Hi there everyone. My name is Wayne and I am new to the site but not RC. Even though it has been years. I have a Rustler from 94'. Still factory mostly. Still has the manual speed control. I know, antiquated. I have a problem and could not find a solution as yet. And before everyone flames me or jumps my case. YES I SEARCHED. For the last 4 hours. On here and google. I have seen where some have a similar issue as me but no solution was posted. If it was then it was send it to Traxxas.
On to my problem. I just bought a TQi w/ Docking station and a 3gs IPhone and 5 receivers. I was assured that 4 of them worked but he could not get the fifth one to bind. My daughter was playing with it (mostly the IPhone) and so I am trying to bind them again. Only one of them seems to still be linked but it only works for a second. Then there is no response from the steering servo. After that second it turns to the right and makes an electric type of grinding sound. I have the motor disconnected because it will just run. Sucky part about running the manual speed control. And please don't tell me to upgrade to ESC. I know. Just don't have the money at the moment. As for the binding, I followed the instructions to the letter. But no go. Fresh batteries in Tx and Rx. I can get the red light flashing in both. Sometimes the Tx will go to a solid red or it will just go out. No light. Like it is off. The only way to fix that is turn it off then on again. Does this regardless of the IPhone being hooked up. The Tx will turn on w/ green light and work and connect to the IPhone. And before anyone mentions to call Traxxas. I did. They are closed till Monday.
Any help with any of this is appreciated. Thank you.