Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tekin powers Jason "Mo" Moberly to victory at the 2013 North Vs. South at CVR!

The 2013 North VS South race this weekend at CVR in Madera, Ca.  In the 4wd SC class, Jason "Mo" Moberly tq'd and won the main with his Tekin Pro4 HD 4300 RX8 Gen2 powered Tekno SCT410 with BCE H1 Chassis!

Alex Zanchettin and Tekin take Rd1 of the TLR Cup!

The first round of TLR 22 CUP was held this past weekend at Model Game Fair, in Bologna. The race attracted more than 50 drivers in 2wd class. The track opened at saturday to do some free practice and the race started on Sunday with in the morning 3rounds of qualifing and in the afternoon all the finals. Tekin factory driver Alex Zanchettin took the overall TQ of this class. Zanchettin won all the 3 A-finals while Daniele Monzani took 2nd place with his Kyosho and Marco Baruffolo took the 3rd with TLR. Alex during the race used Tekin Redline 7.5T motor and RS Gen2 Esc.
Alex Zanchettin TLR-Esc/Motor RS Gen2-Redline Gen2
Daniele Monzani KYOSHO
Marco Baruffolo TLR-Esc/Motor  RS Gen2-Redline Gen2

Monday, November 25, 2013

Viesins wins Beach Battle Royale Series with Tekin power!

Rd.4 and the final round of the Beach Battle Royale Money/Points Series at Space Coast R/C was held over the weekend of November 16th.

The final round of the Beach Battle Series had some of Florida's best drivers in attendance including JR Mitch, Jason Rouna, and Paul Wynn. The race format included 2 qualifiers and the mains. Chris Viesins TQ'd both rounds of 1/8th E-Buggy and TQ'd the last round of Mod 2wd Buggy.

Chris Viesins took 1st in 1/8 E-Buggy and after some bad luck in 2wd Mod Buggy, managed to pull his way back up to 4th.  Chris Viesins took the overall points series title in 1/8th E-Buggy and 2nd in Mod 2wd Buggy!

"My TLR 8IGHT-E 3.0 equipped with the RX8 Gen2 ESC and T8 Gen2 2050kv Motor and my TLR 22 2.0 Mid-Motor equipped with the RS ESC and 8.5 Gen2 motor worked flawlessly all day and all series long!"  Chris Viesins

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tekin signs Kyle McBride!

Tekin would like to welcome 3 time Australian National Champ Kyle McBride to the team. McBride recently was dicing it up with the best in the world at the C-netic challenge race in the Femca block. Kyle will be powered by the latest Tekin RSX esc and Redline Gen2 motors in his 1/10 Kyosho cars. McBride will also step into the 1/8 E Buggy class powered by the ROAR National championship winning Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and Gen2 T8 motor line up.

Kyle had this to say " I'm very excited to work with Team Tekin and look forward to getting some great results with them. I've seen local drivers have great success with them in person and am excited to enjoy the same success."

Kyle will be making his Tekin debut at a large event this December in his home country of Australia.

Drake and Tekin dominate the JBRL Series

Known mostly for his 1/8 Nitro Buggy expertise Adam Drake is no stranger to electric powered R/C cars. Like most of our "founding fathers" of R/C Drake started with electric and quickly grew with the nitro scene. As the 1/10 gas truck class took off and become one of the largest classes raced. Then as 1/8 Nitro buggies got more and more reliable he became an industry leader and has become an icon world wide for the class. Drake recently won the 2013 ROAR Fuel Nats with TLR's 8ight 3.0 buggy.

So who better to spear head TLR's latest 8ight 3.0e buggy then "The Drake!?"  Drake teamed up with Tekin electronics a few years ago and we're going to take an in depth look at Drake's 2013 JBRL 1/8 E buggy championship winning ride!

Adam has quite a few years under his belt running the 1/8 E-buggy class and generally chooses between the 2050kv and T8 Gen2 1900kv motor. Now running our latest Gen2 T8 motors he rarely takes out the 1900kv motor noting "it's super smooth and never lacks power." Driving his Gen2 T8 is the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc.

Drake clearly takes advantage of the 8ight 3.0e buggies wire routing guides to route his wires from the esc to the motor along with his sensor cable. All tied together tight and clean. This is important to take the load off the Rx8's solder posts and motors solder tabs during impacts. Taking the time here will help guarantee long term reliability.

Another key instillation tip here is the switch mounting. A small drop of CA glue is all it takes to mount the switch to the esc housing and secure it. Note that Drake runs his switch where "On" is forward in case of a collision. A hard front impact will keep the switch from being turned off with inertia caused by those impacts...Pro!

Again clean wiring, zip ties to hold the A B C motor wires together for neat and safe routing. Note the Hitec HV servo. The Rx8 Gen2 provides a true HV Bec pushing out 7 amps easily handling the Drakes servo power requirements.

Adam showed consistency is what wins championships. Look at these results:

Round 1 @ Thunder Alley Raceway TQ, Round 2 @ Palm Desert Raceway Qualified and finished 2nd,
Round 3 @ Revelation Raceway TQ and finished 2nd, Round 4 @ ARC Raceway TQ’ed and won,
Round 5 @ Chula Vista Qualified and finished second, Round 6 @ Thunder Alley Raceway TQ’ed and won, Round 7 @ Pro-Line Qualified 2nd and finished 3rd, Round 8 @ Hot Rod Hobbies TQ’ed and won!

Adam is always a contender in any class he throws a car down into. On top of being fast and consistent The Drake is always willing to lend a hand with any of his sponsors products. If you see him at a race in the pits, make a point to say "hi" and meet one of the greatest r/c racers of our time.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tekin wins RC Pro Series Finals at Gulf Coast Raceway!

RC Pro National Finals was hosted by Mikes Hobby Shop/Gulf Coast Raceway, Porter, Tx. A 4 day event with open practice Thursday, controlled practice and 2 rounds of quals on Friday,  2 more quals and lower mains, and Sunday remaining mains.

Round 1 of Quals had Tekin powered Brian "Smiley" Henn taking early Tq in both Pro4 Sc and Pro E-buggy. Henn repeated his top qualifying in Round 2.

In Round 3 Henn would continue the TQ streak, TQ'ing both Pro4 Sc and Pro E-buggy.  This would give him the overall TQ for both classes!

On Sunday Henn would go to take the A1 and A2 win in Pro4 to secure the overall win giving him the RC Pro Series Championship in Pro 4 SC! Brian chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and Pro4 HD 4300kv motor to power his TLR Ten Scte 2.0 to the title.

In A1 for Pro E-buggy it would be much different.  A 5 way battle for the win between Henn, AE's Jake Dellinger and Tekin teammate David Joor, TLR's Josh Glancy and local Jeremy Cupps.  At the end of A1 it would be Joor taking the win with Glancy 2nd, Dellinger 3rd and Henn 4th.  A2 was much the same, A heated battle with Dellinger taking the win, Henn 2nd ,Glancy 3rd.  A3 was another exciting main.  Henn had the lead for over half the race but a few traction roll's cost him the A3 win.  A3 was won by Dellinger with Joor taking 2nd, Glancy 3rd and Henn 4th.  This would put Joor 2nd and Henn 4th overall in Pro E-Buggy.

David Joor and Brian Henn both chose the Tekin Rx8 Gen2 esc and Tekin Gen2 1900 T8 motor to wrap up the series.