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Old 01-25-2005, 10:11 AM   #1861
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I had thought about getting a new Cirrus speedcontrol or running my current GT7 speedcontrol.

Then after studying the chassis, wire layout, and such, I decided to run my Tekin G10.

My reasons:

-mounting-Because of the post position, the speedcontrol can be mounted where you want it...then you can solder on the wires to the speedcontrol.
-ease of wiring-lets face it, using solder post is much easier than wiring to the curcuit board. It just is...
-programmability-the Tekin G-10 design is about 8-9 years old, but its still one of the most programmable and EASIEST to program esc's ever made
-size-people look at the G-10 and think its large, but with all its components (cap, schottky) internal, its actually small. Its smaller and lighter than my GT7.
-hey its Tekin... Running a Tekin gives your car a 'veteran' feel. I love when the newer racers come up and ask "who's Tekin, is that like a new company or something?" Besides that, no one could match Tekin's reliability.
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Old 01-25-2005, 10:24 AM   #1862
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LOL.....I get the same question "who's tekin"...lol.........I just might support my oldschool roots then....hmmmmmm
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Old 01-25-2005, 10:59 AM   #1863
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I was at a big race in my area in November when my new GTX decided to stop working. Luckly my friend brought his Tekin G10, I slapped it in my car and it worked awsome.
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Old 01-25-2005, 12:22 PM   #1864
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Well I've got my old Tekin ESC310 in my XXX-S. It's been through three cars in over 12 years and never had a problem. I'd say that's reliability.
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Old 01-25-2005, 01:15 PM   #1865
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...whereas I am burning through LRP Quantums like there's no tomorrow! And it's not like I'm running mod. The BEC dies all on it's own and costs me $40 for a replacement each time. I'm about fed up with this thing.

Here's something to talk about (aka: guess about), do you think a personal transponder will fit on the chassis right in front of the front differential? It might sit under the swaybar, which would be bad b/c the swaybar swings downward as the suspension arms compress.
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Old 01-25-2005, 02:09 PM   #1866
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Here's something to talk about (aka: guess about), do you think a personal transponder will fit on the chassis right in front of the front differential? It might sit under the swaybar, which would be bad b/c the swaybar swings downward as the suspension arms compress.
http://www.jrxs.net/gallery/displayi...album=1&pos=20

You won't be able to put a PT in the area you are describing, but you could mount it INSIDE the bumper (by removing some of the foam material). It worked on my XXX-S without problems or damage.
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Old 01-25-2005, 02:40 PM   #1867
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isn't the reason you went to mod because TK was handing it to you in 19T?
TK became alright once we got him to switch to a Losi and I can't think of what he'll accomplish if he drives Mo's car.....LOL
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You can mount the transponder there, mine is. I'll try and shoot a picture of it when I get a chance.
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Old 01-25-2005, 06:28 PM   #1869
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I was just wondering... what kind of RX box is it in the car?? The gray RX box...I didn't see any crystal in it?? is it some thing new??
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Old 01-25-2005, 07:34 PM   #1870
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I was just wondering... what kind of RX box is it in the car?? The gray RX box...I didn't see any crystal in it?? is it some thing new??
Do a search on the forum for Spektrum. You will then learn about the future of RC radio gear.
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Old 01-25-2005, 07:36 PM   #1871
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I have been running my 3 Tekin G-10's in offroad and in my G+ since '98. The only time I have had any trouble out of them was due to my stupidity. I have run tekin speedos since back in '92. One thing to say is Rock Solid Reliable!!

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I was just wondering... what kind of RX box is it in the car?? The gray RX box...I didn't see any crystal in it?? is it some thing new??
Check out that receiver here http://www.jrxs.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=26

Yep same here I have never had any problems with tekin, unless it was my fault.

I allway mount my Personal transponder in my foam bumper. No since in screew'n around with something like that. If i could i would mount it on a poll so it is hanging three feet infront of the car
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Old 01-26-2005, 12:57 PM   #1873
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If i could i would mount (my P.T.) on a poll so it is hanging three feet infront of the car
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You can mount the transponder there, mine is. I'll try and shoot a picture of it when I get a chance.
Thanks for the input! I'm curious (along with everyone else), have you run the car yet?
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Greg,
He's been running the car for a while... he's one of the SPECIAL ones

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Greg... I've been running the car since Cleveland.
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