Wasting no time, I soldered the board together. These first few pics are of me getting setup to solder, and a photo of the front & back of the pcb:
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I spent about 4 hours completing this board, and probably another hour preparing the heat sink. The heat sink that comes with the kit is simply a cut length of aluminum that must be drilled and tapped to attached to the parts via a 4-40 screw. I went the extra step and sanded my aluminum with fine sandpaper.
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I must digg your post so other folks are able to see it, very helpful, I had a hard time finding the results searching on the web, thanks.
Very enlightening and beneficial to someone whose been out of the circuit for a long time.