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#1 george919

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:04 AM

Hey guys, I went on amainhobbies earlier and look at what I found!

http://www.amainhobb...ctric-Buggy-Kit

This really looks like a buggy with capabilities to outrun the mugens and the rc8.2s. They took all research from what they found in all previous buggies and combined it into one great kit!
What do you guys think about it? Good or Bad

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:14 AM

Tekno RC EB48 4WD Competition 1/8 Electric Buggy Kit
Low Price: $549.99

Needed to Complete:
  • 2/3 channel radio/transmitter
  • 1/8 Scale ESC and motor
  • High torque steering servo, optional brake servo
  • Pinion Gear, Traktion Drive, or Elektri-Clutch system
  • 4-6s LiPo battery
  • 1/8th scale buggy tires, wheels & CA glue
  • Paint for body
  • Hex tools (1.5, 2.0, 2.5mm), pliers, other tools


Looks Great, A tekin rx8 and T8 Will do this thing Justice, but it's gonna cost a boat load to get running..

I bet it will be well worth it for a racer..Looks like it will handle well and fly around the track.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:09 PM

Looks soooooooooo nice!

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:03 AM

A better look at the Tekno
  
  
  
  
  Tekno RC EB48 Electric 1/8th 4WD Buggy

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 04:04 PM

It looks good but I have to wonder about the support on it. Im not sure if $500+ is worth waiting for parts or wanting my LHS to support. It does set a bar for others to strive for :)

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:22 PM

I just pre ordered one due to the fact that I already have a RC8.2 mod. I'll keep you guys updated when it arrives.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 02:43 AM

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It looks good but I have to wonder about the support on it. Im not sure if $500+ is worth waiting for parts or wanting my LHS to support. It does set a bar for others to strive for :)

They said in the interview that they would support it and even hop up parts..
At worst like you said it raises the bar.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 12:14 AM

Well only after a few days of studying the tekno, I felt like it was the same as any other buggy like the mugen or rc8.2. The only difference is that there are more flaws and it has a narrow chassis. Narrow chassis can result in better handling but the layout of the buggy would make it always fly to the right because everything except the lipo is on the right side of the tray. Also, the layout also prevents good maintance.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:11 AM

View Postgeorge919, on 16 May 2012 - 12:14 AM, said:

Well only after a few days of studying the tekno, I felt like it was the same as any other buggy like the mugen or rc8.2. The only difference is that there are more flaws and it has a narrow chassis. Narrow chassis can result in better handling but the layout of the buggy would make it always fly to the right because everything except the lipo is on the right side of the tray. Also, the layout also prevents good maintance.

Did you cancel your pre order?

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:16 AM

View Postcmnyj28, on 16 May 2012 - 02:11 AM, said:

<br /><br />Did you cancel your pre order?
I'm still deciding.. But I ordered it on AMain so I didn't pay for it yet so I still have a month to decide.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:17 AM

So, What do you guys think about my research, is it accurate?

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:30 AM

View Postgeorge919, on 16 May 2012 - 02:17 AM, said:

So, What do you guys think about my research, is it accurate?

I'd like to weigh the sides, I kinda think the Lipo's are close to the Motor side the Motor is the only real thing of weight..

So below is the weight, 22.58oz for battery side,
16.49oz oz + the motor mount and speed controller mount for the other side, It's close, I don't think they would release a kit that would pull to one side..The Guys kinda sound legit and they are taking there time and testing it out..

2 - 2s Venom 5000 mah 25c Lipos
Weight: 11.29oz x 2 = 22.58oz

Hitec HS-7955TG
Weight: 2.29oz
T8 1900
Weight: 11.5oz
RX 8
Weight: 2.7oz


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:32 AM

check out the video on Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:03 PM I posted above, they address the weight..

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:41 AM

Thanks for the info, I never really went into detail but that's what I thought. The thing that i'm convinced about is the way the servo is placed.
It's not like any ordinary placement because it's at a 100+ degrees angle rather than 90. Not sure why they did it.

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:44 AM

Email them, see what they say info@teknorc.com, I'm sure they have a reason for it...When they answer you let us know..

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:44 AM

Sure, no problem!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 04:59 AM

Super quick answer from Tekno! Great Service. So here is what they said:

Hi George,

Thanks for your interest.  On the balance, just add up the weight of the components and compare against a common 4s hardcase pack.  The battery is ~600g.  A motor is ~350-400, ESC 100, servo 65, rx, 20.  You will see it's actually way more balanced than a dual pack layout :).

You have the option of running 3s/4s/5s/6s without being forced to run two packs.

The servo horn and linkage is square (correct geometry), it's just rotated 13 degrees because our steering posts are so narrow.  The rotation ensures the correct steering geometry.

Release date is summer 2012.  Thanks!

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:05 AM

So I did my calculations and this is what I got. 494 Grams on the right side of the chassis and 626 on the left side with 2 2s packs. If you are running a 4s then it would be approx. 650. So the difference is only 132 grams. I don't think you would notice it on the track

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 11:24 AM

View Postgeorge919, on 16 May 2012 - 04:59 AM, said:

Super quick answer from Tekno! Great Service. So here is what they said:

Hi George,

Thanks for your interest.  On the balance, just add up the weight of the components and compare against a common 4s hardcase pack.  The battery is ~600g.  A motor is ~350-400, ESC 100, servo 65, rx, 20.  You will see it's actually way more balanced than a dual pack layout :).

You have the option of running 3s/4s/5s/6s without being forced to run two packs.

The servo horn and linkage is square (correct geometry), it's just rotated 13 degrees because our steering posts are so narrow.  The rotation ensures the correct steering geometry.

Release date is summer 2012.  Thanks!

Awesome, Super Fast response..

I think since this is Tekno's first real RC they are gonna rock it.. if they don't, no one will ever take them serious, there conversion kits are Great, I bet this RC is great, I think they will support it like Crazy, Most local Hobby shops probably will not because they are not named Traxas or HPI, but if you get a Hobby shop with a track and guys drive the Tekno's I bet they carry parts..




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