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Old 02-12-2005, 06:45 PM   #1
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Hi guys how are you all?
may i ask you guys what are some good soildering irons?
http://www.dse.com.au/cgi-bin/dse.st...ogs/CTG0001090
would you use any of these?

i've seen some orange handle ones at the track which have their own power supply and cost a fortune. operates within a press of a button and the iron is instantly HOT!

also what would be the disadvantages of using bullet style plugs to connect your esc to the motor? more resistance yea? as its just a pain to be at the track on a non race day with no power outlet to desoilder motor wires to fit another one to try out etc...

all comments appreciated guys

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Those all look relly nice but i got a $40 Weller 80Watt Iron and i love it..... but it depends on how much you want to spend.
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Old 02-12-2005, 07:11 PM   #3
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i use this http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXPR36&P=ML for me a iron is a iron as long as it gets hot enough do melt solder thats all you need
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thanks guys the cheapest one there should probably do the job

but for those who use high end irons could you let me know what you have! i just wanna open my knowledge up abit to see whats actually out there and the advantages, as i would believe a instant hot iron will work a treat on assembling batteries etc..
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thanks guys the cheapest one there should probably do the job

but for those who use high end irons could you let me know what you have! i just wanna open my knowledge up abit to see whats actually out there and the advantages, as i would believe a instant hot iron will work a treat on assembling batteries etc..

I recently bought a Weller/Ungar WES-51 soldering station. VERY nice and VERY FAST.

And no...once you spend the money to buy a GOOD soldering station, using a "cheap" iron will be unthinkable.

The folks who say that any cheapy that'll melt solder is enough fall into one of two types:

A) They don't do enough hotwork to care.

B) They haven't ever had the pleasure of using a nice soldering station before.



Spend the money on a station. It's a tool that will serve you your whole life, is usefull for MANY other tasks, etc.
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I got a Hakko 936 and I love it. Think I paid 90 dollars for it.. and it is probably some of the best money I have spent on RC stuff.
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GO here .... They have some of the best at the best price....

They have other as well..

http://www.mpja.com/viewallpict.asp?dept=347&main=73
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Old 02-12-2005, 08:38 PM   #8
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thanks guys great input. although i am a budget racer but understand the importance of a good iron. i believe it will make soldering work much less fustrating as its hard to hold 2 connections steady for more than 5 secs waiting for the iron to warm up!!!

if you guys can keep posting some good soldering iron brands for others to see as well
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Can i jump on the bandwagon here and ask if there are any good 12V soldering irons and who makes them, ill need one for when im racing at some outdoor tracks this year and theres no mains.
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that cold heat soldering iron is A+ i love it for outdoor racing but the tip need to be tinned alot before it melts solder

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Look at the Goot series irons....

I think you can get them from a site called Bomir...

http://www.bomir.com/online/index.php?sub=78


The price is right.
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Old 02-13-2005, 03:03 AM   #12
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thanks guys
seems like the cold heat soldering iron is the go! will see how the prices are in australia!

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When you put a plug or switch into an electrical circuit, you always get more resistance. If the voltage involved was higher, this wouldn't be a big deal, but in most of these cars you're trying to draw as many amps as you'd be getting from household current (~3A) from a pack with a voltage less than a tenth of household current. I still wouldn't worry about it much. The added convenience of being able to swap out motors with just a pull of a pair of connectors, to me, makes up for the loss in current.
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BrainTeased...........have a look at this one.......excellent iron and you can pick one up in your neck of the woods........

http://www.wiltronics.com.au/catalogue/shop.php?cid=509
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60 watts or more with medium size tip
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