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Daystate Airwolf - is this right? - is it waterproof?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by NorfolkDave, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. NorfolkDave

    NorfolkDave Donator

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    Following a couple of hours shooting in the rain this morning, I have removed the action from the stock to make sure everythings dry. Quite surprised by what I saw. Is this right? Is it waterproof?

    Dave

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    Yes thats right, dont think waterproof. Never used mine in the rain. Atb
     
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    Used mine in the rain loads of times and never hurt it just dry it out after as you would any rifle atb
     
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    Not very, from what I can see in the photo .................. :shrug:
     
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    ive seen the daystate tests and they leave them sat under water sprayers for days on end and no problems
     
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    perhaps a nice member could conduct a product test in the shower ...... :D
     
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    I would do it but I don't own a airwolf anymore :(
     
  8. NorfolkDave

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    You really don't want to see me holding my wolfie in the shower.

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    I beleive that many types of electric circuit board under 12v work under water. If your that worried smear vassolin on the board.

    Andrew
     
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    What are we looking for/at in the photo?
     
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    An airwolf action out of its stock
     
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    You don't say..... What does the picture show or prove in relation to waterproofing then?
     
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    Mine has a squirt of water repellent board lube just to prevent any oxidation on the board or connectors.
    Incidently high impeadance on the pressure transducer connector can cause a sub 12 Wolf to go FAC.
     
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    Perhaps the OP was surprised to see an open circuit board and battery? Nothing there would seem waterproof I guess with it being open and not coated in a resin or something to give protection?
     
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    OK that makes more sense now, mine's the same with everything exposed.
     
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    Yes thats how they are, seen a few with stocks off now.
     
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    That was my concern, being an electrical numbnuts it looked a bit "exposed". I couldn't see any way the action stock / interface could create a seal.

    Dave
     
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    You guys use your rifles in the rain?!? If mines not in it's bag it's being wiped down with a ballistol soaked cloth just Incase there is moisture in the air in the house... Next you'll be telling me you actually shoot it! Seriously though I know some guys have jobs to do which means shooting in all weathers but I just can't bring myself to get mine wet.
     
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    The pcb is conformally coated twice, Chiltern Connections used to be responsible for this.

    Switches and plugs have SPG in them. [Special Plastic grease].

    The only FTF I've seen resulted from water in the rear of the clip on battery plug. The owner had cleaned the dirt out (ie. the SPG). Unclipped battery plug, water flicked out, normal function restored.
     
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