This post will outline the soldering iron, solder, and soldering related tools I use, and why I recommend these products. Having the right equipment makes soldering and building quadcopters much easier.
This tutorial is focused on soldering, and if you are reading about it here you will probably be doing a lot of it! Mastering soldering takes some practice, and it determines how reliable your RC builds are going to be. You will save yourself a ton of frustration by becoming proficient.
I will show you how to make a simple solder fume extractor for $20 or less! It’s easy to build and keeps the air in your work space fresh when soldering.
Low quality solder makes soldering tremendously harder. If you have trouble soldering the reason is most likely to be the solder you use. If you want to have better quadcopter building experience, invest in good quality lead solder!