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FOURNIER RF4. 1/3 scale

Span    12 ft . 3.7 metres.     Engine 30cc to 50cc.    Weight 10 kG.
Wings plug in. Tail and Fin removeable. 4 screws only

                                                       
Plans                              25       
Laser cut fuselage parts   50  
Laser cut wing/tail parts  70
Wood pack                   42
4 half sheets ProSkin       80
Canopy                         20
Epoxy cowl                   45
Vac.wheel cover, fin fairing.     5               
Spinner                   7.50
Epoxy horns           5
Wing tube 1" .        28   
Hardware pack      4.50
Wing fillets              20
Scale Airbrakes kit  7.50
Dashboard kit        20
                                                          
Retract main leg with       
4 1/2 " main wheel     109
3 small wheels           3  
CD. over 400 photos,2 discs   10

2 pack epoxy paint
Bright red and white      10

     

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Test Flight Report
Having had trouble with the two stroke twin, then two burn outs with electrics, I fitted THE perfect engine for the model,
Bought second hand at the Nats. The four stroke OS four cylinder engine is amazing. It starts on one or two flicks, and runs on all cylinders through the flight,
Even doing snap roll at idle. Power was enough to climb vertical for some way, cruise around at 1/2 throttle.
All manourvres went well, spin, stall turn, avalanche, etc. Over-shot on landing with the idle set a bit too high. Delightful!
Model weight about 11 1/2 kg, Engine turns 19 x 10 prop at 6700 rpm.
No need to tune very lean for max power, slighty rich was fine. The 1 ltr tank was needed.

We have heard of other kit models of 1/3 RF4, where the wings collapsed in flight.
This model, with ProSkin covering was able to perform very violent snap rolls, left and right, with no problem!

53 cc Flat twin twostroke.                        Now changing to a flat four cylinder OS 320 engine. Perfect scale!!
                                                           Exhausts are now joined together on the top, to port side scale exhausts.

   

Who's that old Geezer?
         


I printed the cloth as 1/3 copy of my own shirt, and sewed the model shirt.

   

airbrakes


Tail, fin fillet, tail leg

Retracts and main wheel

   

 

Dummy Continental engine cylinders.

1/3 scale and 1/4 scale. 10 each.

Kit of cut parts for one cylinder can be assembled in half an hour.
Full engine would require four or six cylinders. All the parts in the picture are supplied.
The cylinder heads have been sprayed silver.
These engines vary a lot. Inlet and exhaust pipe can be in different positions and colours.
Black pipe is supplied to make these. Bolts are provided in the base for fitting each side
of the cowling on the model
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1/3 TIGER MOTH
Span 117”. Weight 30 lbs. 50 to 100cc
Model dismantles for transport. Wings. as 4 separate panels. Fin/rudder and tail separate.
For service and building, these parts bolt together.
U/C. Cabane struts, Top cowl, Bottom cowl, Front cowl, Side panels.


We do not list a complete kit, but seperate 'packs' below. Order as you wish.

                  Plans. (No formers shown) 35      
Cut ribs and formers set.   180     
Balsa and hardwood strip 65. 
Plastic, alloy, glass fibre strips
for wings and tail 30. 
Proskin half sheet 20
Steel centre struts. 38
Sprung U/C.  100
Epoxy horns 8
Alloy wing slats   3
Epoxy front cowl and lower cowl 24
(or Vac form 12 ) 
Vac formed.- Oil tank, fuel tank panels.
crash pads, stall fairings, etc, 27.
 2 Scale dashboards and compass 30      
Windscreens (2) 10       
4 x 1/8" Rigging wire 18.
16 forkends 24.
1 mm x 15 metres control cable. 12.           
Flying Spinner 6.         
Photo CD 10. 
Wheels. 45 pr
Hinges/controls 18
Tail stays 2.50
Tail leg kit 25 or ready made 100

All the above total. 730

Full pilot, see Jim's site http://jimr33v3s.wix.com/pilots.

Epoxy paint in Bright red, white and silver 10 a tin.  

The model needs a minimum of 16 metres solartex.  

