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Old 01-16-2008, 10:12 PM   #11
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Hi Billpilotca,

I can vouch for the vaseline working well. For larger gaps I have thinned plastersene (clay) with vaseline into a 'waterproofing putty'.

For the aileron servos, is there any way you can rig a party balloon to seal them? (leaving enough 'slack' for servo travel)

Your SE looks cool on floats.

Has a modern 'Schnider Cup' Racer look...

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I have tried to stop water getting into servos around the shaft by getting an o-ring with an ID just under the shaft size and then thick enough to just touch the arm and the servo top. I then put a silicon grease around things, this should stop intrusion. you could also 'pot' the servo with silicon to seal the wire and other openings. Corrosion coating inside sounds like a good idea too.

I am doing up a float plane now and intend putting rudder servos in the floats so will be using all of the above.
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Originally Posted by Cross Check
Your SE looks cool on floats.

Has a modern 'Schnider Cup' Racer look...
Thanks Dave - it does look cool. This plane has over 250 flights on it with a TT46 and wheels. I recovered it this past fall and stuck a Saito 72 on the front. Flies great on land, I am hoping for the same off water

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