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Re: CAT SWB

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Small update:

Got a servo and mounted it up with a re-re topcat servo saver...

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And found this little gem NIB. I found it a lot easier purchasing it now than I did all those years ago. :lol: I had to save my pennies for a long time BITD for one of these as I was desperate for one due to the CAT's lack of space...

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Re: CAT SWB

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Very nice. That's the very Rx that I ran in my Cats bitd (I still have 2 or 3 of them). Yes, as you said, space is at a premium in this model.
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winner_evo wrote: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:33 am Small update:

Got a servo and mounted it up with a re-re topcat servo saver...

And found this little gem NIB. I found it a lot easier purchasing it now than I did all those years ago. :lol: I had to save my pennies for a long time BITD for one of these as I was desperate for one due to the CAT's lack of space...

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Those little Futaba receivers are cute aren't they ;)

Because of the space problem most people back in the day would run a standard size receiver with the case removed and heatshrinke'd and servo taped on top of the belt cover. Those little Futaba Gems where really expensive.

Lovely car BTW :D

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Re: CAT SWB

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bluewormx wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:28 pm
Because of the space problem most people back in the day would run a standard size receiver with the case removed and heatshrinke'd and servo taped on top of the belt cover. Those little Futaba Gems where really expensive.

Lovely car BTW :D
Now you mention it I do remember receivers having the cases removed and heatshrinked, although I never did it myself. I certainly taped esc's/receivers to the belt cover on my old cat.

I can't remember whether I mounted the Demon King on the chassis or topdeck though.

Those mini receivers certainly were expensive, I'm pretty sure I bought a new one from a club member at a slightly discounted price but still took lots of saving.

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Re: CAT SWB

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So been a bit busy and waiting for parts but now fitted the electronics and mounted the wing.

I have the correct servo & receiver although I've found and fitted a Futaba MC111B speed controller. This should really be an MC108 or Demon king esc to be truly correct. I have an MC108/MC8 esc but I've fitted that to an A stamp RC10 that I've also been working on as that is also correct for that car :wink:

If I ever find a Demon King speed controller, then that will be going in.

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I'll have to sort out a motor then just the body to cut & paint. :)

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Looks great Winner.
I've noticed the missing chassis post -- I've had to do that as well. I reckon this was common practice since space available for electronics is so tight in these little cars. Since the posts are nylon and are through-holed to accept the servo flange, I doubt that they'll contribute much to overall chassis rigidity anyway.
Looking forward to seeing the car with body and wing. :D
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Re: CAT SWB

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Are You going to do Boxart body or perhaps some neon flashy Eighties scheme ?
What motor are You going for?

When You´re done, just send it to me - I´ll then send You my project and enjoy Your next build thread just as much as You will :P

Here´s a picture to help You decide (sitting just like it was when it was taken of the indoor track 30 something years ago) :mrgreen:
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The paint is just a copy of my original short CAT that I bought new, basically just recreating that car.

I have 3 Demon motors, a 27T, a sealed 22T and a Demon Power King but they all need attention and the labels are not the best condition. I've also got a Trinity Monster Horsepower (85) modified but not sure on the wind. Finding really nice condition motors has proved to be the most difficult to find.

I think this CAT is staying with me :lol:

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Re: CAT SWB

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Got a motor fitted up, a Demon Power King. Powered it up and gave it a little run in the house to get adjust the diff and give a check, all seems OK :)

I've painted the body and just waiting on a couple of decals I've had made up to finish it up.

Here's with the motor fitted...

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So this is pretty much done. If you wonder why I used red Schumacher decals, well that's all I got in my kit :lol:

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I've posted this before, this is the car I've replicated....

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Re: CAT SWB

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Looks great Winner.
A very fine example of RC racing history right there. 8)
I'd be very tempted to take it out for a couple laps -- very carefully of course.
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Re: CAT SWB

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Thanks, I've really enjoyed building this car, it's jogged loads of memories especially when I've been searching for the all the old electronics. I even found a mint condition Futaba Attack R transmitter just like I used back then. :D

Yeah, I think I'm going give it a bit of a run, might just take it out with the XLS :mrgreen:

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