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Old July 17th, 2007, 17:49   #16
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Get a Mosfet! the fet itself can be made watertigh with a bit of sealing silicone (like in your bathroom, around your bath) The motor can run completely submerged (yes I tried it, in fact I run my new motor in water + alcool for 3 minutes.... help shaping new brushes)

Battery can be made watertight too with the help of the same silicone. everything else, just clean-up a bit after... that is all
You really don't want to immerse a motor in water. The armature plates are a mild steel which rusts up pretty fast. Ferrite magnets also corrode quickly. If you've got an aftermarket motor you'll probably rust up the bearings too. DC motors really aren't meant for water immersion.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 02:40   #17
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Considering I found more than one thread, you should shut the fuck up and actually search next time. Help yourself.

dickwad? 13 y/o much.
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nope 26 married with a kid on the way just didnt want to swear in a poen fourm...dickweed
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Old July 18th, 2007, 03:15   #18
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Read this
http://www.kinkairsoft.com/forum/php...opic.php?t=184
The batteries are not high enough voltage to cause any problems. And everything is perfectly fine.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 03:33   #19
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nope 26 married with a kid on the way just didnt want to swear in a poen fourm...dickweed
You're a real ass aren't you? (Rhetorical question, you don't answer it dim-witt)
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Old July 18th, 2007, 23:11   #20
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Arman, VipaMave... Maturity aside, you both must notice that you are insulting each other over an Internet forum.

Watch T.V. or something, keep it to facts as this thread points to that direction. Getting emotional over a post is as worthless as paying a buck more for coloured toilet paper. In the end, the colour is still shit.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 23:17   #21
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I have played 1 night game and it rained a litle but wasnt to bad and played on game where it pissed down rain to the point that i didnt want to move but i lived with it nothing happened to my gun
Heh, did ya have tree's crashing down and tree debris flying all around?

If not, it couldn't have been all that fun. Hehe.

Psst, who remembers that game?
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Old July 18th, 2007, 23:23   #22
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Heh, did ya have tree's crashing down and tree debris flying all around?

If not, it couldn't have been all that fun. Hehe.

Psst, who remembers that game?
Someone forgot to bring the claymores, I guess...
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Old July 19th, 2007, 18:39   #23
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i've dropped my AEG into a river and quickly picked it up at a game. Played for an hour past that and my tappet plate broke. And thats about it. Interestingly the motor still worked while submerdged
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Old July 19th, 2007, 18:55   #24
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We've played in downpours that you couldn't see 50ft in. You'll be fine.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 20:03   #25
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my gun was in the rain for a good 8 hours, apart from a little rust on the outside the internals were just fine
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Last 2 FR games were major rain outs, I just dried off my gun when I got home, no damage, little rust on some outer clips, otherwise no effect.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 01:41   #27
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Old July 20th, 2007, 02:01   #28
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We've played in downpours that you couldn't see 50ft in. You'll be fine.
Wouldn't want to take my ICS AK out in that :shock:
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Old July 20th, 2007, 02:44   #29
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I HAVE THE SOLUTION!!!

Get a Mosfet! the fet itself can be made watertigh with a bit of sealing silicone (like in your bathroom, around your bath) The motor can run completely submerged (yes I tried it, in fact I run my new motor in water + alcool for 3 minutes.... help shaping new brushes)

Battery can be made watertight too with the help of the same silicone. everything else, just clean-up a bit after... that is all


You really don't want to immerse a motor in water. The armature plates are a mild steel which rusts up pretty fast. Ferrite magnets also corrode quickly. If you've got an aftermarket motor you'll probably rust up the bearings too. DC motors really aren't meant for water immersion.
I usually agree with you, but I have been doing this for about 5 years now... NEVER had any problems.

Rust will not be a problem. I don't know if it's just me that's hysteric, but I actually open my motor and mechbox when I do a clean-up of my AEGs. Open, remove rubber and sensitive parts, spray with some brake cleaner. Wipe away extra stuff left over, lube the parts that need it (gears, piston, bushings) and put everything together. Takes about 1 hour, but I am sure everything is in top shape.

When I have to run the motor in water, there is a reason:

If the commutator is too scratched, I send it on the tour so it comes back shinny. I also cut or change the brushes if they are worn down. I then run the moto on low voltage (2v-3v)in water + alcool solution to place the brushes to the commutator (They never are really in perfect contact when new. Low voltage allow the brushes to be fit to the commutator without arking, and water + alcool keeps the motor clean and cold.) Finally, a lot of brake cleaning spray (Wurks brand...or something like that) and 2 drops of Trinity royal oil on the bearings. You need oxygen to create rust. 3 minutes is not enought to scrap an armature.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 02:53   #30
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...You need oxygen to create rust...
Water being - H2...O?

Although I could be wrong.
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