Saturday, March 5, 2016

Arriving early afternoon into SD was Jodel D-18 ZK-JVG based outa Te 
Kowhai. Interesting thing about this puppy it's powered by a 100hp

 Rotax 912.Ex Rangiora.



Busy Busy


Note the RV canopy looks great and ya can crack it open for Fresh AIR



Great colour Scheme


Team JVG about to disembark



It's handle is CRAZY HORSE


The Flight deck nicely laid out 


Radiator with oil cooler at the rear of cowl


Team JVG about to embark for a meandering flight back to Te Kowhai




Again what a neat scheme.

It used to be Yellow and purple now a more tasteful black contrast



Getting ready to go  RWY-34



Yup D-18 has flaps, D-11 don't



Vid of Take Off

https://www.facebook.com/groups/252750118154567/


JVG approach & overshoot








The Flight deck nicely laid out 





Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I suspect the only way the Jodel may survive into the future is if they are re-engined with more modern power plants. The Rotax  either 80 or 100hp versions being one or the Jabiru 80 Hp version both awesome engines if set up and looked after properly (Many are not). As the Jodels were designed originally for 65hp yes the D11 was so it comes down to prop selection really.

Those ole 0200's need to go other wise they will be withdrawn and slowly rot in the back of Hangars. They should also slip into the Microlite class 2 side of things as the modern motors are a lot lighter than the 0200 tractor motors ever were.

So come on get to it ...... :0)

Sunday, November 23, 2014


JODEL D-11 ZK-DVG getting an Engine run.


video


video

Borrowed from NZ Civil some Jodel News.

http://nzcivair.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/charlie-kennys-jodel-d-150x-zk-ccd.html

Monday, April 15, 2013

Now some not so good news and I don't usually report such things but Jodel D9 ZK-CHX as gone down.

Some may think it is still attached to Stratford as it was here for a good few years. This is not the case and has been based at Te-Anau with new owner George Batchelor since 2012.


Heres the News from Fiordland Aero Clubs and pictures. All I can say is Lucky boy and how he got outa that well......

http://fiordlandaeroclub.weebly.com/news.html