DescriptionThe Jodel D.11 is a French two-seat monoplane designed and developed by Société Avions Jodel.
The first example flew on 4 April 1950. Of conventional tailwheel configuration, the D11 featured a fixed, spatted undercarriage, and accommodated pilot and passenger side-by-side. The wing panels outboard of the landing gear struts had a marked dihedral. Various powerplants were installed, typically Salmson 9, Continental O-170 or Continental O-200. The aircraft uses all-wood construction with a single piece box-spar.
D.11s were licence-built by a number of manufacturers in Europe and elsewhere, including Wassmer, Aero-Difusión, and Falconar Avia. Many examples were also home-built with plans provided by Falconar.
More than 3,000 examples have been built and flown. Many Jodels have been built in Australia and flown with VH- registrations, but a number have been reregistered with RAAus.
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Specifications below are for the D.117 with Continental C90-14F engine variant.
- Crew: 1 Capacity: 1 passenger or student pilot
- 6.5 m (21 ft 4 in)
- 8.22 m (27 ft 0 in)
- 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in)
- Wing Area:
- 12.7 sq m (137 sq ft)
- Empty Weight:
- 345 kg (761 lb)
- Gross weight: 600 kg (1,323 lb)
- Fuel Capacity:
- 116 l (30.6 US gal; 25.5 imp gal) in two tanks
- 1 × Continental C90-14F 4-cyl. air-cooled horizontally opposed piston engine, 71 kW (95 hp)
- Maximum speed: 207 km/h (129 mph, 112 kn)
- Cruise Speed:
- 195 km/h (121 mph, 105 kn)
- Stall Speed:
- 50 km/h (31 mph, 27 kn)
- 1,170 km (730 mi, 630 nmi) in still air at 1,500 m (4,921 ft) with 30 minutes reserve
- Takeoff Dist.:
- 120 m (394 ft)
- Landing Dist.:
- 130 m (427 ft)
- Rate of Climb:
- 4 m/s (790 ft/min)
- Service Ceiling:
- 5,000 m (16,000 ft)