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  • Do Taigen accessories fit HL tanks?

    Hi all

    I went on Imex site and they have many accessories for their Tiger 1 tanks. The smoke dischargers on the HL leave lots to be desired and I would like to know if the Taigen parts will fit into the HL Tiger? Thanks Dai
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    Originally posted by dai phan View Post
    Hi all

    I went on Imex site and they have many accessories for their Tiger 1 tanks. The smoke dischargers on the HL leave lots to be desired and I would like to know if the Taigen parts will fit into the HL Tiger? Thanks Dai
    Nope can’t use them....just kidding. Like any aftermarket parts you may or may not need to do a little fitting.

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    • #3
      Nice find. Teach me about Imex? Didn't even know they existed. What is the major difference between them and He Long? Has anyone used the Imex smoke unit V2?
      Don't just fly--WREAK HAVOC!!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by quitcherbitchen View Post
        Nice find. Teach me about Imex? Didn't even know they existed. What is the major difference between them and He Long? Has anyone used the Imex smoke unit V2?
        IMEX is Taigen which is also Torro. Their tanks use a lot of HL accessories and some are just rebranded HL tanks.

        Overall their “metal” tanks are mechanical a step above HL in terms of suspension. Though they do not necessarily perform better. Their gearboxes are either HL or their “black” upgrades. The black IMEX/Taigen gearboxes are very good but do require their output shafts to be hand “fitted” to HL sprockets when purchased separately.

        Most of the IMEX/Taigen/Torro tanks have much better paint scheme and application of the painting.

        The electrical are good for an RTR tank but they are not compatible in stock form with the IR battle systems that HL and Tamiya use.

        To some it all up, IMEX “metal tanks” out of the box are mostly “hobby grade” where HL are “toy grade” that need work to be upgraded to “hobby grade”.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rubicon99 View Post
          IMEX is Taigen which is also Torro. Their tanks use a lot of HL accessories and some are just rebranded HL tanks.

          Overall their “metal” tanks are mechanical a step above HL in terms of suspension. Though they do not necessarily perform better. Their gearboxes are either HL or their “black” upgrades. The black IMEX/Taigen gearboxes are very good but do require their output shafts to be hand “fitted” to HL sprockets when purchased separately.

          Most of the IMEX/Taigen/Torro tanks have much better paint scheme and application of the painting.

          The electrical are good for an RTR tank but they are not compatible in stock form with the IR battle systems that HL and Tamiya use.

          To some it all up, IMEX “metal tanks” out of the box are mostly “hobby grade” where HL are “toy grade” that need work to be upgraded to “hobby grade”.
          I ordered the Taigen JS-2 and it is supposed to be one of Taigen's newer releases. Good reviews noted on the Net. I have 6 HLs so now I have a good reference base to compare the Taigen. Taigen tanks cost about twice of the HL counterparts. Dai

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          • #6
            I also think Taigen tanks fill the gap between "starter tanks" and "high end tanks" from Tamiya. But considering a price tag of about 550 USD each and up, Taigen tanks are expensive and can be a challenge financially for many hobbyists who want to build up a large collection. I am glad HL quality is getting better over the years and I also wonder on why HL has not released a new one in the past 3 years? Dai

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dai phan View Post
              I also think Taigen tanks fill the gap between "starter tanks" and "high end tanks" from Tamiya. But considering a price tag of about 550 USD each and up, Taigen tanks are expensive and can be a challenge financially for many hobbyists who want to build up a large collection. I am glad HL quality is getting better over the years and I also wonder on why HL has not released a new one in the past 3 years? Dai
              R&D takes alot of time and money investment. Injection molds are crazy expensive to have made. RC in a niche hobby, and tanks even more so, so a company has to be careful in what tank they develop to sell in order to recoup the money they invested in molds and the engineering that goes in to make them RCable. although the newer boards having servo compatability should go a long way toward making unfeasable cramped smaller tanks way easier to RC.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Vaseline View Post

                R&D takes alot of time and money investment. Injection molds are crazy expensive to have made. RC in a niche hobby, and tanks even more so, so a company has to be careful in what tank they develop to sell in order to recoup the money they invested in molds and the engineering that goes in to make them RCable. although the newer boards having servo compatability should go a long way toward making unfeasable cramped smaller tanks way easier to RC.
                Be nice to see WW1 tanks! Dai

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                • #9
                  Id be far happier with some of the self-propelled AT guns. But I mean...more tanks of any kind is better haha.

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