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    Traxxas TQi thoughts??

    Hey guys whats ur thoughts on the TQi????

    I personally love its telemetry and ipod dock.

    Ive heard it feels cheap , but there is no real facts to that. maby those people could fil it up fith some weights & make a lether grip with diamond studs... lol

    Im currently running the Traxxas Link 2.4ghz 5ch on 5 out of 13 cars & plan to upgrade the rest to run of the one controller.
    Im mainly running that TX because i dont know of any other that controll 5ch.

    Ive since found out that the TQi is compatable with the RX's i use. how cool is that

    So im planing to upgrade my TX tothe TQi and outfit my other cars with the telemetry RX's

    What u guys think, know a better 5ch pistol grip TX with model memory?

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    Tamiya: TL01MT, TL01B, TA01RA, Clodbuster
    Traxxas: Slash 2wd, Axial: SCX10 Honcho
    Hobao: Hyper 10e, River Hobby X-Ranger

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    RE: Traxxas TQi thoughts??

    Here is some info on them

    MODEL 6507: TQi Transmitter, 4-channel with 5-channel Receiver and Docking Base
    MODEL 6508: TQi Transmitter, 4-channel with 5-channel Receiver
    MODEL 6509: TQi Transmitter, 2-channel with 5-channel Receiver
    MODEL 6510: TQi Docking Base
    MODEL 6518: TQi 5-channel Receiver

    β–*Sleek Design with Internal Antenna
    β–*5-Channel Receiver with 3 Telemetry Ports
    β–*Traxxas Link Model Memory for up to 30 Models
    β–*Simple 2-Button Programming Interface
    β–*Built in Failsafe
    β–*Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum Technology (DSSS)
    β–*Uses only 4 AA Batteries
    β–*Accessory Docking Base Connects TQi with Apple iPhone or iPod touch
    β–*Traxxas Link Application Provides Visual Access to: β–*Real-Time Telemetry
    β–*Customizable Dashboards
    β–*Steering/throttle expo
    β–*Steering/braking dual rate
    β–*Servo reversing
    β–*Endpoint adjustment
    β–*Profile customization and sharing
    β–*Manage an unlimited number of models with the Traxxas Link App

    TQi 2.4GHz Radio System Features:
    β–*High Output signal for maximum range
    β–*Integrated internal antenna
    β–*Simple 2-Button Interface
    β–*Steering trim and Multi-Function knobs
    β–*Adjustable steering and throttle percentage (dual rates)
    β–*Adjustable steering and throttle sensitivity (exponential)
    β–*Adjustable steering and throttle end points
    β–*Automatically stores and loads settings for up to 30 Traxxas Link Model Memory enabled modelsβ€”just switch on and drive, "model selection" is not required.
    β–*High 13ms frame rate and near-zero latency for responsive control
    β–*Telemetry enabled 5-channel micro receiver with dual channel-1 inputs
    β–*Comfortable ergonomic design
    β–*New steering wheel and foam grip
    β–*Operates on just 4 AA batteries

    TQi Docking Base (#6510) Features:
    β–*Quickly installs on the TQi transmitter
    β–*Accepts Apple iPhone and iPod touch
    β–*Height adjustment pads included for iPhone and iPod touch devices with and without cases
    β–*Secure clamping mechanism holds iPhone or iPod touch in place via three rubber padded cleats
    β–*Capable of charging Phone or iPod touch
    β–*Operates on just 4 AA batteries
    β–*Accepts accessory 5-cell NiMH rechargable battery pack (#3037)
    β–*Integrated charge jack for use with NiMH batteries
    β–*TQi Docking Base included on select Traxxas vehicles

    Traxxas Link Application Features:
    β–*Intuitive iPhone and iPod touch interface
    β–*Customizable Dashboard β–*Dial or digital readout gauges
    β–*Up to nine gauges can be displayed at one time
    β–*Set threshold warnings and log maximums, minimums, or averages
    β–*Review telemetry feedback via the dashboard recording function that includes sound
    β–*Instant replay feature captures the previous 60-seconds of dashboard activity
    β–*Recordings can be named and saved
    β–*See telemetry feedback from electric and nitro models for speed, temperature, and voltage

