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Thread: Before you consider FPV, learn to solder.

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    Does anyone know of some good european webshops which have the Hako-FX-888D in stock?
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    did this while I happened to be doing a bit of soldering, hope it helps someone somewhere

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    I have pruchased some used APM Gear from RCG and the soldering job on it lookes like a drunk blind monkey with terrets and epiplepsy tried soldering it... So it's in my pile of stuff to rework.

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    Some very good advice from everyone even the advice about not licking the electric leads. LMAO

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    Just like how antennas make the biggest difference in FPV performance, the quality of the solder makes the biggest difference in your soldering jobs. I found that out recently after using solder bought from china (ebay). Bought myself a $60 roll from digikey and never looked back.

    -Chris

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    +1 for a good melt!

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    Get some Weller Electronic Solder Rosin Core 60/40. Best solder I ever used.

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    Very informative, thanks for the tips from a newb.
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    I'm a complete Newbie and I never soldered anything before. I bought these two training kits. Great thing to learn without risk. Plenty of options and parts to solder. The upper part of the board even has a lot of small pads just to practice.
    At the end of the work you can connect a battery and lights should comes on.
    Each kit includes a manual plus general solder information.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    http://www.amazon.com/Elenco-Practic...+to+Solder+Kit

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    Soldering is EASY!!

    Main things to consider: get a quality soldering station, and get quality, THIN solder (leaded is easiest to use). Oh, make sure the iron on your soldering station has a very fine tip.

    Otherwise it is hard.

    What's hard is figuring out what you should buy!

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