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Old 11-02-2005, 10:06 PM   #16
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imo hako irons are way too expendsive..goot tq-95 able to do a decent job and way cheaper.
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Old 11-02-2005, 10:15 PM   #17
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The soldering iron is one of your most important tools for racing. If you are willing to spend the cash on the good packs you should at least have a good iron to solder them together with. I use the Weller WESD51 and have had it for a couple years, works really well. Deans solder is good, but find a 63/37 blend solder and it will make life easier, melts at a lower temp and dries much faster than 60/40.
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Old 11-03-2005, 12:25 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Maxx
So i guess a 40 watt iron is useless then? Thats what i just picked up from radio shack. Don't laugh i am just getting into electric, I usually run nitro but am sick if having to wait till spring to run again.

That iron with the small tip will probably cause more damage to cells than it will do good for you.

Go to Sears or Lowes or something and get a Weller with the big tip. I think its 60 watts. Its only around $20 and it works perfectly for all RC stuff.

Maybe a bit too hot to do small things though, so don't use it on any circuit boards.
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Old 11-03-2005, 11:55 PM   #19
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That big weller is really only good for batteries,it won't work in the small spaces we have in RC you'll end up melting everything around it.The Goot TQ-95 iron has a fairly small tip but it works like a big iron, plenty of heat.I was amazed at how well it works.
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