Jodel D.11

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.

SAN Jodel D.117
Role Trainer/tourer
Manufacturer Jodel and others
Designer Jean Délémontez
First flight 4 April 1950
Number built more than 3,000
Unit cost
300 (D.112 plans, 2015)
Developed from Jodel D9
Variants Falconar F11 Sporty

More than 3,000 examples have been built and flown.[1]


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.[2]

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.[3]


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.[1][4]
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,[5] 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,[5] 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).[6]
EAC D.128
D.119 with a sliding canopy and DR.100 undercarriage; (EAC - Société d'Etudes Aéronautiques et Commerciales).[6]
D.11 Spécial
Falconar F11
Canadian homebuilt derivative design[7]
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.[8]
Aero Difusión D-119 Popuplane
license-built D.119 by Aero-Difusión.[8]
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)

General characteristics

  • 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, 110 kn)
  • Range: 900 km (560 mi, 490 nmi)
  • Rate of climb: 4.33 m/s (852 ft/min)

See also

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era


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