Most models of the Tiger have the wings as two sets with the struts attached. This takes a lot of space, especially in 1/3 scale.
My aim was to produce an accurate scale model, but made easy to build, and easy to rig the on the field,
whilst making the wings dismantle into four seperate panels for easy transport.
We have now achieved this with the rigging in the scale positions.
The wings are attached with only six screws, which are all captive on the brackets. The model can be rigged in five minutes.
The tail can also be removed if needed.
Our prototype flew with the same electric power set-up as our big Spitfire and Bristol M1.

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Dash kit with compass    1/3, 1/3.3, 1/4, and 1/6scales. 15  
(1/3 is 8 1/4" wide. 1/4 is 6 1/4" wide.)          
     undercarriage 100  
                                                                                           


      Cowlings. epoxy or vac form                                      Wheels, 45.               Fluted fuel tank           Strut covers.


Windscreen ready to fit.   With silver frame and screws. 5                   Crash pads                                      

Oil tank.                                                           Stall and fin fairings.      

For 1/4 scale Tigers;
12 forkends 18
Flat rigging wire ; 2x 1/8 (wings), 1 off 3/32(inner struts), 1 off 1/16 (outer struts)18
Scale dashboards, compass, Windscreens. Same prices as 1/3 scale.
No other parts for 1/4 scale.

 

 

 

John Buckley.MA, USA

 



Retract main wheel for our 1/4 RF4 Fournier. Ready to fit as shown. 50

Waterslide scale propellor badges.   1 pair  

Stock materials for RF 4 (not including ribs or formers)
BALSA
1/4 x 1/4 x 36" 12 off
1/8 x 1/4 x 36" 3 off
3/16 x 1/2" T.E. 7 off
1/16 x 4 sheet 9 off
3/32 x 4 sheet 4 off
3/32 x 3 sheet 4 off
1/8 x 4 sheet 1 off
1/4 x 4 sheet 2 off
1/4 x 3 sheet 1 off
1/4" (or 6mm) dowel 2 off
5/16"( or 8mm) dowel 1 off
Piano wire 14, 12 x36” 1 of each
Brass tube to fit wires: 12" of each
48

scraps of 1/32 & 1/8 ply & other sundry materials are needed.

Suggestion for electric power
3548 Motor, KV 900.
60 amp ESC
4S, 4500 mah. Lipo battery
12 x 6  Prop

FOURNIER RF4
World champion 1978. Exact scale
1/4 scale. 110 inch span.        Engine 40 to 60. weight 4.5 kg
Part kit;
Plans, Scale drawing. Canopy, cowling, moulded fairings,
pilot (mick), dashboard, spinner.  Wheels,  laser cut ribs and formers 80.
CD. 400 photos 10
Retract unit with wheel 50
www.fournieruk.com

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Epoxy cowl 35  Canopy 1

I came acroos an old movie of the World Championships 1978, with some shots of my RF4
I was impressed! by what I had managed to do the!.
.All the cockpit equipment worked.
Moving the throttle operated the tacho and oil pressure gauges
The compass worked. The turn and bank gauges worked.
The temperature gauge worked
The ASI worked from air pressure in the pitot tube.
The altitude gauge worked from atmospheric pressure.
The elevator trim tab moved, from handle and gearbox in the cockpit.
The handbrake operated, with ratchet locking.
The red test light indicated the glow plug was good.
The stall warning light worked from th tab on the wing LE.
The earphones on the pilot, plug into the dash and pick up radio two.
And we had no home computer or printers then?
and the pilot (Me) was dressed in cloth corduroy trousers and woollen sweater,
and secured with working seat belts.

A CLASSIC
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hat makes a classic? Its that indefinable combination
of good looks and performance which combine
to set the standard for others to follow.
The Classic
GANGSTER -
often copied but never bettered has long
been a favourite with thousands of modellers.

TOMBOY Kit 30
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The
GANGSTER 63 is renowned for its smooth flying characteristics
It will perform advanced manoeuvres yet is suitable as a first
low winger for novice pilots. It can fly incredibly slowly
without stalling. 30 to 40 engine.
GANGSTER 63 LITE
Much lighter than the the classic Gangster. Model was tested
with an 20 year old 40 engine. It showed all the qualities     
of smoothness and predictability of the original, and was
also very aerobatic. With the CG at 3" very small loops
and knife edge were possible. With the throttle well back
and full up elevator, the model would fly along slowly
without stalling. The CG on the original was 1" further
back and this would give a livelier model for the expert pilot.
Flying weight 1800 grms. Kit price 75.    IN STOCK
Kit includes, Tank, mount, wheels, decal, horns.


