René Fournier RF-5 D-KHEL

Viewed from wing tip the nice and clean lines of RF-5. Amusing are the two flags above the spinners because in french, when flying with a dead engine with blades oriented in the wind you tell "Hélice en drapeau" which may be translated in english as " a flag position propeller " otherly said and aeronautically speaking: an engine in feathered position...From RF-1single-seater first flown during 1960 to this two-seat RF-5 built by the German firm Sportavia, production in France, then in Germany totalled more than 400s, all models being powered by conversions of famous Volkswagen car piston flat-engine.