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Old 11-28-2013, 09:28 PM
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Default My New HL T-34 Suspension/Conversions

well first thing i said was i'm going to lower the suspension
so that's what i did
i cut some styrene to fit into under the first three swingarm pins to shim up the swingarms

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Old 11-28-2013, 09:39 PM
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The T34 is the best quality Heng Long has ever produced. Mine comes with a 2.4G radio and the speed control is much improved with a very linear in the start-up/slow speed region. The only issue with the H/L T34 is that it sits about 3mm to high off the tracks, apart from that a very nice tank....
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:40 PM
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here is the difference from the first pic a stock one posted on the other thread

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Old 11-29-2013, 12:10 AM
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Can some lucky owner of this tank check what the rating is for the round speaker?

Old style ones were 0.5 W 8 Ohm
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:35 AM
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had to chop it open but this is what is stamped on the back of the speaker looks like 4 Ohm not sure what the watts would be
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:47 AM
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Thank you Airbrushler. The wattage is not clear, but the speaker is quite different from the older model.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:54 AM
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You're welcome Borealis
yes it is a lot smaller it sounds ok but i would amagine if putting different electronics you would want to upgrade the speaker to get the best sound possible
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:14 AM
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Thanks for showing us this. Looks like there are two positions to clock the springs as well? See in photo 2 and 3.
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Did you only shim up the first 3 swingarms? I did all 5 on mine with roughly the same thickness of styrene, it works great.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:33 PM
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yep just did the first three on each side Strato does yours sit any lower than mine?
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:30 PM
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yep just did the first three on each side Strato does yours sit any lower than mine?
Naw I don't think so, maybe by 1mm or so so it'd be barely noticeable.

Does it not lean forward a bit though? Seems mostly cosmetic, I dont think slacking the tracks off a bit will change how it handles rough ground.
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:46 PM
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no it doesn't lean forward at all rides just right
going to do the casting on the turret soon
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:06 PM
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debating on making mine a 76 here is an old 85 turret that was chopped up i chopped it up more changed it to this so far, have to change a few things still

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Old 12-03-2013, 05:13 AM
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i'm also debating on what road wheels to go with , this style or the solid one without holes what ones would you use ...anyone?
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:32 AM
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Since I couldn't find it in under 3 minutes with Google.. which T-34s had which road wheels?


There's always the option of having both... as history demonstrates.

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My understanding was the solid were early (obr 42-43) and the ones with holes are later like the ones sold to the Saudis.
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I'd go with the solid ones, and the front fenders were curved down not angled. You might find a lot
of parts in Trumpeter's 1/16 static T34/76
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i think i might stick to it being a T-34/85
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well i'm back and forth on this one here it is with the other road wheels i would have to fool around with them to get them to work on the HL
and with both different turrets

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Old 12-04-2013, 01:31 PM
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I like it........much better. Nice tip, Thanks
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this is what i have so far
still lots of work to do

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Old 12-05-2013, 02:51 AM
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Looks sharp. The thought crossed my mind to paint the side walls white on mine...I just wasn't sure if the later versions had that.
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The white side walls were mostly for parades, which would make an interesting variation.
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just finished roadwheels on other side and added the headlight lens

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Where did you finally get the solid wheels? Looks great, maybe I'll try that option. Could do a North Korean version to match with the Pershing.
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