Heng Long for Taigen mfu swap out

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:02 pm

A spin off from my latest SU-100 project that with passing on... My T34/85 had a HengLong MFU that works with the black plastic transmitter . I know from experience when l updated one of these for their later version that uses the same transmitter but with a silver stickered front panel that there are comparability issues by the dozen.

You'll understand my amazement then that the new v3 Taigen/Torro MFU that has the separate sounds module was perfectly plug compatible with the old HengLong MFU. The tank now drives better and has those wonderful sounds, including the sound of the shell casing dropping on the loaders metal false leg after firing!

If you want a cheap, easy upgrade for your older HL tank l can recommend this option, plus you can choose your sound module. If you buy the right version of the v3 MFU you will even be able to switch your hull recoil off.

Just thought I'd pass this on :)
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:18 pm

This is awesome news :thumbup:

Do you mean this controller?

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Or, this one. I'm guessing this one.

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Postby Max-U52 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:16 pm

When I first got into tanks almost all of them still came with the 27 megahertz eye-poker antenna and one of the first things I did was swap out the old rx18 for a taigen 2.4 GHz mfu. Very cheap way to get better control and sound, and I've always thought that for an airsoft tank, the stock control is pretty much all you need.
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Postby mutt71 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:07 pm

I got an older used Heng Long 27mhz King Tiger, that had a dead system in it. I contacted Taigen in Florida and bought a new Version 3 setup. I installed it just fine and really like it a lot. I will be buying more of these to change older 27mhz systems to this setup as soon as I can afford to.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:39 pm

mutt71 wrote:I got an older used Heng Long 27mhz King Tiger, that had a dead system in it. I contacted Taigen in Florida and bought a new Version 3 setup. I installed it just fine and really like it a lot. I will be buying more of these to change older 27mhz systems to this setup as soon as I can afford to.

Did that involve any wire changing, or was it plug and play?
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Postby Max-U52 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:11 pm

It should be pretty much Plug and Play. The TG and HL mfus are laid out almost exactly the same. The only difference is the motors. On one the right motor plugs into the middle plug and on the other the left motor plugs into the middle plug, but I can't remember which is which.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:20 pm

Thanks Gary :thumbup:

I know there are bigger differences with the newer Heng Longs, but I have a few old crystal Heng Longs that I need to change.
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Postby Jimster » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:54 pm

I loved the Taigen V3 mfu with the Tiger 1 sound card until the turret rotation sound kicked in. That high pitched squeaking sound drove me and my wife crazy to point of replacement. The upside was that the motor control was a big improvement over the older mfu.

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:14 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:
Or, this one. I'm guessing this one.

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Yes, this one. It really is a straight plug for plug swap. Like l said, purchase the recoil switch type and you also get the remote smoker switch. The general control is better but for me it was the new sounds produced by the interchangeable sound packs that sold it, plus of course you can fit the Taigen IR. I'll post a pic.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:27 pm

Typical, it just had to be that one lol.
The majority of my older 2.4 gig Heng Longs are the other one lol, I believe I only have one of the type you mention.

Thanks for the reply.
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:24 pm

I don't have any of the older type so can't comment, but are both the trannies you originally showed compatible with each other? If they both support the same MFU then they may work too?
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:35 pm

Yeah, that's a point, good thinking. I can't think off the top of my head if there is any difference with those RX18's, I'll have to experiment :thumbup:
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Postby mutt71 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:41 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:
mutt71 wrote:I got an older used Heng Long 27mhz King Tiger, that had a dead system in it. I contacted Taigen in Florida and bought a new Version 3 setup. I installed it just fine and really like it a lot. I will be buying more of these to change older 27mhz systems to this setup as soon as I can afford to.

Did that involve any wire changing, or was it plug and play?


It was a straight up plug and play experience.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:04 pm

Cool, thank you Mr mutt71 :thumbup:
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:58 am

I was speaking to Dave on Monday and gave him this good news. He can supply the v3 Taigen packs (transmitter, mfu, sound module and speaker), indeed he supplied mine. Checkout the Forgebear website and/or email him re options.

The BBC bit... Other suppliers are available!
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