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Old 08-09-2012, 08:38 AM
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Post your favorite RC vehicle in this thread and 1 lucky winner will win The Jigs Up from MaxAmps.com. Winner picked on 8/13.

http://www.maxamps.com/Jigs-Up.htm



About The Jigs Up:

"The Jigs Up" makes the task of soldering RC connectors simple and easy! This jig quickly and securely clamps, holds, and releases the connector.

The Jigs Up holds the following connectors: Deans Ultra, Traxxas High-current, XT60, EC3, EC5, and Deans Micro. It also holds 2mm, 3.5mm, 4mm, 5mm, 5.5mm, 6mm, and 6.5mm bullet connectors.

The holes on top of the jig are used to hold 3.5mm-6.5mm bullet connectors. The "v" slots on the front of the jig are used to hold the 2mm bullet connectors and the pins for the Traxxas connectors. The slot on the right side of the jig is used for Deans Ultra, Traxxas, and XT60 connectors. The slot on the left side of the jig is used for Deans Micro connectors.
Old 08-09-2012, 09:08 AM
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Nice!

Vario Bell 206B Jet Ranger w/ Sprayberry electric conversion running 10S Voltz (2x 5S 4500)
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:55 AM
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A jig makes work so much easier and very well thought out. Nice work Brandon and It's not the usual sky high price. Well done.
Old 08-12-2012, 06:34 PM
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The Front 4 are some of the aircraft that I have in my hangar, leading the pack is a Balsa USA Enforcer With an Evolution 1.0, (That Pic Shows an OS .91, that his since been retired) left wing man is a Sig King Kobra with an OS .61, Right wing man is an Ultra Sport 1000 with an ST3000 (Plane crashed due to Battery Failure), and bringing up the Rear is a Tower Trainer .40 with an Evolution .46. (Plane Crashed Due to.. Well, lets just say that the TT wasn't designed for HI G aerobatics, and the Wing snapped in half at the cheap plywood joiner!!!)

Craig.

P.S. even if I don't win, I will be purchasing your product, as I am always having issues while soldering, and that looks like it would make life soo much easier!

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Old 08-12-2012, 06:52 PM
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That is so cool. And it's made in the USA. It's a lot better than the "third hand". I am definitely going to get one, for sure.

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Old 08-13-2012, 12:02 PM
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BarracudaHockey is the winner! Congratulations! I sent you a private message, please respond with your full mailing address.

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The Jigs Up helps. But there is also a lot of hype in the adds.
A vacuum bench vise with a swivel and a couple of alligator clips and two "V" notches is almost as useful, and may actually work better for some of the soldering tasks.

I use the Jigs Up mostly for partially filling connector solder cups and with a pair of long nose pliers, inserting LiPo wires into the cups.
It's often necessary to prop the LiPo above the benchtop to make things work well.
The biggest factor that I'm aware of is soldering iron temperature and wattage.
I use a Weller adjustable 40 watt iron (red/orange stand/soldering station. (I'm too cheap to buy the digital version)
A lower temperature setting (3) is about right for small gauge wires, and 4 1/2 for the large LiPo wires.

Sometime in the dark ages (1970's) I actually went through the training to get certified as a mil spec solderer.
(Not by my choice, as I was an engineer, not a production worker.)
The summary of the training?
Not too much solder, not to little
Shiny surfaces on the joint. Complete coverage, no "blowholes".

Too much heat can cause the wire to become brittle, and break under vibration.
(This can be a real problem when using some thermal wire strippers.)

A small secret - mix rosin flux with "Golder Grain", or alcohol without any oils or embitterents added.
and drip on the clean connection to be soldered.

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