New Addition: R-Kitty

In the 1950s, the Army National Guard Anti-Aircraft Artillery Unit used RCAT target drones by Aerolab to practice their gunnery.  A smaller Aerolab drone, similar to the RCAT, called the R-Kitty, was used by the RCAT operators to practice flight operations.

The R-Kitty by Aerolab features a red metal fuselage and white wing.
Aerolab R-Kitty, now at the National Model Aviation Museum. Photo courtesy of John Hepner, Jr., 2017.24.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The R-Kitty logo features a cat face next to "R-Kitty" and "Aerolab" in stylized lettering.
Aerolab R-Kitty, now at the National Model Aviation Museum. Photo courtesy of John Hepner, Jr., 2017.24.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Hepner, Jr. visited recently to donate his R-Kitty to the museum.  There’s no engine installed, but we think we have a Fox 59 in the collection that will work.

Thank you, John, for helping to grow the museum’s collection!

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