HL-Tiger gun mantlet and barrel length

Fixes and mods for the HL Tiger 1

Postby birger » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:45 pm

Hi guys,

today you are going to modify the gun mantlet and the length of the Tiger barrel.

There are two different versions of the HL-Tiger available.

The older ones have the mantlet turned 180° into the wrong position.

That is how it looks like.

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The newer ones are mounted correctly.

That looks like this.

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We take care about the wrong ones.

To start, follow the next steps.

1. Remove the Tiger tracks
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11460

2. Open the Tiger
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11461

3. Remove and open the turret
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11467

Just take the gun out of the bracket.

There are two screws fixing the gun to the mantlet.

Unscrew them.

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Take of the mantlet.

Remove the LEDs. That is a little tricky, because they are glued.

But they have to be removed, somehow.

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At the inner side of the mantlet, you see two screws.

Unscrew them.

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Now you can disassemble the mantlet.

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For the next step assemble them again without screwing.

Glue the inner part to the mantlet.

That is to make sure they are in the original position.

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Take off the back part.

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Turn around the gun 180°.

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Cut of as shown.

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Glue the back part to the gun as shown.

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After the glue dried put the LEDs back in.

Now, because the gun is already disassembled, we take care of the barrel length.

Before you start you should know, that the gun will not be able to shoot after stretching the barrel.

If you want to keep this function, stop here and reassemble the turret, or get a longer alu-barrel and replace the old one.

Just make sure, that you prepare it with holes on the same position as the old barrel.

If you don´t care, go on.

Here you can see the difference between the middle section of the original HL and the length of the adapter.

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First cut off the barrel as shown.

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Glue the adapter to the barrel as shown.

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Remove left over from the front part as shown.

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Adjust the front part to the adapter and glue them together as shown. Watch the correct position of the muzzle break.

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That´s it. Now you can reassemble the turret.

Greetings
Birger

For a lot more help with your Heng Long Tiger I tank, follow the below link ...
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11459
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