Jodel D.117A Grand Tourisme at Hahnweide Oldtimers Meet 2011.
The Jodel DR 100 series came into being after Pierre Robin, a flying instructor at the time, wanted to build a 3 seater version of the D11. He bought the D10 wing from Delemontez for the price of the wood alone and started building what became known as the Jodel-Robin. Delemontez had some reservations, but backed Robin up by doing a number of calculations for him.
The plane was finished and flown by Robin. At that time, Robin and Delemontez decided to join forces to see if they could create a marketable version of the Jodel-Robin. For several reasons, the Jodel-Robin could not be certified, so Delemontez ended up designing a completely new aircraft. This aircraft was to be produced by Robin, who had decided to found a company for this purpose, called Centre Est Aeronautique (CEA).
Jodel aircraft are all-wood, usually made from Sitka spruce and plywood made out of okoume (also known as gaboon), a kind of West African hardwood. Most of the designs are recognisable by their distinctive wings, which have ‘cranked’ dihedral only on the outer third. The wings also incorporate washout, retaining aileron effectiveness at or just prior to the stall. From above or below, the wings are also distinctive as this cranked section of the wing tapers sharply towards the wingtip.
Hahnweide Oldtimers Meet 2011
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