Fournier RF-10

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RF-10
Fournier RF10.jpg
Fournier RF-10 on the ground
Role Motorglider
National origin France
Designer René Fournier
First flight 1981
Variants Aeromot AMT-100 Ximango

The Fournier RF-10 is a two-seat motor glider designed by René Fournier in 1981. The aircraft is a further development of the RF-9 and incorporated plastic and carbon-fiber structures.

The aircraft has also been license manufactured in Brazil as the AMT 100 Ximango.

Operators[edit]

 Brazil
 Portugal

Specifications (RF-10)[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1982-83 [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 7.89 m (25 ft 11 in)
  • Wingspan: 17.47 m (57 ft 4 in)
  • Height: 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 18.7 m2 (201 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 16.3:1
  • Airfoil: NACA 643-618
  • Empty weight: 530 kg (1,168 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 770 kg (1,698 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Limbach L2000 EO I 4-cyl air-cooled horizontally opposed piston engine, 59.5 kW (79.8 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 200 km/h (124 mph; 108 kn)
  • Stall speed: 72 km/h (45 mph; 39 kn)
  • Rate of sink: 0.8 m/s (160 ft/min) at 80 km/h (50 mph))

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis August 1987, p. 68
  2. ^ Taylor 1982, pp. 592, 616–17

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