TS100 Soldering Iron – The ultimate soldering iron for FPV (and at all!)

TS100 Soldering Iron – The ultimate soldering iron for FPV (and ever!)

The TS100 – the soldering iron for all cases

In the FPV scene, you can argue super: Everyone has their subjective views, why one propeller is better than the other … and the frame flies better than this. But the TS100 is different: Here, everyone seems united: the TS100 is the best FPV soldering iron! A consensus rarely experienced otherwise.

TS100 digital soldering iron
TS100 digital soldering iron

The advantages of the TS100

I’ll just do that in bullet points:

  • Set-up time
    The speed until the TS100 has reached its working temperature is simple  ?! I do not know anyone else who heats so fast. It’s always a blast to look at the small display and watch the numbers go by.
  • Portable
    TS100 is really tiny, light and has a huge advantage: it has a standard power connector, to which a with an adapter cable 4S or 6S batterycan be connected, so you can perform from the power grid and out in the field repairs and soldering work.
  • Weight and workmanship
    The TS 100 is hardly bigger and heavier than a pen. This, of course, makes him the ideal companion for the road. But still it is not a second-class device: The workmanship is impeccable and the soldering tips meet the highest demands.
  • Display and open firmware
    On the tiny but still very readable display, you get the temperature or the status (Standby, Hot …) displayed. Yes, the TS100 has a standby mode, because an acceleration sensor reveals the firmware whether the soldering iron is being used and turns it off when not in use in standby and later or drives him from the standby lightning fast again by simply put it in the Hand takes. That’s fascinating!
    The firmware is also Flashbar, there are already mods for the TS 100 and you can also program something yourself.
TS100 soldering iron soldering tips
Various soldering tips for the TS100


All in all, the TS100 is simply an incredibly awesome product. I do not know anybody who was not fascinated after holding it in their hands and not one who did not have a big grin on their face after counting the 350 degrees in 15 seconds.

The disadvantages of the TS100

Yes, they are also available with this soldering iron. But it is already said: The disadvantages are negligible compared to the advantages:

  • Equipment

    • Power Supply
      There is no PSU included with the TS100. Therefore, when buying make sure that you also buy a power adapter.
    • Adapter cable
      The great strength of the piston is just that it can be operated on a Lipo battery. I would have been very happy to see an XT60 adapter in the pack. With the help of the XT60 cable, you can then solder independently of the socket.
    • Station
      The soldering iron has a thin Stifform and no feet to support, so a bracket is needed, so you do not touch if you want to put down the TS100.
  • Soldering tip remove only with Imbus
    Here one could again something points if the soldering tip would be changeable without tools. Because even in the beautiful black cardboard packaging you get the piston only if you remove the soldering tip with an Imbus. But that’s really whining at the highest level now.

My experiences with the TS100

I’m a big fan of the TS 100 Digital Programmable Soldering Iron. I have not touched anybody since I own this one.
In addition, I do not even use the power supply – because, with our power supply, the connection cable is quite heavy – with the XT60 adapter cable and a 4S battery leads the soldering iron not only easier – I am also location independent. So far, I’ve done all the work on my 3 “racer with the TS

And to be able to solder something in the field is simply awesome. It is seldom needed, but if: Then the TS100 is the one who makes the difference between “Goes nothing, has to go home” and a nice flying day!

TS100 Digital Soldering Iron Soldering Iron

buy recommendation

YES!!! Get the thing. You will not regret it.

The TS is available at Amazon and especially cheap at Banggood.

(KingKong resp.) LDARC Tiny 7X – Monster fun in the Tiny Whoop class

KingKong Tiny X7

(KingKong respectively) LDARC Tiny 7X – Monster fun in the Tiny Whoop class

KingKong is now called LDARC – LDARC Tiny 7X

The company KingKong was renamed to LDARC (I assume for trademark reasons). When the shop was called KingKong, they had two great successes with the small quads in the “Tiny Whoop” size: the KingKong Tiny 6 and the KingKong Tiny 7.

In addition, KingKong has now under the name LDARC not only 2, but 3 successors brought: LDARC Tiny 6X, LDARC Tiny 7X and who would have guessed: LDARC Tiny 8X!

KingKong Tiny 6 Micro FPV Drone TinyWhoop Drone
KingKong Tiny 6 – The old model of success

What is “Tiny Whoop”?

