The Fournier RF-47 is a 1990s French two-seat light aircraft designed and built by Avions Fournier.[1] First flown 9 April 1993, it is a low-wing tricycle landing gear monoplane.[1] The prototype was powered by a 90 hp (67 kW) Sauer modified Volkswagen air-cooled engine but it was intended that production aircraft would be fitted with a 90 hp (67 kW) Limbach L2400 engine with the Sauer engine as an option.[1] The RF-47 has an enclosed cockpit with side-by-side configuration seating for two under a single piece canopy, the canopy hinges at the rear.[1]

RF-47
Role Two-seat light aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer Avions Fournier
First flight 9 April 1993

Specifications (utility) edit

Data from Lambert 1994, p. 93

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 6.25 m (20 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.00 m (32 ft 9.25 in)
  • Height: 2.10 m (6 ft 10.25 in)
  • Wing area: 10.60 m2 (114.1 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 380 kg (838 lb)
  • Gross weight: 600 kg (1,323 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Limbach L2400 , 67 kW (90 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 270 km/h (167 mph, 145 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 190 km/h (118 mph, 103 kn)
  • Stall speed: 72 km/h (45 mph, 39 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 4,000 m (13,125 ft)
  • g limits: +4.4 / -2.2
  • Rate of climb: 4.00 m/s (787 ft/min)

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d Lambert 1994, p. 93.

Bibliography edit

  • Lambert, Mark, ed. (1994), All the World's Aircraft 1994–95, Coulsdon, Surrey, United Kingdom: Jane's Information Group, ISBN 0-7106-1160-9