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Old 12-23-2007, 12:59 PM
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I agee. The HL tank is the best value for money out there and they are fun to upgrade and modify. However, there is a much wider selection of 1/18th 21st Century tanks. Although there are only a few that are RC (and those still have to be modified as the electronics are not that good. As we discussed you would still have to buy a HL upgrade kit for any 21st Century tank upgrade. I'm about half way done converting a 1/18 Panther to RC. The biggest challenge I will believe will be to get the drivetrain in. I finally figured out how to open the tank (quite easy actually) For the drive train I had to cut the drive wheels shaft and idler wheel shaft in the middle so they can both be independantly operated. I got a small brass tube for both shaft to side into to allow for the two to connect. I used the final drive gear from a HL tank to sit on the inner side of each drive wheel (has to be on the outside as the dual gear box has to sit away from the front of the tank. The gear box final drive gear will extend outside of the tank's chasis and will connect to the outer gear that is attached to the drive wheel(again a gear from the HL 1/16 tank). I'm usuing the dual gear box from a 1/24 HL tank to power the tank. Just about to put it in so stay tuned as to whether this works or not. I attached a HL turrel ring and and HL turret travers motor to travers the turret. This worked great. You have to keep in mind there will alway be cutting and drilling involved in these conversions. (but so far this has been minimal) I'll try to post pics soon.
Old 12-25-2007, 10:41 AM
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I own the WSN t34 85. It is a very nice tank. It comes with the main body and turret assembled. You will have to take a few hours to put the rest of the exterior accessories together. It does not shoot airsoft bbs but does have a gun recoil unit. The WSN tanks are really 1/16 Trumpetor models outfitted for RC.
Overall it is a very fine looking vehicle and runs very well. I have had mine for 3 years now and it still runs with no problems. Unlike the henlong tanks which break down very fast and require some time to repair and go and fix things that the non existant quality control in China leaves undone.

Again it is a very nice tank and runs well.
Old 12-25-2007, 10:44 PM
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This seller has them.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Trumpeter-1-16-R...QQcmdZViewItem

They are very nice.
Old 12-25-2007, 11:34 PM
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Seems to me like twice the money and half the tank that you get with HL.Also wondered what you do when you buy from Hong Kong
and get a tank that don't work ???? Spend another $60.00 dollars to get it replaced ??? BIGMIG [:-][:-][:-]
Old 12-26-2007, 12:13 AM
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Default RE: WSN 1/16 scale RC Tanks

ORIGINAL: panamacz75
Unlike the henlong tanks which break down very fast and require some time to repair and go and fix things that the non existant quality control in China leaves undone.
If you've managed to keep the WSN (with stock electronics) going that long, then you would have been able to do the same with a Heng Long (except maybe the smoker). The stock WSN electronics arent proportional (hard on tracks/gears/sprockets) and dont have many features, hence they could be considered fairly hardy/lasting. The weak link, when in stock form, is the gearboxes. Coupled to HL (or better) boards you've got a decent controllable tank that will last (and puts less strain on the other components because its not just stop and go anymore)

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ORIGINAL: wackywheelz

ORIGINAL: panamacz75
Unlike the henlong tanks which break down very fast and require some time to repair and go and fix things that the non existant quality control in China leaves undone.
If you've managed to keep the WSN (with stock electronics) going that long, then you would have been able to do the same with a Heng Long (except maybe the smoker). The stock WSN electronics arent proportional (hard on tracks/gears/sprockets) and dont have many features, hence they could be considered fairly hardy/lasting. The weak link, when in stock form, is the gearboxes. Coupled to HL (or better) boards you've got a decent controllable tank that will last (and puts less strain on the other components because its not just stop and go anymore)



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I keep forgetting a lot of us here on the forum are not all on the same playing field (wish we all were). BIGMIG

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