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Postby gavlar0 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:17 pm

Hello all, just joined this group and also the world of RC Tanks (under the excuse that its for my 9 year old son...)

We are going to need a lot of help and probably a fair bit of patience too. Based in the SW UK but originally from Newcastle.

Dont really know what else to say other than I look forward to learning.
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:19 pm

Welcome to the forum. You will find us a friendly bunch, always willing to give advice. Some of it is even good advice. It helps if you have a good sense of humour. Seriously, the level of knowledge and skill you will find outstanding. One word of warning, if you ask about the best tank to start with, be prepared to receive a miriad of alternatives. If there is a tank that takes your eye, have a good read through the build threads then ask any questions. Then make your decision.
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Postby EAO » Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:21 pm

Welcome gavlar0,

If I had kid's I'd use that excuse too! :D Good to have you with us! So much to see and learn here! Amazing talent and inspiration available at your fingertips! Take a look around and enjoy!

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:45 pm

A joint project between father and 9-year-old son is a memory in the making for decades upon decades to come. Good for you!

Have you any tank(s) yet? If so, let us know; if not, my suggestion: get your son a tank he can run and have fun. Get yourself a tank you can modify or not, just as you like. Then you can start on the rest of the arsenal. :thumbup:
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Postby gavlar0 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:45 pm

silversurfer1947 wrote:Welcome to the forum. You will find us a friendly bunch, always willing to give advice. Some of it is even good advice. It helps if you have a good sense of humour. Seriously, the level of knowledge and skill you will find outstanding. One word of warning, if you ask about the best tank to start with, be prepared to receive a miriad of alternatives. If there is a tank that takes your eye, have a good read through the build threads then ask any questions. Then make your decision.
Thank you, good to feel welcomed. We have already got one tank to begin with, Heng Long Tiger 1, just the starter model as we want the fun of upgrading it

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Postby gavlar0 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:57 pm

Thank you guys, got a lot to learn, not only tanks but forums too, this is my first proper forray into this. Just a stock photo for now, more to come.

As I mentioned, we have a Heng Long, 3818, Tiger 1. Image

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Postby Jimster » Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:05 pm

Exact same tank I started with! You’re going to have a good time!
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Postby jarndice » Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:23 pm

Hi,Welcome to the Forum :thumbup: :wave: :clap:
Their are more upgrades available for the Tiger 1 than for any other 1/16 r/c Tank,
If it is a new Heng Long Tiger 1 then it comes with the best in house control board presently available' the version 6.0 which means that there is no rush to spend a lot of money on aftermarket control boards and an aftermarket transmitter,
Enjoy this Forum and we await your many questions.
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Postby gavlar0 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:31 pm

Actually this comes with the 6.1s system which I presume is newer again?

Again thank you for the welcome, so glad I joined

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Postby gavlar0 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:34 pm

I do have one pressing question, I want to invest in a decent multi chemistry charger for batteries from 1800mah to 5 or 6000 mah.

Any advise would be gratefully received

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:23 am

Using the search box in the upper right corner of the screen, I found umpty-zillion discussions about chargers. Yikes! I narrowed the search to "good charger" and came up with this: https://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=195&t=30502&p=297464&hilit=good+charger#p297464
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:24 am

The greatest problem I have encountered with multi-chemistry chargers is confusing instructions. :problem: Perhaps you could find a way to buy in person at a hobby shop where someone can show you how to use the charger. I made the mistake of buying online and being stumped by the usual poorly-written directions. :-< Oooh I'm grumpy tonight.
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Postby gavlar0 » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:46 am

Thank you Prof (is that allowed, to call you prof, I have a good friend called prof, just seems right) i'm going to be fine on the destructions I reckon but more confusing is as you already alluded to, the plethora of suggestions and the only one I have found that I keep coming back to is not in stock in the UK :crazy:

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-acc ... s_products

I think I am going to take advantage of Amazons return service (Thanks Jeff) and order my first trial, if it is no good, I will order my second and so it goes on...
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Postby jarndice » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:06 am

If you want visual as well as audio descriptions of chargers, control boards and taking apart r/c Tanks and just about everything to do with our hobby I recommend U-Tube :thumbup:
Just type in the name of what concerns you and you will almost certainly find help.
I fitted an Elmod control board as well as learnt how to improve my WSN/Torro M16 Half Track, Hinged Armoured Windshield and side windows and so much more all from a U-Tube tutorial,
My Hobby King Multi-Chargers instructions are only available from U-Tube and I would not have it any other way :thumbup:
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Postby gavlar0 » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:21 am

My Hobby King Multi-Chargers instructions are only available from U-Tube and I would not have it any other way :thumbup:[/quote]

Thanks, I am a big fan of Youtube, lean allsorts from there, what charger do you use? I have just been looking at this

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-rea ... oup_0_desc

I think this could work for me, dual charging would be great, I can charge my Lithium batteries for my 9 year old at the same time I can charge my NiCads for my 4 year old, he is just getting into his RC cars
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Postby jarndice » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:33 am

I use a Hobby King/Turnigy "Accucel" Approx £30 but it came with everything I needed (Except written instructions :lolno: hence U-Tube) including transformer and connectors for every battery type on the market,
But that Reactor looks nice and if I was in the market for a new charger I would be very interested in it :thumbup:
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Postby gavlar0 » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:42 am

Thanks, im just going through the motions to get it now.

On another note, as I like to be able to "give back" as it were. I work in my family business and have access to the perks that go with that, which includes having a reliable and cheap source of tools, we sell tools to our customers so are able to buy them at trade or even lower sometimes. This means I am able to supply tools to my "friends" at very good prices, cost plus carriage essentially. I wondered where the correct place would be to post this kind of information and how is best to put this offer out there?

It may be a case of waiting until I have been a member for longer if trust is an issue, I dont know, just putting it out there.
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Postby jarndice » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:59 am

If you go to "Certified Vendors" (Top Bar of this page) you will get the guidance you need :thumbup:
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:25 pm

gavlar0 wrote:Thanks, im just going through the motions to get it now.

On another note, as I like to be able to "give back" as it were. I work in my family business and have access to the perks that go with that, which includes having a reliable and cheap source of tools, we sell tools to our customers so are able to buy them at trade or even lower sometimes. This means I am able to supply tools to my "friends" at very good prices, cost plus carriage essentially. I wondered where the correct place would be to post this kind of information and how is best to put this offer out there?

It may be a case of waiting until I have been a member for longer if trust is an issue, I dont know, just putting it out there.


G'day Mr Gavlaro
While its great to have you (and by default-your lad) along, the offer of selling tools at any cost or condition to the general membership so soon after joining here is to be treated very carefully.
You are correct in your assessment of waiting longer........................

That aside, you will have a wow of a time doing up a Tiger.
As others have mentioned, the Tiger has a mountain of parts & upgrades available.
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Postby tankme » Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:44 pm

Still happy with my IMAX B6AC so far, but the controls can be a little wonky until you use it a few times.

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