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Fournier RF-5 Balsa Plug n Fly Scale Glider 1550mm

Fournier RF-5 Balsa Plug n Fly Scale Glider 1550mm

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This great looking Fournier is just the ticket for a relaxing days flying and being Plug and Fly, this scale sport glider can be up in the air in double quick time!

The airframe is nicely constructed from balsa and then expertly covered, this Fournier takes the traditional balsa ARF to the next level, not only are the servo's, ESC and powerful brushless motor included, they are all pre-installed! The advantage of the Plug and Fly format is not just the double quick build time, it also means that you don't have to scratch your head making power train choices, the perfect combo is pre-installed! This model is very practical and not only features a removable wing for easy transport, it also has a huge magnetic canopy for easy battery access, also included is optional four wheel undercarriage, however the Fournier can be just as easily hand-launched and belly landed for those flying from longer grass.

The large wingspan of this scale looking motor glider means it can be flown gently on a whiff of throttle but open it up and there is plenty of power for impressive climb out's and even the odd loop! The Fournier is a fast build, practical scale glider with the kind of flight performance and durability that only balsa planes can offer and all at a great price!

Features:
Fast Build Time
Plug and Fly Format - Simply add Reciever and Lipoly! (Not included)
Can be flown of a variety of surfaces
Steerable Tail Wheel
Efficient 10" Prop
Can accept common 2200mAh 3s Lipoly Battery (not included)
Expertly Pre-Covered
Pre-Drilled Glass-Fiber Cowl
Quality Piano Wire Under-carriage

Includes:
Instructions
Prop
Hook & Loop for Battery Mount
All Hardware
Y-Lead

Specs:
Wingspan: 1550mm
Length: 850mm
Flying Weight: 700g
Servo: 9g x 4 (included)
ESC: 30A w/BEC (included)
Motor: BL2215 Brushless Outrunner 1200kv (included)

Requires:
Your own 4 Channel TX/RX
1800mAh~2200mAh 3s Lipoly Battery

  • SKU Fournier-RF5
  • Brand -
  • Capacity (mAh) -
  • Shipping Weight 1805.0000
  • Length 820.00
  • Width 170.00
  • Height 235.00
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plane arrived well packed, a little bit to well packed as wings have a nice curve, not twisted, just curved.

plane goes together well and looks good.

replaced self tappers on engine mount with nuts and bolts, checked and tightened engine bolts. checked hinges and added ca where required.

plane flew very well. looked fantastic in the air, flying low and slow.

if you like the look of this plane, buy it. at this price, it is a steal!
just give it a good going over!

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plane arrived well packed, a little bit to well packed as wings have a nice curve, not twisted, just curved.

plane goes together well and looks good.

replaced self tappers on engine mount with nuts and bolts, checked and tightened engine bolts. checked hinges and added ca where required.

plane flew very well. looked fantastic in the air, flying low and slow.

if you like the look of this plane, buy it. at this price, it is a steal!
just give it a good going over!

recieved plane yesterday 10.13.12 plane was in good shape accept the motor mount was broken which was not evedent until i picked up the fusaloge . at the wing tips where the wing turn up the covering is wrinkled and hard to shrink back down but a heat gun and some work it looks ok now havent flown yet but plan to this week

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recieved plane yesterday 10.13.12 plane was in good shape accept the motor mount was broken which was not evedent until i picked up the fusaloge . at the wing tips where the wing turn up the covering is wrinkled and hard to shrink back down but a heat gun and some work it looks ok now havent flown yet but plan to this week

Great plane and flies well. The undercarriage needs atttention. Great landing and nice to "grease" in on landing. However, I need a new engine and can't find a replacement on HK. Anyone can help.

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Great plane and flies well. The undercarriage needs atttention. Great landing and nice to "grease" in on landing. However, I need a new engine and can't find a replacement on HK. Anyone can help.

The motor mounting disintegrated allowing the motor to rip the winding off - crash.
One aileron became detached on flight - crash.
The dihedral brace is far too small.
There are no spares available so the nose cowling is not replaceable.
I would give it a miss.

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The motor mounting disintegrated allowing the motor to rip the winding off - crash.
One aileron became detached on flight - crash.
The dihedral brace is far too small.
There are no spares available so the nose cowling is not replaceable.
I would give it a miss.

