This is the Tekno RC SCT410.3 Competition 1/10 Scale Electric 4WD Short Course Truck Kit. The SCT410.3 is an updated version of the original SCT410 with a slew of updated parts and improvements. The SCT410.3 leapfrogs over the 4×4 SC competition in terms of performance, durability, and value. Tekno RC has their customers’ best interests at heart so there is a clear path to simply upgrade your original SCT410 if you already have one. But there’s also nothing like a fresh new kit that goes together like butter!
With the SCT410.3, Tekno wanted to improve performance and increase value to the customer without increasing the price or compromising on the great qualities of the original. To do this, they went through the entire platform and made changes accordingly.
NOTE: Electronics, wheels and tires shown in photos are for illustrative purposes only and are not included. See needed to complete list below for a full list of items required to complete the model.
- Drivetrain Improvements:
- The diffs feature smoother gears and a updated 1-piece composite diff cross pin.
- The old steel driveshaft has been replaced with a updated tapered aluminum design.
- All of the outdrives and couplers are now lightened.
- Angled rear gearbox with larger bearings is now standard.
- Results – dramatically reduced rotating mass, improved acceleration and efficiency.
- Suspension Improvements:
- All updated front and rear suspension geometry.
- Updated reduced height front and rear shock towers.
- Updated V2 hinge pin brace system for incredible adjustability.
- Updated front arms feature a flat bottom for increased durability and clearance.
- Updated rear arms feature the flat bottom but are also 4mm longer.
- Updated rear hubs with reduced offset to match the longer rear arms.
- Updated longer rear sway bar.
- Updated clamping spring perches with captured shock boots.
- Updated droop adjustment screws are now standard.
- Results – lower CG, increased adjustability, increased stability, and increased consistency.
- Weight, Durability, and other Improvements:
- Lightened black anodized 4mm CNC chassis is now standard.
- Aluminum pivot balls throughout.
- Aluminum suspension and spindle bushings are now standard.
- Updated lighter camber link rod ends and turnbuckles.
- LCG Lightened Motor mount is now standard.
- M5 stub axles are now standard.
- Split center diff mount makes maintenance a breeze.
- Lightened metal clamping 12mm wheel hexes are now standard.
- Revised front bumper increases ground clearance.
- Larger 6x13x5mm (vs. 6x12x4mm) outer wheel bearings front and rear increases durability.
- Spindles feature adjustable stops for more precise steering control.
- Compatibility with existing parts and options.
- Results – lower CG, improved handling, improved acceleration, and improved durability.
- 4mm CNC aluminum black anodized chassis.
- Super narrow layout – 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.
- Adjustable, LCG 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 CG.
- 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.
- Motor Mount:
- 2-piece CNC aluminum motor mount with precision dual clamping gear mesh adjustment.
- Split center diff mount for easy maintenance.
- Lightweight direct-to-diff mount design.
- Uses standard MOD 1 pinion.
- Differentials and Drivetrain:
- 3 fluid filled adjustable super lightweight diffs.
- Newly redesigned precision diff gears with innovative 1-piece cross-pin design for increased durability.
- Less rotating mass = better acceleration.
- Lightweight straight center driveline for maximum efficiency and reduced wear.
- CV driveshafts with captured pins on all 4 wheels.
- Standard 12mm hexes fits most popular SC wheels (SCTE offset).
- 16mm bore hard anodized shocks – Biggest-in-class!
- 4mm 7075 aluminum shock towers are standard.
- 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.
- Optional springs and sway bars available.
- Suspension and Steering:
- Bulletproof suspension arms – thicker and stronger than the competition.
- Adjustable front arm sweep and angle to make the car more aggressive (swept forward), or easier to drive (swept back).
- ‘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 Ackermann and bump-steer (bump in, 0 bump, bump out).
- Steering system is fully supported on precision ball bearings. No bushings here.
- Straight rod ends and lightweight turnbuckles.
- Other Features:
- Exceptional wear characteristics. Leave the slop and warping to the other guys.
- Easily adjust anti-squat, rear toe, front arm angle, front arm sweep, roll center, toe, camber, wheelbase, Ackermann, bump steer, suspension geometry out of the box..
- Extremely easy to work on with minimal screw count.
- Shares many parts with the EB/NB/ET/NT48 = less parts in your toolbox.
- All metric hex hardware.
- 100% Tekno RC Designed and Tested in Southern California.
