HL tiger upgrades

Discuss the good old Heng Long electronics here, whether its mods on them or anything else, it goes here!

Postby pvt. pyle » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:10 pm

Ok so I dove into this hobby without any planning as I usually do when I take on a new hobby! So with that being said I am now remodeling my home “office “ with a custom work bench just for my tanks and somewhere to work on them. As the kitchen table covered in tank parts and paint is not working out to well. I took apart project #1 a early HL plastic tiger I scored off eBay, plan is to white wash and make a Russian front tiger commanded by MW, real original I know but I have to start somewhere, I already purchased the metal tracks, mud flaps , smoke grenade holders -mine were missing. I need to toughen this thing up as reading the threads in the forums these are bad in throwing tracks, I have already broke a HL panther metal track in less than an hour of use. So my questions are , with all the options out there what is the most reliable electronics upgrades? I need smoke and sound , and is it possible to retrofit infrared systems in the HL airsofts ? I saw where the bottom end of suspension needs to be upgraded also? I will load some pics when I get farther along . I can order all the parts now and wait for them to come in while I build my workstation. I’ve been looking online and find a lot of dead links to parts suppliers. I was referred to imex RC since I am here in the states, I just wanted some more opinions before I call them.
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Postby jarndice » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:40 pm

Hi, Every Heng Long Tiger 1 that I have the first thing I bought was a Taigen Metal Hull,
It is an easy swap and has the advantage of having a quick release so no more messing with multiple screws but just a simple flick of a lever mounted under the rear mudwing/fender it will come with the suspension already fitted and depending how much you want to spend it will include metal wheels,metal sprockets and idlers and metal tracks.

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Postby pvt. pyle » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:53 pm

Ahhh good to know they interchange like that, I wondered about doing that , thanks for the tip, so look on eBay it is there somewhere else? Any vendors on the forums I need to support?

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Postby Jimster » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:25 pm

I would love a Taigen metal hull for my HL Tiger project. I’m also interested in where to buy one.

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Postby jarndice » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:39 pm

Dave at -------
www.forgebeartanks.com
exports to the USA and is a member of this Forum with a brilliant reputation and is amongst other things an accredited Taigen agent.
Highly recommended. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Postby Jimster » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:44 pm

I think I just bought the last one. This rc tank hobby has a deep bite on me right now. Resistance is futile!

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:06 am

Jimster wrote:I think I just bought the last one. This rc tank hobby has a deep bite on me right now. Resistance is futile!

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Postby pvt. pyle » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:08 am

I ordered the metal hull with the 5:1 gearboxes and a set of metal wheels. I need electronics next, yes I am infected also, I have a brand new HL panzer I have not even run yet and I am buying parts for an old tank.

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Postby jarndice » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:41 am

When you say the metal wheels I hope that includes the idlers and sprockets as well.

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Postby pvt. pyle » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:52 am

I had already bought the metal tracks and sprockets,idlers. Just waiting on it all to come in now

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:52 am

Oh yeah! Your slippery slope just got even more vertical :haha:
Trick with H/L Tigers is spend the time aligning the track running gear .
Idlers need to be in line and not wobbly.
At least with the new lower hull this is already pretty much perfect, and it has a very good tensioner system installed.
You should be away laughing mate :thumbup:
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Postby pvt. pyle » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:34 am

most of the parts came in, going to start painting and building soon! will send pics when its underway. Has anyone had any luck converting the hooben elephant to decent electronics? looks like a cool model just bad system?

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Postby pvt. pyle » Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:51 am

booked my flight to U.K. this week, coming in first week in May to visit grandmother and cousins , I plan on visiting the Bovington tank museum any RC tank battles early May?

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:54 am

Long way from Atlanta mate, last time I was there I was flat out navigating around the airport to make my connecting flight to P.A.
Massive airport.
Just remember when you get there, those 'Imperialist Coloniser' types drive on the other side of the road, so watch where you are !! :haha:
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Postby pvt. pyle » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:00 am

yes it is a nightmare to get around hartsfield/jackson airport. No worries I have been over there 6 times, Mum is English

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