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Old 02-11-2008, 10:59 AM
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can any one give me any info on what radio control and internal systems that the tamiya 1/16 tanks use, because I want to replace the Heng long electrics and controller. with a better system
Old 02-11-2008, 11:09 AM
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Default RE: ripping out the HL electrics and controler

They use DMD Control Unit/DMD Multi Function Unit (+ receiver gear, new transmitter, crystals etc). They cost a fair bit, lots of people buy Full-Option RC Tamiya tank kits just to get the electronics then sell the rest to re-coup cost, as a static kit, as its cheaper than buying the electronics seperately.

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Old 02-11-2008, 12:36 PM
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Default RE: ripping out the HL electrics and controler

Hi,

Visit this web site for some good tips on converting your HL to Tamiya Full Option.

http://web.mac.com/ksoc/S.C.A.T./Special_Projects.html

It is a pricey way to go if you are not already building Tamiya tanks.

It is far less expensive to purchase and build a Tamiya tank than do the conversation, plus you will end up with a more durable and fun running rc model.

My 2 cents based on experience from converting an HL Pz3.
Old 02-11-2008, 01:42 PM
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Default RE: ripping out the HL electrics and controler

Another option than the tamiya is ELMOD or the D.B.C
(currently looking into the D.B.C myself at the moment)
Old 02-11-2008, 03:44 PM
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Default RE: ripping out the HL electrics and controler

Thanks for the information.
I also want to change the radio transmitter for a better one because the one I have is a bit ropey
Old 02-11-2008, 07:47 PM
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Default RE: ripping out the HL electrics and controler

In what way?
Old 02-11-2008, 08:09 PM
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the contacts on the sticks are not very good I get intermittent control some times and at other time it is ok
Old 02-24-2008, 04:05 PM
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If I went the El mod route to sort out the HL electrics in the tank do I stil have to take out the HL main board and the receiver board
Old 02-24-2008, 04:23 PM
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Default RE: ripping out the HL electrics and controler

Hi Brel,

You can go both ways. Go full ElMod with another proportional radio, as Spektrum, Graupner, Futaba. Or combine ElMod modules with HL electronics and HL Radio.

See:

http://www.el-mod.de/index.php?langu...71e47db4bea77e

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_66..._1/key_/tm.htm

regards

Jake


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Old 02-24-2008, 05:33 PM
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Default RE: ripping out the HL electrics and controler

Did you try a spare radio? Are you driving near metal poles and lights?
Old 02-24-2008, 06:42 PM
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I only have the one radio
I drive the tank around the front and back yard and up and down the street but nowhere near any street lights or telephone poles
Old 02-25-2008, 01:00 AM
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Hi brel now you r waking up tamiya mutch better quality then h l.i got my kt from tamiya,havent started yet am moving house but you cant compare hl with tamiya its like a skoda and a merc standing next to one another.my tigers is playing up again they r going out by the door
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1002frans
Tamiya are the "Rolls Royce" of the RC tank world and I would love to own a Rolls Royce in the real world but at the present time I can't afford one, but have to settle for the Fords of life, hence that is why I took the HL route, but you can upgrade Fords with turbo chargers and other modifications, so I think I might go down the ELmod route to upgrade the HL tiger. After all we are only talking about a toy and to spend between 400 and 700 pounds on a toy is quite beyond my financial means but I can afford to spend between 100 to 200 pounds on a HL tank which cost me £69.99 in the first place, also I don't really have the time or patience to build a tamiya model at this time. I wanted a tank to run as soon as it arrived on my door step. I am not knocking the guys that go down the Tamiya route but some of us in the RC tank world cannot afford Tamiya kits. that is why I am at present tank less because I am waiting for the replacement board to arrive from Germany.
Old 02-25-2008, 03:51 AM
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Brell i know what you r talking about,am in the same boat as you,swopped for the kt kit from a freind of mine ,i had something he wanted and he was prepared to swop for a full option kt unbuild unopened in the box,i havent got the money to dish out for the kt,run in to70000rand here at the hobbyshops,saw on tamiya usa the kt runs into $1200dollar ,they r mad with the prices,had tamiya tanks before but sold them ,wish i kept them,had a 1981 kt ,flakpanzer ,sherman and the leopard a4,wish i can get other electronics for my h l the one tiger keep on getting the track between the idler ,going to remove 1track piece maybe that will help,the other one does its own thing from time to time,the only way for me is to upgrade the electronics.i am not into electronics only know once you let the smoke out cant put it back in again.greeting frans kemptonpark s africa[sm=cry_smile.gif]
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Elmod system ordered it should be here within the next week or two. I have ordered the basic one where you have to use the HL boards to make it work.
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1002frans
Tamiya are the "Rolls Royce" of the RC tank world and I would love to own a Rolls Royce in the real world but at the present time I can't afford one, but have to settle for the Fords of life, hence that is why I took the HL route
Hold up - you mean 'Skoda' right? HL is the cheap Skoda knock-off
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have you seen or traveled in the Skoda Octavia recently, they are better than some of the smaller Fords in the UK, they go like sh*t of a shovel, 0-60mph in less than 10 second, I know that Skoda had a poor reputation in the past but they improved when VW took them over. ROFLMAO
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ORIGINAL: brel

have you seen or traveled in the Skoda Octavia recently, they are better than some of the smaller Fords in the UK, they go like sh*t of a shovel, 0-60mph in less than 10 second, I know that Skoda had a poor reputation in the past but they improved when VW took them over. ROFLMAO
I stand by my comment - HL is getting better as well [8D]
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ORIGINAL: brel

have you seen or traveled in the Skoda Octavia recently, they are better than some of the smaller Fords in the UK, they go like sh*t of a shovel, 0-60mph in less than 10 second, I know that Skoda had a poor reputation in the past but they improved when VW took them over. ROFLMAO
I stand by my comment - HL is getting better as well [8D]
it is a free world every one is entitled to their opinion about every thing unless you live in a dictatorship
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ORIGINAL: brel

it is a free world every one is entitled to their opinion about every thing unless you live in a dictatorship
Ok so what about those things the Russians used to drive around in the 70s-80s? I forget what they were called.
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ORIGINAL: Panzerfaust77

Ok so what about those things the Russians used to drive around in the 70s-80s? I forget what they were called.
They were called Lada's here is a link to article on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lada
Skoda's come from the Czeck republic here is a link to article on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%A0koda_Auto
I know that the Czeck republic was at one time part of the eastern block behind the Iron curtain
and East Germany had the Trabant here is a link to wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trabant
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ORIGINAL: Panzerfaust77


ORIGINAL: brel

it is a free world every one is entitled to their opinion about every thing unless you live in a dictatorship
Ok so what about those things the Russians used to drive around in the 70s-80s? I forget what they were called.
Do You mean "Lada" Lada 1200 in red - that is my ultimate car -wish, that and BIG fur hat

And BTW, I had one of these new Octavia for three years and liked it alot. Same as VW or Audi, but little bit cheaper.

RR

PS: Bren seems to be faster with answering. And more precise too.
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ORIGINAL: Red_Rabbit

[ Brel seems to be faster with answering. And more precise too.
RED,
A Friend of mine had a Skoda Octavia and as I said in my earlier post it went like sh*t off a shovel 0-60 mph in less then ten seconds.

as for being precise I googled Lada and Skoda and came up with the two links on Wikipedia.
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Brel

So You were like Octavia - really fast [8D]

RR
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thanks for the complement Red rabbit

now all I have to do Is decide on the layout of the electrics in the HL tiger when I get the Elmod gear and also whether to put a fan in to keep every thing cool

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