    β–*Edit, save, and share drive profiles
    β–*Visually manage an unlimited number of models with the Traxxas Link App and see: β–*Transmitter model history
    β–*Model names
    β–*Customizable settings
    β–*Profiles
    LOSI: 5IVE-T, 8IGHT-E, MICRO SCT
    Tamiya: TL01MT, TL01B, TA01RA, Clodbuster
    Traxxas: Slash 2wd, Axial: SCX10 Honcho
    Hobao: Hyper 10e, River Hobby X-Ranger

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    RE: Traxxas TQi thoughts??

    #6523 - Temp/Voltage Telemetry Sensor (short)
    #6521 - Temp/Voltage Telemetry Sensor (long)
    #6535 - Temp Sensor Mount for Electric Motors

    #6522 - RPM Telemetry Sensor (short)
    #6520 - RPM Telemetry Sensor (long)

    #6541 - Power Tap for Voltage
    Sensor with Cable and Accessories

    #6860R - Motor Mount for Models 6808,6807, 6708
    Blue-Anodized Machined Aluminum
    #6860A - Motor Mount for Models 6808,6807, 6708

    #6538 - Spur Gear Telemetry Trigger Magnet Holder
    #6539 - Center Diff Telemetry Trigger Magnet Holder
    #6540 - Telemetry Trigger Magnet (5mm x 2mm)

    #5677A - Sensor-Ready Gear Cover for Model 5603
    #5677R - Sensor-Ready Gear Cover for Models 5608, 5607
    #3977A - Sensor-Ready Gear Cover for Model 3903
    #3977R - Sensor-Ready Gear Cover for Model 3908

    #3792 - Sensor-Ready Gear Cover for All Rustler, Bandit, Stampede
    and 2wd Slash
    #6537 Wire Retainer

    #7077R - Sensor-Ready Gear Cover for 1/16 VXL Models
    #7379R - Sensor-Ready Gear Cover for 1/16 Models
    with Titan 12T

    #7045R - 45-tooth Spur Gear for Telemetry
    #7046R - 50-tooth Spur Gear for Telemetry
    #7047R - 55-tooth Spur Gear for Telemetry

    #6542X - Flywheel for Telemetry
    (large, knurled for use with starter boxes)
    #6542 - Flywheel for Telemetry (35mm)

    #6536 - RPM Sensor Mounts
    for Nitro Models

    #6550 - Telemetry Expander Module
    Plugs directly into the TQi receiver and
    allows the use of additional sensors and
    the GPS module

    #6551 - GPS Module
    Provides the most precise speed
    information based on GPS location instead of RPM
    LOSI: 5IVE-T, 8IGHT-E, MICRO SCT
    Tamiya: TL01MT, TL01B, TA01RA, Clodbuster
    Traxxas: Slash 2wd, Axial: SCX10 Honcho
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    RE: Traxxas TQi thoughts??

    They look pretty good and if you're in to the iPhone thing I guess it will come in handy. A buddy of mine over on the Summit thread says the wheel is smaller then the old one and it feels a little tight, it might loosen up with a bit of use though.

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    RE: Traxxas TQi thoughts??

    My buddy just bought the "slow POS toy" summit according to phmax. The new 1...i have the 1 b4 the new 1. I hate hate hate the new controller, its tiny compared to mine and the wheel is super tight and id say a half inch smaller than my wheel. Which means alot to me maybe not to others. Thats just my opinion tho, but hey what do i know im an unexperienced noob right.
    Summit-$564, Tires and wheels-$150, lipos,servos and all my hopups-About $700, being the owner of the best rc ever-priceless!

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    RE: Traxxas TQi thoughts??

    Hummmm little tight.... that might be a easy fix... might look into that

    I see what u mean by the size....
    LOSI: 5IVE-T, 8IGHT-E, MICRO SCT
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    RE: Traxxas TQi thoughts??

    That sucks about the wheels size, Dammmm. still if there is a will thereis a way....

    Before u upgraded to 2.4ghz i use to use the HPI/Onfa radios. and was use to the nice rubber grip.
    When i went to the traxxas controller I hated the feel of the foam & it felt to small. Allso I dident like the fact that it dident show the voltage like most other 2.4ghz controllers, but it was the only controler that could controll 5ch. even tho its listed as a 4ch.

    Well anyway this is what I did to my controller. I fitted a volt meter & a touring car tyre to the wheel.... dare say might be able to mod the newer controller in the same way.... Untill the new controller came out I was planing to Jam a BEC in it & run a lipo... the advantage would be i could run it if any voltage battery providing it fitted.

    Here is one of my current controllers.... soon will be up for sale with reciver & i will be selling a non "link" one with a reciver


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    RE: Traxxas TQi thoughts??

    This is the older style controller I was use to... I sold if off with the car pictured.
    LOSI: 5IVE-T, 8IGHT-E, MICRO SCT
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    RE: Traxxas TQi thoughts??

    Hmmmmm thats a pretty sweet controller. How much will u be asking for it?
    Summit-$564, Tires and wheels-$150, lipos,servos and all my hopups-About $700, being the owner of the best rc ever-priceless!

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    RE: Traxxas TQi thoughts??

    Dont know yet... around $60-70 with spare arial & the 5ch reciver only because the recivers are around $30 so thats only $30-$40 for the controller itself with a spare arial For a additional $10 i can sepperate the 4th & 5th channel so they have there own switch....
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    RE: Traxxas TQi thoughts??


    ORIGINAL: Summit is Beast!!!

    Hmmmmm thats a pretty sweet controller. How much will u be asking for it?
    If you buy it at least you won't have to worry about supplying your shipping address. [X(]

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    RE: Traxxas TQi thoughts??

    LMAO now now, lol
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    Traxxas: Slash 2wd, Axial: SCX10 Honcho
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    RE: Traxxas TQi thoughts??

    Lmfao i was thinking the same thing!
    Summit-$564, Tires and wheels-$150, lipos,servos and all my hopups-About $700, being the owner of the best rc ever-priceless!

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    RE: Traxxas TQi thoughts??

    Well I've had my controller for a few weeks now, and love it...

    Problems well I left it in the car and one f the kids stepped on it braking off the lever for the dock, still works ok just harder to lock a iPod in.

    Only other complaints... It can't be changed from mph and f to km/h and c.
    Oh and u can't set custom wheel sizes....
    LOSI: 5IVE-T, 8IGHT-E, MICRO SCT
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    RE: Traxxas TQi thoughts??

    woot not long till the expander comes out
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    Traxxas: Slash 2wd, Axial: SCX10 Honcho
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    RE: Traxxas TQi thoughts??

    I always wanted one since they came out and I now own the XO-1. It's a nice controller and the size of the wheel was my first thought. But to me a smaller steering wheel is a great idea. It was so good that I bought my 6 year old son the TQi controller too for his 30th Anniversary Grave Digger. I love the no-folding antennea. My son has had his truck 3 weeks and has allready broke the antennea and bent the second one. Not from abuse but from trying to push it in. Hahaha. I've broke a few too in my lifetime. So finally words. I love the TQi and haven't found anything wrong with it. But I race my Short Course truck with a Spektrum.
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    RE: Traxxas TQi thoughts??

    some of you said they look cheep..... hmmmmm I have one here this new style with docking base for ipod. It developed a problem and LED doesnt go on as well as the top part of the TX is dead. When Ipod is connected and I switch on button the Ipod is binded with TX but the TX does not work and no LED light.

    I spoke to 2 people with exactly same problem. I think TQI with docking base is not yet fit for general sale. Obviously there are some problems which are not yet sorted out.

    BTW - if anyone knows hot to fix top of the TX (as docking base is working) please let me know.
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