Data Logging | ESC Programming

Data Logging is a very useful tool for monitoring things like Battery Voltage, Ripple Current, Motor RPM, ESC and Motor Temperature and more. Tuning a setup without data to view and compare is a bit like throwing darts blindfolded; viewing real-world results and changes is the right way to go about it. Our Data Logging tool lets you record and view data so you can see what gearing or ESC tuning changes are doing to the performance of your car or truck. The HotWire is require to connect your ESC to a PC or Android device to view recorded Data Logs on your Tekin ESC.

Follow along as we go through the menus and cover how the Data Analyzer on a PC can help you dial in your setup.

Under the Hood: Jared Wiggins

Let’s take a look Under the Hood of Pro Tekin Team Driver Jared Wiggins! Jared’s Tekno EB48 2.1 is dialed, to say the least. The Tekno cars have a very clean layout, which allows for nice installs and tidy wire routing and Jared’s car is a very nice example!

The RX8 GEN3 is paired here with a T8 GEN3 1900KV motor, which is our most popular 1:8 buggy system. The 1900KV provides massive torque if needed and I’ll be honest, most of us dial the ESC power back a bit to hang onto this thing. Big power is awesome for sure, but smooth and consistent is the way of the Pros so take notes! Actually, we took notes for you so you can run Jared’s exact ESC setup and see if it suits your driving style. Check out the setup sheet below and you can even download Jared’s ESC file and flash it directly into your own RX8 GEN3!

Feeding the RX8 T8 GEN3 system is our 4S 6500mAh Power Cell. We wanted to provide our Tekin users and team drivers with premium quality LiPo packs and the Power Cells deliver. LiHV capable, 5mm gold plated bullet connectors and quality cells all come together in this 4S pack to deliver peak performance and longevity. Less voltage drop over a run means consistent power and consistent power means easier to drive! White 12awg Tekin Flex Wire provides a low resistance path from battery to ESC to motor and brings the whole power system together.


You can also download Jared’s RX8 setup file and flash all the settings to your RX8 GEN3 with just a few clicks! Check out our team setups area!

Loading ESC Setups | ESC Programming

The Tekin HotWire is a powerful, must-have device if you own a Tekin ESC or Servo! Unlock all the settings and the ability to create, save and load custom ESC Profiles. You have access to our library of track-tested Team Driver setups, giving you a great place to start with a setup. Check out where to find Team Driver setups and how to load them directly into your ESC!

All HotWire versions can be used to create, save and load custom ESC Profiles.

Team Driver Setups <<

HotWire Software Download <<

Brake Frequency | ESC Programming

Brake Frequency changes the pulse width being applied during braking. In general higher frequencies provide a softer brake power and feel with a more usable range of trigger motion, allowing for better brake modulation while keeping full brake power overall. Lower frequency gives more aggressive brakes with a stronger overall feel.

Brake Frequency can be adjusted through the HotWire device on a PC, and some Apple and Android devices.

Throttle Minimum | ESC Programming

Throttle Minimum is the minimum throttle power the ESC will apply to the motor when the user induces a throttle application. If you want a stronger initial throttle and higher motor start up RPM, use a higher value. Use a lower value or 0 to have a softer throttle and lower motor start up RPM. For Spec racing, higher values will increase the punch feel.

Throttle Minimum can be adjusted through the HotWire device on a PC, and some Apple and Android devices.

Adam Drake 3X JBRL Series Champ!

The JBRL Nitro Series just completed its 17th season.  With an average of nearly 250 entries per event, it is easy to understand why the JBRL Nitro Series is the most popular racing series in the nation.  The JBRL series visited 6 tracks this year throughout California to test the skills of its competitors over a wide range of track conditions.

Adam Drake was the big winner taking home three championships in Expert Nitro Buggy, Expert Nitro Truck, and Electric Buggy.

Thank you to Jimmy Babcock and the entire JBRL crew for a successful series.  We hope to see everyone soon at the races!