Tekin Builds EP.11 – Street Eliminator Beginnings

Street Outlaws, Eliminators or No-Prep cars are becoming more and more popular these days so I decided to jump into the unknown and put a car together. Drag racing is one form of RC I really have no experience with, so when I started seeing bodies, wheels and tires coming out for this class of car I knew I needed to build one. With a little research and chatting with some pro racers about these cars, I put a parts list together and started the build.

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Tekin Drivers Dominate the Southern Nationals!

Joe Bornhorst 1st – Brandon Rose TQ & 3rd – Ryan Lutz 4th – Jared Wiggins 5th

It was a great weekend for Tekin Drivers at the 2019 Southern Nationals in West Monroe, LA! Tekin/Serpent Driver Brandon Rose TQ’d the highly competitive E-buggy and claimed the pole position for the main events. The battles were epic and in the end, it would be Tekin/Tekno Driver Joe Bornhorst with the win, Brandon Rose 3rd, Tekin/Agama Driver Ryan Lutz 4th and Tekin/Tekno Driver Jared Wiggins 5th.

All four drivers run the RX8 GEN3 and T8 GEN3 1/8 brushless combo!

K-55 1/10 RC Rally Truck – Full Details & Breakdown!

The K-55 was a huge project that we worked on for months. After the first build, the M-55, we were anxious to begin on a new bigger, more feature-packed custom build. Using some of the best parts in the industry, we created a 3D-printed 1/10 Rally Truck like you’d see charging through the deserts in the Dakar Rally or the Russian highlands of the Silk Way Rally. It’s big, it’s bad and it backs up its awesome looks with awesome performance. Just like the full size, it takes a beating and keeps on trucking.

Tekin Products Used:
RX4
ROC412HD 2300kV
T-440 Steering Servo
T-120 Shift Servo

Printed on a Fusion3 F400-S Printer
Makeshaper ABS Filament

Check out the full build here: http://www.teamtekin.com/news/tekin-k

Thanks to all of our awesome partners who helped make this build a reality!

Vanquish Products
Axial Racing
RC4WD
Scale Builder’s Guild
Fast Eddy Bearings
SOR Graphics
Pro-Line Racing
Knight Customs
Altra Running
RECON G6
RC Crawler
Currie Enterprises
Method Race Wheels

TQ and WIN For Adam Drake at JBRL RD.6!

1st – Adam Drake 2nd – Kyle Turner

Great weekend at Central Valley Raceway for round 6 of the JBRL Nitro Series.  I was able to TQ both rounds of electric buggy, both rounds of nitro truck, and one round of nitro buggy.  I went on to win the electric buggy final, and finish second in nitro buggy and nitro truck after a couple of problems.     

Electric Buggy:

Mugen Seiki MBX8 Eco Team Edition buggy.
Tekin RX8 Gen 3 and T8 GEN3 1900kV motor.
Pro-Line S3 Holeshot tires, Predator body, and velocity wheels.
Futaba 7PX Limited Edition radio system.
Protek RC 170SBL brushless servo, Protek 5600mAh 100C battery.
Flash Point accessories

Tekin Teammate Kyle Turner also had a great Round 6 of the JBRL, taking the top qualifier spot in Expert Nitro Buggy and winning the 20-minute main event. Kyle and Adam battled it out in E-buggy as well with Kyle taking the 2nd spot behind Adam.

Jesse Munn Wins 4WD Modified Buggy at NCT Rd.5 in Burlington!

Jesse Munn 1st, Kevin Soukoroff 5th

Round #5 of the Northwest Championship Tour at Skagit River Raceway in Burlington, WA was an amazing event! The 3 day race featured a Joey “The Dirt” Christensen track that provided great racing in all classes. Not even a rain-shortened Friday practice could dampen the excitement of the weekend.

My Tekno EB410 equipped with a T-250 servo, RSX Pro and Gen 3 5.5 motor was perfect. A TQ and win against a very tough field in the Mod 4wd Buggy class!

Jared Wiggins Claims Top Spot in 1/8 E-Buggy at the Labor Day Challenge!



Had a blast racing the Labor Day Challenge this weekend at Clark RC Park! It’s always a good time there thanks to Tim Clark! We ran a different format than usual with a seeding round and then double mains for all classes. I was able to Top Seed both Nitro Buggy and E-buggy after a close run with Collin! In E-buggy I would take the wins in A1 and A2 after some great racing with Collin until he had an electrical problem taking him out of A2 early. In Nitro Buggy it just wasn’t my weekend for mains, I would run out of gas in A1 and have some issues in A2. I tried my best to come back and would end up 3rd overall. Congrats to Collin and Alex on their finishes! Huge thanks to Travis for all the pit help, and running to get my car when I decided to stay out too long! Thanks to all my Sponsors for their support!

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Tekin Builds EP.9 – Vanquish VS4-10 PRO Chassis Assembly

We’re back with Tekin Builds and moving right into the next project! The new Vanquish VS4-10 PRO kit has been out for about a month now and we were lucky to get ahold of one out of the first batch. Ty is assembling the kit and going over some of the awesome new features the PRO kit brings to the table. New axles, the new VFD transmission and a bunch of other changes were made to the platform and we can’t wait to hit the trails! I used products from these awesome companies:

Vanquish Products
VS410-Pro Kit, 1.9 Method 310 Wheels, .475 SLW Hubs

Tekin
RX4, ROC412 and T-360 Servo

Knight Customs
Roll Cage, Dashboard Switch Panel, Gauge Bezel, Center Console, Door Cars and Rear Body Mount

Pro-Line Racing
1.9 BFGoodrich KM3 Mud Terrains

Crawler Innovations
1.9 Lil’ Nova Dual Stage Foams

SOR Graphics
Custom Rallye Style Stripe Kit

Tekin Clinic: Servo Programming

Tekin Servos are highly programmable pieces of equipment. Using the HotWire device on PC, you can customize your servo setup to suit your driving style. Create, Save and Share custom servo profiles. Adjust the feel, speed or strength, set the center point or program in warning alarms with the HotWire Servo Software.

Servo Settings Guide
Use the servo settings guide on the website to follow along as we cover each parameter available.

Servo Software Download
Download the HotWire Servo software and start programming your servo!

Tekin Servo Lineup
See our full line of servos, check out specs and the full list of features!