Versatility and longevity, two key features defining the RX8 GEN3. Flash a Drag-Specific firmware update with the HotWire device and software and transform the RX8 GEN3 into the ultimate Drag Racing controller. Access drag-specific settings like full sensored motor drive, timing boost and turbo features, throttle management settings and dominate the strip.

Tekin's RX8 GEN3 brings bigger power handling capabilities and increased reliability to 1/8 Scale Racing. The RX8 platform has proven itself to handle the rigors of racing, while providing professional features including a programmable High Voltage BEC, Data Logging Capabilities, Timing Profiles, Voltage Cutoffs for LiPos, HotWire 3.0 Bluetooth Connectivity and more. Utilizing Tekin's D2 Dual Drive Mode Technology, the RX8 runs both Sensored and Sensorless motor drives seamlessly, giving you the best of both worlds. The small footprint makes install on any chassis easy with the option of mounting with included hardware for extra security. Combo the RX8 GEN3 with a Tekin T8 Brushless Motor for 1/8 Scale Buggies and Truggies or a Pro4HD for 4WD Short Course domination!




We guarantee our ESCs to be free from manufacturer defects for 180 days from date of purchase. ESCs used for Drag Racing are guaranteed to be free of defects upon purchase. Due to the nature of Drag Racing, ESCs installed and used in a Drag Racing application are exempt from any warranty.



All items are tested in a controlled environment prior to the packaging process to ensure you receive a top quality Tekin product. We strive to provide the highest grade professional components possible and we appreciate and treat every Tekin user as part of our family. We are RC enthusiasts designing and manufacturing quality products to give our fellow RC enthusiasts the best hobby experience possible.

Controls: Forward/Brake/Reverse

Input Voltage: 2S-6S LiPo / 4-16S NiMH-NiCD

*Motor Limit Brushless Dual Mode:
2S -  2.0T 540

                                                   3S -  4000kV

                                                   4S -  3500kV

                                                   5S -  2000kV

                                                   6S -  1700kV

*Motor Limit Sensored Mode: 2S ONLY - 3.5T 540

Motor Limit Brushed Mode: No Limit
*No-Prep Drag Racing has introduced new challenges for electronics, so there are no blanket statement limits for the RX8 GEN3. The limits above apply when running the ESC in Dual Mode. Sensored only, as offered in V295 is for 2S DRAG RACING ONLY and is intended to be used solely with 2-pole 540 size motors. There is NO WARRANTY if this software is used in the RX8 GEN3. If you are unsure about a motor being outside of the product specs, please Contact Us.


Max Current: 300amps per phase*

Burst Current: 1000amps per phase*

BEC: 6.0v / 7.4v @ 8amps

Dimensions: 1.5 x 2.2 x 1.4" / 38 x 55.8 x 35.5mm

Weight: 2.7oz / 76.5g


*per manufacturer spec




1:10 4WD Short Course

1:8 4WD Buggy

1:8 4WD Truggy

1:8 4WD Monster Truck




1:8 4WD Touring Car

1:8 4WD GP Car




1:10 4WD SC Modified

1:8 4WD Late Model



1:10 No-Prep Eliminator

Bluetooth Wireless Mobile and USB PC Tuning with the HotWire 3.0
New HD Gold-plated Solder Posts for Easy Soldering

Multi-Fin High Efficiency Heat Sink and Optional High RPM Cooling Fan
3rd Channel Input for On-The-Fly Drag Brake Adjustments <<setup>>

QuickTune™ One Touch Programming
Adjustable Torque Control *
Adjustable Throttle and Brake Frequencies *

HD High Voltage Programmable BEC *
HotWire™ Programming Port *
Data Logging Capability *
Sensor Checker
On-Board Temperature Indicator

ESC Self Diagnostics with Error Codes
Fully Proportional Forward/Brake/Reverse

Brushless and Brushed Motor Drive

Sensored or Sensorless Operation

LiPo Safe with Custom Voltage Cutoffs

Sensor Plug for Precise Commutation

HDAC: High Density Copper PCB's
Ultra-smooth and Precise Throttle and Braking Control


* requires HotWire™ sold separately.



DB - Drag Brake (13 steps)

BS - Brake Strength (13 steps)

LM - Torque Limiter (7 steps)

NW - Neutral Width (13 steps)

TP - Timing Profiles 5 Preset - 2 Custom*

MT - Motor Type

Brushless Modes - FWD Only / FWD-REV / FWD-REV Delay /

FWD-REV Delay REV Motor Direction

Brushed Modes - FWD Only / FWD-REV / FWD-REV Delay

VC - Voltage Cutoff : 2S, 3S, 4S, 5S, 6S, Custom*

* requires HotWire™ sold separately.


Download the HotWire App on your Android or iOS device to program your Tekin Speed Control on the go.


Connect to iOS devices with the HotWire 3.0 via Bluetooth LE technology to fine tune your settings on the fly!


Connect to Android devices through USB connection with the HotWire 2.0 or take advantage of the HotWire 3.0 Bluetooth LE technology to wirelessly adjust your settings!


Mobile tuning access gives you the freedom to hit the track, road or trails and take your HotWire with you. Install multiple HotWires in multiple vehicles and connect them all through the HotWire App for easy access anytime, anywhere.






- Android 4.3 & UP (device must have BLE)

- iOS 8 & UP (iPhone 4S and iPad2 or newer)



- Android 3.1 & Up


Hotwire App Shown on Google Pixel

Hotwire App Shown on Apple iPhone



Update ESC Firmware

HotWire shown on Windows 10

Some settings and features differ between ESC models

On board Data Logging with the HotWire brings you all the info you need to know about your last run! Record a few laps or a pull down the drag strip and review the data on a PC or Android device immediately afterward. Monitor ESC, battery and motor performance so you can get the most out of your system and keep your setup tuned perfectly!



Battery Ripple
ESC Temperature
Motor Temperature


Set a Sample Rate, view logs at multiple resolutions, customize the display and save data logs for comparing!

Check out the installation of the RX8 GEN3 and T8 in our TLR 8-XE and Tekno EB48 2.0 builds!



TT2302 - RX8 GEN3 ESC




4030 BUGGY

TT2330 - RX8 GEN3 & T8 GEN3 2650kV

TT2331 - RX8 GEN3 & T8 GEN3 2050kV

TT2332 - RX8 GEN3 & T8 GEN3 1900kV

TT2333 - RX8 GEN3 & T8 GEN3 1700kV

TT2334 - RX8 GEN3 & T8 GEN3 1400kV


TT2335 - RX8 GEN3 & T8 GEN3 2250kV

TT2336 - RX8 GEN3 & T8 GEN3 2000kV

TT2337 - RX8 GEN3 & T8 GEN3 1700kV

TT2338 - RX8 GEN3 & T8 GEN3 1550kV

TT2339 - RX8 GEN3 & T8 GEN3 1350kV



TT1451 - HotWire 2.0
TT1452 - HotWire 3.0 BLE



TT3843 - RX8 GEN3 Case Kit (White)

TT3844 - RX8 GEN3 Case Kit (Black)



TT3806 - Tekin Power Switch

TT3808 - Receiver Plug 325mm

TT3809 - Sensor Cable 150mm

TT3810 - Sensor Cable 200mm

TT3811 - Sensor Cable 100mm

TT3813 - Sensor Cable 275mm

TT3825 - GEN3 HotWire Adaptor




TT3832 - RX8 GEN3 Fan Pack (2)




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