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Heng Long Challenger recommendations

Old 09-17-2023, 09:51 AM
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Default Heng Long Challenger recommendations

Hello everyone
I am going to be ordering the Challenger 2 by Heng Long. I have looked at some reviews and it appears it is a good tank. Any recommendations on what to watch for, or upgrades , would be appreciated. I know ,as it stands, I will probably be doing a completely new paint job, probably green/black in KFOR.
Thanks in advance
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Others have complained about the metal sprockets and metal tracks having fitment issues. Some were adding spacers in between the two sprocket halves to widen the sprocket so it works better with the metal tracks. That is if you have the metal "upgrades".
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Thanks for the info. I am not planning on metal upgrades. Trying to keep the price down for the amount of time it will be used.
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With plastic tracks and sprockets you shouldn't have any problem but if the track still wants to jump off a henntech idler is usually a good solution. I had trouble with the metal tracks and sprockets on my T90 and in the end I had to take a small needle file and remove all the flash between all of the teeth on the sprocket and then it ran okay.

If you're planning a lift off top you might want to brace the Hull just a bit. Without the upper firmly hull attached it tends to pick up quite a bit of flex.
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Making a Heng Long Challenger 2 battle-ready - how much does it cost?

In my experience with the cheapest variant, the plastic tracks stretched quite quickly and it was not possible to adjust track tension, and cost quite a bit to bring up to (my) acceptable standards.

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