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Old 08-17-2003, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default Can anyone solder me some batts for my Micro?

Here's some pics. I'm using 1050mah Kan Cells. I am no good at soldering, so I need some help!

Setup style 1:
http://www.yourmicro.com/forums/atta...=&postid=90928

Setup style 2:
http://www.yourmicro.com/forums/atta...=&postid=90929

The only other thing I need to do is decided on which cell setup I want. I'm not sure yet, but if anybody can do this I would be very appreciative! I can pay $25 to have 3, 6 cell packs made for my Micro.

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Oh And I want a proffesional job on these too! It was also be better to have it done by somebody that talks alot on here, maybe a vet or something.
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Ask at your Local Hobby Shop...?
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Just go to radio shack buy a 60wt ion, some 60/40 (60% tin/40% lead) solder and some rosin flux paste. If your going to stay in the hobby just learn how to solder youself, it will make your life much easier.
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Just go to radio shack buy a 60wt ion, some 60/40 (60% tin/40% lead) solder and some rosin flux paste. If your going to stay in the hobby just learn how to solder youself, it will make your life much easier.
good advice
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Oh And I want a proffesional job on these too! It was also be better to have it done by somebody that talks alot on here, maybe a vet or something.
Just because they talk alot doesn't mean that they can solder. My best advice is you practice solder stuff that can be wasted, battery bars to old motor tabs, battery bars to old batteries, wires to wires, whatever is metel, test your skills and you should get better at it, never give-up cause R/C car racing, racing, sports or heck LIFE! is definately NOT about giving-up. Beleive in yourself my friend, believe. Remeber what the old little tugboat use t...........

Here's a tip: You are gonna need this kit from Trinty in order to build those packs in those configurations. I'll post a reply below with a part from trinity in order to complete that job.
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Here it is;

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXKC55&P=7
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Old 08-17-2003, 11:38 PM   #8
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I could do it for you, but you'd have to send all the materials and pay for shipping back to you...
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YEAH! and you'll never learn how to solder batteries ever ever again. I hope you're happy with yourself J Smith...jk- they are your batteries.
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proudwinner - With the parts you posted the only usable items would be the bars. The cells J SMith's running are I believe 2/3 sub C's (or close to that), plus you'd need a micro plug unless he's running tamiya plugs. He could just get some wire and use that to connect the bars, or he could cut some battery bars down to size.
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fatdoggy, you are correct, but you know those bars are the most important ingredients to building those packs because as I know they are the only thing you will get between the cells. Yes, he will need 14AWG wire and micro plugs to complete the assembly. As far as plugs go, check with deans, they make some micro plugs. Sorry I didn't go into detail about building the pack. Oh, instructions do come with that kit.
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YEAH! and you'll never learn how to solder batteries ever ever again. I hope you're happy with yourself J Smith...jk- they are your batteries.
I used to have other people solder my packs for me when I started, at the time, I was still learning to solder, but I wasn't going to learn on an expensive matched pack... Most people learning to solder have cheap irons as well, so the job wont come out good regardless of how good they are getting.
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Randman - I'm still very much in the learning how to solder catagory. I learnt on a $40 matched pack and guess what, by the end they looked like crap. But I learnt alot and my 2nd and 3rd looked a hell of alot better(and the 1st looked fine after I re-did it), the best way to learn (imo) is to just give it a shot.
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Just because they talk alot doesn't mean that they can solder. My best advice is you practice solder stuff that can be wasted, battery bars to old motor tabs, battery bars to old batteries, wires to wires, whatever is metel, test your skills and you should get better at it, never give-up cause R/C car racing, racing, sports or heck LIFE! is definately NOT about giving-up. Beleive in yourself my friend, believe. Remeber what the old little tugboat use t...........


Tug boat heh? lol

Thanks everybody for the laugh and help. I think I will pass on this pack though, I didn't mention this, but these cells are 1050 Kans that are zapped. There not sub-c cells, but close to them.

I found one person on Micro RS4 forum that will build these packs for me. So there you go. But don't worry I am going to practice soldering on some old batteries and stuff. That seems like the best way to go for me!
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Something else to try(if it hasn't been mentioned yet)....instead of those bars that proudwinner posted a link to, it's just as easy to use some desoldering braid that you can buy at Radio Shack(it's referred to as solder wick also). It's made of copper, so it actually makes a very good conductor, & is the perfect size to work as battery braid for our micros. And believe me, it'll be plenty strong once you've flowed some solder through it(which is what the stuff is designed for, soaking up solder)......
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