[LCA2015-Chat] [Chat] Flying with soldering irons

Bruce Clement bruce at gnuzealand.com
Wed Jan 7 05:02:18 EST 2015

Thanks Mike!

"Gel flux is your friend"

So, not resin cored solder? -- I know technologgy has moved on in the last
30 years, if I'm coming back into a radicaly changed field I want to do it

I take it that a copper wick for removing solder is still current

On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 10:47 PM, Mike Carden <mike.carden at gmail.com> wrote:

>> I'd be grateful for any advice.
> My advice is worth the grain of salt it's offered with. From your link,
> I'd pick this one:
> http://www.surplustronics.co.nz/products/5079-ceramic-soldering-iron
> Soldering is not always about the iron. It's the solder, the flux, the PCB
> (or whatever you're soldering to), the component, its legs or pads or
> contacts...
> Getting dissimilar metals to bond is (IMHO) as much art as science, but
> there's a lot you can do to make it work for you. Gel flux is your friend.
> --
> MC
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