Anime Baka

Anime - Japanese Animation
Baka - Japanese word for idiot or fool

Loosely put an Anime Baka is someone who's crazy about Anime. However interpretation's may vary. I tend to think of Anime Baka as meaning something like drooling fan boy/girl.


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Wrote this a long time ago. Too short for an article:
Perverted - Hentai in Japanese. But the word pervert means deviation from normal or accepted. So, how can all guys be perverts?

Did you ever notice that the sex scene in the movie is generally at about the same realative place as the guitar solo in a song?

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Water Proofing
Updated: 2009-06-24

Model airplane motors are generally broke in by running them in de-ionized water, so I don't think that normal water can really do anything to hurt such motors. However the dirt that comes with pond water could gunk things up quite easily.

At one point I was thinking of running motors that were in a sealed compartment flooded with de-ionized water or light oil to keep contaminants out. If the compartment shared a panel (I'm thinking copper) on the bottom of the ship it would also keep the motors cool. There are real ships/boats that run radiator tanks on the bottom (inside) of metal hulls for this reason.

Oil is non-conductive and you can insulate electronic components with it. There have been a few oil bath computers, but if they leak or get knocked over it can cause real problems. One guy says you can waterproof servos by filling them with oil and then sealing them. The oil keeps water out even if there is the smallest leak. I was planning on doing this to my ship servos.

Complex article with oil bath technique and many methods (videos). This guy is on a quest for the ultimate waterproof servo:

It looks like he was eventually dissatisfied with the oil bath servos due to leakage. He is now using RTV (silicone variants) and mineral oil in combination.

Also an oil filled waterproof compartment for the radio gear could be a good idea. The problem is it could be messy if you need to change things. My other idea on this is a simple waterproof container with a large hole in one end for the wires to pass through. The hole is filled and sealed with a good quantity of silicone. If you need to change wires, you just remove the old silicone and then put new back on when your done.

Email to the waterproof servo guy:
2009/6/22 Walter:
I just wanted to ask about the current technology. On your site I see you have switched form the oil filled servos to the ATV filled servos. I wondered how much more effective they were? Also how effective are they? Does this have any impact on servo longevity?

I am becoming active with a group that sails model battleships that actually shoot and sink. Good quality waterproof servos are something that would be of great benefit.

Well, my futaba 3011's fail a lot, but I think its just gears breaking from wear. My waterproofed hitec servo has been working for ~2 years now.

My recommendation is use high quality servos as when the cheap servos break, you need to redo the whole waterproofing process.

Also, I recently tested the servos to a depth of 30 feet, and they still work.


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