HotWire 15.40.9 introduces Power Profiles, yet another tuning option for your Tekin ESC. The Power Profiles allow you to manipulate the esc output vs the trigger position (radio signal). By doing so, you have full control over the trigger-to-motor relationship throughout the full range of the throttle. Add up to 64 control points from 1% to 100% throttle and move each point up or down to change the ESC output at that throttle percentage and move each point sideways to control the radio throttle percentage at that ESC output.Continue reading
The TT-02 is a budget kit from Tamiya and in this episode, we are going to modify and upgrade a basic $125 kit and try to make it more suitable for some rally driving. I picked this kit up a few months back to be built as a shelf model, but after some thought I’ve decided to go further by upgrading it a bit and seeing how it performs!Continue reading
Team Driver Adam Ross has claimed the Otterville Cup Championship in 4WD Short Course! Adam runs the full Tekin package, including the RX8 GEN3 ESC, PRO4 4600KV brushless motor, T-250 servo and a 2S 8400 Power Cell.
“With the help of all my Tekin goodies I was able to get my SCTE 3.0 in the TQ position giving me a shot at the Championship. Using my Bluetooth 3.0 hotwire I bumped up the timing just enough to win the A1 putting me in a tie for 1st overall. A2 was an epic battle to the last lap but my Tekin-powered kit had enough to take the win and give me the overall win in the Otter Cup championship. These were two 10-minute races in extreme heat and I had no heat troubles. I am happy to be running the best gear in the biz, Team Tekin for the win!”-Adam Ross
Dylan Bartlett, 2022 Northwest Championship Tour Champion! Dylan won the series overall in not one, not two, but THREE classes this season.
1/8 Expert E-Buggy Champ.
1/8 E-Truggy Champ.
1/8 Expert Nitro Buggy Champ.
Dylan charged hard all season and with consistent finishes brought home the hardware in 3 of the most competitive classes in the Northwest.
Dylan’s E-819RS is actually running a custom 1ARMY chassis, allowing for a balanced electronic and battery layout. The motor is now up front on the left side, the ESC is turned long ways and saddle pack 2S configuration all keep weight closer to the center line and allow for super clear wire routing. Twin Tekin 6200 Power Cells provide the power for the RX8 GEN3 and T8 1900KV GEN3 brushless motor. 1ARMY has developed quite a few performance parts the last couple of years, this chassis being one of the newest and they are certainly proving it works well!
The new Ford Bronco is finally out after years of anticipation and impatient waiting by many of us. I’ve been wanting to build a truck using the body I picked up and it’s all coming together now. The Element Enduro is the chassis of choice for the Bronco build and yes, we are going with the IFS as the real 6th Gen Broncos are IFS. I’m actually looking forward to seeing how it trails, this will be my first IFS trail rig. I’ve decided to go for an OEM Wildtrak type stance, which means minimal “lift” and tires that scale out to roughly 35″ or so.Continue reading
Voltage Cutoff is not a setting to be overlooked. LiPo cells cannot be discharged below 3V per cell and the voltage cutoff in the ESC prevents this from happening. The default on all Tekin ESCs is 2S @ 3.2V per cell. If you’re running anything other than a 2S battery, you’ll need to set the proper voltage cutoff before you go drive.
Over-discharging LiPo cells is dangerous and can result in serious bodily injury, loss of property and death. Proper care is extremely important in prolonging the life of your packs and keeping them in a safe state. Tekin recommends keeping cells at 3.2V or higher at all times, with a safe storage voltage of 3.5V – 3.7V per cell.
We are excited to announce Chris Wheeler as Tekin West Team Manager! Chris is an experienced racer and long time Tekin driver, bringing years of his experience and industry knowledge with him!– Chris Wheeler
“I’m looking forward to this new position and helping the Tekin brand grow stronger across the board! Thank you to Jim and everyone at Tekin for the opportunity and all the support in the past as well as moving into the future.”
Attended this years Labor Day Shootout at Silver Dollar Raceway in Chico. It was a 2 day event with 3 rounds of qualifying Saturday and mains on Sunday. Ended up taking the TQ in the first 2 rounds of qualifying during the day in Nitro Buggy and Ebuggy, then qualifying 2nd for the night round in both classes. Nitro buggy in qualifying was really good, having a 99.3% consistency run in the second round while having the fastest lap in the class, and did the same thing with ebuggy in the first round. The nitro buggy main was disappointing since I flamed out before my first pit stop, in a 30 minute main. I’m pretty sure it was my fault because the car was on 2 wheels and I tried to save the car from rolling over, but since I hit the gas and flipped over anyways I think that’s what killed the engine (plus it was about 110° that day). Then I was sitting in 3rd for the entire race and the car died again with 30 seconds to go, so I dropped from 3rd to 4th on the last lap. The idle on the engine sounded perfect when I was in the warm-up, but someone was telling me that when the engine gets really hot on a day like that the idle can get lower (which I didn’t know), so I learned something new that day. The ebuggy main was pretty much flawless, car felt great and I got another 99% consistency in the 10 minute main. Enjoyed hanging out with the Amain guys again.
Thanks to the Amain tracks crew and friends for making it another great event!
Thanks to all my sponsors for the continued support!
Nitro Buggy (TQ/4th)
It is with great pleasure we announce Jared Bardin as Tekin East Team Manager!
– Jared Bardin
“I couldn’t be more excited and grateful for the opportunity Tekin has given me to become their East Coast Team Manager. I have believed in Tekin products since day one and it is a pleasure to represent such a stand-up company with an incredibly successful past and present. I want to thank Jim, Sherri, Ty and JD Campbell for this wonderful opportunity and I cannot wait to represent the Tekin team and brand to the best of my ability. See everybody trackside and in the pits!”
Welcome to the family Jared, we are incredibly excited to have you and look forward to working with you!