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In Topic: Good Glue Gun for Modifications

11 January 2016 - 10:05 PM

Great answers guys. Thank you so much. 

In Topic: Good Glue Gun for Modifications

11 January 2016 - 10:57 AM

Thank you guys for the replies and the information. Based on what I have read, I get the impression that a glue gun might not be the best tool for modifications. Maybe I am wrong here? 


My desire is to be able to install a high current switch in a space that might not have enough stock plastic support. I saw a video in which a hot glue gun was used. If the hot glue gun is not the best tool/application, which method would you guys recommend? 

In Topic: This may just make brushless stryfes available.

28 December 2015 - 01:47 PM

Well, if you are running an 11 volt system, these would run at 93,000 rpm. Kinda scary if you ask me. 


And at 3 times the price of Xtreme Pro 180's, not sure if they are a good idea. Maybe I am missing something in wanting to stay with brush motors? Is there an advantage to brushless motors?

In Topic: A good Soldering Iron

27 December 2015 - 10:13 PM

Thank you all for the suggestions. I have decided to go with the Hakko FX-888D. The features are just too much to pass up. There were a ton of threads I looked through regarding Hakko FX-888D versus Weller WES51 and it was like the old Ford vs. Chevy debate. But the way the Hakko looks as it heats up and how it only takes 20 seconds to heat up.. WOW!!


I also like how the Hakko shows you a digital readout of the actual tip temperature. I imagine that this is not exact, but hey, it looks cool, right? 


I try to get it in and do some simple modification to my new Modulus (re-wire) and see how it works and get you guys feedback. Thank you all again!!!

In Topic: A good Soldering Iron

27 December 2015 - 11:36 AM

Thank you so much for the information. It seems that the Hakko brand is well established and well known. I was surprised. 


In reviewing options with my father, who is an electrical engineer, he did say that the Wellers are nice, but probably more than what I need them for. The key is to get something that is hot enough for your particular application but not too hot. 


I found this option as a very strong possibility: http://www.amazon.co...uct_top?ie=UTF8


I figure it might be good for light use. However, if anyone has had issues with that iron, please let me know. I only have found a few negative experiences with that model.


I'll admit, that I could easily drool and lust over the Hakko FX888D. That things looks really solid and very versatile.