Weight: ~2850g (6.3lb) out of the box RTR (RTR weight equipped w/ Tekin RX8, Pro4 motor, 300g battery, rx, etc)
Diff Ratio: F/R – 10/40t, Center – 44t
Battery tray dimensions: 50x148mm
Is Assembly Required: Yes
Needed To Complete:
- 2 Channel radio/transmitter
- ESC and Pro4 SCT motor
- High torque steering servo
- 2S LiPo battery
- Compatible battery charger
- SC tires, wheels (SCTE offset) & CA glue
- SC body of your choice, paint for body
- Hex tools (1.5, 2.0, 2.5mm), nut drivers (5.0, 5.5, 7.0, 8.0mm), pliers, other tools
This product was added to our catalog on April 29, 2015
First, I'm going to start with dislike.
1) The composite cross-pins in each diff. I use aluminum.
2) The stock set-up. I know by now everyone knows the stock set-up is crap. If you are nose diving and you are close to stock, its probably from chassis slapping the rear of the truck.
3) I have very precise scales and the truck is off balance with a Tekin 4300HD motor, RX8 ESC, Protek 150 servo and a Trinity 7150MaH 100C battery. You need approx. 38-45g in front of the servo and 60-70g just in front of the shock tower on the batter side.
Second, what I like.
I like most of everything else on the truck. I would have liked to have seen the aluminum hinge pin holders A,B,C & D along with aluminum diff cross pins but in my opinion, they do not slow the truck down.
Final thoughts and set-up.
My shocks are built with 8x1.4 tapered down pistons. I am using 32.5 wt AE oil in the front and 30 wt AE oil rear. I feel the truck has a high roll center and made all of my camber links longer. I only run 2 degrees of anti-squat and it jumps better and obviously handles bumps better. I run full rear toe in and 1.5 degree front toe out. It works for most tracks without changing anything.
I am still running 8 x 1.4 pistons but I have increased the oil to 40 AE front, 35AE real and pink springs both front and rear. The previous setup is too soft and allows the truck to transfer weight too quickly. This new setup does not throw the weight to the front coming off power and visa-versa. I truck jumps very flat and the dampening is very good for virtually all indoor tracks at least as a starting point. IMPORTANT: make sure you do not run bump steer with this truck. You can check by holding the truck up in the air with the tires off with the A-arms flat and find something that is parallel to the outside of your wheel mount (Stub Axle). Pull the A-arm to compress the shock and the wheel mount should stay on the same line. If it moves inward, you have positive bump steer and out is negative. You can change it by add/removing washers under the Ackerman or at the steering spindle.
Also, It seems to be best not to run more than 2* of anti-squat as the truck wants to nose dive at times.
I know its a lot to read but I hope it helps.
2015 - Excellent kit from Tekno! Parts quality is very good and the build is super smooth with easy to understand instructions. Would be nice to have the option of a higher priced 'team' version of the kit that includes the optional upgrades (i.e. aluminum diff cross pins, aluminum hinge pin braces, etc.) so you wouldn't have to get the parts separately. Overall, excellent! Highly recommend this truck!
I took a break from the RC world for a while, and wanted to get back into it. I had sold off all of my old RCs and so I bought a Slash 4x4. I bought the center differential. I bought the LCG conversion kit. I tried to tune it. Bought all the spring kits, tried all the online setups, different shock and diff oil weights, different shock builds, nothing I did made it drive the way I wanted it to.
So I decided to take the dive and buy my first kit RC. When I opened the box what I saw was daunting. I was relieved to find that the instructions were extremely clear for the most part. My instruction manual had an arrow pointing to the wrong hole for the rear chassis brace (it goes on the opposite side as the others) and one of my bags had two extra very short counter-sink screws that were not accounted for in the instructions. But other than that everything was extremely clear and easy to follow.
After I got the roller built I put the RX8 GEN2 from my old Sportwerks Mayhem E-Buggy I converted in it and bought a Tekin Pro 4 4600kv and a Savox SC-1267SG servo to drop in. I upgraded my transmitter/receiver from the Traxxas TQi system to a Futaba 4PL and a Futaba R2104GF receiver.
After setting the RX8 GEN2 up for 2s and 7.2v BEC I ran a couple of packs through it. The stock rear springs are extremely soft and required 3/4 preload just to keep the rear end off the ground. My local hobby shop suggested red springs for the rear which let me reduce the rear preload to just 3-4 turns in the rear.
I ended up with my ride-height just a bit higher than what the manual states, but the lower control arms in the front and rear are both level with the chassis, which is usually what is recommended. A bit of fiddling with the turnbuckles to get everything aligned, re-dialing in the steering trim, and getting everything driving straight and true was also very helpful.
