Re-designed to offer a simpler and easier to build structure and use more modern power systems. This new version also has ailerons as standard and the main wing is now bolted on for improved appearance.
The charismatic original has been seen throughout the world and just begged to be modelled for radio control. Those that have seen the graceful aerobatics performed by this aircraft cannot fail to be impressed. The routines performed by the Unipart pair 20+ years ago are remembered by many, even to this day. Get a club mate to build one as well and you can re-create this on your own field. Only the tip smoke will be missing!
Just like the original, the West Wings version requires very little power to get her into the air. Motor sizes around a 400 size would suit well
Construction is straightforward and surprisingly simple, thanks to the highly accurate CNC cut components and careful wood selection that West Wings are famous for. Slotting the parts together dry allows you to get familiar with the construction without the need to apply glue until the last moment.
The light, high aspect-ratio wings provide the right balance of lift and drag to give the Fournier a scale like performance. The inclusion of ailerons adds better control at low speed as well as the ability to roll. She can now perform all the same manoeuvres as the original and with true style.
You will need three mini servos (9g versions are ideal) and radio system with four channels. Choose a speed controller to suit your motor, this will be around the 10-15amp area. A full-size receiver will fit but we recommend a mini version to help save weight.
Flight performance is amazing and the time available under full power from the battery pack can be easily enhanced by exploiting her thermalling potential. I have seen a flight of 30 minutes or more in fairly low lift conditions by flying flat thermal turns. Remember, shes a powered glider by design, so why not have the best of both worlds!
The West Wings Fournier can be flown by pilots with fairly limited ability. If youve flown a low wing model before then shell hold no surprises for you.
If you want a powered glider, why not make it fun with the West Wings Fournier. Specification
Type: Wooden Kit
Radio System: 3-4 Channel (not included)
Prop size - Folding 8 x 4 recommended (not included)
Battery - 1000 to 1300 11.1v (not included)
Motor - 400 size (not included)