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06-03-2012 06:14 PM  6 years agoPost 41
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i repeat....
look don't take my advice or the advice of anyone else in this thread and just contact ANY r/c battery, r/c wire, or r/c connector manufacturer and ask them if you should use a torch or a soldering iron and i guarantee you that NONE of them (not even one) will recommend using a torch !!!
My point of the connector geting cherry red was saying you can get it as hot as you want unlike a iron.Wasn't saying do that,just givin a example..
and how is giving an example of something you would NEVER want to do helpfull to anyone ???

oh and nice pic but all it shows is your skills with a soldering iron, and said skills won't pay the bills........
They would loose LOTS of sales by telling people a torch works
ok this i just gotta hear !!!! so just how is that ?

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06-03-2012 06:25 PM  6 years agoPost 42
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There are a lot of arguments without experience on this forum and others. It's the norm for the internet.

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06-03-2012 06:27 PM  6 years agoPost 43
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Yup.

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06-03-2012 06:28 PM  6 years agoPost 44
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and that's exactly why i say to contact ANY r/c battery, r/c wire, or r/c connector manufacturer and ask them if you should use a torch or a soldering iron, who could possibly know better than THE manufacturer ?????

and that should be the end of the story but i'm sure it won't be.......

oh and Yup.

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06-03-2012 06:36 PM  6 years agoPost 45
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and that's exactly why i say to contact ANY r/c battery, r/c wire, or r/c connector manufacturer and ask them if you should use a torch or a soldering iron, who could possibly know better than THE manufacturer ?????
Do you honestly think that the battery connector can tell the difference between the source of the heat? Flame or Iron? If I had a small torch I would use it on bullet connectors but for the most part I would use an iron becuase that's what I have, most likely I would use a Weller soldering gun due to the gauge of the materials involved but a torch would work too. Ever seen anyone work with gold jewelery? They don't typically use irons.

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06-03-2012 06:49 PM  6 years agoPost 46
Ronald Thomas

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TMI see what you are saying but gold jewelry does not have to carry large amounts of current...they just have to look pretty
Lon, those solder joints look a little suspect, can you pop the connector out of the housing for a pic? Maybe from the side???

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06-03-2012 06:51 PM  6 years agoPost 47
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Like I said, do you think the connector knows the difference in the heat source?

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06-03-2012 06:57 PM  6 years agoPost 48
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no, i know for a fact that the connector doesn't know the difference in the heat source because it is an inadament object devoid of life there for it lacks the ability to think.....

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06-03-2012 07:03 PM  6 years agoPost 49
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Whether you use a soldering iron or torch is irrelevant
i'm sorry but it highly relevant for so many reasons, and a few i have already pointed out !!!
When I said it was irrelevant which one you use,I was referring the quality of the joint, not someone's ability,or should I say, Inability to use a torch safely.

I personally prefer a soldering iron, but others use torches with great success( and without burning their house down!)

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06-03-2012 07:07 PM  6 years agoPost 50
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When I said it was irrelevant which one you use,I was referring the quality of the joint, not someone's ability,or should I say, Inability to use a torch safely.
oh i understand what your saying now and i agree with you on this point.....

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06-03-2012 07:27 PM  6 years agoPost 51
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laughingstill
Lon, those solder joints look a little suspect, can you pop the connector out of the housing for a pic? Maybe from the side???
It doesn't look any different than what you see in the pic.Nothing suspect about them,the solder joint is rock solid.You can pull,jerk as hard as you can and my connectors won't come apart.I like useing a torch because its alot faster and the solder soaks all the way through/up the wire as soon as I stick it in the connector.It takes about 3/5 secs for the solder/connector to cool and harden
Ive pulled 220A and 7000W hundreds of times so if this didn't work,my solder joints would of failed a LONG time ago but they stay as cool as they were at the start of the flight.

I'll take the housing off tonight and snap a few pics for ya..If you have a old connector sitting around,take a torch and heat it up.Pull the torch away and stich the solder in it and fill the hole up with solder.Put the connector right back in the heat for 3-4 secs then take it out and stick the wire in right away..Hold the wire with small pliers because it gets HOT as soon as it hits the hot solder..

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06-03-2012 07:34 PM  6 years agoPost 52
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are you saying that this pic.....

is an example of a connector solder job done correctly and is a quality job ?

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06-03-2012 07:34 PM  6 years agoPost 53
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Who'd have thunk soldering would be the big great debate.

LOL

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06-03-2012 07:37 PM  6 years agoPost 54
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ya i agree with ya there mike !!! LOL

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06-03-2012 07:46 PM  6 years agoPost 55
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take a torch and heat it up.Pull the torch away and stich the solder in it and fill the hole up with solder.Put the connector right back in the heat for 3-4 secs then take it out and stick the wire in right away..Hold the wire with small pliers because it gets HOT as soon as it hits the hot solder..
i'll tell you what, you do one your way and i'll do one my way and we'll send them to a lab for a cross section analysis and we'll see which way is indisputably better ! what do ya say ???

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06-03-2012 07:48 PM  6 years agoPost 56
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We are talking about doing the same thing in different ways. There can't be a right or wrong here.

It's like saying that the method of pinching your sticks is better/worse than thumbs.

Geez guys.... Really?

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06-03-2012 08:08 PM  6 years agoPost 57
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We are talking about doing the same thing in different ways. There can't be a right or wrong here
well no i wouldn't say right or wrong in this case but instead say better or worse....... lol

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06-03-2012 08:29 PM  6 years agoPost 58
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Look mike i guess what's the biggest point i'm trying to make here is, is it your honest opinion that it's ever good advice or even a good idea to tell someone without alot of experience with soldering connectors so much so that they need to watch a 2:21 video on "How To SOlder EC-5 Plugs" (not a bad video by the way) to learn how to solder EC-5 plugs and then turn them lose with a mini torch on the job with no one there to advise them if their doing it right or even a video about the dos and don't of using a torch to do this job ?????

now come on mike be honest here, that all i'm asking......

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06-03-2012 08:37 PM  6 years agoPost 59
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I have a little bit more solder going through the wire than most would just for a piece of mind but the expert says its wrong ..He agrees that both ways work the same but in the next post or two,argues that the torch is wrong lol..Just stop feeding him..
GetToDaChopper
When I said it was irrelevant which one you use,I was referring the quality of the joint, not someone's ability,or should I say, Inability to use a torch safely.
oh i understand what your saying now and i agree with you on this point.....
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GetToDaChopper
take a torch and heat it up.Pull the torch away and stich the solder in it and fill the hole up with solder.Put the connector right back in the heat for 3-4 secs then take it out and stick the wire in right away..Hold the wire with small pliers because it gets HOT as soon as it hits the hot solder..
i'll tell you what, you do one your way and i'll do one my way and we'll send them to a lab for a cross section analysis and we'll see which way is indisputably better ! what do ya say ???
Then disagrees ^^^

You would think after everyone saying both ways work just as good he would give up but after reading his past post,the guy likes to keep the arguing going.

Ron,
I'll take the housing off tonight and cut the wire while videoing it which i'll post when finished..

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06-03-2012 08:42 PM  6 years agoPost 60
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Hey Lon, no need to cut the wire, just a pic of the connector outside the housing is good.

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