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.Continue reading
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:
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!
Scale Builder’s Guild
Fast Eddy Bearings
Method Race Wheels
Our 10th Episode! Electronics go in the Pro in the form of an RX4, ROC412 and T-360 Servo. Other than some further scale goodies, this build is ready for the mountains!Continue reading
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:
VS410-Pro Kit, 1.9 Method 310 Wheels, .475 SLW Hubs
RX4, ROC412 and T-360 Servo
Roll Cage, Dashboard Switch Panel, Gauge Bezel, Center Console, Door Cars and Rear Body Mount
1.9 BFGoodrich KM3 Mud Terrains
1.9 Lil’ Nova Dual Stage Foams
Custom Rallye Style Stripe Kit
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.
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!
The weather finally decided it was going to cooperate, so we loaded up the Jeep and took the Origin out for a 4 hour long maiden voyage! After just a 45 minute drive, we found some really fun spots along the Salmon River to get a feel for the Origin and put some scratches on it. The truck did amazing and the 4S RX4 ROC412 2300kV system was perfect!
The VS4-10 is a driver! Ty finishes up the paint work, body and interior assembly, puts the wheels and tires together and installs the simple LED kit. Now that the truck is ready to hit the trails, it’s time to take it out and put some miles on it!
Part Three of the Vanquish VS4-10 Origin build covers installing and soldering the RX4 Speed Control as well as a few Quickstart tips like setting the proper Voltage Cutoff, setting the Motor Type and Calibrating the ESC to the radio. Ty also goes over centering the T-360 servo and setting the endpoints.
Part Two of the Vanquish VS4-10 Origin Build! This week Ty covers shocks, suspension links, electronics and battery tray, the inner fender liners and more work on getting the chassis ready for action!