Kingcat

The KingCat is back and better than ever!

It’s big, it’s lightly loaded, it’s 95% built, it’s painted and it’s low speed capability allows safe approaches and landings and, because it is so “easy on the eyes,” it’s high speed jet-like performance is less challenging.

The KingCat allows a lot of new pilots who prefer larger models to ease into the exciting world of turbojet flying.

The first prototype was demonstrated in 2003 and since that time, there are hundreds of KingCat’s flying around the world. With the easy of transport, stable flight characteristics and grass field capability, there’s no wonder why many jet pilots own a KingCat as part of there fleet.

For the aerobatic flyers, the KingCat can perform just about any maneuver from the IMAC schedule. For the newbie, it offers very positive slow flight stability such that “learning to fly a jet” will be very easy indeed. Short take-off’s and landings, allows jet operation from most R/C club fields.

The KingCat’s large fuel capacity affords 15 minute flights. The externally mounted engine contributes to the simplicity of operation.

All new tooling and fixturing, combined with improved painting techniques and very diligent quality control measures allows us to offer you a better product.

Light wing loading and high power loading features allow the KingCat to operate at high density altitudes and from more confined grass field model flying sites with less challenge to the pilot.

The huge flaps produce a rapid lift off when set to about 15° deflection. At 40°, they allow you to drag the KingCat around the landing pattern at 40 to 45 mph and drop it in the landing zone with accuracy using the throttle as your primary altitude control.

 

Specifications

Wingspan: 80″

Length: 94″

Weight: 26 lbs

Wing Area: 1600 in²

Wing Loading: 37oz./ft²

Thrust Class: 19 – 35lbs

Speed Range: 35-200mph

Flight Time: 14 minutes

 

Features

All composite structure

All controls flex hinged

Painted in the molds – multiple schemes

Huge landing flaps – super slow landings

One large canopy hatch for easy access

Convenient transport – comes apart easily

Landing Gear – all new heavy duty

Designed for grass fields

Large fuel capacity located close to C.G.

Gyro not required

 

Options

Clear Canopy & Molded Cockpit

Pylons with Bomb Drop

Nose Gear Pocket Cover

 

The complete set of KingCat gear feature heat treated, precision ground steel inner struts with the outer steel sleeves honed for a perfect fit. Machined aluminum sleeves add detail to the outer sleeves. The nose yoke is cast steel. Each strut is sprung for proper shock absorption and grass field tested.

 

BVM jet wheels and brakes are standard utilizing 3-1/2″ diameter on the mains and 3-1/4″ on the nose. The “Oilite” bushed wheels are retained to the precision ground axles with simple “E” clips. The new KingCat main retract units feature stronger side frames. The purple arrows above indicate areas of improvement compared to the original units.

Our retracts, Duro-Struts, wheels & brakes are all designed to endure less than ideal runway conditions and the occasional bad landing. The KingCat’s Carbon Fiber flex plates (nose and mains) retain the gear to the fuselage structure and are designed to break and save the airframe in the event of a very rough landing. If you have some spare flex plates in your toolbox, you can be airborne again within a short time and not have to worry about gluing any wood structure back in the model.