Phils Famo build

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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:48 am

I agree Christoffer it transforms it, Florian the best example of the folding frame (that I can find so far) for the tilt is this one below. Note all the extra webbing over the rear hoops to support the saggy canvas.
I may have a go at a later date with the cantilever hoop system, probably best to make new shorter hoops rather than adjust the kit ones .....Phil.
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I would describe it as a "cantilever" system between the hoop frames 2,3 and 4 to achieve the correct pull out and fold back action.
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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by Brian Ostlind » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:31 am

I am not sure what bracket you mean but I see the “roof rack” looks great! You could put all kinds of stuff up there.
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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by Phil Woollard » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:22 am

Hi Brian, the bracket referred to is the top edge angle that I have added, sometimes it gets lost in translation ! 8) .
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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:43 am

Well I'm off the digger and dumper now (madam is having a arena for training the horses) so back to the Famo.

A very important mod I think is a must, so back to the steering and front suspension set up.

The original Famo had a simple cable loop around the axle and chassis, this restricted the axle travel, most of the bigger off road vehicles have a similar travel stop, some being webbing strapping, a cable loop or a simple bump stop.

Our Famo has copious amounts of axle travel, a little too much maybe for our requirements. The steering actuator could, and I say could be under a tad to much load when the axle is at max travel.

So an easy fix is to add a bump stop. All I have done is drilled and tapped an m4 hole right through the axle triangle strut over the intersection with the chassis rail, (I will take another clearer photo when I get to the workshop later) You can then screw in a m4 x40 all thread (or similar) to give you a simple adjustable stop. You could add a rubber cap but space is at a premium, i dont think that a cable loop would be successful in this scale.
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The ali triangle axle strut is where I have added the m4 screw (roughly centre of the photo) There's lots of meat in the strut so you won't weaken the section.
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That pivot point on the actuator must have plenty of movement (as the instructions say) Lift your model off the deck and check the clearance by swivelling the axle back and forth.
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The 1/1 cable loop
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:59 am

There you go, the m4 cap head all thread screws right through the square section of the axle triangle on both sides, it simply bumps up against the chassis and works a treat.
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It will also prevent the motor connector being damaged if your driving it a little enthusiastic!
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Post by florian rudolf » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:41 am

Thats a good idea Phil.
I also thougth about it, why do AT such a constrution, that the axel touch the engine. I thought about a piece of rubber mounted with glue on the motor.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:08 pm

Well it's quick and robust florian, good to see you building again after the holidays, it was getting a bit cold on my own! :lol:
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Post by florian rudolf » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:36 pm

Hi Phil,
well I'm dooing some detail work that takes more time, but it goes forther. Now I'm waiting for my track link fasteners, and some electronic parts...

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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:22 pm

I suppose I'm at the tying up the loose end stage of the build about now, soon on to the painting stage.
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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by Vince Cutajar » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:38 pm

That's looking fantastic Phil with all the small details that you have added.

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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by florian rudolf » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:35 am

Are you finised Phil?
Wow looking verry good. I love the details you added. - I will steel a view of your details, but I make these a bit more scale ;) - For example, reinforcement behind tools are half round. The frame around the winkers are also half round.
Your sill arround the loading area instead is verry fine, I'll do it your way ;)

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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:53 am

Never finished florian! I will add and improve the details over time like reducing the diameter of some of the fixings, anything which stands out and bugs me. Some video always helps to see what can be improved, I'm waiting for the winch parts right now so I can get that finished. The windows will go in last of all, I will add windscreen wipers, motors and wiring. I need to wire up the front lights and add the rear light also.

I'm looking forward to the driving trials with a tank in tow, and I must get that V2 ready for a towing session, roll on the nice weather!
Do you know anyone that has added the air compressor relief valve sound as yet? I think I will speak to Thomas and see if it's available to download.
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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by florian rudolf » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:13 am

Thats what I want to hear Phil. great. I'm in time on the working front window with the right frame. Thinking about to make the wipers working ;) But do'nt know yet how...
For your noise you can also look at baier sound.
https://www.beier-electronic.de/modellb ... oundmodule
the sound quality is better from Thomas, but to add some other noise, maybe you can take the baier sounds, or ask Thomas to make the sound file for you.

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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:28 am

I would like to add the opening drivers window to , also a hessian cover for the wind screen for when it's folded forward over the bonnet. I have never mastered the back and forth action of the wiper motors so I will be watching your posts very carefully Florian! :D
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Re: Phils Famo build

Post by florian rudolf » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:36 pm

Well do it Phil, I'm wtching your posts verry acurate ;)
Unfortunatly, my wind screen can not folding so wide that it lays down the bonnet.
I've seen this operating wipers. I think about a solution with an miro motor out a micro servo. It must have the right size, working with an eccentric. The only thing is the speed and power. Too much speed with less power, so you may need a gear... I'm continiue thining about :)

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