No. 10443. Sportavia-Pützer RF-7 (G-LTRF c/n 7001)
Photographed at Gap, France, ca. 2007, by Collin Gyenes

Sportavia-Pützer RF-7

01/31/2011. The single-seat RF-7 was derived from the RF-4D motor glider and mainly differed in having a much shorter wing, larger vertical tail, a more powerful 68 hp Sportavia-Limbach SL1700 piston engine and a redesigned undercarriage.

The RF-7 was mainly intended as an aerobatic light sport aircraft and, although developed for Sportavia-Pützer & Co. GmbH AG in Germany, the prototype was built in France by the designer René Fournier and this aircraft first flew on 5 March 1970.

Further development was halted although Sportavia built a second very similar aircraft. An amateur-built example was also first flown in France on May 7, 1983, this was built by A. Boinewith and ahd a 80 hp Limbach L2000E engine.

Created January 31, 2011