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48" X cat design and build
« on: December 23, 2012, 08:56:39 PM »

After designing and building the 38" Xcat for either nitro or eleccy and proving to run and handle with solid performance i thought id build a bigger brother to it for gasThis is the original 38" version
 
Hopefully this will perform the same and prove to be a fast,stable design,iv smoothed out some of the lines for more sleak look,just starting on the hatch hoping to have it finished soon ;)

Pic of rough setup,will be powered by Se engine and enough room for exhaust and fuel bag in the sponson

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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 09:52:28 PM »

Well Daz if that new X cat of yours isn't a contender for our new Class 1 & 2 racing in BMPRS next season I dunno what is !!!!!  :-))   Nice one mate  :-))
 
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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 10:02:13 PM »

LOL thats the plan, cheers scoop just hope it performs well  :} 
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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012, 10:36:35 PM »

Started on the hatch,still some shaping up to do and add the roof duct,also going to design the air ducts on the rear to allow air to escape aswell just not sure yet which design ill go with






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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2012, 12:17:35 AM »

An artist at work  :-))
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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2012, 12:37:29 AM »

Cheers scoop :-))
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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2012, 10:23:59 AM »

daz that looks really good m8 ! cant wait to see it go

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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2012, 11:08:17 AM »

Cheers mark
neither can i bud  should be really interesting to see how if performs,if its anything like the smaller 1 should be awesome and heaps of fun :-))
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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2013, 07:41:46 PM »

Thanks to sponsorship of Millpond models,engine,exhaust maniflold,mounts etc arrived today for the X cat,fitted it up to check clearances,once in FG will have more room round the exhaust but everything fits nicely so far
Also made the hatch opening 2" wider for better access and cleanrance
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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2013, 08:53:43 PM »

looking good come on stop playing get it moulded !

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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2013, 08:59:58 PM »

looking good come on stop playing get it moulded !


Its getting there now,should have most if not all the wood work done this weekend,will just leave me to sort the strakes out  :-))
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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2013, 07:33:52 PM »

Just an updatefinally finished all the construction now next job is too sand,abit of filling and get it ready for spraycoat
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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2013, 10:28:36 AM »

Finally managed to back on this build.

 
All construction now finished,filling and shaping and now sealed,needs light rub down ready for patterncoat









Can you put spaces between your pictures please as it makes them easier to appreciate.
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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2013, 10:32:41 AM »

that really is looking good mate.looking forward to seeing it done mate O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2013, 11:45:40 AM »

Cheers Kurt
getting there now and hopefully have it finished up real soon  :-))




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i post the links to pics (from my photobucket account) on seperate lines but the pics end up like they are now,dont have any issues on other forums and post them the same way
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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2013, 12:33:14 PM »

Very nicely built looking good  :-))
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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2013, 05:17:56 PM »

F1 Madness top tip after putting your 1st pic link on the forum double click the return key and then next pic and so forth it will then leave a space between pics
 
 
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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2013, 06:47:44 PM »

Cheers stavros ill try and remember for next time  ok2


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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2013, 01:12:56 PM »

Getting there now [/size]Just needs final pattern coat
 









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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2014, 03:17:29 PM »


Gloss coated,wetsanded and poilshed up the top and sides of 48" X-Cat
just gotta do the bottom now and make the parting board ready for moulding




















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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2014, 03:42:37 PM »

Started work on the flange board for hatch and parting board should have it completed in the next week or ready to start moulding








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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2014, 06:44:11 PM »

Hi Daz

I have been quietly enjoying your threads and the exciting photos. How are things progressing mate?

I am especially looking forward to seeing the hull all fitted out, decaled up and ready for its first run!

Craig :-))
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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2014, 10:28:54 PM »

Hi craig
Finally started making progress
Hatch has now been moulded just letting it cure for a few days
Main hull is been waxed up reay to start moulding the top deck later this week  :-))
its getting slowly  :}





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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2014, 05:32:00 PM »


Trimmed and released the mould from plug,light wetsand and polished up
Gonna mould the main hull topdeck in the next couple of days  :-))





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Re: 48" X cat design and build
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2014, 06:55:13 PM »

That looks wicked!

Thanks for sharing the photos......

Keep them coming!

Craig :-))
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