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Old 01-16-2009, 01:19 PM   #1
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Question Cold and electric / electronics, will they be OK?

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Well, we're in the middle of a really cold snap, and I was wondering about my poor planes stored in my unheated storage shed.
Would -20 DegCel or less affect or hurt the electric motors (brushed and brushless), ESC and/or the receivers (Spektrum)? Are they ok untill spring?
PS I did bring my batteries inside.
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Re: Cold and electric / electronics, will they be OK?

The only thing I'd be worried about is shifting temperatures causing corrosion. There's a good product called CorrosionX that works very well to help prevent this - it's actually meant for marine use. The folks who made this product used to go to trade shows and bring along a TV set and a large tank. They'd dunk the electronics in the CX, fill the tank with water, then plug the TV in and have it playing all weekend.

This stuff is ideal for float planes - treat the electronics (take the cases off the servos before dunking them) and you won't have problems if you have a dunk landing.

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