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Old 04-03-2012, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all

What soldering kit would y'all recommend for soldering of battery leads, main boards (mCP X) etc...?

Secondly, what soldering wire is the best to use on RC aircraft?

I am really wanting to get proficient in soldering so I don't have to rely on others to get battery connectors installed, and all other kinds of upgrades performed.

Thanks a bunch.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Probably a Hakko FX 888

60/40 rosin core, I like Kester Kwik Draw.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I got the Hakko FX-888 soldering kit.
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I got the Hakko FX-888 soldering kit.

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Metcal soldering stations are the best. I would look for a used one on eBay. I got a MX500 for $80.
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Probably a Hakko FX 888

60/40 rosin core, I like Kester Kwik Draw.
+1 on the fx 888, best $$ i ever spent on an iron. i'll never go back to pencils.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Another vote for the Hakko. I've thrown out all my cheap pencil irons after using this.
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+1 Hakko 888 $80 on Amazon
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I just got a fx888 and the biggest selection from the store i got it from was a 3.2m chisel, is there for this model?

how you guy's finding doing big wires like 10 and 8 awg wires plus ec5 connectors with the fx888?
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:49 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi all

What soldering kit would y'all recommend for soldering of battery leads, main boards (mCP X) etc...?

Secondly, what soldering wire is the best to use on RC aircraft?

I am really wanting to get proficient in soldering so I don't have to rely on others to get battery connectors installed, and all other kinds of upgrades performed.

Thanks a bunch.
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I have a Weller WES51 and it works well for me.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Hakko fx 888 FTW! Get the rc model! http://www.hakkorc.com/
worth every penny. i also have a blue point butane that's good for field use
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hakko fx888 here also. I never thought id be able to solder so well this station makes you an expert in no time.
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