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Forum: RC Tanks
12-07-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Fsttanks

A couple of things. The new sprockets may have a...

A couple of things. The new sprockets may have a hard fitting on the Taigen axle shaft as these shafts tend to be slightly larger in diameter then the HL shafts. Easy to fix with some light sanding...
Forum: RC Tanks
12-03-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By Fsttanks

Love to see a natural weathered tank! Say you are...

Love to see a natural weathered tank! Say you are having fun using them and by the looks of your Leopard you are having fun.
Forum: RC Tanks
12-03-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By Fsttanks

Yes.

Yes.
Forum: RC Tanks
11-28-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 876
Posted By Fsttanks

Good question thanks for reminding me to address...

Good question thanks for reminding me to address this.

Yes some of the molded radiator intakes have been opened up. I did not shoot photos of this prior to installing the new radiator grill...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-28-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 876
Posted By Fsttanks

DAY 3: Since high heat temps are produced at the...

DAY 3: Since high heat temps are produced at the higher power levels I plan to run this tank, and only made worst due to the fact that the inner hull volume is much smaller then on other modern...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-27-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 876
Posted By Fsttanks

i wish they had used the original T72 track too...

i wish they had used the original T72 track too they are so much more aggressive looking. There used to be an aftermarket supplier for metal T72 tracks but I havenít seen them offered for a while now.
Forum: RC Tanks
11-26-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 876
Posted By Fsttanks

Does not surprise me you caught that right off...

Does not surprise me you caught that right off you are really good with knowing what parts came from where. Not a lot folks pay much attention to modern tanks here let alone the ZTZ99A, so it did not...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-26-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 876
Posted By Fsttanks

Day 2: Fitting the new turret, gun elevation and...

Day 2: Fitting the new turret, gun elevation and gun "breach". The new turret was not a direct drop in and some fitting and alining was needed. I spent a bit of time trying a few different approaches...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-26-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 876
Posted By Fsttanks

Moving on to the start of the photo build log. ...

Moving on to the start of the photo build log.

DAY 1: Brand new T72 just out of the box parked next to my other Heng Long T72. I ordered it with the all metal options and 360 turret knowing I...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-26-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 876
Posted By Fsttanks

The attached link you added, it is not even from...

The attached link you added, it is not even from an RCU thread and was most likely looked up by you after you started reading this thread to learn more about modernized T72s. Unless you are saying...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-26-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 876
Posted By Fsttanks

John you canít state you saw the photos I posted...

John you canít state you saw the photos I posted after the fact. Everyone knows that when someone does that they are just trying to CYA their lack of knowledge. You have a good Thanksgiving now.
Forum: RC Tanks
11-26-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 876
Posted By Fsttanks

There is in fact a larger number of companies and...

There is in fact a larger number of companies and countries modernizing the old T72 not just the Russians as you seem to believe with the use of the words "the actual". Here are just a few examples...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-26-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 876
Posted By Fsttanks

Thank you for the kind words. I used 95% straight...

Thank you for the kind words. I used 95% straight "off the shelf" Heng Long parts from various other modern tanks so to "represent" the current level of available technology. Some of the parts were...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-23-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 876
Posted By Fsttanks

I was asked if I could show the "Modernized" T72...

I was asked if I could show the "Modernized" T72 next to another modern tank for comparison. So below it is shown in relation to my Tamiya Abrams and basic HL T72. The "Modernized" Heng Long T72 with...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-22-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 876
Posted By Fsttanks

Yes you got that one right. Itís from a 21st...

Yes you got that one right. Itís from a 21st Century Toys 1/18 Bradley. It was the perfect size and overall look to simulate the real world day/night/thermal gunners sights being added to the...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-22-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 876
Posted By Fsttanks

Heng Long T72 "Modernization" build.

Since I have been having so much fun with my Heng Long T72 testing the battle system, fighting it and just plain off road driving, I decided to buy another. But having two of the same tank that look...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-17-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,599
Posted By Fsttanks

Simply switch to the HL red 390 motors and you...

Simply switch to the HL red 390 motors and you will have noticeably more speed. If that is not enough then also up the voltage from 7.2 to 8.4 or 9.6. This will require you to modify your battery box...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-17-2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,320
Posted By Fsttanks

I run (battle) my tanks at the LA Tank Museum in...

I run (battle) my tanks at the LA Tank Museum in El Monte Ca. on the first Sun of each month at the LA Tank Club meets and run (battle) them in San Diego with the SD Tank Club at their bi monthly...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-15-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,320
Posted By Fsttanks

Yes. The stock board is rated from 7.4 to 12.6...

Yes. The stock board is rated from 7.4 to 12.6 volts. Even lists these right on the MFU and on manual diagrams.

Please note though I removed the airsoft features and stock battery box to make room...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-14-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,957
Posted By Fsttanks

People are finding, myself included that the new...

People are finding, myself included that the new electronics work even better when paired with upgrade 390 motors for low to medium speed control. More torque for high friction surfaces, yet just as...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-12-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Fsttanks

This is the left over dust even after blowing the...

This is the left over dust even after blowing the heavy dust off. Personally I like my tanks dirty and one canít get them looking like this just parked on a shelf. But an hour of so driving at Richís...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-08-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,320
Posted By Fsttanks

The T72 in this thread was bought as a "test bed"...

The T72 in this thread was bought as a "test bed" to try out the new Heng Long 6.0 MFU and IR system, it was $200 delivered. Cheap though it was, it has proven to be an excellent and far better...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-08-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,320
Posted By Fsttanks

Answers appears to be both yes and no depending...

Answers appears to be both yes and no depending on range, lighting conditions and IR bulb power. Within 25-35ft(~12m) I have found it takes 360 degree hits. Past that there are angles that are much...
Forum: RC Tanks
11-08-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,248
Posted By Fsttanks

Yes Rich well said and you are right. Now back to...

Yes Rich well said and you are right. Now back to HAYA Chieftain.
Forum: RC Tanks
11-08-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,248
Posted By Fsttanks

This from you a guy that recently admits in...

This from you a guy that recently admits in another thread and in his videos he only buys Heng Long and never battles them or rarely even drives them outside his home. I never bash on those that like...
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