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Old 01-03-2012, 01:34 PM   #16
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LRP warranty work in the US is done by AE. The last time I dealt with them (the QC2) I had mine back to me less than 10 days from the time I sent it in. That was quite awhile ago though.
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I have and run both (Tekin RS and LRP SXX V2 Stock Spec). For 12th scale, the LRP is amazing from an ease of use perspective with the 1s BEC. No receiver pack and second charger nastiness. I have had to boost more on the LRP and run a bit hotter motor temp with the LRP over the Tekin (not that it matters, with 13.5 boosted still coming off after an 8 min main at 110 degrees). I have never run the LRP in blinky or touring, so cannot compare the two beyond 12th.

I will also add that not having to have a laptop to program it is convienent, though by no means a deal breaker (there is always someone with a laptop at the track).

The Tekin felt faster. Fast guys can do amazing things with them. Their customer support is beyond awesome (I have not dealt with LRP CS yet). I think it is purely down to feel, and yes they feel very different as others have posted.
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The solder board and cheap case on the LRP can go right to hell.

It does feel smooth though. Tekin's got a nice design, but the feel is lousy.
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The solder board and cheap case on the LRP can go right to hell.
I agree it would be much easier if the solder tabs on the esc were just like those on the motor.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:04 PM   #20
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The solder board and cheap case on the LRP can go right to hell.

It does feel smooth though. Tekin's got a nice design, but the feel is lousy.

This would be one thing I too would miss about the Tekin, it just looks slick, the solder post are extremely versatile too. Bottom line... I want a go machine, not a show machine. I plan on keeping my Tekins just in case regardless, like I said before they have never given me any real problem and who knows someday their new software may come out and it be the SHIT and I don't wanna be stuck kicking myself in the ass with a couple with ugly ESC's nobody wants anymore.
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If you're around any of the team drivers that have ran the latest software they will tell you the feel is no longer an issue.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:10 PM   #22
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Apparently the next version of software for the Tekin is supposed to have really good feel.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:30 PM   #23
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If you're around any of the team drivers that have ran the latest software they will tell you the feel is no longer an issue.

Is that in one mode or in both blinky and twinkle?
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You ruined it! Twinkle mode was a secret! lol lol
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:35 PM   #25
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If you're around any of the team drivers that have ran the latest software they will tell you the feel is no longer an issue.
Like I said I won't be getting rid of my Tekins, I'm a Tekin fan boy, I have recommended Tekin more times than I can count. LRP has got a good rep here lately for being smooth which is just as important in racing as being fast. Just trying to get some feedback from ones who have used both, I am looking forward too using Tekins new software myself.
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I don't mind the LRP solder board. But you're right about the case! I've broken it just peeling it off the chassis plate. In fact, I've got an SXX Comp off to them right now for that very reason. 3 weeks and counting...

Tekin CS is very good. Very.

The "racers prefer receiver packs" thing is getting old, though. Time for a 1s speedo.
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What does everyone think about 1/12th scale esc i wanted a tekin but people say there on off feel. Ive been using a sxx comp should i just get the sxx v2 or is the stock spec better for 13.5?
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I don't mind the LRP solder board. But you're right about the case! I've broken it just peeling it off the chassis plate. In fact, I've got an SXX Comp off to them right now for that very reason. 3 weeks and counting...
I slice the servo tape with an xacto knife as Im pulling it off, a lot of companies use that type of case and yes the clips are very easy to break pulling or twisting on them too much... I've had good luck doing it this way, no more gouges on my chassis or cases and no more broken clips!

It only works with the regular hard to remove servo tape, the 3M or Parma gel type tapes don't cut like that so well.
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I had heard the same thing about how smooth the LRP speedos are. I picked one up to try it out. Apparently, I like the ON/OFF feel of the Tekin because I didn't leave it in the car very long. Can't wait for the new software update from Tekin. The LRP wasn't worth it to me.
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Hi Randy, when is the new software going to be available?

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