Ruggedizing M10 for use at sea

Discussion in 'MōVI M10' started by Alex de Klerk, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Alex de Klerk

    Alex de Klerk New Member

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    I've seen a couple threads related to waterproofing/sealing the M10 and I thought I would try to get the conversation going again.

    I'm interested in mounting an M10 on a ship in ocean conditions where there will surely be moisture and sea spray. The camera is already fairly sealed, but the M10 I'm sure was not designed with such an environment in mind. The electronics I'm sure can be sealed in some way using a case, conformal coating, epoxy, or a combination thereof, but the motors I'm not so sure about

    I guess there are 2 strategies to think about: One is to seal just the vital electronics and the motors to the extent that they can be sealed, and the other is to make some kind of enclosure for the whole unit with a window for the camera lens.

    Here are a couple of threads I found on the topic:
    http://forum.freeflysystems.com/index.php?threads/movi-at-sea.1999/

    http://forum.freeflysystems.com/index.php?threads/waterproofing.2063/

    Any thoughts/ideas would be appreciated!

    Alex
     
  2. Brad Meier

    Brad Meier Active Member
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    Alex, the motors are sealed. The areas that would need attention are the electronic cable connections. I am not saying it's not possible but I'm also not going to recommend it.

    I don't think it would be hard to seal any individual part but you would have to think about heat dissipation and keep minimal.
     

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