Tekin’s latest crawler unit packs big features in a small package
Tekin’s Latest Crawler Unit Packs Big Features In A Small Package
There’s a little excitement in the air anytime a product from Tekin arrives for testing. They’ve always been known for having high quality and well running equipment and when a new product is released there’s usually something there that’s unique. This time around I was able to get my hands on the new Tekin BXR and this one is designed for trail trucks and crawlers. It’s small (1 x .93 inch) size makes it easy to mount in any vehicle, it’s element proof, and this one comes with on-the-fly drag brake adjustment. There’s a lot more to tell you about! Time to get the Tekin BXR installed in my Axial SCX10II and give it a spin.
The BXR has a very small 1x .93 inch footprint which makes it easy to mount in pretty much any vehicle. The housing itself is an injection molded piece and protruding from the top are the mode and increment buttons that are used to program the speed control along with the solder tabs for the wires. The wires needed to operate it exit the side of the housing and they’re surrounded by a small rubber grommet. The BXR is element proof but according to Tekin that means that it’s resistant to water splashes, it cannot be submerged. The settings and throw of the speed control are displayed on an LED strip on the top of the case. It’s designed for brushed motors and can run up to a 20-turn when using a 2S battery or up to a 30 turn motor when running 3S. Motor and battery connections are up to you but Tekin helps out with the install by including some 14 gauge wire. Like other Tekin speed controls, the BXR can be updated and the settings can be tweaked when you use Tekin’s Hotwire app and programmer.
INSTALLATION AND SETUP
Before installing the BXR in my Axial SCX10II I took the time to install the “must use” power capacitor. It’s not a hard piece to install and you only have to do it one time but it’s in the way no matter where it goes so you have to use caution when working around it. I had more than enough room to mount the speed control in my SCX10II and getting the wires soldered up was a very easy job thanks to the easy to use solder tabs on top. Doing the radio calibration is also very simple; hold the mode button for 3 seconds, wait for a chime, pull full throttle and wait for a chime and push to full brake and after the last chime, the speed control is set and ready to go. It only took about five minutes to get the BXR installed and set up.
Four solder posts are used to connect the unit to the battery and motor and Tekin throws in some wire to help you get the job done.
The BXR’S small size makes it perfect for any chassis out there. An injection molded case protects the components inside and makes the unit element proof.