Upgrading old Heng Long Tiger 1

This board contains easy-to-do fixes on your new tanks from stock. This will hopefully help beginners to get the accuracy they want from their models.

Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:47 am

I bought an Heng Long Tiger 1 all plastic some years ago. I thought the tank looked good and performed reasonable well for its cheep price.
Till one day I took it apart I must say I was not impressed. Once the screws where removed every part seemed to go its own crooked way.
I put it together again and put it on a shelf. There it sat for about three years.
Then one day I came across some very reasonable priced Tiger 1 metal upgrade parts. And that how the upgrade started.
I bought metal tracks, road wheels,suspension arms, hatches, commanders copula and other small parts.
The front of the lower hull needed the most of the stiffening and bracing.
The idler arm needed rework and track tension added.
I did not like the ON-OF switch and the reset switch at the bottom of the tank. So shifting the switches just underneath the hatches will give
me good access from above.
Everything went well except the suspension arms. All the wheel axle threads where threaded at an angle. Hard to say if deliberate or sloppy jigs I did rework them all.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:51 am

Upper hull. Clearly visible how distorted.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:54 am

Lower hull modification.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:55 am

lower hull.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:56 am

Lower hull front modification.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:06 am

Lower hull back.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:08 am

Lower hull.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:11 am

Back end before track tension installation.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:12 am

Track tension.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:14 am

Track tension with idler arm.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:15 am

The other side.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:17 am

Suspension arm.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:19 am

View.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:21 am

Rework is visible.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:22 am

Metal copula installed.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:23 am

Another view.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:24 am

Metal hatches installed.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:26 am

Metal road wheels,idler wheel and tracks.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:27 am

Driving wheel.
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Postby walter » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:28 am

Finished.
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