Herr Doc's Famo

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:32 pm

Those of you who have built the Asiatam Famo can help me limp through this one. I am going to take on this project despite a paucity of skills, as demonstrated by my WCP 4X4 build at https://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=32221&hilit=Jeep.

I have a few print sources on the Famo, and lots of others online. (I have to go into town to get any internet connection, so I don't have the sources to cite them, but I can get them a.s.a.p.).

For starters, here is part one of my current inventory. I can identify most of the detail parts, and I can see how to disassemble the main body and chassis. However, the electronics will be more of a challenge, so after this inventory, I will have an initial question.

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:35 pm

Part two of my current inventory:

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:40 pm

Part three of my current inventory:

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:48 pm

(I have no idea why the photo appears twice; it is not so in the editing screen); however,
Here are my initial questions of many sure to come:

The nominal instructions from Asiatam show the link between the board shown in photo of electronics to a HengLong or Taigen motherboard.
1) I surmise that this is Asiatam's version of the ESC, correct?
2) If so, I should be able to link this board to a Taigen V3 with the appropriate Maybach sound, right?
3) If this is Asiatam's version of the ESC, is it designed so as to coordinate the track speed and steering?
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Postby Jimster » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:29 pm

Looks like a complete control unit to me. I can’t quite read the printed lettering below the plug sockets though.
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Postby jhamm » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:51 pm

Hello Herr Dr. Dr. Professor Hc Tanker,
normal, these electronics are connected to a commercially available receiver.
Asiatam also sold this as a set with a Multiplex Smart SX FLEXX.
It will not work with Taigen electronics.

The best thing to do is to write an email to Asiatam and ask for the operating instructions.
E-MAIL: asiatam66@yahoo.de
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:06 pm

I have put up the citations for two books regarding the Famo at: https://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=108&t=33382. If anyone knows of more, please do add citations.
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:30 pm

Jimster says, "Looks like a complete control unit to me." And so it seems to me, too.

Herr Hamm explained, "Asiatam also sold this as a set with a Multiplex Smart SX FLEXX." Yes, I have one, complete with its 9-channel receiver and a fat instruction booklet. :thumbup:

And "It will not work with Taigen electronics." Now this is a puzzle. Note in the attached images I took from Asiatam's rather sparse instructions that there are connections to...

...HengLong
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...Taigen
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...Asiatam
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...and a HengLong/Taigen (compatibily?) switch
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My guess is that the connection to the other boards provides a receiver that can be bound to the respective maker's board. Am I right? ...or even close to right? IF SO, I have an idea affecting two RC AFVs projects.
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Postby jhamm » Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:37 pm

Herr Dr. Professor wrote:Jimster says, "Looks like a complete control unit to me." And so it seems to me, too.

Herr Hamm explained, "Asiatam also sold this as a set with a Multiplex Smart SX FLEXX." Yes, I have one, complete with its 9-channel receiver and a fat instruction booklet. :thumbup:

And "It will not work with Taigen electronics." Now this is a puzzle. Note in the attached images I took from Asiatam's rather sparse instructions that there are connections to...

My guess is that the connection to the other boards provides a receiver that can be bound to the respective maker's board. Am I right? ...or even close to right? IF SO, I have an idea affecting two RC AFVs projects.


You are wrong....
the other electronic which is connected to the Taigen electronic did not provided a reciever.
Asiatam sold this electronic for Coelian and other double-barrel Flak-Panzer, it brings servo elevation, double servo recoil and muzzle flash.
I still have such electronics lying around in my box of leftovers - somewhere I also have the instructions for it...
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:21 pm

Thank you for the clarification. When I have time, I am going to lay out the electronics and test the action of the servo. I have read others' Famo builds here on RCTW, but I still need to study others' Famo builds more closely.
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Postby jhamm » Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:59 am

Good morning Herr Dr. Professor Hc Famo... ;D
i have the manual for the "SERVO MULTI - FUNTION CONTROL UNIT" as PDF, the size is to much for upload here.
if you are interested, send me a PM.
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:09 pm

Thank you for the kind offer, Herr Hamm. I, too, have the <.pdf> file of the same Asiatam Manual, "Servo Multi - Function Control Unit," and since I found it to be way too large to upload, I extracted from the manual the photos you see just above.

On Tuesday (June 28) I plan to lay out the electronics for testing. At that point, I may understand better how they work. Then, too, Jofaur86 kindly sent by PM some links to other online builds of the Famo, so I will study these before Tuesday. As you may know from my 1/4 ton 4X4 build, I am slow (my sweetheart finds me maddeningly patient :haha: ), and I usually have multiple projects going on simultaneously.

An aside, off topic (though a frequently recurring topic here on RCTW): Beer/Bier. No doubt you have long been aware of Hamm's Beer, still extant, once more widely sold here in the US. Now here comes a comment that will likely set off a debate requiring a moderator to intervene (or at least join in the fray). Compared to German Biere and contemporary US beers from micro-breweries, Hamms, Schlitz, Pabst, Coors, etc., even the now-revived Seipp's, are :sick:
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Postby Will01Capri » Mon Jun 27, 2022 12:20 pm

Following with interest
Will help me aswell with my own design version eventually :)
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:27 pm

Thanks to Jofaur86, I have more links to check.
Yesterday I did lay out the electronics I received from Asiatam. I believe Asiatam sent me the wrong board, and the one I believe I needed is apparently no longer even on their web site.
I have some ideas as to how to proceed next, but I need to :think: a bit more. I would like to accomplish some means of coordinating the track and front wheel steering, and I would like some sound reasonably like the Maybach engine of the real Famo. I may start a thread in the section under electronics to attract the attention of the electro-wizards :P here on RCTW.
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