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Old 07-26-2012, 05:59 AM
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Default Traxxas TQi and Telemetry Support

Talk about your TQi here! All Traxxas owners and fans welcome!

Need help with binding, contoller settings, telemetry settings and setup? Ask here.


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ok lets start with the basics, the controllers

here is the manual [link=http://traxxas.com/sites/default/files/120130-R01-6507-6508-6509-TQi-Manual.pdf]CLICK HERE[/link]

PN#6507: TQi Transmitter, 4-channel with 5-channel Receiver and Docking Base


PN#6508: TQi Transmitter, 4-channel with 5-channel Receiver


PN&6514: TQi Transmitter, 3-channel with 5-channel Receiver


PN#6509: TQi Transmitter, 2-channel with 5-channel Receiver


PN#6510: TQi Docking Base


PN#6518: TQi 5-channel Receiver
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Cant forget the Telemetry


PN#6523 - Temp/Voltage Telemetry Sensor (short)


PN#6521 - Temp/Voltage Telemetry Sensor (long)


PN#6535 - Temp Sensor Mount for Electric Motors


PN#6522 - RPM Telemetry Sensor (short)


PN#6520 - RPM Telemetry Sensor (long)


PN#6541 - Power Tap for Voltage (long)


PN#6543 - Power Tap for Voltage (short)
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And more


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


PN#6860A - Motor Mount for Models 6808,6807, 6708


PN#6538 - Spur Gear Telemetry Trigger Magnet Holder


PN#6539 - Center Diff Telemetry Trigger Magnet Holder


PN#6540 - Telemetry Trigger Magnet (5mm x 2mm)


PN#5677A - Sensor-Ready Gear Cover for Model 5603

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PN#5677R - Sensor-Ready Gear Cover for Models 5608, 5607


PN#3977A - Sensor-Ready Gear Cover for Model 3903


PN#3977R - Sensor-Ready Gear Cover for Model 3908


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


PN#6537 Wire Retainer


PN#7077R - Sensor-Ready Gear Cover for 1/16 VXL Models


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Old 07-26-2012, 11:24 PM
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PN#7379R - Sensor-Ready Gear Cover for 1/16 Models with Titan 12T


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



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


PN#6542 - Flywheel for Telemetry (35mm)


PN#6536 - RPM Sensor Mounts for Nitro Models


PN#6550 - Telemetry Expander Module


PN#6551 - GPS Module
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ok, now we have seen what all the parts look like, lets work out what you will need to make ur traxxas vehicle have basic Telemetry (RPM/Speed, Temp & Volts)



Traxxas Bandit
Traxxas Rustler
Traxxas Stampede 2wd
Traxxas Slash 2wd
Traxxas Monster Jam Replicas
Traxxas Ford F-150 Raptor STV



Here Is the parts u will need for basic Telemetry, these are all bolt/click in parts, with no modification needed

PN#6521 - Temp/Voltage Telemetry Sensor (long)
PN#6520 - RPM Telemetry Sensor (long)
PN#6535 - Temp Sensor Mount for Electric Motors
PN#6541 - Power Tap for Voltage
PN#6538 - Spur Gear Telemetry Trigger Magnet Holder
PN#3792 - Sensor-Ready Gear Cover
PN#6537 - Wire Retainer






Traxxas Slash 4wd
Traxxas Stampede 4wd


Here Is the parts u will need for basic Telemetry, these are all bolt/click in parts, with no modification needed

PN#6521 - Temp/Voltage Telemetry Sensor (long)
PN#6520 - RPM Telemetry Sensor (long)
PN#6535 - Temp Sensor Mount for Electric Motors
PN#6541 - Power Tap for Voltage
PN#6860R - Motor Mount for Models Blue-Anodized Machined Aluminum or PN#6860A - Motor Mount
PN#6538 - Spur Gear Telemetry Trigger Magnet Holder or PN#6539 - Center Diff Telemetry Trigger Magnet Holder

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Traxxas E Revo
Traxxas Summit


Here Is the parts u will need for basic Telemetry, these are all bolt/click in parts, with no modification needed

PN#6521 - Temp/Voltage Telemetry Sensor (long)
PN#6522 - RPM Telemetry Sensor (short)
PN#6535 - Temp Sensor Mount for Electric Motors
PN#6541 - Power Tap for Voltage
PN#5677A - Sensor-Ready Gear Cover (twin motor) or 5677R (single motor)
PN#6538 - Spur Gear Telemetry Trigger Magnet Holder






Traxxas 1/16 Ford Fiesta
Traxxas 1/16 Rally
Traxxas 1/16 Boss 302 Mustang
Traxxas 1/16 E-Revo
Traxxas 1/16 Grave Digger
Traxxas 1/16 Slash 4x4
Traxxas 1/16 Summit



Here Is the parts u will need for basic Telemetry, these are all bolt/click in parts, with no modification needed

PN#6523 - Temp/Voltage Telemetry Sensor (short)
PN#6522 - RPM Telemetry Sensor (short)
PN#6543 - Power Tap for Voltage (short)
PN#6535 - Temp Sensor Mount for Electric Motors
PN#6540 - Telemetry Trigger Magnet
PN#7379R - Telemetry-Ready Gear Cover (12 Titan) or 7077R Gear cover (Velineon 380 brushless motor 7077)
PN#7045R, or 7046R or 7047R - Telemetry-Ready Spur Gear
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Traxxas E-Maxx

