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    Waterproof Velineon Pics

    I have a few pics if anyone is interested in the new waterproof system. In the first pic of the box it looks like they need to update the pic of the motor.






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    The 2 piece design in my opinion looks better than the 3 piece and the blue all around is a nice touch.
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    Did they even change the ESC at all?

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    More ESC info here. http://www.traxxas.com/products/acce..._vxl3s_h2o.htm

    I can provide more pics if anyone is interested. Let me know your request and I'll see what I can do. I'll be installing it within the next day or so.

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    How can they say it's water proof when it looks like a normal bearing is used in the front of the motor?
    Have a pic of the front of the motor so we can see the bearing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SWEETZ28
    How can they say it's water proof when it looks like a normal bearing is used in the front of the motor?
    Have a pic of the front of the motor so we can see the bearing?
    I don't think there is such a thing as a 100% waterproof brushless motor for application on RC vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWEETZ28
    How can they say it's water proof when it looks like a normal bearing is used in the front of the motor?
    Have a pic of the front of the motor so we can see the bearing?
    This is the best I could do. It looks like a regular bearing to me.



    This is a shot of where the wires exit the ESC.



    And this is a shot of the front and the aux. port gasket.



    Before I bought the system, I called Traxxas and they said the motor is supposed to be waterproof. The older motor was supposed to be water resistant. Perhaps someone can call so we have a confirmation.

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    Yea i don't think that bearing in the motor will stop water from getting inside... I would not submerge the motor but running through deep puddles should be ok as long as your motor casing is above water level .
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    so it really is not water proof
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    Can't doubt it till ya try it.
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    I'd say since they claim waterproof then they must have tested it out pretty well. Plus, you can get a repair/replacement under warranty if you get water damage.

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    I got mine today as well.....
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    I just threw the 23T pinion on (included) and seems to be a great gearing!

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    The ESC is waterproof, they don't say the motor is

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    Well they claim that the "system" is waterproof - I'd assume that includes the motor. Also, why change the motor design if not intended to make it waterproof? I'd say the new design at LEAST makes it more resistant.

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    I've also been reading that it's not as much the water itself that can damage the motor it's the particles in the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liam
    I've also been reading that it's not as much the water itself that can damage the motor it's the particles in the water.
    Maybe we need to make puddles with filtered water from Pur
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    I think the reason for the 2 piece motor (vs 3 piece) has nothing to do with waterproofing, but has to do with mounting. The small screws can vibrate loose and the end that mounts can come loose. This can then cause elongation in the can holes.

    The downside to the 2 piece is a little more difficulty replacing the main bearing, but certainly doable.
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    hmmm, I've never seen it spelled that way.

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    Sweet!! Mine should be here any day now and then I can get my Slash running again! Thanks for the pic's and info!

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    the motor is waterproof.. it will run fully submerged just fine.. just as the brushed motors do.

    Now if your looking to get the longest life out of the motor you possibly can, its not the greatest way to go about it.. but it does actually work :P and thats from experience as when a year and a bit ago i was new and learned the water break in method for my rustler.. and went and tried it on my VXL stampede when i got it :P Motor ran underwater for 15 min just fine, then ran for the rest of the year no problems..

    now i know better and know you dont break in brushless motors :P

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