The LDARC Tiny 8X is no longer a “Tiny Whoop”, but it is almost too big for that. The term Tiny Whoop was coined by the company TinyWhoop.com. However, the term Tiny Whoop of the FPV scene is now abused for all mini-drones with 1 “propellers that you can fly FPV. The Tiny series is a copy of the TinyWhoops.

LDARC Tiny 7X – More Power => More Fun

I let out a Tiny 7X. The LDARC Tiny 7X is slightly larger than the Tiny 6 or Tiny 6X and has bigger engines, a bigger battery, and more power!
But it is still a little whoop with prop-guards, so you can easily fly inside and bump into things or people, crash, etc … that puts away the little easy.

But the special thing about it: unlike the KingKong Tiny 6X, the Tiny 7X simply has more mass, which is why it simply pushes away the very small branches that cause a 6X to crash on flights outside, for example. Here is a video of the first flight, due to lack of skill you can maybe see what I mean?

The part just makes a hell of a lot of fun, especially because you can quickly take it into the cigarette break and make a small round.

I bought with the RTF ( Ready To Fly ) package ( BG , Amz , GB ), which contains everything so that you can fly: The quad, a battery, charger, battery level indicator, a really nice suitcase, and a small spark,

KingKong LDARC Tiny 7X RTF Kit Mini Drone Drone Remote Spark
LDARC Tiny 7X RTF Kit with remote control

This can be started directly, but what you should consider or should have is, of course, a FPV goggles .

The special in the RTF kit: the remote control

What is so special about the kit: It is probably the LDARC X8 RC radio remote control, this is equipped with a CC2500 transmitter, which also dominates Frsky !

LDARC X8 RC RX800 Remote radio to the Tiny 7X
LDARC X8 RC with RX800

This could, as they are not particularly cool, but just so useful, my “travel spark”. It should be noted, however, that you have to flash the FrSky protocol on it and if you do that, you need to replace the receiver on the Tiny X if you want to continue flying this way.


Are 3″ Racing drones the new king class? (HGLRC XJB-145 shopping list)

Are 3 “racing drones the new premier class? (HGLRC XJB-145 shopping list)

Why are 3 “Racequads so interesting in Germany?

In Germany (and in some other countries) there is a magic number: 250g. Drones and quads over 250g are subject to the strictest conditions in Germany . Copters under a quarter of a kilo (and the HGLRC XJB-145 is one of them) are considered toys and it’s so much easier to fly legally.

Under 250g but strong enough for a GoPro

What makes the 3 “class but especially interesting: It is possible to assemble a 4S Racer here, which likes to fly its 130 Km / h or mount a GoPro Session and shoot in incredible quality.

HGLRC XJB-145 3 Inch FPV racing drone blue blue drone gopro fpvracingdrone

Ok, admittedly – with a GoPro it is very close to the 250g, maybe you have to counter something with the battery. But it’s possible! What I’ll do: I’ll get a Möbius mini camera – the quality is not as high as in the GoPro session, but it is much easier. So I have all options open.

Möbius Mini Mobius Action Camera Cam Mini Micro Camera FPV

The best 3″ racing drone

There are 2 hot contenders for the title “The Best 3 Inch Racing Drone”. After the  HGLRC XJB-145 came out the  Diatone GT M3 , which flies an incredible 150 Km / h . A <250g drone !!! Which is better now I believe in the eye of the beholder. The 3 “class is definitely the most interesting class for Germany and other regulated countries and the two models are simply UNBELIEVABLE in terms of performance, quality, and speed.

Diatone GT M3 3 inch FPV racing drone blue blue drone gopro fpvracingdrone
Diatone GT M3
HGLRC XJB-145 3 Inch FPV racing drone blue blue drone gopro fpvracingdrone
HGLRC XJB-145 Blue

Shopping list for the  HGLRC XJB-145

But I chose the XJB 145mm. Here is my shopping recommendation:

HGLRC XJB-145 (Drone): € 140  Banggood (Blue / Red ),  Gearbest  , Amazon
FrSky D8 (Receiver): € 9  Banggood , Amazon
Flysky FS-A8S Receiver Alternative: € 8   Banggood , Amazon
GemFan Flash 3052 (Props): 3 €  Banggood , Amazon Mobility 
Mini (Camera): € 60   Banggood , Amazon
Tattu 850mAh 4S 14.4V 75C XT30 (Battery): € 20  Banggood ,Amazon
Zip Ties (Cable Tie ):    Banggood , Reusable


LDARC X8 Transmitter (spark): € 30  Banggood , € 40 Amazon
Bandicoot Patch Antenna:
RealACC Pro Plus Divercity Module: