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Old 03-30-2012, 06:51 AM
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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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Old 03-31-2012, 05:35 PM
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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

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

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

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

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

*Edit, save, and share drive profiles
*Visually manage an unlimited number of models with the Traxxas Link App and see: *Transmitter model history
*Model names
*Customizable settings
*Profiles
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:46 PM
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#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
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Default 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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Old 04-01-2012, 04:33 PM
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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.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:00 AM
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Hummmm little tight.... that might be a easy fix... might look into that

I see what u mean by the size....
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:17 AM
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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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Old 04-02-2012, 02:21 AM
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This is the older style controller I was use to... I sold if off with the car pictured.
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Hmmmmm thats a pretty sweet controller. How much will u be asking for it?
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:36 AM
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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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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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LMAO now now, lol
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Lmfao i was thinking the same thing!
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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....
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woot not long till the expander comes out
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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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Old 10-10-2012, 07:51 AM
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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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