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Hobby King

Old 07-18-2015, 03:43 PM
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A while ago there was a complaint thread about Hobby King. Today I received my order that came from the Hong Kong warehouse. I placed the order July 14, 4 days ago. It got here in 4 days, well packaged, everything I ordered. Very nice. Postage was a little high, I'd suspect much less from Arkansas. I'm in Pennsylvania. I got a 2200 3S, Mr. Jig and a bag of Deans connectors. Any tips on using the soldering jig and tips on soldering the Deans to wire. I need practice. Thank you.

Bill in Pa.
Old 07-18-2015, 06:51 PM
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Wear long pants and real shoes
when soldering.

Have a damp sponge to wipe the
soldering iron tip on. Wipe it every
time before you touch it to the joint.
Don't use this sponge in the kitchen
ever again.

Use rosin core solder made for electronics
not solder made for plumbing. Don't use
acid core solder. Don't use NoCorrode flux.
Once it burns it is YesCorrode.

Tin the wires before soldering onto the
deans connector. This means melt some
solder into the wire.

Don't forget to put the heat shrink on
the wire before you solder the connector.
Never mind, you will forget. I always forget too.

The battery gets the female plug and the
ESC gets the male plug.

When you are soldering connectors onto
a battery put tape over the second wire
while you solder the first, so they don't
touch. After you solder the first, shrink
the heat shrink before you start soldering
the second. Make sure the heat shrink
goes all the way to the plastic part of the
deans connector, so the second wire can't
touch the first while you are soldering.
Be careful that the soldering iron also
doesn't touch both wires at the same time.

Don't move the wire or connector AT ALL
while the solder is cooling, until it is solid.
If you do, melt it again and let it cool again.


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