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!

Tekin Clinic: Adjust Drag Brake from Your Radio!

Adjust Drag Brake on the fly from your transmitter as of V272! Setup can vary from transmitter to transmitter, ideally you need a 3-position switch that can be programmed for momentary operation. You will need TT3825 Adapter Cable to connect your ESC to a spare channel on your receiver. Check your ESC box, it is included with all of our ESCs that have a Data Port.

Tekin Clinic: Servo Installation & Setup

Tekin Servos give you unmatched feel, consistency and accuracy. Installing a T-Series servo is easy and quick setup is a breeze! Optional but advantageous, your new servo is programmable via the HotWire PC interface on Windows operating systems. We will cover that in another video soon, for now here’s the quick way to install and setup your new Tekin Servo! Feel the difference.

Tekin K-55 Rally Raid Truck Build

In 2017, we returned from Axialfest with the crazy dream of building a 1/10 Rally Truck like you’d see in the Dakar and Silkway Rally Raids. I am a big rally fan, but those big 10 ton trucks racing at speeds up to 120mph across all kinds of terrain for days on end is just intriguing and spectacular to watch. With the support of some amazing companies, we were able to bring that project to life. When that project, named the M-55 was complete and Axialfest 2018 was over, we immediately dove headfirst into the next truck build. It had to be bigger, better and faster. More features, cleaner layout and wiring and back up its looks with performance. It is safe to say, the new K-55 delivers everything we hoped it would.

We started with the basics, which included a massive pile of Vanquish Products aftermarket parts for the SCX10-II and Bomber platforms, bearings from Fast Eddy Bearings, King shocks and 2.2 ZXL tires from RC4WD, a 2-speed SCX10-II transmission and a couple WB-8HD driveshaft kits from Axial Racing. There are LED bars from Pro-Line Racing, more LEDs from the interwebs soldered up by yours truly, an ESS ONE+ sound module and of course, Tekin gear to push the beast, shift gears and steer. 2 ProTek LiHV 8200mAh packs provide the go juice for the RX4 speed controller, the 2300kV ROC412 HD brushless motor, the T-440 steering servo and the T-120 shift servo. The livery is custom Tekin-designed and printed by SOR Graphics. Check the end for the complete build sheet and truck specs!

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Adam Drake Wins JBRL Rd. 5!

Wild West Raceway in Winchester, Ca hosted round 5 of the JBRL Niro Series last weekend.  It was a great turnout with over 125 entries.  Adam Drake was the top qualifier in nitro buggy, but suffered a flameout during a pitstop and fought his way back to third.  Drake took the victory in electric buggy followed by Jared Wiggens and C.J Jelin.  

Electric Buggy:

Mugen Seiki MBX8 Eco Team Edition buggy.

Tekin RX8 GEN3 and Tekin T8 GEN3 1900 KV motor.

Joe Bornhorst wins 2019 ROAR 1/8 Electric Title!

This years ROAR 1/8 Electric Nationals was held at Adrenaline RC Raceway in Winchester, Virginia which was luckily only a 5 hour drive for me. I made the drive down on Tuesday to finish getting things prepped and then practice started on Wednesday. From the first time on the track I felt very comfortable with all of my cars and knew I was going to have a good shot at racing for the titles.

Throughout seeding and qualifying it became quite clear that where you started in the main events was going to be crucial because there was not very many passing opportunities on this layout, so clean runs and good points were a must. At the end of qualifying, I ended up in the TQ spot in Truggy, 4th in SCT and 7th in Buggy after some really close runs with the rest of the drivers in attendance. 

For the mains, we had Triple A Mains on tap for all 3 classes. For Buggy starting in 7th, I knew I was going to have to be pretty aggressive to make anything happen results wise. I tried my best, but with some rough luck I was only able to end up 8th overall. In SCT, I had some really good races with both Tebo and Lutz and was able to grab the last podium spot in 3rd. In Truggy, I was able to take advantage of my TQ spot and put in two clean runs in A1 and A2 to take the wins and grab my 2nd ROAR National Championship!

Overall, it was a great weekend for me and I’m proud of my results. Thank you to all of the companies that back me and allow me to do my job to the best of my ability!

Image courtesy of LiveRC.com

Tekin Builds EP.8 – TLR 8IGHT-X E Electronics Install

This episode covers the electronics installs. An RX8 GEN3, T8 GEN3 and T-250 Servo go in the 8IGHT-X E and Ty also covers some soldering tips, shows how to center and set servo end points (EPAs) and shows how to calibrate the RX8 GEN3. Lastly, setting the proper voltage cutoff is very important so you don’t damage your LiPOs! The RX8 GEN3 has a 2S cutoff out of the box, so if you want to run 3-6S you have to set the proper cutoff.

Tekin Clinic: Radio Calibration

Calibrating the ESC to your radio is a 100% necessary procedure! This ensures that you are getting full throttle and full brake/reverse when using your ESC. Improper calibration can lead to some odd behavior and can prevent settings like Drag Brake and Turbo from working properly. You should radio calibrate anytime you:

  1. First install a new Tekin ESC.
  2. Flash the firmware in the ESC.
  3. Replace a receiver.
  4. Change a radio or set to a different model on the radio.

If you see any error codes, be sure to check out our codes page:
http://www.teamtekin.com/esc_codes.html

If you are having trouble getting your ESC to calibrate, please contact us!
http://www.teamtekin.com/contact.html

Tekin Builds EP.6 – Vanquish VS4-10 Trail Run

Putting some miles and beauty marks on the VS4-10! It was sunny and cold over the weekend (40F cold) and windy, but that didn’t stop me from taking the VS4-10 out on my home trail and running some semi-comp lines. I made some small changes since the maiden voyage, which were going up 10wt in rear shock oil and gearing down from a 13T to a 10T pinion. The change in shock oil was just to slow down the rear shock compression/rebound a bit which made the truck even more stable in the real tricky terrain. Gearing down 3T on the pinion gave me even more smooth low-end control, which is always welcome. I try to drive as smooth as possible and keep the movement scale. I did lose a little wheel speed, but 4S and a 2300kV provides plenty of snap when I need it!