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Modifying Range Rover (Feber Range Rover aka Avigo Range Rover Sport 12 Volt Ride On)

PostPosted:Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:56 pm
by gerlt
Hi. Purchased Avigo Range Rover Sport 12 Volt Ride On last year and was quite sad when a wheel wasn't spinning, and began troubleshooting. Resolved the issue and quickly learned that my kids (and also me) wouldn't be happy with the stock setup. I proceeded to modify:

Velcro to keep doors closed.
Added a lighted on/off switch instead of simply connecting the wires.
Added a switch (reverse wiring) to allow for two separate power sources. First power source is the stock battery. Alternate power source (I call turbo) goes to 3 NIMH 8.4v RC car batteries (25.2v) - Primarily used to climb the hill in the yard.

As part of modifying the alternate connection, also modified the back panel so it comes in and out with velcro for easy access to the RC batteries, and the connection for charging the stock battery. Will have to post some photos.

Everything works good, but my kids see quite sluggish performance with the stock battery, so the next mod will be to replace the stock 12v with 3 6v for 18v power in the primary power switch position.

Re: Modifying Range Rover (Feber Range Rover aka Avigo Range Rover Sport 12 Volt Ride On)

PostPosted:Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:25 pm
by gerlt
Looks like I overlooked the need to upgrade the motors. Kids using the "turbo" speed and smoking the motors. I guess that is next on the list. Thinking 18v primary with 24v motors, then the turbo at ~24v just for the hill climb. Actually hoping the 18v with new motors will be able to climb the hill by itself.

Re: Modifying Range Rover (Feber Range Rover aka Avigo Range Rover Sport 12 Volt Ride On)

PostPosted:Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:44 pm
by gerlt
Finally took some basic photos. So the Rover:

Re: Modifying Range Rover (Feber Range Rover aka Avigo Range Rover Sport 12 Volt Ride On)

PostPosted:Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:45 pm
by gerlt
Here is the "Turbo" switch for choosing between power source A and Power source B:

Re: Modifying Range Rover (Feber Range Rover aka Avigo Range Rover Sport 12 Volt Ride On)

PostPosted:Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:47 pm
by gerlt
Here is the On/Off switch. Disables power from either source, and lights up when on.

Re: Modifying Range Rover (Feber Range Rover aka Avigo Range Rover Sport 12 Volt Ride On)

PostPosted:Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:49 pm
by gerlt
Here is the back panel, which was screwed down. I modified it by cutting, and velcroing so I could easily access below (see below photos).

Also a view with the panel removed. Attached an unused kids kitchen tray thing to use as the RC battery compartment. Also routed the primary power source wire here, and used the original fiber connector for easy disconnect and connect to charge. The RC batteries just come out to charge.

Re: Modifying Range Rover (Feber Range Rover aka Avigo Range Rover Sport 12 Volt Ride On)

PostPosted:Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:54 pm
by L.Bain
I'm hoping you can help me. I have the same car but by Famosa. The Gear box is not available on any website and when I took it apart I see the problem is that the gear that connects the motor to the gearbox is broken. Any ideas how I can get another gear?

You can see the motors here, the silver 8 tooth gear that is on one motor is missing on the other. This is the part I need.

Image

specs:
Famusa Feber Range Rover Sport
RFC-IEU030805UU0
8008662-80011495-102014

Gear box
Rel.1360 12-6v
IT00091106

Chengfeng Motor 6v dc
A06-5th1014
200017470
480931

Re: Modifying Range Rover (Feber Range Rover aka Avigo Range Rover Sport 12 Volt Ride On)

PostPosted:Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:04 pm
by Letsgofast27
Have any luck finding motors? Bought one last yr for my kids. Was ok. Bumped up power and burned up a motor. Now I'm looking to see of I can upgrade from stock. Any advice would help. Thanks

Re: Modifying Range Rover (Feber Range Rover aka Avigo Range Rover Sport 12 Volt Ride On)

PostPosted:Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:12 pm
by Avigo Range Rover
Here’s a place u can get gear boxes for Feber Range Rover. Hopefully they fit! Waiting doe mine to arrive

https://m.aliexpress.com/item/204345719 ... ectric-car

Brake reduction module

PostPosted:Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:16 pm
by Avigo Range Rover
I bought the brake reduction module from ML toys because I upgraded the motors to 550s and increased the batteries to 18v. However, does anybody know which of the 5 wires coming from the pedal i should install it on?

Re: Modifying Range Rover (Feber Range Rover aka Avigo Range Rover Sport 12 Volt Ride On)

PostPosted:Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:01 am
by toycrusher
Avigo Range Rover wrote:I bought the brake reduction module from ML toys because I upgraded the motors to 550s and increased the batteries to 18v. However, does anybody know which of the 5 wires coming from the pedal i should install it on?


It won't work on this type of ride because they have a circuit board controlling the motors rather than mechanical switches.

Re: Modifying Range Rover (Feber Range Rover aka Avigo Range Rover Sport 12 Volt Ride On)

PostPosted:Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:07 am
by Avigo Range Rover
Okay thanks Toy Crusher! Is there anything I can do with this type of set up then to lessen the beating the gear boxes are taking from the constant hard stops every time he lets off the accelerator?

Re: Modifying Range Rover (Feber Range Rover aka Avigo Range Rover Sport 12 Volt Ride On)

PostPosted:Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:38 am
by toycrusher
Avigo Range Rover wrote:Okay thanks Toy Crusher! Is there anything I can do with this type of set up then to lessen the beating the gear boxes are taking from the constant hard stops every time he lets off the accelerator?


There isn't an easy answer with these circuit board style rides. The best mod that you can do really is a complete one. It's a conversion to variable speed pedal and a scooter motor controller. East Coast Power Up is a member who sells a very complete and well documented kit for a reasonable price. That gives you better control all the way around while lessening the chance of gearbox carnage. Unless your kids are like mine, they can kill anything! :lol:

Re: Modifying Range Rover (Feber Range Rover aka Avigo Range Rover Sport 12 Volt Ride On)

PostPosted:Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:48 am
by Avigo Range Rover
Ok thanks Toycrusher. I will definitely look into the variable speed peddle. I had an idea of somehow rigging up my drill gun trigger to the motors because of the same variable speed control. But like you say, anything I’ll do to help prolong the life of the car they’ll smash it!!

Re: Modifying Range Rover (Feber Range Rover aka Avigo Range Rover Sport 12 Volt Ride On)

PostPosted:Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:07 pm
by Avigo Range Rover
Checked out the “easy” ESC circuit board at east coast power ups. Looks like it will solve my problems and is a quick install. The only problem is I don’t know if my Feber Range Rover has the required circuit board that theirs replaces. I’ve never seen one on my car

Re: Modifying Range Rover (Feber Range Rover aka Avigo Range Rover Sport 12 Volt Ride On)

PostPosted:Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:15 pm
by Avigo Range Rover
The only wiring on the car is the 5 wires going from the 6pin accelerator pedal to the shifter and the motors. And the battery. I don’t see any circuit board. I’ll try to include a picture