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Old 02-16-2011, 04:30 AM
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Hey guys just looking for an easy answer. I have posted in other forums and everyone is reading it just wont answer. PLEASE HELP!!

I am wondering what type of solder I need to be uesing to switch out my plugs? I have a HPI Sprint2Sport and need to switch to deans on the esc and battery. I have no idea where to begin on what solder to use, there are so many choices. Any help or suggetions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:34 AM
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Head down to Radio Shack and get a roll of 60/40 rosin core. Best, easiest stuff to use around.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:01 PM
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Thanks man, that is all I was waiting for. Now comes the fun of learning to solder everything togther.
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Get a proper iron. Nothing more frustrating is an iron that does not get hot enough.
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Originally Posted by Chip73
Get a proper iron. Nothing more frustrating is an iron that does not get hot enough.
+1 I struggled for an entire day to solder my first ESC and motor. The iron I had would simply not melt the solder all the way through a 12 gauge wire. Next day I bought a Weller solder gun. Re-soldered everything in a couple of minutes.
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Do yourself a favour, and purchase some LIQUID FLUX. Flux allows the solder to better adhere to the metal you're soldering. Liquid flux is awesome, because it get's "into" all the wires we use in R/C.

It will make you much better at soldering than if you didn't use it. You can get it at Home Depot in the plumbing section. Apply it with a Q-tip.
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Originally Posted by Dadic 78
Do yourself a favour, and purchase some LIQUID FLUX. Flux allows the solder to better adhere to the metal you're soldering. Liquid flux is awesome, because it get's "into" all the wires we use in R/C.

It will make you much better at soldering than if you didn't use it. You can get it at Home Depot in the plumbing section. Apply it with a Q-tip.
Just make sure it's not acid based flux, which will cause you all sorts of grief long term.

Overall, the rosin core solder and 45 watt iron from Radio Shack are a great set up which will do everything you'll ever need to do in RC for years.
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If you are buying a new soldering iron, make sure to purchase a replacement tip at the same time you purchase the iron. That way you will have one handy if/when you need to replace the original one.

A well cared for tip should last a long time, but it is still nice to have one just in case.
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Thanks guys...all the info helps.

What type of tip should I have on the soldering iron. I am noticing that they come with or you can get all different types of tips for them?

Also what size(gauge) solder is best to use? Would a bigger size be better or should I be trying to match the same size as the wire I am soldering?

Thanks again guys.
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Originally Posted by Dill004
Thanks guys...all the info helps.

What type of tip should I have on the soldering iron. I am noticing that they come with or you can get all different types of tips for them?

Also what size(gauge) solder is best to use? Would a bigger size be better or should I be trying to match the same size as the wire I am soldering?

Thanks again guys.
Personnaly I like the .032 size from radio shack.
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Do yourself a favor and search Google for Soldering Tutorials.
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