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    Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1

    I was thinking about getting into the RC tanks and was wondering if the Heng Long Russian KV1 tank was a good one to get. There is a shop near me that has one on sale for $100.

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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1

    KV-1 is a perfect tank to get started. We started with the KV-1 and a DB-2 for IR battling with our local tank club, DAK. It runs very well with the stock treads and motors (break in the motors FIRST!). By building the DB-2 and modifying the HL Apple, we were able to fight $800 tamiya tanks and win (okay - my boy can do that!).
    The only breakdown was the front idler arm is very weak. You can strengthen that easily. There's a ton of mods here and everyone is very helpful!
    I liked your post about the KV-1 since it is the ONLY tank that we have that always runs....
    It's tempting to modify it - but - it always runs!
    For electronics, contact Dan (YHR) for the DB-3 or Clarke for the TK20/22 series.
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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1

    The KV-1 is an excellent stock HL tank.

    A couple members of our club run them stock (with SLU electronics) and they battle nicely. They're great at crossing terrain and obstacles, ditches, etc. Also there are TONS of mods available for them, from easy & cheap to fairly intense.

    You will enjoy it!
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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1

    And to add to what Tsull said, try out the tank and see if this is something you will get hooked on (most likely) and then it opens the flood gates of tank addiction. The best tanks are the tamiya brand, but if you are just starting out the price will throw most people off. They are well worth the money though. Heng Longs can be upgraded, and when it's all said and done, cost around the same as a Tamiya. Start out with the KV have fun and then decide how involved you want to be. And also welcome to the forum.

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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1

    Oh and by the number of posts you have you obviously are not new to RC, so you will be golden. This is a fun hobby.

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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1


    ORIGINAL: Rebellion13

    Oh and by the number of posts you have you obviously are not new to RC, so you will be golden. This is a fun hobby.

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    I have been in the hobby for about 30 years.. I used to have a Radio Shack tank back in the day and had a blast with it. And I know about the RC addiction, I have it really bad sometimes... In the 30 years I have been in RC's I have owned closes to 175 different RC's....

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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1

    Wow you do have it bad........... All I can say to that is...... That there is no hope for you lol



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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1


    ORIGINAL: Rebellion13

    Wow you do have it bad........... All I can say to that is...... That there is no hope for you lol



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    That is what my wife says too.. But she also said that she is glad I have a hobby and don't waste my money going to the bars and such... Also my wife and I spent 3-4 weeks in Russia in 2011 adopting a little boy

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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1

    I wanted to adopt a 21yr old Asian girl, but my wife wouldn't let me. Grats on your child. With the way their ban is now, what a shame. Heart breaking.

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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1

    LOL... I agree.. we know several families that are trying to get the kids they have adopted out of Russia..

    So I am going to pick the tank up on my lunch break... Are there any good posts on here for info on the HL KV1?

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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1

    Well, I got a KV-1. I made a trade for some crawler parts I had..

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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1

    I know this germen rc tank and i love it very much.Iknow all about it and it is very famous i think you see this at the shop.
    This rc tankSince its inception in 1943, its potent firepower, agility and armour served as a benchmark for war-time design, culminatingin what many military experts consider as the best tank of WW2, with over 6,000 tanks produced. Now you can own own a piece of history with this full featured 1/16 scale German Panther replica.I got this tank from******** and i m very happy.
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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1

    The KV-1 is a good tank but tends to like to self destruct quite often. 

    As for the comments about Tamiya, it depends what you want to do with the tank your spending money on. Some people do choose to upgrade their tanks but many run them stock without issues. Some people buy a Tamiya and spend money upgrading that. All hobbies are money pits regardless of what it is or where you start.  
    So many tanks...So little time.

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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1


    ORIGINAL: markmark786

    I know this germen rc tank and i love it very much.Iknow all about it and it is very famous i think you see this at the shop.
    This rc tankΒ*Since its inception in 1943, its potent firepower, agility and armour served as a benchmark for war-time design, culminating[img][/img]Β*in what many military experts consider as the best tank of WW2, with over 6,000 tanks produced. Now you can own own a piece of history with this full featured 1/16 scale German Panther replica.I got this tank fromΒ********* and i m very happy.
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    Markmark what you have there is a PanTiger not a Panther

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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1

    If you want an idea on the scale of upgrades you can do to a HL tank, my `basic` HL KV-1 has about $650 invested in it... granted its the Asiatam metal hull, steel 4:1 gears, Torro KV-2 turret, all metal wheels and drive-train, and an SLU battle system (in the mail..somewhere).

    It`s just as good as Tamiya, as far as I can tell
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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1

    I believe this was the other HL tank they had in stock, but the packaging was different

    http://www.henglongtoys.net/eng/ShowProduct.aspx?ID=549

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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1

    The Jagdpanther is a good runner out of the box as well. Try this site, they have good stock on HL tanks as well. They are on the east coast.

    http://yourrcstore.com/store/tanks.html
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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1

    I think most of the big tanks are good runners out of the box...Tiger, king Tiger, KV-1...even panther could be good...maybe because the tracks are wider?

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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1

    Does anyone use lipo batteries in their tanks?

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    RE: Tank question.... Heng Long Russian KV1

    Yes, I use them in about half my tanks.
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