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    Protecting motor from water

    My information is to keep all water from motor.

    However, on youtube guys are driving thru what appears to b 6" to 8" deep water/mud combination.

    How do they protect internal of electric motor or do they relocate mounting position.

    Would like to go mudd'n but would also like to not damage anything.

    Thanks all.

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    Are you running bushed or brushless? For brushless, they don't get much dirt/grit in them and they won't get harmed, and they don't have brushes that wear. For brushed, I wouldn't recommend it. If you get water to mud in it, it will wear very fast.
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    Mud and water will cause just about any motor to wear out faster. Your main concern is the esc. If it's waterproof you should be ok. If not, then you'll need to find a way to coat the pcb so it is waterproof, or just purchase a new waterproof esc.

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    well, having a duhh moment, here it is 12 turn 550 motor.

    Says esc is waterproof as well as receiver/servo. Should I still waterproof as a safety net?

    Am afraid this hobby is going to 'bout as expensive as RC airplanes, but I love it.
    Last edited by skillett; 02-28-2019 at 09:13 PM.
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    What ESC are you running? Stock? If it is aftermarket, it may not be actually waterproof, but you never know.
    Last edited by Sp2deSummit; 02-28-2019 at 11:55 PM.
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    running pure stock all parts. Not replaced anything so far.
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    Ok, then it is waterproof. Whatever you decide to do, it should be fine. Have fun bashing!
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