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Tekno SCT410 4WD Short Course Truck

There has been considerable buzz about this release. It’s now official as Tekno RC has released its first description of the upcoming SCT410. As just about everyone has suspected, Tekno states the new truck shares many parts with its EB48 1/8-scale electric buggy. Of course, the SCT410 is 1/10-scale.

Tekno states there are many new parts on the SCT with a goal to keep weight to a minimum. These new items include narrower arms, lighter steering blocks, spindle carriers, rear hubs and an all-new lightweight drivetrain. Also added are sturdy adjustable body mounts and a front and rear bumper system.
Standard 12mm hexes are used and the offset needed is the same as Losi’s TEN-SCTE. The SCT410 available as a kit and Tekno says it should be available in January 2013 at an expected price of $399.99.

The chassis and shock towers are 4mm CNC 7075 aluminum. Tekno describes a focus on keeping the chassis narrow and that the widest point is only 125mm wide. Tekno also claims class leading front and rear clearance (short chassis overhang) for better bump handling and jump landing. Other chassis features include:

  • Adjustable, lightweight body mounting system fits most popular SC bodies (Losi, AE, etc.).
  • Lightweight, extremely durable front and rear bumper system.
  • 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.
  • Adjustable chassis brace system for fine tuning flex with front, center, and rear braces.


DRIVETRAIN

The motor mount is a 2-piece CNC aluminum design with dual clamping gear mesh adjustment. The spur gear is designed to work with MOD 1 pinion.

The SCT410 is based on a 1/8-scale platform, so it is of no surprise that the new 4WD short course truck three sealed fluid-filled differentials. Tekno says the drivetrain features newly redesigned precision gears with innovative cross-pin design for increased durability, less rotating mass for improved acceleration, straight center driveline for maximum efficiency and reduced wear and CV driveshafts with captured pins.


SHOCKS

The included shocks seem very impressive. The shocks feature a 16mm bore and are hard anodized. Tekno state sthey are the biggest in the class. Additional features include:

  • Innovative conical 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 aluminum threaded shock bodies.
  • 4mm hardened steel polished shafts.
  • Triple guide design for true consistent shaft action.
  • Options for vented cap, emulsion, or standard shock configurations out of the box.

SUSPENSION & STEERING
As expected, Tekno continued the heavy duty theme with the suspension. Tekno describes the suspension arms as bulletproof and claims them to be thicker and stronger than the competition. Other suspension and steering features include:

  • 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 = less parts in your toolbox.
  • ‘Narrow pivot’ steering posts provide ‘0 bump’ geometry with almost 0 steering slop.
  • Adjustable hinge pin braces are standard (toe, anti-squat, kick-up, front arm sweep).
  • 4mm inner, 3.5mm outer hinge pins, polished for smooth action.
  • Adjustable Ackerman and bump-steer (bump in, 0 bump, bump out).
  • Steering system is fully supported on precision ball bearings.  No bushings here.
  • LCG rod ends and lightweight turnbuckles.
  • Front/rear sway bars are the same length for fewer parts in your toolbox.

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2 Comments

  1. I heard about this after I won my Tekno EB48…I was considering Losi or Team Durango but I think I found one I want….The EB48 kit is really REALLY nice!! Im sure their SCT410 kit is the same. Lot of quality parts with Tekno..

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