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What type of Solder to use?

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Help' started by MuseumMatt, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. MuseumMatt

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    What's the best type of solder to use for Phantom upgrades? Is there a specific mix or brand that works best with the heat and vibration common inside the phantom?

    I live in the US so something I can find locally would be best like Radio shack or Home Depot.

    Thanks
     
  2. ladykate

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    Use rosin core. Very small to small diameter. Use a non-acid flux. Both are available through Radio Shack. Stay away from plumber's solder since many times it is acid core (causes corrosion on electronics). Use a medium heat solder iron - many available but a hefty soldering iron is not needed. I use a soldering station (costs about $100 but it is worth it if you do soldering - doubtful if you don't).