Jodel D18 UL

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The Jodel D18 is a French ultralight aircraft, designed and produced by Jodel.

The original amateur-built category D18 was adapted to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules by the addition of larger flaps and renamed the D185. Both the D18 and D185 feature a cantilever low-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.

A tricycle landing gear-equipped version is designated D19 for the amateur-built category and D195 for the microlight category.

All the aircraft in the series are all made with a wooden structure, covered in doped aircraft fabric. The 7.50 m (24.6 ft) span wing employs polyhedral configuration with the outer wing panels exhibiting much greater dihedral. Engines used include the 85 hp (63 kW) Jabiru 2200 four-stroke powerplant as well as Rotax and Limbach Flugmotoren engines.

Photos: piteraq.dk/flight/jodel.html

Source: wikipedia.org

Specifications

Empty weight:
518 lbs (235 kg)
MTOW:
1014 lbs (460 kg)
Stall speed:
32 kts (37 mph) (59 kph)
Cruise speed:
94 kts (108 mph) (174 kph)
VNE:
134 kts (154 mph) (248 kph)
Climb:
689 ft/min (3.5 m/s)
Take-off distance:
820 ft (250 m)
Landing distance:
1453 ft (443 m)
Engine:
Rotax 912, Limbach, etc.

PHOTOS

Jodel D18 UL - Photo #2

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