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Good choice for the Tekno MT 410 kit

Old 01-13-2020, 02:29 PM
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Default Good choice for the Tekno MT 410 kit

Currently building the Tekno MT 410 kit. I知 curious if the Hobbywing EZrun Max8 2600kv motor/ESC combo is a good choice as a starter combo set for this kit? The only thing is it comes with TRX plugs. Is it easy to swap them out with Deans Plugs?Thank you for your assistance.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:50 PM
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Personally i would go with the Max8 4274 2200k combo, it comes with Deans or Traxxas plugs

The 2600kv is a 4268 can buggy motor, or 1/8 on road. It will get hot in the MT410. The 2200kv is a truggy/truck motor, it's got the extra torque for a heavier truggy or truck
You can always gear it up for more speed due to the extra torque. That's my $0.02 worth anyway
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The MT410 is very light for an 1/8 in practice mt, so you may be able to get away with 2600kv motor, but I too say go to 2200kv, more room for different gearing for different uses.
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2000-2200kv with a 16T or 17T pinion is pure magic.

I don稚 advocate using Deans or Traxxas connectors on 4S, but I知 sure you can get away with it.
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Castle 1515 2200kv sensored. Backordered everywhere, but I think this is the best 1/8th scale system on the market for the $275 price point.

https://www.amainhobbies.com/castle-...145-03/p587669

https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?I=LXGMCY&P=ML

Obviously, the Tekin stuff is a little better, but more expensive ($315):

https://www.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...p?I=LXLYLP&P=7

I have two MT410's, one with each of the listed systems above, with the same tooth count pinion. I favor the Castle equipped rig because I feel the power curve is better/more linear for my driving style, especially since the newest ESC software was released last year.
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Originally Posted by TIME MACHINE View Post
2000-2200kv with a 16T or 17T pinion is pure magic.

I don稚 advocate using Deans or Traxxas connectors on 4S, but I知 sure you can get away with it.
what connector would you recommend? I致e been out of the loop in R/C for 12 years. Deans was the good stuff back then
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Originally Posted by Stankfinger76 View Post
what connector would you recommend? I致e been out of the loop in R/C for 12 years. Deans was the good stuff back then
Deans are still good for low to moderate power applications, but they have some limits. I would run them on 2S or 3S without any worry, but stepping up to 4S, or other high amperage situations would be a no-no.

You can find lots of connectors that are better suited for the job. They are easier to solder, and easier to disconnect. Personally, I use XT90 connectors on everything I own, but EC5, bullets, or similar options would be great too.

https://blog.ampow.com/amp/rc-batter...eans_or_T_Plug
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Default Kit questions.

I知 curious what else I値l need besides the obvious stuff when the kit arrives. Will I need the nuts to hold the wheels on? I know about the pinion gear, any other gears though? Little stuff like that. Thank you for your time.
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I知 curious what else I値l need besides the obvious stuff when the kit arrives. Will I need the nuts to hold the wheels on? I know about the pinion gear, any other gears though? Little stuff like that. Thank you for your time.
You will only need the usual stuff.

- Esc
- motor
- wheels and tires
- servo
- body
- paint (for the body)

I went the extra mile and bought a chassis protector, T-bone bumpers, chassis brace, and an unbreakable body from Russia. Other than tools, you will have everything you need.
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Originally Posted by TIME MACHINE View Post
You will only need the usual stuff.

- Esc
- motor
- wheels and tires
- servo
- body
- paint (for the body)

I went the extra mile and bought a chassis protector, T-bone bumpers, chassis brace, and an unbreakable body from Russia. Other than tools, you will have everything you need.
i appreciate the input. I think I知 all set to go now
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