It came from Heng Long... Raptor's Tiger

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Postby KingRaptor » Fri May 22, 2020 10:05 pm

Hello all, Raptor here (Michigan, US)

This site has answered so many questions for me, its such a great place.
I have been into modeling and rc for most my life.

I purchased a Heng Long Tiger I off ebay about 6 months ago. As I have always fancied WWII era armor models, I figured, "Hey, why not get a huge tiger model that I can actually drive?" It arrived with a striped idler wheel, which the seller sent a pair of metal ones. "Score! First upgrade!.... and... now it could use this..." (repeat as neccassary). I will keep this story short and make a list below. After MOUNTAINS of research, It has gone through extensive torture and modification by my hands and by the hands of my lvl 3 half-squat, but it has been a fun and incredible little machine. It has been repainted 3 times, and the internals have been constantly changing to hopefully come together as some sort of an uber Frankenstien'd beast of a "toy".

--Ugrades--
To the best of my knowledge in order

Idler Wheels
Metal Sprockets
Metal HL gearboxes
Metal Tracks
Tarr MkII smoker
Clark TK40S MFU
Bits like volume knob, fuses, voltage alarm, etc
Flysky FS-i6X Tx + FS-IA6B Rx
3s Lipo 6000Mah
Taigen Lower hull (torsion bars)
ETO Armor Transmission

The only items still stock are skyward of the upper hull.
--In transit--
5w speaker
Amplifier
30mmx30mm fans

--Down the road--
Recoil
IR System
Metal hull and turret

Since I have had the time as of late, i took EVERYTHING out and tried my hand at wire management and also applied grease and loctite to applicable areas.
I think it was an overall success and gave me plenty of real-estate to build a speaker box.

However....
The brute has picked up a few bugs along the way that need be slain.

Looking forward to our chats,
Raptor

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat May 23, 2020 10:43 am

Hello and welcome to the forum Mr KingRaptor :wave:

Looks like you've got carried away with your "Heng Long" Tiger 1. Going through your list of changes, once you do your final changes, it won't be the same tank you started with :think:

Reminds me of Triggers Broom. . . .

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Enjoy the forum, I'm sure you'll find the answers you seek :thumbup:
And don't forget pictures of what you've done to your beast, we like pictures :D
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Postby KingRaptor » Sat May 23, 2020 4:47 pm

Thanks Gunner, I am excited to finally be on the team.
Haha yes, it is exactly like Triggers broom!

I forgot metal road wheels on my list.

Photobucket seems to be working for me today, lets see if i can figure this out.

https://app.photobucket.com/u/KingRapto ... f3401fd860
Ah, the second paint job, back when it was light.

https://app.photobucket.com/u/KingRapto ... 7cfd8371b6
https://app.photobucket.com/u/KingRapto ... 1c858259be
and here is how she sits as of yesterday.

Clearly I am still not doing the photos right, but that is the only way it will let me.

If, lets say, I am having a mechanical issue, would i post in general discussion to seek an answer? Where is the best place?

Much appreciation,
-Raptor

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sat May 23, 2020 4:55 pm

General questions maybe?
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sat May 23, 2020 4:57 pm

Oh, and welcome!! :{
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