Essential Soldering Skills for Building Quadcopters. This article will teach you the specific soldering skills needed to build quadcopters.
These skills are easy to learn and very useful to know when building or fixing your own drone. Rather than provide just general guidance on soldering, this article will cover the specific skills you need. These skills will apply to building any size or type of quadcopter be it FPV, photography, racing, micro or otherwise. How to solder correctly (a not so brief lesson) Plus tips and more... [This tutorial was originally written with surface RC in mind, but I have updated it with info that is helpful to helis and other areas as well.
Over all, it is general enough to be of use in any soldering job you may find yourself in.] A lot of people have misconceptions about soldering, others are misinformed, some have no clue where to start, and many are bad at it whether they know it or not. Hopefully This post will help everyone solder better, have fewer issues and component failures, and have time for more fun because of it. Adventure Rider. Splicing Wires Discussion in 'The Garage' started by trscott, Nov 4, 2007.
Page 1 of 7 trscott, Nov 4, 2007 #1 trscott Been here awhile Joined: Mar 8, 2007 Oddometer: 346 Location: Newberg, Oregon I have gotten so much excellent help from others around here, I thought I would offer this tidbit. I know it isn't much, but I've been doing electrical work all my life and learned this from an old radio pioneer (my dad). Many people prefer crimped wire connections, but I personally much prefer a good soldered splice with double heat shrink. I will be putting up a long posting over in GSPOT to document the electrical mods I did on my BMW R1100GS, and as you will see there, I used quite a few of these splices on some very critical circuits. Certain XenForo add-ons by Waindigo™ ©2011-2012 Waindigo Limited. Useful Searches Recent Posts. How-To: Soldering - TJinTech. Equipment and SuppliesBefore you can solder anything, you have to have the right equipment.
This includes the obvious items like a soldering iron and solder, but should also include heat shrink tubing, something to shrink the tubing (heat gun, lighter, match, etc), wet sponge, holding/clamping device, wire strippers and/or cutters, wire of various sizes and connectors. Now let me show you what I use. Step 4: Soldering ESC Bullet Connectors. In this step, you’ll again be using the same soldering techniques you learned in Step 2, but this time to solder "male" and "female" bullet connectors to opposite ends of the ESCs.
Tools Needed. N0SS SolderNotesV6. Hands-On Ham Radio™ "Ask Dr.
Solder! " by Conrad Weiss - NN6CW I received a number of technical questions re: the Weller WTCPT solder station and solder tips. Since I'm *not* a real "Doctor of Solder," I decided to call one on the phone. I had a nice chat with Mr. Soldering - Part 6 - RC Quadrotor Helicopter - 2. You'll be doing a lot of soldering, especially with these rather large connectors.
I'm writing this section because of the special connectors we'll be using requires some special soldering techniques. There's a lot of current going through these wires, and they have to withstand crashes and you yanking on them. So you should do this properly. You need a good hot soldering iron for this, since the connectors are rather large and act as a heatsink. First, take a piece of wood, and drill some holes into it to hold your connector while you solder.
Strip your wire, the length of exposed wire should be as long as the cavity in the connector's end. Place the connector into the hole in the wood. Wait until the entire connector is cool enough to touch. If you are using the plastic housing, pull on the wire into the housing until the connector clicks into the housing.
Also relevant links (not created by me): EPE "Basic Soldering Guide" Types of Iron?
The Art of Soldering "Cold Soldering" - better than a traditional iron? Read our full review. Gas Soldering Iron review (legacy product) How to De-solder Desoldering Photo Gallery & Black Museum of Bad Soldering Electronics Soldering Guide Photo Gallery Gas Soldering Iron Review: Read how typical gas soldering irons work and see our full online view with photographs. (Legacy product.) Soldering How-To. Solder school: Bullet connectors. Step 2: Soldering Motor Bullet Connectors. Over the course of the remaining Section 1 steps, you will solder all of the electrical connections for the ELEV-8.
Here, you will be soldering “male” bullet connectors to the Motors’ wire leads. Watch the video for this assembly step (below) before getting started. Warning! Risk of severe burns. Soldering iron tips become extremely hot when used. Tools Needed. How To Solder - Soldering Tutorial. Soldering is defined as "the joining of metals by a fusion of alloys which have relatively low melting points".
In other words, you use a metal that has a low melting point to adhere the surfaces to be soldered together. Consider that soldering is more like gluing with molten metal, unlike welding where the base metals are actually melted and combined. Soldering is also a must have skill for all sorts of electrical and electronics work. It is also a skill that must be taught correctly and developed with practice.