Originally Posted by Cruisingdad
I am not trying to bring up another very heated argument on this board, but I would like to tell anyone still soldering that almost without exception, EVERY soldered joint on the V-42 we have is corroding and failing. It may have taken close to 20 years to do it, but we did not find these issues on ANY of the crimped joints... NONE.
If that is not a first hand testimonial to crimp over solder, I do not know what is.
As a retired aerospace engineer I never saw a soldered connection on ANY flight or weapon hardware... BUT the crimping tool is a very special item that UNIFORMLY compresses the sleeve.... ain't your typical Ace Hdwre tool!