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Old 06-16-2008, 08:38 AM   #421
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Does the Tekin RS pro need a cooling fan as i use a 4,5T or les on 5 cel (6v)?

Al other speedcontrals have one except the Tekin.
Doesn't get the speedcontroler get over heated?
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It would be a very good idea to use a cooling fan, and to also mount it in the car in a way that provides airflow to the solder posts.
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It would be a very good idea to use a cooling fan, and to also mount it in the car in a way that provides airflow to the solder posts.


Why is this area?
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My mailbox is empty... oh where is my hairbrush and RSpro
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Why is this area?
The airflow across them will cool the speedo much more efficiently than blowing on the case. Plastic is an insulator, so it doesn't exchange heat well.
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:49 PM   #426
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Why is this area?
do you mean "where" is this area? if so, try to mount it with the solder posts to the outside of the car where air is moving... and don't pack anything tight against it either..
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:53 PM   #427
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How's Florida treatin' ya
Florida is awesome... back and forth between FL and Canada. Here in Canada for the summer (thank god!) I hear that FL is stoopid hot.

I had a chance to try the RS speed control this past weekend and I was amazed at how easy it was to set-up. Ran outdoor TC 10.5 on rubber tires and even stretched my roll-out to try to get some more speed and the speed control worked amazingly well. I am really happy with how small it is as well - must be about 40% smaller and quite a bit lighter then the LRP unit it replaced in my car. Great response and since the set-up was so effortless, I was able to play with the brake and throttle profiles a little bit to fine-tune the unit for my driving style. I was very impressed and recommend the RS to anyone that is looking for a brushless system. Now I want to buy the RS Pro so I can start running some low-turn mod motors.
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:13 PM   #428
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Default Bad Tekin Experience

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There is a company selling the Tekin RS SpeedControl on ebay as a "Buy It Now" item.... once you paypal them the money.... they inform you that they DON'T HAVE THEM in stock.

I would love to point out the name of the company but I'd like this post to live a day or two. So you figure it out...

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Be sure to report that to Ebay as it is a violation of their policy
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There is a company selling the Tekin RS SpeedControl on ebay as a "Buy It Now" item.... once you paypal them the money.... they inform you that they DON'T HAVE THEM in stock.

I would love to point out the name of the company but I'd like this post to live a day or two. So you figure it out...

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Was this the company that reports "20" in the quantity section on their listing and then say they are out of stock in the body of the listing?
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I just got my Hotwire in yesterday. Pretty slick! I noticed the preset timing for a 13.5 was 80. If I use that will I need to change my gearing? If so by how much approximately?
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Futaba 3PK... maybe thats it... the instructions said to set the throttle direction to "normal"
I will give that a try
The unit is almost too smart for its own good. Radio cal is usually slam bam and out the door. A good general diagnostic is to look at the lights before you do anything for radio calibrate. With no motor attached the unit should initialize and the leds should react to the throttle. If you pull throttle it should advance from the left to the right. IF it goes right to left you need to rev the radio. If it maxes out before you hit full throttle or does not max out at full you can see what signal the unit is getting from the reciever.

It should calibrate fine without a motor attached. You will have to watch the leds for the acceptance since there is not a chime. It will flash a single led while looking for the signal. If you hold the throttle long enough it should show a led sequence of flashes and move on.

If we accept the nuetral we are seeing a nuetral signal. If we do not accept the throttle it is backwards, out of range or not really giving us a throttle signal.

We are not entirely against the open source or handling more platforms for the hotwire, just limited on resources and justification to get it done right now.
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Just for humor, Try setting up your ESC in PPM not HRS mode. Also check your servo leads on the RX, they could be in the wrong hole or backwards.

Most of my "problems" could have been avoided just by reading the instructions.
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We are not entirely against the open source or handling more platforms for the hotwire, just limited on resources and justification to get it done right now.
Sweet!! Glad you guys are open, it would be cool to program

I didn't get mine last week horizon sold out hehe, i ordered one from axiom i'm trying to slide something under the table to get it shipped for this weekend . I got my hotwire though.

I'm dying to play w/ this speedo hhahahah.
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Default Company X Blames Tekin for eBay trouble

Update:

1. Company X (is the second letter) has Tekin RS posted on ebay with "buy it now"
2. I win the auction and paypal the money
3. I recieve an email that explains they don't have the item in stock
4. After trading emails 3 times I still have no refund
5. Last email explains that it is Tekin's fault, Which is BS!!!!

here's the email

Brent, We ran out, we did not post anything that was out of stock. We had 20 of this item when we posted with another 40 on order which should of been here last week but got delayed. Some things are out of a business's control, but we always make the customer #1

>>>> Please Refund all my money ASAP, you do know that what you are > doing is a violation of eBay policy, don't you?>>.


So my question is... why not pull the ad?

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