Fournier RF3

History Half light aircraft, half glider, the RF 3 is derived from the prototype RF 101 which made its first…

History

Half light aircraft, half glider, the RF 3 is derived from the prototype RF 101 which made its first vil on May 6, 1960.

This single-seater aircraft with a generous wing makes it possible to take off and fly like a conventional aircraft, then to stop the engine and glide when the aerological conditions are favourable. The engine is derived from an automotive unit and has a special in-flight restart system.

95 RF 3 were built. They were mainly used in sailing clubs for training and reconnaissance of courses. The engine that makes it possible to get out of trouble and to seek better conditions elsewhere.

On this same formula RF 4 to RF 9 were built, both in France and in Germany, before production went to England.

Caracteristics

Wingspan  11,2 m
Length  6 m
Height  1,57 m
Empty weight  240 kg
Maximum take off weight  350 kg
Spped  200 km/h
Range  500 km
Crew 1
Engine  1 Volkswagen de 40 ch
Serial Number 23

 

Our aircraft

Our RF 3 came from Escatalens in 1986.

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