HAWK
trainer
53 inch span. 09 to 25 engine. 64.95
Hawk 4 Channel.   65.95
Designed for new pilots to learn to fly.
Slow flying speed, but fast enough to cope with wind.
Controls not too sensitive, does not stall easily.
Good 'self stability', will fly 'hands off'.
Easy to build, strong but easy to repair.
sold out



 
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Robert Berger from New Zealand
Electric power. Moto 35-48,900kv
815 watt on 12 x6 prop.80amp ESC
4s 4200 lipo.
 

Doug Rigby from Manchester. 17cc petrol engine. Loops on 1/2 throttle.
Had built one 20 years ago, and had forgotten how good it was.

Steve Coley

Chuck Backman from USA. Has been flying this model for 23 years
and has worn out 3 engines and several radios!


Pete Rogers. Laser 150, 'flew like a dream'.

Philip Crankshaw. South Africa.

John Buckley. Maryland, USA

Adrian McShane


James Goff
 

Walter Keller. Germany

John Laverick

Alex Kennedy. RCV 91.

   

 

 

Jean Paul Barth, France. RCV 90CD

Neat Fornier from Andy, but where's the Mick Reeves pilot?

 

Chris Freeman. South Africa
 

Electric version from John Taylor from Surrey.   Model weighs 8 1/2 lbs.
Protech MC50 5508 motor, 55 amp ESC, 5S battery, 12 x 10 prop.

Fournier electric.

Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 5055-280kv Brushless Outrunner Motor
Turnigy dlux 80A HV Brushless Speed Controller (OPTO)  (separate battery for the receiver will be a LIFE 2 cell)
ZIPPY Compact 3700mAh 6S 25C Lipo

From Steve Barker

 



New. GANGSTER 63 LITE. For 20 to 40 engines
Now almost half the weight of the old model! Cheaper too!

Customer comment - "Superb first low winger, vertical on Irvine 46.


Glyn Sutcliffe's 30 year old Hurricane.

Chris Lanes Ganster 63 with SC 52 fourstroke. 'Like it very much.

Steve Quigley

Steve Dibb's 63" with YS63 fourstroke. Balsa cowl.
"It flies superbly, no vices..A great kit to build and my best model to fly"


Nicolas Browne fitted a Saito150 in his 'Hurri'.

Nicolas Browne

Justin Hill -Laser 150
   
 

        


 
                                  IONA.
                                63 foot 'gentlemans motor launch'. Model 1/12 scale.
                            63 inches long. 16 1/2 inch beam. 8 1/2kg.

           

   
  1. Full set of plywood parts, hull formers, superstructure. Stripwood, plastic rubbing strip.
        Decks have printed planks pattern, ready to us,and woodgrain on all.. 100
    2. Proskin for covering the hull. This is epoxy/glass sheet, very strong , with a smooth finish,
        ready to paint. 60    (you may prefer to cover in plywood from your own supply.)
    3. 18 Windows with frames ready fitted, 250 screws. 23
    4. Four Gold IONA badges. 4
    5. 12 mini brass hinges  3
    6. 22 brass ballends, to use for the rails on the roofs. 80p each (You will have to drill for the rail)   
This is my first model boat ever. 70 years ago, at six years old, I saw a picture of a boat which took my fancy.
I decided that I should now realise my desire (Steady!) by building one.
So the design is 'scale' but only a far as I can remember.
The prototype model had its maiden run, and was very successful, with 1 1/2 kg ballast at the stern.
It reach a good 'planing' speed, and my 5 AH lipo would probably give an hour running time.
Motor, 5040. 270kv. 6 cell . more than enough power. Good fast runs at 3/4 throttle.
Tried with total of 8 1/2 kg ballast. A bit slower, but lower in the water and the spray pattern
at the bow did not look so good. I will go back to 1 1/2kg in the stern, and 1 1/2 kg amidships.

The superstructure just lifts off in two parts, to give quick access to the whole interior.
Two lifting handles are provided inside. This makes lifting by one person easy. No need for a special harness to set it on the water.
The prototype model was finish very quickly, using self adhesive vinyl sheet in white and red, and dark woodgrain for the cabin sides.

The Party in the back has Mike Myers playing the banjo, whilst the girl dances.

 
Short video of the boat in action. you tube. p1020982