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Old 07-25-2012, 01:28 AM
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Thanks MP
im still going at it dont intend to retire yet LOL
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:46 AM
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Im sory Daz but you def need a bigger pond ,looks good bud.Were putting together a cat with the K&B should fly hehe.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:09 AM
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LOL cheers mart 
could do tethered cat hahaha
cool youll have to post some pics up when you done it

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Old 07-25-2012, 10:33 AM
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160mm is tight. That is only 10mm wider than a thundercat and it turns like a pig unless you run a huge rudder like I used too. My 7.5cc F1 is 36" long and 200mm tunnel width and that is just enough. An avenger has a 225mm tunnel width. Take an avenger which turns on a dime when setup right.

Avenger (44") 1118 x tunnel 225 = 4.96-1
TC31 (31") 787 x tunnel 150 = 5.25 - 1
Your cat (38") 965 x tunnel 160 = 6.03 - 1


Just some observation.

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Old 07-25-2012, 11:05 AM
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appreciate it bud
but will soon see how it does once on the water that will be the best test but as you know its not just tunnel width that affects the way a hull handles 
im confident in the design and sure she will prove to be a solid performer 
Iv even got some FE components so could throw that in as a tester and will push the hull further and harder than any nitro setup
main thing is need to mould the hatch and a fully laid up hull and get busy setting it up

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Old 07-30-2012, 09:37 AM
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Well done bud

Looks like all my good advice worked a treat.
Now stop >>>ing around and get the tunnel built, I expect us to be racing come the 2nd so crack on.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:19 AM
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PMSL 
Thanks bud 
Im actually working on the tunnel as we speak just having a break after getting hacked off with it 
we'll be racing if i can get it sorted in time 
oh by the way welcome to the forum haha
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:44 AM
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I'd forgotten that I registered to this forum?? ah well sign of......well sign of me not giving a >>>>lol
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:07 PM
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You run the cat yet? I am very interested in how it runs.

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Old 08-03-2012, 11:10 AM
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LOL 1monsta never mind you should post in the gas section about your newbie ;-)

Hi Hesco
i need to make a full layup hull been delayed with bad shoulder and work comiments so hopefully next week or soi will have 1 layed up ready to build up
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:59 PM
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I should spend a bit more time on here than fb maybe? lol
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:52 PM
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Back on this build now
Hatch is now wetflatted and polished up ready for several coats of release wax and moulding
Also prepping the moulds to layup a new hull with CF
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Old 08-22-2012, 08:08 AM
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Finally moulded the hatch today and prepping the moulds to layup a new hull

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Old 08-26-2012, 11:30 AM
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Popped the mould today came out good next job is fine wet flat and polish it up ready to make the 1st hatch
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:04 PM
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Trimmed the hatch,wetsanded and polished it up came out really nice
also i noticed a couple of areas n the main hull moulds i wasnt happy with so sorted these aswell all thats left now is to do several coats of release wax ready to start laying up a complete hull with full layup
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:33 AM
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Closer now
The moulds are all ready to start laying up a complete hull was hopimg tomorrow but been called into work so will do it asap
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:13 AM
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The 1st hatch is now layed up.will pop it out tomorrow to see how it looks


Will layup a hull tomorrow with carbon fibre
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:11 PM
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Layed up the 1st hull yesterday with full layup and carbonfibre should be ready in a couple of days to pop out and see how it looks
Between me and a buddy of mine we got enough stuff to get it running the weekend if alls well and be able to test it and get some vids of it running
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Pic of hatch out the mould,i used old catalyst by mistake so didnt go off properly
Dont worry i chucked it when i realised so i didnt use it for laying up the hull
But this is how it came out of the mould
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:04 PM
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Well guys its out of the moulds
Just need to sand and polish the seam and see how it looks
Overall pretty happy with it and this is my 1st ever moulds/moulded hull iv ever done and its come out real good so far
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:55 PM
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Very neat. What is she weighing now that it's out the mould?

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Old 09-04-2012, 11:08 PM
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Thanks Cobus
Its came out well for a 1st go looking forward to building it up now hopefully have this 1 running for the weekend but will be electric setup as iv got everything spare to do it this way
It weighs 1.8kg as it is
next job is get the seam sorted add transom reinforcment,clean it up then start putting it together
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:50 AM
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What moor you plan on running. We are now laying up our cat at 2.1kg including engine rails, transom plate and bulkhead. 1.8kg for 38" boat is a bit heavy but then again it is the first one. You will quickly see how to reduce weight. most of the weight is sitting in the resin.

Now get it on the water so we can see how it runs. And don't hold back show every run no matter how it looks. I want to see if I i'm going to be your first customer.

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:53 AM
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Hi Cobus
Will be running leopard 4082,1600KV on 6s and x445 prop so should be pretty quick but ill gps the runs aswell as vids
Im not to worried about shaving weight etc at this stage 
I will get vids of every run this allows to study them and the when running then see what can be improved
Ill post some pics of setup once done aswell
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:14 AM
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Thought you going to pop a nitro into it.

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Old 09-05-2012, 10:29 AM
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I was but iv run out of funds at mo as spent out on the mouldings etc ,i will be building another 2 hulls for 2 different setups nitro and twin OB aswell its just the funds holding me back at mo[]
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