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New V2 38" X-cat
« on: March 08, 2014, 01:19:35 PM »


Hi all
thought id share my latest build ,iv now took my builds in a new direction and have started moulding my design and builds
This 1 is an improved version of the 38" twin outboard cat
The only differences are new tunnel floor design to allow easier install of engine or motor
new wider hatch with added roof vent
Hope you like













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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 01:32:02 PM »


I will be setting up the 1st as Nitro .46 (7.5cc)
But ideal for either nitro or electric and the sponson are big enough to easily house twin set up
Engine is ASP .46
Fuel tank in pic is 24oz (750ml) so plenty of room
Plan on doing an 8s single and 6s twin setups in near future
(pics are just to give idea of how much room there is)











Forgot to add the hull is straight out the moulds and hasnt been trimmed or polished up ;)
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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2014, 02:02:00 PM »

Started putting this build together
Not how i wanted to run the exhaust ,but then this was never designed originally for IB running ,especially nitro haha
Added layer of CF ,cut trimmed hatch ,mounted transom hardware and positioned everything
Need to make fuel tank mounting plates and FG the stringers in etc so still alot to do but hopefully have it ready and on the water very soon











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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 08:18:14 AM »


Thought id post this as been asked what the X-cat runs like and how does it handle
This is the very 1st run on small prop
The running surfaces on the V2 are the same except wider hatch and a slight v added to tunnel to allow easier install of motor or engine
Everything is the same 
http://youtu.be/pvnhfMfZp8U
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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2014, 01:52:20 PM »

Mounted the radio box etc and made some base plates for the fuel tanks to sit on,also sorted all the fuel lines and tanks out and now ready to install
Need to epoxy the base plates and the engine stringers in now





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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2014, 08:37:08 PM »

Got fuel tank base plates and engine stringers all now and started final installation to get it ready for the water  :-))











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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2014, 09:50:53 AM »

Nearly finished now, just ordering rest of vinyl and make new radio box lid,and test fire it up but other than its ready to go.
my 10yr son Boyd will be racing this boat this yr in cat class 1 and he's super excited but nervous lol









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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2014, 06:25:53 PM »

Finally finished this build and ready to hit the water
My 10yr son will be racing this in BMPRS Cat class 1  :-))
Will get videos once it hits the water  8)











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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2014, 07:30:05 PM »

well done daz will be great to see boyd racing with me :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2014, 08:07:34 PM »

Cheers Kurt
Hes looking forward plus  you cant get away doing 1 lap wins now  {-) {-) {-) 
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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2014, 06:59:42 PM »

Finally got vid of it running
Needs some setting up but overall run good
http://youtu.be/h1MBaqan3Kw
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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2014, 10:59:22 PM »

wheres the vid of your cat mate? :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:
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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2014, 11:26:36 PM »

Lol no point uploading it don't see much  %)
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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2014, 12:48:43 AM »

you didn't crash again did you bud  <:( {-)
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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2014, 04:14:13 AM »

Lol no point uploading it don't see much  %)
mmmmm,boyd done really well with his,it was a good day  :-))
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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2014, 02:19:11 PM »

Yep crashed out steering servo clamp stripped a thread ,servo came loosed no steering LOL
No major damage though bud  :-))
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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2014, 03:46:52 PM »

not good bud get it fixed and get a vid up lol  :-))
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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2014, 11:56:03 AM »

Got new tuned pipe for this boat to try help gain abit more out of it as think the previous 1 wasnt suitable so will soon see if its worked or not 









Cool pic of it on the water

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Re: New V2 38" X-cat
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2014, 01:42:19 PM »

Another good weekend racing for my son
Got 2nd place and boat runs alot better with new pipe still fine tuning it ,but overall he drove well and proud of him
http://youtu.be/Dm7CRp7RkL0
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