I have to say even after seeing some positive reviews and reading what you said I was a bit sceptical that a $50 butane iron could do the same job as a 80W mains powered iron but I can happily report that my scepticism was unfounded and after luckily finding a Irodo SolderPro 70 on sale (for AUD50) I gave it a try out last night and it performs as well as my 80W iron with the added bonus of not having to worry about plugging the thing in (and then wrestling with the power cord).
Originally Posted by RCRacing88
It heats up FAST, holds heat very well and transfers the heat evenly. You can even use the exhaust vent on heatshrink rather then having to switch to a lighter/heatgun.
I soldered a quick Deans->Standard adapter so I can use NimH's with standard connectors on my mini and it handled the 14AWG wire just fine, the true test will be soldering 12 or 10AWG on an ESC but given how it handled the 14 it should be fine.
I have already ordered a chisel points because I wasn't sure how the pencil point would do but it does a damn good job, very impressed and glad I did spent $200 on a Weller.
This iron is now a permanent resident of my pit box and will probably be my go-to iron even when I'm home, love it!
Hi mate - kman from Australia here. Are you still running the TEKIN motor in the Caster. Just bought a caster in Australia.
Originally Posted by kman
I have since sold the tekin 1900 buggy motor, due to no fault of it's own. I just needed the cash! Leaving electric to one side for a while that's all. Hope you enjoy your caster, I would recommend buying the hardened cvd's / outdrives if it doesn't already have them :)