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    tq4 lipo

    hey Daniel,

    thats is an awesome mod with the lipo battery! i am interested in doing this but the main reason for me would be to lighten the remote all together as 8AA's can be heavy...

    does it make the remote much lighter? also very curious to see how long it lasted as well.

    thanks

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    wow thats sweet i wanna do that now and soon but thats just the stock 2.4 that comes with the erbe right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrgirgis
    thats is an awesome mod with the lipo battery!
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by rrgirgis
    does it make the remote much lighter?
    The LiPo weights 100grs (like 3.5oz)... 8AA's weight 250grs (like 9oz)... So, is less than half weight of the AAs...

    Quote Originally Posted by rrgirgis
    also very curious to see how long it lasted as well.
    4 hours and counting...

    Quote Originally Posted by Double A
    wow thats sweet i wanna do that now and soon but thats just the stock 2.4 that comes with the erbe right?
    Yes, this is the stock TQ2.4Ghz with 2 channels, that I converted it to 4 channels and added a LiPo...


    I'll update about the runtime soon...

    Daniel.

    Last edited by danielhr77; 11-17-2009 at 07:04 PM.
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    yep I'm doing it soon then

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    Cool!!! 9 hours and counting... The LVA is still blue (then turns red and then the alarm sounds)... So far, I'm pretty happy with the LiPo's runtime... And, I have 4 of them!!!

    Let's bet on how long will it last... LOL

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    Well, I got 20 hours of runtime of that single LiPo!!! That's a lot!!!

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    lol my dad is a controls enginner so i have a dad like you have you :P . but he doesnt make custom boards like that... how do you do them? my dad uses bread boards and ratshack stuff like this: http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2102844 . how do you make your boards?
    they need to make the post limit longer

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    hes not making his own hes just modifying the ones in the transmitter
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    NICE!!! really cool

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    I have the new High Output 2.4GHz system in hand and with some of the comments on other threads indicating that some things you can do with the first gen 2.4GHz might not work on these I wanted to ask if anyone has looked into it for the High Output 2.4GHz?

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    Wait until this weekend because I'm getting mine... I'll let you know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielhr77
    Wait until this weekend because I'm getting mine... I'll let you know...

    Great timing... I just got back in town and have an extra on the shelf, I don't have the experience you do so I will certainly wait unless I get too antsy and want to knock it out this weekend.

    I've been waiting on the Traxxas 4 channel transmitter but I see dates are getting pushed back to March as of today so it looks like we need to do it ourselves

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    Well, got my Slash 4x4 today and the new transmitter... So far, looks like it's not possible to add a third and a fourth channel... But, there are a few things I want to check on the circuit board.... I'll let you know if I find something new...

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielhr77
    Well, got my Slash 4x4 today and the new transmitter... So far, looks like it's not possible to add a third and a fourth channel... But, there are a few things I want to check on the circuit board.... I'll let you know if I find something new...

    I ran the stock radio today since it was the first real snow accumulation since I moved here (around Virginia Beach) 8 years ago. It sadly is glitching like I expected it might so I wanted to check to see if anything interesting floated up? If not I'm weighing my options regarding the old 2.4GHz system or a 4PK

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    lovely.

    how about converting the AM TQ2/3/4 to 2.4ghz instead?

    i bought a DIY corona conversion for 2.4ghz for my TQ4.

    just need to find out where the PPM signal point is.

    Anyone knows? if not i'll have to search the points 1 by 1..

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    great mod. shame it's can't be done on my AM 2ch transmitter
    anyone know, will this work on a new 2.4 transmitter (the black one)?

    by the way, i've never put 8 (8!!! are they crazy? ) batteries in my transmitter.
    i'm using this:



    it's really cheap and don't require any voltage monitor or soldering.
    all i need is 3 li-ion batteries with pcb and a charger if you don't have one yet.

    and transmitters with 4 AA batteries will require only 2 of these li-ions
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evgen
    great mod. shame it's can't be done on my AM 2ch transmitter
    Yes it can, it's almost the same procedure... If I have time, I'll make a new thread about that...


    Quote Originally Posted by Evgen
    anyone know, will this work on a new 2.4 transmitter (the black one)?
    No, the new TQ Link 2.4 does not support more than 6 volts...

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    yes i know, that's why i said you should need just two li-ions like mine.
    i mean can it be modyfied from 2ch to 4ch ?
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    is there anything can be used instead picoswitch?
    ~$30 that's too much i think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evgen
    yes i know, that's why i said you should need just two li-ions like mine.
    i mean can it be modyfied from 2ch to 4ch ?
    Hahaha, sorry, my mistake... No, you can't convert an AM radio from 2 to 4 channels, but yes, you can add a LiPo to it...

    And, yes, you can convert your new TQ Link 2.4Ghz transmitter to 4 channels if it was enabled from factory, check my thread about it:

    http://monster.traxxas.com/showthread.php?t=509167

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evgen
    is there anything can be used instead picoswitch?
    ~$30 that's too much i think
    Yup, try this from *********... Works great!!!

    http://www.*********.com/*********/s...idProduct=8833

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielhr77
    Yup, try this from *********... Works great!!!

    http://www.*********.com/*********/s...idProduct=8833

    yep, this one's cheaper
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    Hi!!!
    nice mod
    I jus want a channel to use a servo with a 3 positions switch....
    What's the easiest way to do it?


    thanks

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    transmitter

    Hello Congratulations on working, sorry if my english is hard to understand because I am Brazilian (Portuguese) ... 4-channel transmitter very good ,..... I can use one transmitter to two receivers, two cars and I wanted to use a single transmitter for both? And how can reprogram to get link between transmitter and receiver? Thank you for attention.

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    Hi Daniel,
    I read your post on installing a LiPo on the TX for the 2.4 and it was amazing. I recently bought the 1/16 erevo vxl brushless and it came witht he old TX. Unfortunately 8AA goes fast and is very heavy. Do you think you can find a moment to explain how to use it with a Lipo instead? I'd appreciate any help as I can't find anything on the net.
    Thank you so much in advance.
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    ok silly - stupid - greedy question:

    Can the new 2.4ghz 4 channel radio be converted to an 8 channel?
    yall know I cant leave well enough alone.
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    No, it's not possible, and, the procedure to install a LiPo on the old AM TQ is the same...

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    wow your going to town with that remote! XD

    great write up 77
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielhr77
    No, it's not possible, and, the procedure to install a LiPo on the old AM TQ is the same...

    can you pm me where you got the lva for a 3 cell?

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    This would be great if it worked on the new black 2.4ghz. I haven't cracked mine open yet but it only takes 4 AA batteries.

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    Can you message me where you got the lva for a 3 cell, thank you

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    The forum keeps on putting ****** where the link should be.
    THanks again.

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    Hobby King... I sent you an email...

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    Hello again everyone. WHere can I solder the 3S voltage moniton on the 2 channel am transmittor. Can someone take a screen shot because it it totally different from the one displayed.

    And is it the Futaba Servo Lead Male 30CM (10pcs/set) from Hobby King that I need?
    Thanks a million
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    You sent me two emails yesterday, right? I'm sorry, I was dead tired...

    I'll reply to your emails today when I get home...

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    Thanks man, you really don't have to but thank you very much.

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    Hello, any updates?

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    Yes... I knew I had a board from an AM TQ somewhere...



    The LiPo and the LVA share the same negative point... The positive of the LiPo goes to the right and the positive of the LVA goes to the left...

    Hope this helps, if not, let me know and sorry for the delay...

    Daniel

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