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Started by nickyb, Tuesday,October 08, 2013, 19:47:34
Quote from: Crispin on Tuesday,October 08, 2013, 20:37:51 A 30-40W soldering iron would do well for soldering the bullet connectors and, if you have one, the PDB.I';ve just built a Tarot 910 and all I really needed was a screwdriver and a pair of long-nosed pliers.Also a lucky bag of heatshrink from ebay to cover the bullet connectors and a lighter.Practice with the soldering though - buy some strip board and solder with that. Too much heat on your PDB and you';ll lift the tracks and pretty much render the board useless. Too little and you';ll have dry joints and a potential crash.
Quote from: alex2m on Wednesday,October 09, 2013, 07:53:25 Now to the choice of frame: the T650 if I remember correctly is the carbon fibre quad? I looked at a similar one from Hobbyking, I loved the carbon fibre idea. Then I started to think ... 4 esc, 1 FC, battery, pdb, maybe gps, certainly lights (to be able to tell the front from the back of the quad) , that will make for a lot of wires.
Quote from: Col_M on Wednesday,October 09, 2013, 14:34:16 ...screw collar that holds them in keeps on coming loose when hot.
Quote from: Crispin on Wednesday,October 09, 2013, 14:40:26 Agreed. It also happened when I borrowed it.Weller or Antex - can';t go wrong but then they';re not £20 Depends on frequency of use. My Antex gets daily use so it was worth it.
Quote from: kilby on Wednesday,October 09, 2013, 18:10:07 I';m missing my old soldering iron, which still works but I can';t vary the temperature so it';s useless for the awful lead free crap.Of course legally you can still use lead based solder for non commercial use but you can';t find anywhere that dares to sell it
Quote from: kilby on Wednesday,October 09, 2013, 18:10:07 Of course legally you can still use lead based solder for non commercial use but you can';t find anywhere that dares to sell it
Quote from: kilby on Wednesday,October 09, 2013, 21:24:14 Every time I look it';s that ROHS crap now I';m going to end IP spending money
Quote from: Col_M on Wednesday,October 09, 2013, 21:13:01 There are loads of places you can get lead solder RSAmazonFarnellSoldering ShopThese are just some of the stores I found on the first page of google, there are hundreds more
Quote from: pheasant_plucker on Thursday,October 10, 2013, 14:03:07 Treat yourself to a really good iron. I wouldn';t buy anything but Antex. My X25 is nearly 40 years old and still as good as new. Make sure that you specify silicone cable. For a few quid more it makes life easier. Gerry
Quote from: nickyb on Sunday,October 13, 2013, 14:12:16 I';ve also heard of liquid plastic, to paint over the solder points, to prevent moisture and corrosion!
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