electronics don't mix very well.
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timewerx has flown his 4G6 in the rain ... that's hardcore! LOL!

But yeah, these things aren't waterproof...
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If its just drizzling lightly I'll go out for a short rip.

If its actually raining enough to leave a layer of water on things, yeah no lol
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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No.

And it yes rain can be annoying, we've had 10 inches this week since I got my new servo's Sport BEC
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I put a umbreller on mine
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Did any one flies you heli under the rainy day? I hate rain!

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Around Seattle, if you don't do things in the rain, you don't do anything for about 8 months of the year. I'll run a couple of packs through in a light drizzle, then towel everything off. Doesn't seem to have hurt anything yet...
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Around Seattle, if you don't do things in the rain, you don't do anything for about 8 months of the year. I'll run a couple of packs through in a light drizzle, then towel everything off. Doesn't seem to have hurt anything yet...
Interesting, are you concern about the moisture on the shafts and bearings?
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Interesting, are you concern about the moisture on the shafts and bearings?
My workbench has all kinds of grease, oil, solvents, etc and I apply them pretty liberally and regularly (and lately I've had to rebuild enough so the parts keep turning over ).

Ultimately, though, my philosophy is that my expensive toy has to earn its keep by keeping me entertained regardless of the weather. If it was my dream T-Rex 500 flybarless, I'd probably baby it, but it's a Blade 400, so it gets wet, dirty, oil-stained, grass-stained, dinged up, and flown daily!
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at IRCHA i seen people flying in the rain i was surprized
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I have buzzed most of mine outside in a drizzle. Not a full rain though
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:50 AM   #14 (permalink)
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i lost mine on the edge of our trout pound, i just quickly pulled it out blow dried the esc and let it dry for 20 mins and it worked like new.. maybe just lucky but i fly it in the rain some times.
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