|SAN Jodel D.117|
|Manufacturer||Jodel and others|
|First flight||4 April 1950|
|Number built||more than 3,000|
€300 (D.112 plans, 2015)
|Developed from||Jodel D9|
|Variants||Falconar F11 Sporty|
The Jodel D.11 is a French two-seat monoplane designed and developed by Société Avions Jodel in response to a French government request for a low-wing aircraft for use by the nation's many emerging flying clubs.
More than 3,000 examples have been built and flown.
Designers Édouard Joly and Jean Délémontez based the design on two of their earlier projects; they combined the wing of the projected D.10 with a lengthened and widened version of the D.9 fuselage. 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.
- original version with a 55 hp Salmson 9Adb engine.
- D.11 with a 75 hp (56 kW) Minié 4.DC engine, built by Jodel.
- D.11 with a 65 hp (48 kW) Continental A65 engine, built by Jodel, Wassmer (Société Wassmer), SAN (Société Aéronautique Normande), Valledeau, Denize and amateur constructors. Amateur-built versions can be powered by engines from 65 to 120 hp (48 to 89 kW). The 90 hp (67 kW) Continental C90 has been used.
- D.11 with a 100 hp (75 kW) Continental O-200-A engine, amateur-built.
- D.11 with a 70 hp (52 kW) Minié 4.DA.28 engine, amateur-built.
- D.11 with a 75 hp (56 kW) Mathis 4G-F-60 engine, amateur-built.
- D.11 with a 60 hp (45 kW) Salmson 9ADr engine, amateur-built.
- SAN built D.11, named Grande Tourisme, 223 built, powerplant 90 hp (67 kW) Continental C90 engine and revised electrics
- D.117A - Alpavia built D.117
- D11 with a 60 hp (45 kW) Walter Mikron II engine, amateur-built.
- amateur-built D.117
- Wassmer built D.117 named the Paris-Nice, 337 built, powerplant Continental C90.
- D.120A - (with airbrakes)
- D.120R - ((Remorqueur) Glider Tug)
- D.120AR - (Glider Tug with airbrakes)
- D.11 with a 75 hp (56 kW) Continental A75 engine, amateur-built.
- D.11 with a 75 hp (56 kW) Praga engine, amateur-built.
- D.11 with a 85 hp (63 kW) Salmson 5Ap.01 engine, amateur-built.
- D.11 with a 80 hp (60 kW) Salmson 5Aq.01 engine, amateur-built.
- D.11 with a 90 hp (67 kW) Kaiser engine, amateur-built.
- D.11 with a 85 hp (63 kW) Continental C85 engine, amateur-built.
- EAC D.127
- D.112 with a sliding canopy and DR.100 undercarriage; (EAC - Société d'Etudes Aéronautiques et Commerciales).
- EAC D.128
- D.119 with a sliding canopy and DR.100 undercarriage; (EAC - Société d'Etudes Aéronautiques et Commerciales).
- D.11 Spécial
- Falconar F11
- Canadian homebuilt derivative design
- Uetz U2-MFGZ
- Uetz U2V
- Straight winged D119 built in Switzerland by Walter Uetz Flugzeugbau
- Aero Difusión D-11 Compostela
- Aero Difusión D-112 Popuplane
- license-built D.112 by Aero-Difusión of Spain.
- Aero Difusión D-119 Popuplane
- license-built D.119 by Aero-Difusión.
- Aero Difusión D-1190S Compostela
- 68 built
- Blenet RB.01 Jozé
- Derivatives of the D.112 designed by Roger Blenet Powered by Continental A65-8F engines, two known
Specifications (typical D.11 with Continental O-200 engine)
- Crew: one
- Capacity: one passenger or student pilot
- Length: 6.2 m (20 ft 4 in)
- Wingspan: 8.2 m (26 ft 11 in)
- Wing area: 12.7 m2 (137 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 340 kg (750 lb)
- Gross weight: 620 kg (1,367 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Continental O-200 4-cyl. air-cooled horizontally opposed piston engine, 75 kW (101 hp)
- Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph; 113 kn)
- Range: 900 km (559 mi; 486 nmi)
- Rate of climb: 4.33 m/s (852 ft/min)
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
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