Sportavia Fournier RF4-Redhawks Display Team-Duxford Oct 2010

The Fournier RF4 is a single-seater motor glider designed by René Fournier in 1966. It is an aerobatic version of the Fournier RF-3.

 

The planes shown here are flown by the Redhawks display team

 

General characteristics

 

•Crew: 1

•Length: 6.05 m (19 ft 10 in)

•Wingspan: 11.28 m (37 ft 0 in)

•Height: 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)

•Wing area: 11.3 m2 (122 sq ft)

•Empty weight: 270 kg (595 lb)

•Gross weight: 390 kg (860 lb)

•Powerplant: 1 × Rectimo AR 1200 VW air-cooled flat-four piston engine, 29 kW (39 hp)

•Propellers: 2-bladed Hoffmann, 1.50 m (4 ft 11 in) diameter

 

Performance

 

•Cruise speed: 180 km/h; 96 kn (110 mph)

•Never exceed speed: 249 km/h; 135 kn (155 mph)

•Combat range: 644 km; 348 nmi (400 mi)

•Endurance: 4

•Service ceiling: 5,791 m (19,000 ft)

•Maximum glide ratio: 20:1

•Rate of climb: 3.5 m/s (690 ft/min)

 

Text and specifications based on Wikipedia article under the Creative Commons License for non-profit use.

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Taken on October 10, 2010