CompetitionX http://www.competitionx.com RC Car News, RC Car Reviews, Tuning and Builds Fri, 21 Sep 2018 21:59:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Traxxas Cadillac CTS-V Body – 4-Tec 2.0 | CompetitionX http://www.competitionx.com/news-feed/traxxas-cadillac-cts-v-body-4-tec-2-0-competitionx/ http://www.competitionx.com/news-feed/traxxas-cadillac-cts-v-body-4-tec-2-0-competitionx/#respond Wed, 19 Sep 2018 05:12:48 +0000 http://www.competitionx.com/?p=37480 Traxxas is topping off their speedy 4-Tec 2.0 with some American muscle – but not quite what you think. Check out this gorgeous Cadillac CTS-V body that comes pre-cut and pre-painted, ready to drop right on your 2.0! This officially licensed Caddy is available in either blue or silver and comes with injection-molded side mirrors …

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SoCal U4RC Winter Series 2018 – Round 3 – Cherry Valley RC Raceway | CompetitionX http://www.competitionx.com/news-feed/socal-u4rc-winter-series-2018-round-3-cherry-valley-rc-raceway-competitionx/ http://www.competitionx.com/news-feed/socal-u4rc-winter-series-2018-round-3-cherry-valley-rc-raceway-competitionx/#respond Sat, 15 Sep 2018 01:20:45 +0000 http://www.competitionx.com/?p=37376 Round 3 of the 2018 SoCal U4RC Winter Series had us back at Cherry Valley RC Raceway. Now, when we say Winter Series, you probably think cool weather, maybe even drizzle or snow. But this is Southern California, the state that really doesn’t know what winter is. We were looking at playing with toy cars …

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Tekno ET410 4WD 1:10 Truggy Build | CompetitionX http://www.competitionx.com/news-feed/tekno-et410-4wd-110-truggy-build-competitionx/ http://www.competitionx.com/news-feed/tekno-et410-4wd-110-truggy-build-competitionx/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 19:28:14 +0000 http://www.competitionx.com/?p=37168 Originally published on CompetitionX It’s no secret that Tekno is rising to the top of the competitive RC heap – quality products, extremely durable and man do they perform! Even with all that going for them, the San Diego plant is still popping out some surprises … enter the ET410, a 4WD 1:10 scale Stadium …

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Tekno ET410 Build – Part 9 – Final Assembly | CompetitionX http://www.competitionx.com/rc-build-blog-tekno-et410/tekno-et410-build-part-9-final-assembly-competitionx/ http://www.competitionx.com/rc-build-blog-tekno-et410/tekno-et410-build-part-9-final-assembly-competitionx/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 19:24:28 +0000 http://www.competitionx.com/?p=37190 The final steps in the Tekno ET410 are the wheels and tires, Velcro install and body. For the wheels and tires, I’m using: • #8262-03 Pro-Line Racing Positron T 2.2″, MC Compound, www.prolineracing.com • #7852 Team Associated Truck Hex Wheels, White, www.teamassociated.com Amazing paintwork by the one and only Sharkbait Designworks! This dood is simply …

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Tekno ET410 Build – Part 8 – Electronics | CompetitionX http://www.competitionx.com/rc-build-blog-tekno-et410/tekno-et410-build-part-8-electronics-competitionx/ http://www.competitionx.com/rc-build-blog-tekno-et410/tekno-et410-build-part-8-electronics-competitionx/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 19:23:56 +0000 http://www.competitionx.com/?p=37188 Tekno’s ET410 will accept almost all 1:10 scale electronics, with some guys already installing 1:8 scale systems. I went with the same gear I used in my EB410 – simply because it worked, it’s fast and it fits! We have the following installed: • #FUTK4908 Futaba 7PX 7-Channel Transmitter, www.futaba-rc.com • R1 Wurks Digital Low-Profile …

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Tekno ET410 Build – Part 6 – Chassis Assembly | CompetitionX http://www.competitionx.com/rc-build-blog-tekno-et410/tekno-et410-build-part-6-chassis-assembly-competitionx/ http://www.competitionx.com/rc-build-blog-tekno-et410/tekno-et410-build-part-6-chassis-assembly-competitionx/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 19:23:48 +0000 http://www.competitionx.com/?p=37184 Now that we have the front and rear clips of our Tekno ET410 built, let’s start getting all the bits attached to the chassis. Speaking of the chassis, Tekno has provided the ET410 with a 3mm, 7075 CNC-machined plate with all kinds of pockets cut into it for weight savings. Beautiful piece for sure! Very …

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Tekno ET410 Build – Part 5 – Front Suspension | CompetitionX http://www.competitionx.com/rc-build-blog-tekno-et410/tekno-et410-build-part-5-front-suspension-competitionx/ http://www.competitionx.com/rc-build-blog-tekno-et410/tekno-et410-build-part-5-front-suspension-competitionx/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 19:23:40 +0000 http://www.competitionx.com/?p=37182 Like the rear, the front suspension on the Tekno ET410 is quite macho. Thick parts, aluminum bits and another anti-roll bar – all standard equipment. Ok – done with the major build parts. Time to start attaching it all to the chassis!

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Tekno ET410 Build – Part 3 – Rear Bulkhead | CompetitionX http://www.competitionx.com/rc-build-blog-tekno-et410/tekno-et410-build-part-3-rear-bulkhead-competitionx/ http://www.competitionx.com/rc-build-blog-tekno-et410/tekno-et410-build-part-3-rear-bulkhead-competitionx/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 19:23:33 +0000 http://www.competitionx.com/?p=37178 In Step 3 of our Tekno ET410 build, we assemble the rear bulkhead; shock tower, camber link mount and body mounts. Another simple step. Both bulkheads are done, time to get the suspension mounted up!

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Tekno ET410 Build – Part 7 – Shocks | CompetitionX http://www.competitionx.com/rc-build-blog-tekno-et410/tekno-et410-build-part-7-shocks-competitionx/ http://www.competitionx.com/rc-build-blog-tekno-et410/tekno-et410-build-part-7-shocks-competitionx/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 19:23:25 +0000 http://www.competitionx.com/?p=37186 The Tekno ET410 comes with some pretty massive shocks – 13mm hard-anodized threaded shocks to be exact. In addition to their beefy design, they include 3.5mm shafts, dual glide x-ring cartridges and locking spring perches. Boom – DONE! At the end of the build you can set the ride height and such, but for now, …

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Tekno ET410 Build – Part 2 – Front Bulkhead | CompetitionX http://www.competitionx.com/rc-build-blog-tekno-et410/tekno-et410-build-part-2-front-bulkhead-competitionx/ http://www.competitionx.com/rc-build-blog-tekno-et410/tekno-et410-build-part-2-front-bulkhead-competitionx/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 19:23:13 +0000 http://www.competitionx.com/?p=37176 The next step in our Tekno ET410 build is the steering system and front bulkhead assembly. The ET410 uses a dual bellcrank steering setup that rides on a full set of bearings. The bulkheads are designed to completely encapsulate the diff, using molded plates on the bottom to seal everything up. Simple, easy step. We’ll …

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