Here Is the parts u will need for basic Telemetry, these are all bolt/click in parts, with no modification needed

PN#6521 - Temp/Voltage Telemetry Sensor (long)
PN#6520 - RPM Telemetry Sensor (long)
PN#6535 - Temp Sensor Mount for Electric Motors
PN#6541 - Power Tap for Voltage (long)
PN#6538 - Spur Gear Telemetry Trigger Magnet Holder
PN#3977A - Sensor-Ready Gear Cover (Twin motors) or 3977R (single motor)
PN#6537 - Wire Retainer






Traxxas Funny Car

Here Is the parts u will need for basic Telemetry, these are all bolt/click in parts, with no modification needed

PN#6520 - RPM Sensor (long)
PN#6538 - Telemetry Trigger Magnet Holders with Magnet






Traxxas XO-1
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:33 PM
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Traxxas Jato 3.3
Traxxas Nitro 4-Tec 3.3
Traxxas Nitro Rustler
Traxxas Nitro Sport
Traxxas Nitro Stampede
Traxxas Revo 3.3
Traxxas Slayer Pro 4x4
Traxxas T-Maxx 3.3
Traxxas T-Maxx Classic




Here Is the parts u will need for basic Telemetry, these are all bolt/click in parts, with no modification needed

PN#6521 - Temp/Voltage Telemetry Sensor (long)
PN#6522 - RPM Telemetry Sensor (short) Jato 3.3, Nitro 4-Tec 3.3 & Slayer Pro 4x4, or 6520 (long) Jayto 3.3, 4-Tec 3.3, Rustler, Sport, Stampede & T-Maxx
PN#6536 - RPM Sensor Mounts
PN#6542 - Telemetry-Ready Flywheel with Magnet
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There ya go guys, I hope this will be usefull to someone.
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New update for the TQi at iTunes
now u can select metric units!!! Wooooo about time

Here is the optional battery Pack for the controller

PN#3037



Warning, Dont use the existing AA battery holder on anything apart from the controller.
It has a yellow plug and is wired different to a standard battery pack, the negitave lead is where the signal wire normally is.
They have done this so u cant accidentally plug the hump pack charger in and charge the AA battery pack. Safety feature
Hump pack is wired normally
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Hows just converted my 3rd CH to a 3 position switch to controll a winch.... COOL

here is a link on more info on how to... [link=http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread.php?8953226-How-to-Convert-stock-Traxxas-Thumb-switch-to-3-position-center-off-switch]LINK[/link]
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So is there anything in the crimp on the temp sensor to affect the voltage from the power tap?, or is it just a way to use one plug? I'm gathering parts to convert my 2wd Slash and the temp sensor seems a bit hard to locate right now so I'm hoping I can just patch a wire from my + battery lead into the appropriate RX pin? Also...Traxxas tells me for this application no magnet is necessary and the rpm trigger reads off the spur gear, but thats really hard to believe. I'm assuming I need the spur adaptor and magnet even though the Traxxas page does not show it as necessary and they say it isnt? Basically grabbing parts as my LHS has them...Honestly battery voltage and RPM are about all I want....I figure the motor will start smoking when.... Has anyone wired the power tap directly without the temp sensor? Yeah, I know its like $12...But 12$ is 12$...besides shipping at this point. Todd
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Hey bud, the temp and volt sensor just share the same plug, 2 for the temp and 1 for power. For the $12 it's worth it, u can use the temp sensor to monitor the ESC, battery or motor. The temp sensor is very easy to fit, there is even a holder for electric motors.
Some guys have wired up the volt sensor them self

I recomend using the temp sensor tho, each time u overheat ur motor it looses power, that happens before the magic smoke

Yes it uses a magnat, I've listed all the parts u will need above under...
Traxxas Bandit
Traxxas Rustler
Traxxas Stampede 2wd
Traxxas Slash 2wd
Traxxas Monster Jam Replicas
Traxxas Ford F-150 Raptor STV
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Not long now intill more parts will be available ... Expander, gps, etc
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YAY the Traxxas Telemetry Expander Module is now available.....
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Just wondering how you connect the voltage sensor on the nitro rustler. Does it require another lead that goes from the temp/voltage sensor to the battery?
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They all use TRA6523/6521 depending on the chassis. There is a picture of them on the third post. One connector for the temp and another for the voltage that plugs into one of the servo ports. I usually use one of the two CH1 ports cause I don't run dual steering servos. On vehicles that I use all five channels I cut the connector off and solder the wire to one of the other connectors. One of the ports is always going to be used for the battery.
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Default Mounting telemetery expander box on 4x4 Slash with OBA

I'm assuming telemetry expander box mounting kit Part #6555 is required to mount the telemetry expander box on the Slash 4x4 with OBA because there is no obvious place to mount the box without it. I asked a Traxxas support person this question last night and he said the expansion box mounting kit is not needed, but perhaps there was a misunderstanding.

Where exactly on the chassis is this box and mounting kit located? Any photos? I didn't see any instructions on the Traxxas web site or with the mounting kit, which I have just now ordered. Thanks.
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PN#6541 - Power Tap for Voltage will not work with the newer Traxxas ID power connectors. The Traxxas tech support guy I spoke with doesn't even acknowledge this yet.
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#6509. ... . Traxxas link tqi doesn't seem to want to bind to the reciever shen i follow normal binding procedures. Its a nitro... savage xl are they specific to electric esc? Help
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