R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-18-2009, 07:11 AM   #1
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 23
Default best pro stock speedo?

what is the best speedo for pro stock as i been using the lrp sphere tc and im having trouble keeping up with all the advanced timing speedos.
D34no is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 07:46 AM   #2
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,920
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

i had the same problem as you a few months ago and i bought the SPX from LRP as it was easy to program and the service is perfect from LRP

i wanted the GM 120 but you really need a laptop at every race for programming the dam thing and they are so hard to get right

i would go with the SPX as it is the easiest to program and it has better punch out of the corners than any of the others i have raced against and the top speed is the same as the fastest on our track which is the GM at the moment

also use the GM motors with it they seem to stay cooler then the LRP or SP motors , i use a GM13.5 turn and it is never over 70 degrees , even on a really hot (for holland) summers day
sidecarphil1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 07:49 AM   #3
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,052
Trader Rating: 16 (94%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by D34no View Post
what is the best speedo for pro stock as i been using the lrp sphere tc and im having trouble keeping up with all the advanced timing speedos.
Two of the best currently available are the KO Propo VFS-1 BMC Brushless ESC and the Tekin RS/Pro ESC.
kn7671 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 07:56 AM   #4
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 23
Default

i was looking into buying either the tekin rs or the lrp spx. i heard a few people having abit of trouble with the turbo function on the tekins.
D34no is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 08:14 AM   #5
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Helmond
Posts: 1,544
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by D34no View Post
i was looking into buying either the tekin rs or the lrp spx. i heard a few people having abit of trouble with the turbo function on the tekins.
There is no trouble with the Turbo function. It works great.
I tested the V199 software but the new V200 software is great.
For me it's Tekin all the way. Best service there is.
Also free firmware updates and now with the V200 it's fast and it will only go faster and faster. Some ting that is a disadvantage of the SPX. You can't update it.

Last race after Rob janssen (still using a LRP TC) nr 2 and 3. (Dutch RC Series)
I don't now how he does it but the other cars were faster over all of the track but he hath pole and won all 3 finals.
__________________
http://www.mikky32.com
Tekin RS pro
TOP racing Photon
Tekin Redline 10,5
Protoform LTC-R
mikky32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 08:19 AM   #6
Tech Champion
 
RC MARKET's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: HK
Posts: 6,172
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

Tekin RS Pro or Team Wave RB50
RC MARKET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 08:32 AM   #7
Tech Elite
 
Foxxrocket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sonoma County
Posts: 2,018
Default

Tekin RS Pro. The upgrade are free, and you won't have to buy new ESC every year a new one comes out. Their cusomer service is also one of the best.
__________________
Tamiya 416X/ Tamiya TA-05 IFS/ Losi XXX-SCT/ HPI Baja 5SC/ Tamiya M05/ Tamiya F103/ Tamiya F104/ Team Associated 10R5O/ Kyosho IGT2/
Foxxrocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 08:49 AM   #8
Super Moderator
 
Cpt.America's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington State
Posts: 11,081
Trader Rating: 52 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikky32 View Post
There is no trouble with the Turbo function. It works great..
That's just not true. MANY of us are having issues with the turbo. Whether its some kind of bug, or timing/setup issue is yet to be determined. All I know is I have a blistering fast 17.5 car cause of the turbo on my first 5 or 6 laps, then NO turbo for my last 18 laps. Certainly seems like an issue to me.
__________________
A big thanks to my sponsors:
- Fantom Racing - www.fantomracing.com -
- Fusion Graphix- www.fusiongraphix.com -
- RCSpecialties -
Cpt.America is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 09:04 AM   #9
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 23
Default

does anyone know the cause of the turbo stopping working?
D34no is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 09:09 AM   #10
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Helmond
Posts: 1,544
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cpt.America View Post
That's just not true. MANY of us are having issues with the turbo. Whether its some kind of bug, or timing/setup issue is yet to be determined. All I know is I have a blistering fast 17.5 car cause of the turbo on my first 5 or 6 laps, then NO turbo for my last 18 laps. Certainly seems like an issue to me.
Quote:
Originally Posted by D34no View Post
does anyone know the cause of the turbo stopping working?
Yes.
The Tekin has with some radio's still the same problem as with the V199.
It's quit simple to solve.
Set your EPA to 90 and than calibrate your speedo with the radio.
After that set your EPA back to 100.
Problem solved.
__________________
http://www.mikky32.com
Tekin RS pro
TOP racing Photon
Tekin Redline 10,5
Protoform LTC-R
mikky32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 09:22 AM   #11
Super Moderator
 
