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« on: August 21, 2016, 01:33:38 PM »
This is an excellent write-up on soldering, specifically the kinds of work we do to match LiPos to ESCs.
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Re: Soldering
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2016, 03:37:13 PM »
Some good reminders there!
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Re: Soldering
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2016, 04:38:15 PM »
I've been soldering for about a hundred yrs, well almost. In the mid 50s I had the good fortune to work at Kingston Auto Motor Rebuilding. This was before you could buy a rebuilt motor in a box. I was relegated to rebuilding starters and generators, among other things. This was before alternators had been invented for cars. :-[ The soldering iron for soldering the armatures for them was a 6 volt batt, an. arc welding cable with a clamp on it that held a carbon generator brush, about an in. square and 1/4 in. thick. You would hold the carbon on the copper armature bar, essentially a dead short across the batt. until it was hot enough to melt the solder. This took about 6 seconds. Go to the next bar and do the same. when done, chuck it in the lathe and turn it down till it looked like new. ;D
 Soldering, for me, has come a long way. :P