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Old 05-24-2011, 01:53 PM   #20566
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:57 PM   #20567
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Well folks it has happened AGAIN!
For the seventh time since November of 2010 a Tekin ESC has FAILED on me!This time is shows that I have the wrong motor selected.After a conversation with Tekin it has been determined that the ESC has failed and will neeed to be replaced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Before you jump on me and tell me I must be doing something wrong The first Six failed because a problem with the process in which it was made.This time it just decided in between runs that it didn't want to work anymore and couldn't tell what motor I have in it.
Alas another race day sitting at home because of Tekin equipment failure.
Is this the same unit over and over, or 7 seperate units all failing? Not sure what you mean by 'The first Six failed because a problem with the process in which it was made' - that does n't make sense as I am sure Tekin have a LOAD made at the same time, meaning ALL of them would have the same problem. I have to say that I have had 2 RS Pro's for about 18 months now, and both of them have worked without fault for all that time using 10.5' right down to 4.0's.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:03 PM   #20568
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Well I don't work for Tekin, I 'm just am a customer just like you. So I would suggest this:

First have you sent them all in for repairs? There is a 120 day warranty on Tekins so some of them should be under warranty and will be repaired/replaced for free.

Second, if you have had them repaired, I would send an email/letter to Tekin explaining your issues. Reference RA#'s and any other information you can think of...running conditions, motor types, etc. Include installation pics too if you have them.

Finally, you have spent $1100 in seven months on ESCs. That's a lot of $$$..send some cash my way...I'm ready for a new car....Just kidding! But seriously....Tekins service has been great for me. I think if you're having chronic issues, which you are, there has to be an explanation. Work with them, (I know you have been) and see what happens.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:08 PM   #20569
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Now let me let all of you know this....... In every case Tekin has been absolutely awesome about takin' care of me.This time is no exception the service dept and a lady by the name of "T" really make Tekin shine. Yes I am dissapointed and I know electronics fail but that dosen't help the frustration factor.
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:08 PM   #20570
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:20 PM   #20571
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Hi all, I need your help. I'm looking for a TC setup and gearing for my Tekin Redline 10.5 with a Tekin RS. Car is a Schumacher mi4cx. Attached is a picture of the track that I run at. Also, what should 'timing advance' be set to?

Thanks in advance, Josh.

i.imgur.com/41Bj5.png
(sorry its not clickable, I haven't got a high enough post count)

Current setings:
Boost:50 5283/18014
Turbo:10 - delay 0.3 ramp 2
FDR: 7.29
Motor timing:0

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Old 05-25-2011, 05:09 PM   #20572
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Hey there guys, just wondering how to set the RS/RS Pro to blinky non turbo timing?
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:34 PM   #20573
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Simply select TP 1 led on the unit using the onboard interface, or choosing "Timing Profile 1" in the hotwire.

Done, verified by led's 3 and 5 flashing while in neutral.
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For a while my RS Pro had some nasty soldering scars, where I couldn't see what the LEDs corresponded to. I had to remember that TP was the 5th LED or break out the laptop.
Turn on the ESC, click MODE five times, then click INCR until only the first LED is lit.

I finally replaced the case and have improved my soldering abilities since, but it's often in the shadow of my top deck or I'm looking at an odd angle, so it's still easier to just remember to click mode five times and avoid possibly adjusting motor type or neutral width instead.
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Hi all, I need your help. I'm looking for a TC setup and gearing for my Tekin Redline 10.5 with a Tekin RS. Car is a Schumacher mi4cx. Attached is a picture of the track that I run at. Also, what should 'timing advance' be set to?

Thanks in advance, Josh.

i.imgur.com/41Bj5.png
(sorry its not clickable, I haven't got a high enough post count)

Current setings:
Boost:50 5283/18014
Turbo:10 - delay 0.3 ramp 2
FDR: 7.29
How do your current settings perform?

Your laptimes and motor temp dictate how well (to a certain degree) things are working out for you.

For example, did you notice a lack of bottom end power, or top speed? Did the boost kick in too late/soon?

Sounds like you are using too much boost and turbo with that setup, 60 degrees combined timing sounds excessive, IMO.
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How do your current settings perform?

Your laptimes and motor temp dictate how well (to a certain degree) things are working out for you.

For example, did you notice a lack of bottom end power, or top speed? Did the boost kick in too late/soon?

Sounds like you are using too much boost and turbo with that setup, 60 degrees combined timing sounds excessive, IMO.
The settings perform well as a whole, but I can't help feel there are some tweaks to be made. Lap times in the high 16s, low 17s at the track in Wrexham. A lack of top speed is the problem really. A friend with a GM setup just comes hauling past me on the long straight and can also keep up on the infield. The boost occasionally comes in too soon when I'm on the infield but feels like an age when I'm on the straights.
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The settings perform well as a whole, but I can't help feel there are some tweaks to be made. Lap times in the high 16s, low 17s at the track in Wrexham. A lack of top speed is the problem really. A friend with a GM setup just comes hauling past me on the long straight and can also keep up on the infield. The boost occasionally comes in too soon when I'm on the infield but feels like an age when I'm on the straights.
Change your RPM range to 9,000-30,000, turbo delay to .35 or .4, and add a couple teeth on the pinion.
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Simply select TP 1 led on the unit using the onboard interface, or choosing "Timing Profile 1" in the hotwire.

Done, verified by led's 3 and 5 flashing while in neutral.
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Change your RPM range to 9,000-30,000, turbo delay to .35 or .4, and add a couple teeth on the pinion.
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Think of it like an elastic band that isn't fully stretched

If the boost is coming in too early, all that extra power is low down power, not what you want on a bigger track, you may even be getting wheelspin because of it.

An aggressive setup with a lot of power is sometimes too uncontrolable to make use of.

How hot is the motor after a run?

let us know how you get on
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Think of it like an elastic band that isn't fully stretched

If the boost is coming in too early, all that extra power is low down power, not what you want on a bigger track, you may even be getting wheelspin because of it.

An aggressive setup with a lot of power is sometimes too uncontrolable to make use of.

How hot is the motor after a run?

let us know how you get on
Thanks both for your help, the settings suggested are very different to what I have used in the past and will be sure to give them a go. Motor temp with the settings that I posted in my original post are approximately 60*C, that was with a pretty nippy 10*C ambient though.
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