I started my testing with the settings that come installed in the speed control and as expected the BXR felt very smooth and worked as advertised. Drag brake is set to 50% from the factory and it worked well but I usually like it to be in the 75% range. Before adjusting the drag brake through the radio I set drag brake using the Mode and Incremental buttons on the top of the speed control because the speed control will go to that setting every time the speed control is turned on. I spent a lot of time driving my truck at my favorite trail and the BXR performed flawlessly the entire
time. I ended up at some pretty big rocks and it’s an area where being able to control how fast or slow your truck descends some of the sections is important.
As I mentioned, I like to have my drag brake set to about 75% which lets my truck roll just enough and that’s great for most areas. Sometimes however, it would be nice to have the tires lock up or roll a little faster. Now with the ability to adjust drag brake through an extra channel on my radio, I can fine tune the feel of the truck on the fly and increase its capability on all sections of the trail. A few flicks of the Aux button on my radio gave me full drag
brake when needed and pushing it the other way turned it down. That’s a pretty nice feature that worked well during my time on the trail and
I’m willing to bet that it would come in very handy during a comp. Eventually I turned on the active drag brake function and turned up the drag brake to 100% and there was a night and day difference in the performance of my truck and I really liked how it was working. On descents I was able to go from 100% drag brake at neutral and roll onto the throttle with no jerky motions at all ; there’s just a smooth as silk transition.
The connector used to operate the drag brake from the radio is installed in an open channel on the receiver.
Tekin includes double sided tape for speed control and switch mounting.