I am curious if anyone is planning on upgrading to the TQi transmitter, receiver without or without the full telemetry?
I have seriously considered buying the
TQi Tx 4Ch w/5Ch Rx and Docking Base
and control my ERBE with it. And then perhaps get a used Iphone 4 one day
... yes I ordered all the parts from Hobby Town to go full telemetry, but Great Planes is having trouble getting new Traxxas parts, so it doesn't look like I'll get the parts anytime soon.
Last edited by ksb51rl; 02-23-2012 at 04:45 PM.
for the price of a tqi and ipod you could get a spektrum or airtronics with telemetry that is gunna be race quailty and faster responce time. personly the only thing i would want telemetry is the temp sensor on my nitro.
Also, I don't know if its gotten better, but I recall reading the telemetry on the spectrum systems didn't have very good range?
The Tqi doesn't have perfect range, it seems to drop out at 150-200 yards out... but its still pretty decent. (just the telemetry drops out, I'm yet to find the limits of the radio range)
I doubt the tqi is just as fast.
Isnt the frame rate 11 on traxxas transmitters? IIRC some radios have a faster frame rates up to about 5. I really wish i knew exactly what that translated into as far as 1/10 of a second... Etc....
Last edited by anr2442; 02-23-2012 at 03:20 PM.
I thought I read traxxas put a pretty high frame rate on the TQi though.... but I'll admit I don't have hard numbers to back it up.
I have an iPhone and want telemetry but I will not buy a TQi. I have not been happy with traxxas radios in the past and have moved on to a more reliable and cheaper solution. If the telemetry was universal I'd probably get it.
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i already have the tqi but not the gps or rpm sensor but i plan on getting it soon. yes i can only do temps now but i like it and it will be cool for ccl and the go pro app coming out soon
traxxas 2.4 link radio is 13ms
dx3s is 8ms
mt4 is less than that
idk if anyone could tell a difference
i want it. its probably just as fast as any of the other ones before it. or faster. and i think the regular 2.4ghz is awesome. so the tqi can only be like captain insano.
I ordered a TQi #6507 a few weeks ago from Tower. Hoping they ship here in the next week or so.
What is telemetry? When I bought mine for like ten more dollars I could have gotten the model with the TQi but I didn't even know what the TQi offered sounds like I should have just paid the extra coue of bucks
i have the airtronics with spectrum and have had no problems with it untill reciently. now at full throttle, forward or reverse the throttle drops out randomly for split seconds at a time. i called Castle about it and they said it is mor than likely a radio issue, they told me to watch the light on the ESC and see if it is going yellow when this happens. well i just bought a GoPro HD camera so i straped it to my EREVO and recorded the lights on the ESC and sure enough around 175-200 feet it started dropping out, so i watched the video and the light goes from a flashing green (accelleration) to yellow (neutral) real fast randomly. i think i am done with airtronics radio, now that i sold my REVO 3.3 i don't use any of the fancy stuff it can do. i really only used the idle up button to help get my 3.3 warm. i ordered the TQi yesterday. hopefully it will get in stock and ship soon.
REVO 3.3, shumacher fusion .21,TC4, ERBE
So I did a lil research on frame rates.
Traxxas TQi says 13 ms rate.
The Spectrums have 3 settings, a 5.5, 11.x, 16.x.
So it appears if you setup the radio, you can use the 5.5 ms frame rate... which does sound a heck of a lot faster than 13... but I still don't think you can tell the difference while driving.
Shrug, I'll be using the TQi for a while, I like the telemetry, and I like the factory sensors that fit right on the models.
i can't wait to get mine. COME ON TRAXXAS GET THEM OUT THERE
REVO 3.3, shumacher fusion .21,TC4, ERBE
I just ordered mine. Now I just need to steal my wifes iphone when shes not looking so I can use it, he he
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The tqi isnt worth it for just telemetry... Iv had it on my spek for over a year now... Its never used. Ever.
If you get a tqi its for the telemetry AND the ease of programming via iphone.