I was surprised with the quality of this plane especially the covering. There were a couple of issues which one needs to be aware of. On my first take off I gave it heaps of throttle and the engine mount disintegrated, the motor spun in the cowling and the wires were so damaged I had to buy a new motor. I have now fitted a metal motor mount. On my second outing I hand launched and flew a few circuits before it started to dip violently left. On my landing approach about 2 m up it again violently dipped left and crashed. The left aileron had become detached. The CA hinges did not show much signs of glue. It would be better with pinned hinges.



It has big aileron control surfaces and I flew with 65pcnt Dual Rate. I had 70pcnt on the elevator and 80pcnt on the rudder. I had 30pcnt expo on all. Any more than this and I think you would be fighting it.



I fitted a red spinner for a more authentic look.

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I was surprised with the quality of this plane especially the covering. There were a couple of issues which one needs to be aware of. On my first take off I gave it heaps of throttle and the engine mount disintegrated, the motor spun in the cowling and the wires were so damaged I had to buy a new motor. I have now fitted a metal motor mount. On my second outing I hand launched and flew a few circuits before it started to dip violently left. On my landing approach about 2 m up it again violently dipped left and crashed. The left aileron had become detached. The CA hinges did not show much signs of glue. It would be better with pinned hinges.



It has big aileron control surfaces and I flew with 65pcnt Dual Rate. I had 70pcnt on the elevator and 80pcnt on the rudder. I had 30pcnt expo on all. Any more than this and I think you would be fighting it.



I fitted a red spinner for a more authentic look.

Nice plane good covering and built and strong motor.Down side is control horns change them.One servo twitcht so change all servos to htx 900 to be on the safe side.Maiden it today and it flew great was a bit to windy so flew not so long time.cg on the red white border may change it later.The plane realy looks great and did not put on the stickers.I like it clean.

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Nice plane good covering and built and strong motor.Down side is control horns change them.One servo twitcht so change all servos to htx 900 to be on the safe side.Maiden it today and it flew great was a bit to windy so flew not so long time.cg on the red white border may change it later.The plane realy looks great and did not put on the stickers.I like it clean.

i agree with chrisr this is a very well designed plane and it went together perfectly but one thing to watch is the way you mount the rudder and elevator horns because the control rods come out differently so you must set them in the right place.

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i agree with chrisr this is a very well designed plane and it went together perfectly but one thing to watch is the way you mount the rudder and elevator horns because the control rods come out differently so you must set them in the right place.

, . HobbyKing !

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, . HobbyKing !

Finished my build. It's a really really nicely made aircraft, and I was pleasantly surprised. Out of the dozens of aircraft I've had and built, this is the first balsa/ply pre-built. Even the skin job was well done. Wings came straight as an arrow and the rest is really flat and nice. I added a loop/hinge at the base of the rudder to support the tail wheel... needed something there, or damage was waiting to happen.
With proper balance, and a Turnigy 2200 3s, there was no weights added, but the battery is mounted completely ahead of the main spar, and not in the tray slot as seen. I added a foam block behind the firewall and slide the battery in through the canopy, but into a fwd position. WITH battery, the flying weight is actually 890 grams, not the 700g they say. I put a GWS 1060 prop on it and it goes vertical anytime, no problems.
Also added radio mixing for the dual aileron servos, and that gets me flaps as well using the radio mix etc. Excellent plane, great job HK!

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Finished my build. It's a really really nicely made aircraft, and I was pleasantly surprised. Out of the dozens of aircraft I've had and built, this is the first balsa/ply pre-built. Even the skin job was well done. Wings came straight as an arrow and the rest is really flat and nice. I added a loop/hinge at the base of the rudder to support the tail wheel... needed something there, or damage was waiting to happen.
With proper balance, and a Turnigy 2200 3s, there was no weights added, but the battery is mounted completely ahead of the main spar, and not in the tray slot as seen. I added a foam block behind the firewall and slide the battery in through the canopy, but into a fwd position. WITH battery, the flying weight is actually 890 grams, not the 700g they say. I put a GWS 1060 prop on it and it goes vertical anytime, no problems.
Also added radio mixing for the dual aileron servos, and that gets me flaps as well using the radio mix etc. Excellent plane, great job HK!

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