After that I ran about 2-3 packs through it and was amazed at how well it handle. It absorbed the rough stuff easily with still plenty in the suspension to support the truck through the turns without digging in. Throttle response is excellent with little to no loss/lag in the drive train. Motor temps were about 160F and the ESC was around 76F after 10 minute runs on a 16t pinion gear so I swapped in a 15. I had the tuner specialist in the shop dial down the punch on my ESC to help with the rear tires spinning when trying to get on the throttle out of turns and my temps evened out to ~118F on the motor and ~98F on the ESC so I know the system is happy, and the control is still good.
Being that I am not a pro, needless to say I have crashed this many, many, many, MANY times. The brand new slash body I put on it (I had it laying around, it's a nearly perfect fit for this kit) is nearly destroyed, while the kit itself remains mostly unharmed. I highly recommend skid plates for practice sessions to help save the chassis if you are an unskilled driver like myself as that seems to be the only part of the truck taking wear at the moment. Even the front bumper is still in immaculate condition considering the pounding I've given it.
I did manage to land out of a huge jump directly into a massive nail holding down some of the track pipes during a run. As I limped it to the side of the track with one of the front wheels perpendicular to the car I feared the worst. However all I managed to break was the A-Block, nothing else was bent or broken. The sway bar link had come out of its ball joint, but a new A-Block and 5 minutes wrenching and I was back in action. I splurged and got the aluminum block, but honestly if that's what it takes to break the plastic one it's probably more than fine.
With the help of the pros at my local track I've managed to get it dialed in and am now enjoying my wheel time immensely. I can't wait to get good enough to start racing, but I can already keep up or go faster than a lot of people running 1/10th scale.
All in all I am extremely happy with this kit, and if I decide to go 1/8th scale buggy I'll be getting the EB48, which is exactly the same as this kit with 1/8th scale buggy trimmings!
This car will handle extremely well stock. Race ready is an understatement. The center differential really helps put the power down evenly so the car would not flip over. The durability is unmatched to any other brands.
However, I recommend few upgrades for the future.
MUST: Hardened Steel Spur gear
1. Aluminum Hinge Pin block set
2. Aluminum Servo Horn
3. Aluminum shock cap and delrin cartridge set with TiNi Shaft
4. Blue Spring in the rear
5. DE-Racing skid plate
6. M2C rear chassis brace
7. Aluminum Cross Pin for diffs
Oh and I'm also running a Tekin RX8 Gen 3 esc with the T8 Gen 3 2650 1/8 scale buggy motor on Protek LiHV 4s batteries haha. It's the most ridiculous amount of power in a track ready SCT... I love it...
UPDATE: Truck performs much better and it's close to being really good on my track. It crashed this thing so many times now off jumps and running 4s is just stupid, but I haven't had one issue with it other than destroying my first body within the first 2 batteries. The better I get it performing the more I like it. If you want a real 4wd short course truck, a kit you build yourself and get to pick what goes on it, this is far and away the best choice. Way more durable than that other one that everybody buys. I've had a couple of them myself and they aren't even in the same neighborhood as far as quality and especially on track performance. Tekno and AMain all the way!
Best decision I could have made. This thing never breaks just for starters. I have been hit multiple times by fellow racers really hard, and this truck just shakes it off. I have now run it in 6 full out races, qualifying, and mains. I have yet to have to replace anything. And with the correct suspension adjustments for your track, it sticks to the track like glue. I run on a outside clay track with large jumps and it sails over them with no issue. Just so you know, I'm running a Tekin ESC and Tekin 4600 motor and this thing just out and out flies. My past two races I took first in both. So to say I'm happy with this truck is an understatement. If you want a strong, dependable race ready SCT, don't waste your time with other trucks. Buy this Tekno, you won't be disappointed.
The truck really ran well and I was very impressed with the stability around corners at high speed as well as it's ability to accelerate in a straight line in poor traction conditions. I have made a few adjustments to the truck, but most of the time I went back to the stock settings. I did lower the center of gravity a half centimeter or so by adjusting the droop screw and that did seem to make a significant difference in stability.
I had no trouble putting it together and the directions were well written and clear. I did not have any problem putting the diffs together as another reviewer had mentioned, but I did crack the first hex I installed as I was tightening the set screw. The hexes do seem rather light weight for a truck like this. I had a replacement in my box so it didn't hold me up at all, but be careful installing these to keep them from cracking.
Overall a great truck so far and I can't wait to get some good racing in this summer!