Tekin HotWire: V280 Eliminator ESC Drag Racing Software [VIDEO]

Tekin HotWire: V280 Eliminator ESC Drag Racing Software [VIDEO]

From Tekin:
V280 Eliminator is Drag Specific ESC firmware for Tekin GEN3 ESCs. Access new features we’ve developed for drag racing as well as updated Data Logging capabilities! Download HotWire 15.25.6 off the Tekin website and start loading V280 into your ESCs!

V280 can be installed in:

  • RS GEN3
  • RS PRO 1S Black Edition
  • RS PRO Black Edition
  • RX4
  • RX8 GEN3


Choose your desired Launch Power from 1 – 100% and leave the start line effectively and consistently hit after hit. Dial in the Power that best suits your car and racing surface for the perfect launch, every time. Be open minded about what might work best considering many of the fastest people in the country are launching at 30% to 40%.


Choose the time it takes for your ESC to reach full throttle after the launch. Fine tune your power profile for your car and racing surface and put down consistent ET’s. Start slow and increase as your car can handle it due to traction conditions and car setup.


Need a little more pull on that high traction street or strip? Use Launch Boost to increase how aggressive the ESC increases to full throttle. Setting is rpm based so recommended only for high traction and advanced users. Only settings 2 or maybe 3 are useful with low turn motors. Higher settings are useful for 13.5 classes to dial in the power response.

Improved Data Logging now includes PWM and Battery monitoring, allowing you to see the actual output from the ESC to motor as well as watch battery ripple for signs of a setup that may need changes.


Pulse Width Modulation, the signals sent from the ESC to your motor to make it go. Recording PWM will show you exactly how the new Launch settings are affecting the output to motor, allowing you to fine tune power over the whole run.


Ripple voltage can indicate problems in a setup and spotlight issues such as an over geared motor, too much timing being added in, timing being added in too quickly resulting in excessive load on the system or a combination of all. This may also indicate a weakened battery or a motor that may have a sensor issue or solder connection issue.
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Updated: July 13, 2021 — 10:24 AM
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