HLong or Taigen ?

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Postby Rhat33 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:58 pm

Hi, I have an old Tiger 1, which is currently in a state of repair (I'll not lie, I am a complete novice so have been trawling the net for info - some results are good, others not - not quite sure if smoke is supposed to come out of the body of the tank or just the 'smoke pipes' ! )

So the question is, do I fix using HLong items or see if its possible to move over to Taigen kit (there seems to be more Taigen parts available). I don't want to bin the Tiger, as we have been through a lot together, trying to fix all the problems.

Looks like stock from China (where most of seems to originate from) is slow if not stopped coming over, due to obvious reasons, so that could be my deciding factor. Everywhere, stock is disappearing pretty rapidly

Thanks for any suggestions


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Postby jarndice » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:31 pm

The great thing about Heng Long and Taigen/Torro is that the earlier (HL Pre-Version 6.0/Taigen Pre-version V3) versions parts are pretty much interchangeable.
The best reason for most people getting a Tiger 1 as their first Tank is that there are more spares and upgrades for it than any other.If a particular part is needed you may be sure that it is available if you look hard enough.
If in doubt ask us, someone will know what will fit and what will not,
Dave @ www.forgebeartanks.com will have access to just about every piece of hardware you could possibly need.
If you cannot see what you need on his site then ask him, He is most helpful as well as being a valued member of this Forum.
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Postby Rhat33 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:20 pm

Cheers Jarndice,
Thanks for the heads up. I've trawled through pretty much everywhere, sometime going really off the beaten track looking for a part then nearly ending up buying a bike ! :-)
I'll speak to forgebeartanks and see what I can get from them. Thanks again

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