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    Quote Originally Posted by RCRacing88 View Post
    Absolutely, it's a really decent iron! Very high quality tips. And can get super hot if you need it but allow to solder on minimal gas setting
    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).

    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!

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    Caster Racing EX1.5
    T8 1900kv & Castle Speed Control on 4s
    Diggity Designs CF Upper Deck
    VP Pro & Caster Wheels/tyres
    Savox SC1258 Titanium Geared


    HotBodies Truggy & Ho Bao Hyper 7
    GX-5R .21 - Byron 20%
    Ofna - Proline - VP Pro - Caster Wheels/tyres
    Savox SC125/78 Titanium Geared


    Thanks to: Caster Racing USA - Team Tekin - Byron Fuels - VP Pro - Savox

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    Nene Valley Raceway

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    Hi mate - kman from Australia here. Are you still running the TEKIN motor in the Caster. Just bought a caster in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kman View Post
    Hi mate - kman from Australia here. Are you still running the TEKIN motor in the Caster. Just bought a caster in Australia.
    Hey buddy,

    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

    Take care,

    Chas Locke
    Caster Racing EX1.5
    T8 1900kv & Castle Speed Control on 4s
    Diggity Designs CF Upper Deck
    VP Pro & Caster Wheels/tyres
    Savox SC1258 Titanium Geared


    HotBodies Truggy & Ho Bao Hyper 7
    GX-5R .21 - Byron 20%
    Ofna - Proline - VP Pro - Caster Wheels/tyres
    Savox SC125/78 Titanium Geared


    Thanks to: Caster Racing USA - Team Tekin - Byron Fuels - VP Pro - Savox

    RCRacing88.eu5.org / Youtube.com/RCRacing88
    Nene Valley Raceway

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