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Old 05-04-2012, 12:04 AM
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Tekno RC EB48 4WD 1/8 Electric Buggy



New from Tekno RC:

100% Tekno RC Designed and Tested in Southern California.

Chassis:
  • Designed to be electric from the ground up - no nitro conversions here!
  • 4mm CNC 7075 aluminum hard anodized lightened chassis.
  • Super narrow chassis - widest point is only 125mm (less than 5”) mudguard-to-mudguard.
  • Class leading front and rear clearance (short chassis overhang) provides better bump handling and jump landing.
  • Integrated battery tray/mud guard, battery is sunken into chassis for a super low COG.
  • Integrated electronics tray/mud guard for easy removal of electronics.
  • Spacious, enclosed, easy access radio box with integrated transponder mount.
  • Single pack configuration is better balanced, lighter weight, and makes battery changes easier. Battery tray accommodate 2x2s packs.
  • Adjustable chassis brace system for fine tuning flex with front, center, and rear braces.

Differentials and Drivetrain:
  • 3 fluid filled adjustable super lightweight diffs.
  • Less rotating mass = better acceleration.
  • Straight center driveline for maximum efficiency and minimal wear.
  • CV driveshafts with captured pins on all 4 wheels.

Shocks:
  • Super smooth 16mm big bore shocks.
  • 5mm CNC 7075 aluminum shock towers are standard.
  • Innovative cone piston design (not just tapered) provides varied compression and rebound rates.
  • Fully adjustable long travel suspension geometry maximizes stability and traction while providing superior cornering and on-power steering.
  • CNC threaded shock bodies, caps, cartridge caps, and adjustment nuts.
  • 4mm hardened steel polished shafts.
  • Triple guide design for true consistent shaft action.
  • Options for vented cap, emulsion, or standard shock configurations.
  • Optional spring rates and spring kits are available.

Suspension and Steering:
  • Adjustable length rear arms to suit any track condition.
  • Adjustable front arm sweep and angle to make the car more aggressive (swept forward), or easier to drive (swept back).
  • Front and rear arms can be used on either side, rear hubs can be used on either side - less parts in your toolbox.
  • ‘Narrow pivot’ steering posts provide ‘0 bump’ geometry with almost '0 steering slop'.
  • Adjustable CNC 7075 hinge pin braces are standard.
  • 4mm inner, 3.5mm outer hinge pins, polished for smooth action.
  • Adjustable Ackerman and bump-steer (bump in, 0 bump, bump out).
  • CNC aluminum Ackerman plate rides on 4 precision bearings.
  • LCG rod ends and lightweight turnbuckles are lowered by 5mm.
  • Front/rear sway bars are the same length = less parts in your toolbox.
  • Adjustable steering stops for precise steering travel settings.

Motor Mount:
  • 2-piece CNC aluminum motor mount with precise dual clamping gear mesh adjustment.
  • Lightweight direct-to-diff mount design.
  • Use standard MOD 1 pinion, Tekno RC Traktion Drive or Elektri-Clutch.
  • Use motor brakes or mechanical brakes, the choice is yours.
  • Easily accommodates ‘Truggy’ or ‘Long’ can motors up to 78mm long.

Other Features:
  • Lightweight easily adjustable wing mount system.
  • High downforce wing included.
  • Easily adjust anti-squat, rear toe, front arm angle, front arm sweep, roll center, toe, camber, wheelbase, rear arm length, Ackerman, bump steer, suspension geometry out of the box..
  • Full set of option parts avaialble.
  • Extremely easy to work on with minimal screw count.
  • All metric hex hardware.
  • 7.5lb RTR weight with common electronics and options.
  • Sub-7lb running weight easily achievable

Specifications:

Length: 435mm (without wing)
Wheelbase: 323-335mm
Width: 306-310*mm (*optional hubs required)
Weight: 3400g (7.5lb) (RTR weight equipped w/ Tekin RX8, 600g battery, rx, etc)
Diff Ratio: F/R - 10/40t, Center - 44t
Battery tray dimensions: 50x148mm (2x2s or 1x4s config)
Kit/RTR: Kit

Needed to complete:
  • 2/3 channel radio/transmitter
  • 1/8 Scale ESC and motor
  • High torque steering servo, optional brake servo
  • Pinion or Traktion Drive / 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

TKR5000 - $549.99
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:07 AM
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seen a vid of this vehicle running against a variety of competition. Based on the way it could hug the turns in comparison to other vehicles almost looked unfair. Amazing.

From discussions of the vehicle on the webboards, it will also accept long shank pinions as well. It can also fit the MMM ESC too for those curious.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:46 PM
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WOW...this car is awesome!!! I've contemplated getting a 1/8 E Buggy for a while but have held off for multiple reasons....primary is that most are mere conversions...not TRUE electric designs from the beginning. THIS buggy is different.....it appears to be truely an electric design from the beginning. I am wondering how the parts support will be though? That could be it's achileas heel. I hope it's done right!
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:39 PM
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I am assuming the buggy will be carried everywhere that Tekno already has stuff like tower, amain, etc. Its already up for pre-order at amain.
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Looks impressive.. Tekno has come up with some very effective and well thought out designs in their conversions that also came with very high build quality. I'm willing to bet that this one will be a winner.
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