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PostSubject: KV-1 Question   KV-1 Question Icon_minitimeTue Nov 05, 2013 12:05 pm


Planning ahead for a winter project, want to build really good runner with hardly any track issues.
I've always liked the KV and I don't have a short barrel tank.

So,these questions is for those who have KV's.

How do you find the driving?

Are they good climbers? How is the turning on the grass?

How are the idlers?

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PostSubject: Re: KV-1 Question   KV-1 Question Icon_minitimeTue Nov 05, 2013 1:11 pm

They're ok I guess... Razz

I've never had the 'stock' hull, but they do seem to be pretty robust. The track and sprocket work pretty well together, haven't had any real issues with mine. Lots of ground contact is good.

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PostSubject: Re: KV-1 Question   KV-1 Question Icon_minitimeTue Nov 05, 2013 2:42 pm

They run like crap, you won't like it, you won't want one, never mind, go away...
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PostSubject: Re: KV-1 Question   KV-1 Question Icon_minitimeTue Nov 05, 2013 4:44 pm

I have a stock HL and a torsion bar Taigen and they are both great runners. Never had any problem with throwing tracks. The Taigen has to be slowed down via radio as it is just too fast for the scale.
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PostSubject: Re: KV-1 Question   KV-1 Question Icon_minitimeWed Nov 06, 2013 1:49 pm

dgsselkirk wrote:
They run like crap, you won't like it, you won't want one, never mind, go away...
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Hey Dean, if your saying there no good, does that mean your going to sell yours? Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: KV-1 Question   KV-1 Question Icon_minitimeWed Nov 06, 2013 6:59 pm

Both the Heng Long and The Taigen are great tanks. Me personally I suggest the HL KV-1 just as the cost is soooo much better and really when they are running you can't tell the difference. Tracks are not an issue with the KV. Though with the KV I would go with steel tracks and 480 motors just for the added torque when needed. The KV is also getting a lot of add on metal parts being thrown into the market because it is becoming more popular. Alternative to Tiger I guess.

Only thing I don't like about the KV is the lack of camo variations.
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PostSubject: Re: KV-1 Question   KV-1 Question Icon_minitimeWed Nov 06, 2013 8:21 pm

Don't buy Russian ........buy German then we can both shoot at Dean ...and besides Russian tanks take like 2 days to warm up were as the German tanks just get on the throttle no warm up or break in required
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PostSubject: Re: KV-1 Question   KV-1 Question Icon_minitimeThu Nov 07, 2013 11:52 am

Stince wrote:
dgsselkirk wrote:
They run like crap, you won't like it, you won't want one, never mind, go away...
russian russian russian
Hey Dean, if your saying there no good, does that mean your going to sell yours? Very Happy 
Why? you tired of having ass handed you by socialist Red Guards Tank Brigade? You wish purchase of superior Soviet armour perhaps? Come, speak to me, I always have right price to help fellow comrade to beat on fascist swine Dougie. 

You hear of Doogie Howser meet Dougie Howitzer! Ha!
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PostSubject: Re: KV-1 Question   KV-1 Question Icon_minitimeFri Nov 08, 2013 7:44 am

Give me a minute guys, I'll be right back with the measuring tape for you.... BWahahahah Razz

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PostSubject: Re: KV-1 Question   KV-1 Question Icon_minitimeFri Nov 08, 2013 7:45 am

ANYWAY, Derek, the turret speed is pretty quick on them too. I think my KV-2 has the fastest turret of any tank I run... and thats all stock HL upper bits. 

It's been HL's best (or second best, sort of a tie with the Panther) runner since forever.

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PostSubject: Re: KV-1 Question   KV-1 Question Icon_minitimeFri Nov 08, 2013 8:05 am

The KV is topping my list for a winter project.
But I should do my half track first though.

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