KV1 Heng Long

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Postby billy.fisher » Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:49 pm

Postman been,2 weeks to the UK from China at half the price

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could not get any bearing supports for the drive shafts,bought two flanged bearing and ill bore out the plastic parts to take the bearings
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Postby billy.fisher » Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:51 pm

what is this little LED on the turret

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Postby billy.fisher » Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:57 pm

can the exhaust be removed or are they super glued in
and the front LED

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Postby billy.fisher » Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:11 pm

what model is this RX

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Postby billy.fisher » Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:13 pm

these are the bearings i bought to support the end of the drive shafts,need to bore out the hole to fit them

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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:39 pm

Hi billy,

The exhausts are usually only glued in position and can be removed intact if careful but if they do break new items can be found and even in metal.

The led light on the front of the turret/mantlet should be the bb gun warning light.

The headlight at the front can be cut down and either a new smaller led can be installed or file the one down that's already there. If you search on the web you should find some lenses that fit inside the recess and look the part as the picture I've added below shows.

I'm not quite sure of the mfu version you have just from that picture so post a pic of the handset as well which may give a clue but it does look like one of the newer heng long units.

Just an observation as well, the decals that are fitted to the front fenders would normally be placed on the turret, hope some of this information helps :thumbup:

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Postby PainlessWolf » Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:54 pm

Good Morning, Billy,
All of Lee's advice is spot on! To this, I can only add that you look in the Heng Long Builds sub section of the Forum here and read through some of the amazing Builds that you will find there for the KV-1. You are sure to find some cool and useful tips on how to redo your Heavy Armor there.
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Postby billy.fisher » Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:12 pm

thanks for the info
i need to drill out the exhaust for the smoke,ill probably try and drill them in situ
never noticed the led when the bb was going to fire,but then i tend not to look down the barrel when it does :)
yes the headlight led just sticks out too far for me,i am noy going mad with this build as its just to look good and use on my local crawling track
i bought the tank second hand so the decals had been put on by the previous owner,i have bought new ones but they dont look too bad(to me) on the fenders,i may try and paint over them after i have painted the tank green with some white,reason being russian tanks seem to be whitewashed
always put decals over the top if i bollock it up

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Postby Jofaur86 » Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:25 am

:) for the Radio deck?
it's an HL version, which is a bit dated? but in 2.4 Ghz which is already better than the old 27 Mhz. There are indeed many things that do not conform to reality? But as " Painless Wolf " says I invite you to consult the HL post on this forum, and you will find there many answers, councils and ideas for your leveling, according to your wish!!!

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:45 am

Im picking it will be a V5.4 as its a 2.4G with an 8 cable supply to a sub-board.
if the controller has 4 buttons on the lower right , its probably a late, if not, still a 2.4g but an early one .............

Got all that ??!! :crazy:

Its a 2,4G board, and thats good enough for now. All that having a late V5.3 might give you is a 2-option sound set.
Tiger 1
Leo 2
The next versions(V6.0 onwards) allow 4 sound options and various light and servo controls.
The V7 versions only have 2 sound sets, but different pairs (tiger 1 & Leo2/T90 & abrams) that I know of.

As advised by Mr Jofaur, there are lots of guiding posts in the H/L electronics section that should enable clarity on just what you may or may not have.

Im off for a lie down & an asprin 8O
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Postby billy.fisher » Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:06 pm

Thank you for the reply and links
Yes the tx has the 4 buttons fight hand side
Got it in bits last night so I can start on adding the bearings and looks like it could do with a bit stiffening up inside the hull
Did the Idle wheels today at work just a drop of locktite on the bearings and fitting bolts has transformed them
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Postby Jofaur86 » Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:48 pm

to improve a KV, there are some metal parts here. sometimes more practical than modifying existing plastic, moreover he is a member of the forum, and good services and advice :thumbup:
https://www.forgebeartanks.com/store/c14/KV1.html

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Postby billy.fisher » Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:01 pm

this is the tx

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sticker inside the hull has a sticker with 2015 on it
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Postby billy.fisher » Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:12 pm

all in bits washed with soapy water ready for primer

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Postby billy.fisher » Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:16 pm

managed to get the bearing fitted

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Postby billy.fisher » Tue Jul 05, 2022 10:07 pm

got it finished apart from some black for barrel and exhausts
but the damm thing blew the rx up
i think it goes in the blue bin

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Postby whitecitadel » Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:04 pm

What about asking the seller, worst is no answer, best case is new RX?

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Postby Jofaur86 » Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:48 pm

Hello, what happened? to toast the platinum? Connection error, or others? Look in the sales section, maybe someone will have a chance, or replace everything, see the site of a member of the forum, who will provide you with very good advice , :thumbup: https://www.forgebeartanks.com/store/c1 ... ducts.html

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Postby billy.fisher » Fri Jul 08, 2022 10:05 am

Cheers for the link
Had a look on interweb transmitter and reciver V6 is only £50
Probably better gat a spare rx as I only plugged the last one in and it frazzled
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