Tekin Takes The RX8 To The Next Generation

May 01, 2013 No Comments by

Back in March Tekin announced their new RS GEN2 speed control in the trick looking white plastic housing that was packed with new features, and today they have announced that the RX8 is also getting an update.  Read the full press release from Tekin below:

The RX8 GEN2 brings new features and next level performance to the popular RX8 series speed controls. Designed using today’s state of the art micro components, the GEN2 delivers advanced tuning options for the hardcore racer. When it comes to large scale racing, the RX8 GEN2 has what racers demand; reliability, precise control and unmatched power handling capability.

Packed with new features, the RX8 GEN2 delivers a programmable high-voltage BEC, an EZ Access Port for HotWire communication and Datalogging capabilities in a small sized package. Couple the RX8 GEN2 with a T8 Competition Brushless Motor for the ultimate in 1/8th scale racing equipment. Couple the GEN2 with a Pro4 or Pro4HD for the most dominant power system available for your 4WD Short Course Truck!

Features:

  • Ultra-smooth and Precise Throttle and Braking Control
  • Compatible with Sensored/Sensorless Brushless and Brushed Motors
  • Easily Access Programming, Anywhere, Anytime
  • Datalogging Capability
  • High Voltage Programmable BEC
  • EZ Access HotWire Programming Port
  • HotWire PC Interface for Advanced Programming and Updating
  • D2: Dual Drive Mode Technology
  • On-Board Temperature Indicator
  • Removable/Replaceable Cooling Fan
  • HDAC: High Density Copper PCB’s
  • Sensor Plug for Precise Commutation with all Motors
  • Gold-plated Solder Posts for Easy Wire Replacement
  • Self Test Diagnostics and Factory Reset
  • Pit Tune Mode
  • DGF2: Digital Glitch Filtering V2
  • QuickTune™ Programming
  • One-Touch Radio Calibration

30mm RX8 Fan Included #TT3832

  • High airflow volume for extreme cooling
  • Impact resistant durable design for offroad applications
  • Brushless Motor

Program Features:

  • High Voltage BEC (6.0v/7.4v)*
  • Drag Brake (13 steps)
  • Brake / Reverse Strength (13 steps)
  • Current Limiter (none + 12 steps)
  • Neutral Width (13 steps)
  • Timing Profiles (5 preset – 2 custom*)
  • Adjustable Throttle and Brake Minimums
  • Custom Throttle Curves
  • Motor/Reverse Type: Brushless, Brushed, No Rev, Rev Delay
  • Voltage Cutoffs (none, 2S, 3S, 4S, 5S, 6S, Custom)
  • Save, Load and Share custom ESC setup files*
  • Save, Load and Share Data Log files*
  • Extensive Tuning via Tekin HotWire PC Interface

*Requires HotWire Sold Separately

Specs:

Controls: Forward/Brake/Reverse
Input Voltage: 2S-6S Lipo
BEC: 6.0v / 7.4v 7amps
Motor Limit Brushless Mode: No Limit
Motor Limit Brushed Fwd Only Mode: No Limit
Motor Limit Brushed Fwd/Rev Mode: No Limit
Max Current: 220amps per phase
Timing Profiles: 7 choices (on board)
Brushed Modes: Fwd Only, Fwd/Rev, Rev Delay
Brushless Modes: Fwd Only, Fwd/Rev, Rev Delay
Dimensions: 1.5 x 2.2 x 1.4in (38 x 55.8 x 25.5mm)
Weight: 2.7oz / 76.5g

TT2301 – RX8 GEN2 ESC
Street Price: $199.00

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