SAN Jodel D.150 Mascaret

The Jodel D.150 Mascaret is a French two-seat single-engined light aircraft of the 1960s built by Société Aéronautique Normande (SAN) as a replacement for the earlier Jodel D11 trainer/tourer aircraft.

Jodel D.150 Mascaret
D.150 at Cranfield
Role Two-seat light aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer Société Aéronautique Normande (SAN)
First flight 2 June 1962
Introduction 1963
Number built 61 (Factory built)[1]

100+ (homebuilt)

Development and design

In 1961, Jean Délémontez designed a two-seat light aircraft for the Société Aeronautique Normande (SAN) at Bernay in Normandy to replace his earlier Jodel D.11, which SAN (amongst other manufacturers) were building to meet a requirement for aircraft to equip flying clubs subsidised by the French government. Délémontez based the new design on his three–four seat Jodel Ambassadeur, (also being built by SAN), with a reduced span wing and shorter fuselage.[2][3]

The new aircraft, the D.150 Mascaret - named after a tidal bore[3] first flew on 2 June 1962, production beginning in 1963.[2]

Like all the light aircraft that Délémontez designed under the Jodel and Robin names, the D.150 is a low-winged monoplane of wooden construction, with distinctive upturned outer wings. The D.150 was the first Jodel fitted with an all-moving tail, later fitted on larger models such as DR.1051 model (Sicile Record). It has a fixed tailwheel undercarriage, with its crew of two sitting side-by-side under a two-door canopy. It was offered with the same range of engines as the larger Ambassadeur, giving a good performance for a two-seat trainer/tourer.[2][3][4]

Operational history

Sixty-one D.150s had been completed by 1969, when SAN went into liquidation, the factory being brought by Avions Mudry.[3][5] [1]Plans for homebuilt construction of the Mascaret remain available, over 100 having been built, including completion of an unfinished factory airframe.[3][6][1]

Variants

D.150 Mascaret
Basic version, powered by 75 kW (100 hp) Rolls-Royce Continental O-200 engine, 39 factory built.[1]
D.150A Mascaret
Version powered by 78 kW (105 hp) Potez 4E engine, 22 factory built.[1]

Specifications (D.150 100 hp Continental)

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1965-66 [7]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 6.30 m (20 ft 8 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.15 m (26 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 13.10 m2 (141.0 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 414 kg (913 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 720 kg (1,587 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 187 L
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Continental O-200-A air-cooled flat-four, 75 kW (100 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 241 km/h (150 mph, 130 kn) at sea level
  • Cruise speed: 214 km/h (133 mph, 116 kn) (75% power)
  • Stall speed: 80 km/h (50 mph, 43 kn)
  • Range: 1,610 km (1,000 mi, 870 nmi)
  • Endurance: 8 hours
  • Service ceiling: 4,875 m (15,994 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 4.1 m/s (800 ft/min)

Notes

  1. David Wise. "Jodel D150 Family Part 1". Retrieved 2019-02-23.
  2. Taylor 1965, p.53.
  3. Mc Shane, Adrian. "The Jodel D150". jodel.com Archived 2011-07-13 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 22 December 2009.
  4. Harrison 1964, pp. 260–262.
  5. Gunston 2005, p.408.
  6. Taylor 1999, p.541.
  7. Taylor 1965 pp. 53–54.

References

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