FeWOlf
Greetings,
   I was hoping to get some help in this area, is there an alternate to soldering, I have a very difficult time soldering, due to 2nd and 3rd degree burns to my hand, I end up either over heating the item of a poor solder joint, so I was wondering if the was something I could use to connect my electronic parts, I thought of using crimping , bullet connectors, but read it is not a very good idea because of vibration. I am a slow flier,
Thx for any input.
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solentlife
If you talk to a serious Electrical Engineer - he will often say that Crimp is better than soldering ... as when done well - does not have the resistance value of the solder.

If you look at car battery leads - you will see crimped.

I can even tell you that mast stays on yachts ... even connections on cranes - most are crimped. Yes they are done with immense pressure - but its still crimp.

Your Radio servo plugs etc. are all crimped. Your battery balance plug is crimped.

BUT - the question remains - What are you wanting to join ? 

In the case of undercarriage wires, struts etc. - I have come to using Carpet Thread and CA glue. Carpet thread is what is used to join carpet sections and is immensely strong but very thin. Binding the piano wire and held in 'shape' ... it then readily wicks CA glue creating a strong and if necessary joint that can be cut away later and remade.
I have 60 powered biplanes with such ... 

In the case of electrical wires ... servo extensions are crimped ...  
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Graywolf678
For non electronic connection I put baking soda on the area then a drop of CA and repeat until I get the joint I'm looking for. After I am happy with it I file or sand until i have what I want. This is super strong and can be used for much bigger jobs including automotive parts. I hope everyone tries this because you will find unlimited useful ideas for its use.
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solentlife
Baking Soda has been a CA item all the time I have known CA ... often back in the 80's to do a field repair two methods with CA :

1. To set CA quickly - grab hold of the nearest SMOKER .... get him to breath ciggy smoke / exhaled air directly on the CA joint while holding it.

or in event of uneven joint

2. Put together ... sprinkle Baking soda into the joint one side ... CA to set .... turn over and do same other side.

The only problem was that the BS and CA created a ROCK in the balsa !! 
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lysle42
as a retired Electrical Engineer the best way to Crimp is to use Penetrox type A. great stuff, as it assures a high conductivity joint by sealing out air and moisture. good luck 
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FeWOlf
THX guys, I will use crimps, I spent a couple of years as a electrician, mostly industrial, so I do have some experience with crimping. 
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FeWOlf
lysle42 wrote:
as a retired Electrical Engineer the best way to Crimp is to use Penetrox type A. great stuff, as it assures a high conductivity joint by sealing out air and moisture. good luck 


Can you just a kit and what crimps I will need, THX
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solentlife
Any reasonable Electrical shop should be able to sell crimps and required connectors.
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JettaManDan
for R/C stuff a bunch of places sell connectors with wire pigtails attached. You can then use a normal butt connector easily. But i'm also sure someone local to you would solder them for you..i've soldered tons of stuff for friends who don't want to do it.
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TomMonton
Here is an option. I have seen these used in automotive/industrial things a bunch.

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Wildthing
TomMonton wrote:
Here is an option. I have seen these used in automotive/industrial things a bunch.

I have seen those but never tried them, worth a shot. 
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solentlife
I keep seeing them come up on my Facebook (low heat soldering)..... they look very handy.

My question is how strong are they ? Brittle or malleable ?
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FeWOlf
You get double thumbs up.just too cool, looks great for battery connectors and good price https://www.dxengineering.com/search/product-line/dx-engineering-heat-shrink-self-solder-wire-splice-connectors?autoview=SKU&sortby=BestKeywordMatch&sortorder=Ascending
TomMonton wrote:
Here is an option. I have seen these used in automotive/industrial things a bunch.

Fly Like Hell, and you will get there!
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Wildthing


Way to expensive, my first little search from Amazon is way cheaper. 

https://www.amazon.ca/Kuject-Connectors-Waterproof-Electrical-Automotive/dp/B073RMRCC3/ref=sr_1_9?gclid=Cj0KCQiAtf_tBRDtARIsAIbAKe07wldamDz_kyK-pbguOQZIgoemlM6Tt-qFIW4Q-Q-OO17cf4OPq9AaAuXTEALw_wcB&hvadid=267115949484&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9001277&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t2&hvqmt=b&hvrand=7252890714961190435&hvtargid=kwd-300144544704&hydadcr=1966_10289176&keywords=heat+shrink+solder+connectors&qid=1572905795&sr=8-9
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Wildthing
Well I did order that assorted package from Amazon and it is here but haven't tried it yet. 
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