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Old 02-09-2005, 07:21 AM   #1
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scat kat engine?!?

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i want to know what would be the best engine for a scat kat

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Old 02-09-2005, 07:40 AM   #2
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first off.....what is a scat kat??

and what motor size range is it??

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Old 02-09-2005, 08:29 AM   #3
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Says to use a 10HP. NO mention of type of wing though.
by Rogers Winter
LOA 12 FT., BEAM 3 ft. 11 in.,
This “hot rod” with the hull form of a scow-type hydroplane will provide plenty of speed—and doesn’t require a monster motor. In fact, 15-hp--the safety limit—should produce speeds up to 50 miles per hour
Skat Kat is fun boat—fun to build and fun to run. She goes fast. Technically, this “hot rod” has the hull form of a scow-type hydroplane, a type that at one time held a good many world speed records. Breaking records, however, was not what was in mind when Skat Kat was designed. Rather, it was intended that this boat be something to have fun with in the water and, at the same time, not be a craft that would require an enormous motor to push it up to good speeds. Theoretically Skat Kat will hit 40 mph with a 10-hp outboard on her stern, and something in the neighborhood of 50 mph with a 15. These speeds are based on the somewhat conservative standards of the Society of Small Craft Designers, figuring the combined weight of hull, motor and pilot at 300 pounds. It is impossible, however, for any designer to state categorically that any particular boat will attain a certain speed. There are too many variables. One motor will be in better condition than another, producing more horsepower; and any hull will vary in weight according to what kind of lumber is used. In addition, two identical boats, built from the same plans, will vary several miles per hour in speed because of small variations in the hull that are Unnoticeable even to skilled eyes. In the final analysis, however, Skat Kat wifi produce plenty of speed—so much, in fact, that it is suggested very strongly that no motor over 15 hp be used. It would be unsafe.
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Old 02-09-2005, 09:51 AM   #4
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I am not sure of what you want to do but we used to have an 18hp on what they called a Peterbourgh (spelling) canoe back in the 50's. We pulled a skier with it. Dad bought a new boat and told my brother he could do anything with it. Bad move as that winter out came the transom and made a 2 seat cockpit and put 2 runners down the bottom and glassed everything. Mounted a 40 and it went like stink. I would not reccomend it any more but as I have a jet with a 454 modified I shouldn't make any comments.
I would stick with a good 15 and you should have lots of fun.
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Old 02-09-2005, 10:27 AM   #5
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I flew mine on a Rossi .40. ( a real scalded cat).
I have a friend who sport flies one on a 25 ... performs quite well.
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Old 02-09-2005, 10:39 AM   #6
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The Scat Cat is(was) a Q500 Sport Pylon Racer kitted by a company called Fliteline. Any .40 -.46 engine will work fine.

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Old 02-09-2005, 11:19 AM   #7
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Now this is a thread I'm having a tough time getting my head wrapped around! But I think I finally got it...maybe.

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Mine flew like the the wind with an OS .46FX. I sold it and have another framed up in the shop.
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ahhhh. spelling does help.

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Old 02-09-2005, 02:28 PM   #10
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If you are referring to the Skat Cat Quickee 40 pylon racer, I installed an OS 25SF motor to tame things down a bit and found it to be a wonderful fun-fly plane. I kept the controls simple and left off a rudder which I now regret. I have to hand launch as it gets pretty squirrelly otherwise.
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