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 ENGINE1 x Rectimo 4AR-1200, 29kW
  Take-off weight390 kg860 lb
  Wingspan11.30 m37 ft 1 in
  Length6.00 m20 ft 8 in
  Max. speed210 km/h130 mph

Alan Rowell, e-mail, 25.11.2017 11:09

The RF 4 I found to be a fantastic aircraft to fly. A very high cruising speed for such a low powered aircraft. Used to be good for throwing around but a bit slow on the ailerons if I remember correctly. Woe betide anyone who forgot to put the wheel down; that used to cosy you around £60 In the early 70s. Since then they have taken prop strikes more seriously so would now probably cost an engine rebuild as well as the prop.


Bob Kusterer, e-mail, 07.02.2014 19:26

The RF4 and RF5 were manufactured in Germany by Putzer Sportavia located at Dahlimer Bintz airfield. In 1968 I toured the factory, met Herr Putzer, and he let me fly an RF4. Nice plane; I really liked it.


Naga, 14.07.2012 01:40

I am proud to say my dad owns an RF-4 and RF-5 in the States, and has a father of his own that owns an RF-4.


Orlando Pilatti, e-mail, 09.05.2011 04:27

Muy estimados: Tengo admiración por los aviones Fournier, especialmente el RF5, y deseo reunir la mayor información sobre este modelo. En realidad estoy tratando de lograr planos o esquemas de construcción, pero si no los consigo, igualmente construiré un avión similar, con mis propios diseños. Gracias por el espíritu. Un abrazo. O. Pilatti


Remi Vincent, e-mail, 27.10.2010 21:44

Est ce qu'il existe un RF4 moderne c.a.d. construit avec les nouveaux materiaux et donc plus leger?
Et avec moteur 80cv Jabiru?
Et avec ailes repliables comme le RF5 ?.


Tom Ingle, e-mail, 19.06.2009 00:41

Is there anywhere in Canada where I might purchase a Fournier RF3 or RF4 or RF4D these days? I've read articles about how wonderful they are to fly.
Tom Ingle (private pilot-Toronto, Canada)


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