R-KITTY WANTED

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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Ben Dover » Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:57 am

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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by clintm20 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:15 pm

I've seen a later version crashed in the woods not too far from here. There are more out there.

I would bet money on you finding an R kitty before Tighar finds Amelia Earhart. :D
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:14 am

Still looking for an R-Kitty.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by ng19delta » Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:06 am

Ben Dover wrote:The R-Kitty was developed for the Army by Aero Lab of Passadena CA and bought ready to fly on a Govt contract and is not one of the kits from the model airplane hobby, it is Radio Controlled and is released from its' dolley during a tethered circular take off. Note the skid rails on the bottom of the fuselage. It simulates the operation of the larger R-Cat Drone and is used to keep the drone controller proficient when not at the actual firing range. The National Guard AAA units used a lot of these in the 50's. Am looking for manuals as well as the R-Kitty. The FSN for this item would also be appreciated.
I believe you can see one being launched and flying in a video called "16 Right" about the Van Nuys Airport, put our about 10 years ago... It is about midway through, as they are talking about the history of the airport, and segueing into talking about Marilyn Monroe, who worked there at the time under her real name...

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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:30 am

Thank you, I'll check it out.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:19 pm

Here Kitty, Kitty. Looking for intact R-Kitty Drone Trainer, Fox 59 Power..
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:43 pm

Here Kitty, Kitty.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:10 pm

Have KINGTECH K-80 Jet Turbine Engine to trade. This Jet Turbine is rated at 19 Lb. Thrust, is 10" Long, 3-3/4" Diameter and is the same as in my F-80C Jet Model.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Ben Dover » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:32 pm

Here Kitty, Kitty.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Ben Dover » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:14 pm

Still looking for an R-KITTY.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:49 pm

Still looking for R-KITTY.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by YLG80 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:54 am

Hi Joël,
There was one here :
https://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amamu ... n-r-kitty/
But unfortunately, it was recently donated to the museum :twisted:

There is also a book for sale on eBay : The Aerolab story.
There is a chapter related to the target drones
Pfhhh very expensive @ 425.00 USD, but offers are permitted.

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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:59 pm

Thanks, I have that book. I did contact that museum for a coppy of article on R-Kitty, paid them a and never heard from them. It's been several months.

Still looking for an R-Kitty.
I may have to dig out my WWII German Walther Flare Pistol to offer for an R-Kitty. It is complete with holster and flares (26mm).
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Ben Dover » Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:22 pm

Have NOS YS-637S CARBURETOR for M-38.
TRADE ONLY for intact R-KITTY Training Drone.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Ben Dover » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:13 pm

Here Kitty, Kitty. :wink: :wink:
Still looking.
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