Rene Fournier built RF.01 single-seat light aircraft/powered sailplane with modified Volkswagen engine, first flown July 6,1960. Government assistance for development of improved RF-2, with 34 hp Rectimo-VW engine, subsequently produced by Alpavia as RF-3, with slightly uprated engine, first flown March 1963. M. Fournier designed a series of light aircraft of similar configuration for Sportavia-Putzer and Indraero. Established subsequently Avions Fournier to develop revised version of his RF-6 Sportsman, designated RF-6B; first flown March 12, 1974. Produced RF-9 motorglider 1982.

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