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[mod] TRX TQi LED swap

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 04:20 PM

I got a Traxxas TQi off eBay for a friend, and took it apart to see what its guts were like.

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front view

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rear view. that notch on the bottom is to accommodate the iDevice attachment base

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the battery compartment

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hidden screw underneath the sticker

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opening up the base...which, as it turns out, isn't required to be disassembled when taking apart the radio

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open it up from the handle grip first

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then you can unscrew the entire base

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a few more screws

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crack the shell open and you're greeted with a two-pcb array

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the pcbs are soldered together with a pin header

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well...since it's already open and everything...I couldn't resist

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now it's a badass blue instead of a foggy green

I like this new controller much better than the old one. The old TQ 2.4 felt strange, especially since the steering wheel was too high up. This one feels better in your hand, and I'm loving the antenna-less design. I'm not quite sure what that thing up top is since it's too small for me to use as a carrying handle.
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