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Beginners guide to quadcopter soldering

Learn how to skillfully connect electronic circuit boards and wires up, and desolder them when you goof up.

If you've never soldered anything before this is a great place to start.

You'll quickly learn how to solder up your quadcopter electronics with this short course of 9-videos inside of its' 13-lessons.

You need a Smoke Stopper!

Make the one most essential tools you need here. Get detailed video, and written, instructions to make a Smoke Stopper. What's a Smoke Stopper? It simple works to prevent "Magic Smoke" (a burning short circuit) when building your quadcopter.

Here's what your learn:

  • What to look for when buying a soldering iron.
  • What solder to use and why.
  • How to solder right.
  • Helpful soldering aids.
  • How to remove solder to reuse parts again.

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Your Instructor


Joel LikeCatcher
Joel LikeCatcher

My focus on great communications — clear content, professional quality video, and graphic design, in training and consulting."

I got excited about drones about 2015. Purchasing one video drone, then another one, then a couple of sport flyers. My LikeTech YouTube channel has an insane number of views on the drone videos I've created.

Click here to see them —» LikeTECH YouTube channel

I happened upon a couple of guys at a local park flying FPV drones they had built themselves. Racing fast around a course. Resistance was futile! I had to do this. Working hard to learn all I could. Books. YouTube. Forums, Local RC clubs. After I wasted a lot of money on the wrong parts, and broke so many of them too, I became a skilled drone builder and YouTube drone authority. Now I own so many drones, and can’t wait to build the next one!

Today I am flying as a commercial drone pilot and a recreational drone enthusiast: On August 30th. 2016 I received my certification as a UAS Part 107 pilot from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with a high score. This is remarkable only because the FAA only began certifying Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) aircraft less than 24 hours earlier! So I guess I am one of the very first legal drone pilots under Part 107 in the world.

I’m a Technologist at heart: I even use to own an Apple Computer Macintosh concept store for 13 years. Now I'm website developer. I create advanced websites that feature professional video and audio experiences, with connected YouTube channels, Facebook, and other social media stuff. Years of doing this really helped me make these online courses for you.

About 30 years ago I was into RC air planes, cars, and boats, until my first daughter was born. You can guess the rest of that story. Yeah, I’m an empty nester! It’s like I came back full circle to RC drones.

I hope you'll join me.

Cheers,
Joel LikeCatcher


Class Curriculum


  Welcome to Soldering for quadcopters
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  Get Ready to Solder
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  Lets solder some quadcopter stuff up
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  Soldering aids
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  Desoldering tools and techniques
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  Finishing the Job
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  LAB project
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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