TEKIN BUILDS EP.25 – VANQUISH VS4-10 BUILD PT1

Vanquish Products VS4-10 Phoenix Portal Build Part 1! Finally, let’s see the build man!

The VS4-10 Phoenix is a brand new rig from Vanquish Products featuring new F10 Portal Axles in plastic (yes, plastic!), the new VFD Twin transmission, new SC8E shocks, new Phoenix truck style body and new IDS-10 driveshafts. New with some more new and a little more new on top of the already proven VS4-10 platform!

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Tekin Builds EP.24 – Vanquish VS4-10 Phoenix First Look

Let’s talk about the new Vanquish Products VS4-10 Phoenix! The Phoenix is a brand new truck based on the already proven VS4-10 platform and comes in at $499. Yes, you read that right! The new F10 Portal axles are plastic, with brass axle tubes. Machined gears, 6MM axle stubs and a 1.4:1 portal gear reduction make these an incredible value.

The VFD Twin Shift Transmission brings crazy features to the table, with on-the-fly selectable front Overdrive as well as rear Dig functions, so you can use ALL the channels on your radio system. Let’s check out what is going to power this Phoenix and some of the other awesome features it brings to the world of scale trail RC!

Tekin
RX4 Element Proof ESC
ROC412 3100KV EP Motor
T-440 Steering Servo
T-120 Shift Servos
3S 4200mAh POWER CELL LiHV

Vanquish Products
VS4-10 Phoenix Portal 1:10 Scale Truck Kit
Incision LED Lighting Kit
Incision 1.9 Method MR307 Black
Incision #4 Hubs

Axial Racing
1.9 Nitto Trail Grappler 4.75″ Tires R35

Crawler Innovations
Lil Nova 4.5 Comp Cut Inner / Soft Outer
Lil Nova 4.5 Comp Cut Inner / Med Outer

TEKIN POWER CELL BATTERIES NOW AVAILABLE!

Tekin POWER CELL LiHV Batteries are now available! Complete your Tekin Power System with a battery to compliment the performance and style of top-tier Tekin products. We have developed 6 batteries that fit a wide array of applications, from 1/12 scale on-road, to 1/10 scale on-road and off-road, to 1/8 scale and scale adventure!

Tekin POWER CELLS are LiHV, meaning you can charge to a per cell voltage of 4.35V. This means more power, longer run times and less voltage fade during a run!

120C Rating and 5mm Hi-Power bullet connectors are standard on all hardcase POWER CELL Batteries. The 2S 6200 Shorty and 2S 8400 Stick both feature Pass Through bullets, allowing the pack to be flipped to keep your wiring clean and tidy. Each POWER CELL hardcase pack include a pre-soldered 5mm to t-plug charging harness with necessary plugs for balance charging. (2) 5mm Hi-Power bullet plugs are also included as well as (2) 4 to 5mm reducer bullet plugs, so you can use the batteries in cars or use charge leads with 4mm bullet plugs.

The 3S 4200mAh comes pre-wired with a T-Plug and 12AWG, so you can charge and hit the trails!

TT1602 – 2S 6200mAh LiHV Shorty 5mm POWER CELL
TT1604 – 2S 8400mAh LiHV Stick Pack 5mm POWER CELL
TT1606 – 4S 6500mAh LiHV Brick 5mm POWER CELL
TT1609 – 3S 4200mAh LiHV Soft Pack POWER CELL
TT1611 – 1S 8800mAh LiHV Shorty Ultra-LCG 5mm POWER CELL
TT1612 – 2S 4400mAh LiHV Shorty Ultra-LCG 5mm POWER CELL

Tekin Builds EP.22 – Tekno EB48 2.0

The Tekno EB48 2.0 is Tekno RC’s newest iteration of the EB48 1/8 E-buggy platform. Lots of changes were made from the EB48.4, like the 4mm chassis plate, longer suspension arms, narrow suspension pivot points, high volume differential housings and easy access to said differentials. The new chassis is wider and the weight has been shifted forward a bit, giving great stability. The EB48 2.0 has proven to be a durable, fast and very drivable 1/8 scale electric buggy platform, so lets build one and see for ourselves!

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GEN4 ROTOR SHIMMING

Let’s talk shims! Shimming. No, it’s not a dance move, I’m talking about positioning the rotor in your brushless motor and limiting its lateral movement using shims. Shims are included with your Tekin GEN4 motor and the rotor has already been shimmed at the factory. It’s not always perfect, so like gapping your spark plugs (yes you should) even though they are pre-gapped, you should shim your rotor (yes you should) even though it is pre-shimmed.

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KYLE TURNER TRIPLES AT GOLDEN STATE ARENA-X!

Had a good time this weekend at the Golden State Arena Cross at Delta RC. Ended up taking the overall TQ and wins in 4wd Mod Buggy, 1/8 E-Buggy and 4wd SCT! The event also had a Dash for Cash but I didn’t end up winning that, it was fun anyways though. Overall a fun time just hanging out with some old friends that I haven’t seen in a while. 

Thank you to all my sponsors for the continued support!

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DORTMUND WINS 4WD TRUCK AT NCT RD.4!

1:10 4WD Truck is a class that looks to be gaining some momentum in a few areas and Matt Dortmund showed the field how it’s done the last weekend at Round 4 of the Northwest Championship Tour in Pasco, WA. The track at Tri-Cities RC Raceway is a tenth scale racer’s dream with its smooth surface, good traction and fast, flowing layouts. There is usually very little room for error in Pasco and every single lap on the clay-type surface demands precision driving and calm nerves. Tekin Driver Matt Dortmund took both the TQ and the win on mains day with his full Tekin-powered 1:10 Truggy.

ELECTRONICS SETUP

RSX PRO
PRO2 5100KV
T-250 Steering Servo

WONDERS DOUBLES AT NCT RD.4 IN PASCO

Round 4 of the Northwest Championship Tour took place in Pasco, WA this last weekend at the Tri-Cities RC Raceway. Entries peaked at over 300 and the field was stacked with top drivers from all over the Northwest. Tekin Driver Tayler Wonders left it all out on the track with both of his Tekno 1:8 scale buggies and dominated the field in qualifying, securing TQ and ultimately took the win in both coveted classes!

E-BUGGY

Tekno EB48 2.0
RX8 GEN3
T8 1900KV GEN3
T-300 Steering Servo

NITRO BUGGY

Tekno NB48 2.0
T-300 Steering Servo
T-300 Throttle Servo