Tuesday, February 10, 2009
JODEL D-11 “CLUB”
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,290. Fuel capacity 10. Wingspan 26'11". Length 20'6".
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 124. Cruise mph 114. Stall mph 35. Climb rate 800. Ceiling 16,000. Takeoff run 500. Landing roll 800. Range 300.
This low-wing taildragger of all-wood construction comes from France where homebuilding was flourishing long before the movement took hold in the United States. The distinguishing feature of the Jodel is the bent wing with a straight center section and dihedral in the outer panels only. It is powered by Continental enginesof 65 to 90 hp and seats two in side-by-side fashion. The company also made the Jodel D-9 “Bebe,” a singleseat
monoplane. The Jodel aircraft are now owned by Avions Jodel.