Simon Cornes Posted January 22, 2021 Share Posted January 22, 2021 The idea of an R/c tank has been in my mind for awhile and I'm now trying to work out the best way to start. I am looking at the Heng Long Tiger I and I have listened to the You Tube tutorials about 'what to do next' and the opinion seems to be steel gearboxes then metal tracks, sprockets and idlers then metal road wheels. I am also looking at eBay and you see quite a few models which have stopped working in one respect or another so could be a pile of trouble if you don't have a load of spares. Equally you also see some 'fully loaded' and well built tanks but are they the latest spec? In the past I have done a lot of r/c modelling - mainly model boats - so I have suitable r/c gear although I can see that the stuff included in a tank is possibly a bit more specialised. I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that the best way forward is to buy a brand new HL tank, probably from Howes, and then to replace plastic bits with metal when the plastic wears out? That way you get the latest version of the kit and a degree of buyer protection should it not work 'out of the box' and can then plan your upgrades. Is my way of thinking about right? I would be interested to know your thought!! Thank you Simon Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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