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  1. #1
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    New 5 chann tqi Rx solved my problem

    Well I bit the bullet and bought another new rx since I had poor range with my new tqi kit

    I tested my old tq tx and new tqi rx and had good range again
    Then I linked the new tqi tx (which I bought on eBay in new box with tx and rx)
    To the new rx which I just bought separately and it worked good
    Tank god for that

    Then I did might have done something silly
    I plugged the iPhone in and upgraded firmware

    I saw that most of the firmware upgrade was at the reciever
    As I was watching the iPhone during upgrade

    The traxxas app had been upgraded since I upgraded the firmware
    In the tqi kit I bought of eBay that didn't work properly

    So with new upgraded app on iPhone and now upgraded firmware on new rx I bought separately the other
    Day to see if it was rx

    And to my surprise it still all worked

    I also compared the antenna lengths between the old tq rx and tqi rx from kit
    And new tqi rx I just bought last week
    And the new rx I got the other day has a longer soft wire bit after the stiff metal part that goes
    In blue tube

    So not sure why I originally had issues
    Was it bad traxxas app which broke the rx when I tried to upgrade firmware
    Or was it just bad rx
    Or was it bad antenna

    Anyway I have new rx with new app and latest firmware and it all works
    And it wasn't the tqi tx

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. JimmyNeutron's Avatar
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    You can turn the non-working one in and get a new one direct from Traxxas for a small fee.

    The "soft wire" leading up to the hard part has no effect on range... the only actual antenna is after the hard part; the rest is just an extension for routing.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Yes the section I'm taking about is the soft section after the hard bit
    Al three rx have different lengths soft bit
    And the new rx has a pretty long soft section
    Maybe that was problem
    Or do they cut it to a certain length for tuning

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. JimmyNeutron's Avatar
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    I am not sure length is that specific on that...
    Maybe someone else can chime in that has more knowledge??
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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