Cpt.America's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington State
Posts: 11,081
Trader Rating: 52 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikky32 View Post
Yes.
The Tekin has with some radio's still the same problem as with the V199.
It's quit simple to solve.
Set your EPA to 90 and than calibrate your speedo with the radio.
After that set your EPA back to 100.
Problem solved.
This has not been confirmed yet.... This was the fix for the bug in 199, which was supposed to be completely gone/fixed in 200. Mikky, you own Tekin more than this man, cmon.
__________________
A big thanks to my sponsors:
- Fantom Racing - www.fantomracing.com -
- Fusion Graphix- www.fusiongraphix.com -
- RCSpecialties -
Cpt.America is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 09:27 AM   #12
Tech Master
 
Skruger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: AT YOUR TRACK
Posts: 1,529
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikky32 View Post
Yes.
The Tekin has with some radio's still the same problem as with the V199.
It's quit simple to solve.
Set your EPA to 90 and than calibrate your speedo with the radio.
After that set your EPA back to 100.
Problem solved.
you are right it is a Radio problem NOT a the Tekin RS with Ver 200. I see this mostly on Spektrum radios where the endpoints drift .

I have always programmed my speedo's at 90% and then set the radio's endpoints to 100% just to make sure I always get 100% throttle.
__________________
ROAR # 11-118753 / MATT #11-118754
MECH # 11-118755 / RYLEE #11-118756
RIP :Loretta Plueard 2017
SUPPORTING NORTHWEST HARVEST --- WWW.NORTHWESTHARVEST.ORG THE HUNGER STOPS HERE
Skruger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 09:33 AM   #13
Tech Elite
 
artwork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Thornton, CO
Posts: 3,112
Trader Rating: 62 (100%+)
Default

The LRP SPX just works...and it works great. You can try all of these other speedo's but the SPX software has been out for a while now and still seems hard to beat. The SPX is very easy to setup and tweak and does not require a computer or interface hardware.

I see people at my local track trying new software every couple of weeks it seems and it does not really translate on the track.
__________________
Sanwa | R1 Wurks | Avid | 2mm Designs
artwork is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 09:40 AM   #14
Tech Lord
 
syndr0me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: 5280 Raceway
Posts: 13,140
Trader Rating: 32 (100%+)
Default

It's a good thing the Tekin has upgradable software, 'cause they're still trying to catch up with the code LRP burned to the SPX chips 1.5 years ago.
syndr0me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 09:47 AM   #15
Tech Elite
 
pakk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,077
Trader Rating: 79 (100%+)
Default

Like everything else, each product has their +'s and -'s.

I see a lot more SPX's in our pits. They seem to be a lot more hassle free. You either run profile 7 or 8 and that is it. The down side I have seen is they blow up. I don't know what it is, but in the last month, I have seen a few go bad. Could be user error, but I know I have not seen any blown RS's except for one guy who confirmed his solder was bad and it went poof. Other downside to LRP is support. I don't think it even exists and it takes for ever to get their replacements, at least that is what I have heard.

If you like to mess around with settings, you'll like the Tekin RS. Almost more than you need. But if you like to really get down, you can get some really nice fine tuning on it. Yes the support is great, both on line and if you decide to call head quarters. The huge down side to me ATM is, it took almost 2 months to get this turbo feature out because they wanted it perfect when it came out. It is not perfect. Don't get me wrong, it works, but it is far from perfect. I hope this is not a trend, but time will tell. The other issue to me is that before the v200, there was a beta v199 that was not released to the public. The bug in the v199 is still present in the v200. Aside from the bug fix, they are suppose to be the same. They are not the same. Some people like the v199 and some people like the v200. Guess what? Not everyone can get the v199.

I got two RS's, but I am planning to get an SPX.

--pakk
__________________
*Photon* *SC10 4x4*
RCRD
pakk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
R/C Stuff Selling Kenneth Tan Singapore R/C Racers 45728 09-09-2009 08:19 AM
STOCK motor forum porkybmx Electric On-Road 2817 12-11-2007 02:20 PM
Best ESC On The Planet!!! 2BAD4ALL Electric On-Road 37 02-04-2005 01:07 AM
The New Malta Guys Race Chat 10malta Malta R/C Racers 679 11-15-2004 09:19 PM
More Stuff than you can shake a stick at! NetFryer R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 27 06-03-2004 02:46 PM
Novak Super Sport Brushless Motor System glide 1 Electric On-Road 437 03-27-2004 12:03 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 07:01 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net