R-KITTY WANTED

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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by clintm20 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:59 am

I think I saw one hanging from the ceiling in one of the buildings at the Schurman Iron Ranch in Washington state. The estate is being auctioned off this month in 12 lots it's so huge. Good luck.

Found it, bidding ends 9-22-19 current bid is 1,150.00 lot 12834 listed under antiques and oddities.

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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Joe Gopan » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:36 pm

Thank you very much.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by clintm20 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:03 pm

You are very welcome, too bad it's all the way across the country. Seems like that always happens. I found it watching an episode of Classic Tractor Fever. :) Those tractor guys know how to roll. I hope it works out for you it's a really cool piece.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Wolfman » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:07 am

Interesting !
I have one of those engines, sitting on a shelf.
They were used on early Benson Gyrocopters. The engine I have has a wood pusher prop, instead of a tractor prop, like on the Kitty.
I believe it is 100 cu. in. 4 cyl. 2 cycle. McCullough. No exhaust. When running it was loud enough to raise the dead !!
Sold the Benson B-8 but still have part of the B-7.
I knew the engine was originally used on target drones. Just didn't know which one.
Guess I am smarter now !
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by clintm20 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:28 am

Is this auction item an R-Kitty or an R-Cat? Can't tell what the wingspan is from the picture.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Joe Gopan » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:58 am

It is the R-Cat with the McCulloch engine. Wing span is in the 10' range. They can get interesting when they are hit and the engine does not stop, but the parachute gets deployed.
Nice find, tho.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:54 pm

Here, , KITTY, KITTY.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Joe Gopan » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:47 pm

Will TRADE NOS M-38 Fenders for an R-KITTY.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Joe Gopan » Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:05 pm

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

Post by Sierra Padre » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:32 pm

There is a 2 cylinder drone engine for sale in AZ on craigslist for $500, not sure if it is anything you are looking for.

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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:06 pm

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

Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:34 pm

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

Post by Joe Gopan » Wed May 13, 2020 9:13 pm

Still looking. There's gotta be one in some former National Guard R-Car Officers attic, The Army dumped the R-Kitty from it's inventory and notified all National Guard AAA units that they were excess and to request as many as they wanted. These were expendable
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Joe Gopan » Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:10 am

Still looking.
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Re: R-KITTY WANTED

Post by Joe Gopan » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:40 am

Still looking.
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