Fournier RF-5

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Fournier RF-5
Fournier RF 5 (D-KBAN) 03.jpg
Role Motorglider
National origin France
Designer René Fournier
First flight January 1968

The Fournier RF-5 is a two-seat motor glider designed by René Fournier.[1][2][3]

The RF-5 is based on the single seater Fournier RF-4,[2] and is a low-winged monoplane of all-wooden construction, with the crew of two sat in a tandem enclosed cockpit. It is semi-aerobatic with loops, stall turns and spins approved. [4]

Variants[edit]

RF-5B
An improved high-performance version. Powered by a 50.7 kW (68 hp) Limbach SL 1700 E Comet engine.[5]
AeroJaén RF5-AJ1 Serrania
License built version produced by Aeronaútica del Jaén SA

Specifications[edit]

While the wingspan of the original RF 5 is only 13.75m, the span of the RF 5B "Sperber" is 17.02 m.[6]

Specifications (RF-5)[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1976–77[7]

General characteristics

Performance

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sailplane Directory: Fournier RF 5 - accessed 13 March 2008
  2. ^ a b Aircraft World Directory: Fournier RF 5 - accessed 13 March 2008
  3. ^ pilotfriend.com: Fournier aircraft history, performance and specifications - accessed 13 March 2008
  4. ^ Smith 1970, pp. 974–977.
  5. ^ Taylor, Michael J H. Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. pg. 838. Portland House, 1989. ISBN 0-517-69186-8
  6. ^ Information on the RF 5 by the Geelong Gliding Club - accessed 13 March 2008
  7. ^ Taylor, 1976, pp. 570–571.