Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Now Bill Izard has been kind enough to send me some pic's of the rebuild of Jodel D-11 (ZK-EDR in a previous life. New rego not decided yet) and has done a pretty fine job by the look of it.

He has finished the wing just needs covering and have modified the seating area so it more comfortable and repaired the broken back end. engine has been ECI`d and EFI also taken 5 degrees of washout out of the wings more like the F11 now so should cruise at a higher speed with out effecting it bottom end motor will produce about 10-15 more hp too.

Motor is a 0200 and I will be putting into the microlight range so i will be calling it something else like Yodel 10 (could be in for some sly comments there :0) or something . with mauw of 1300 lbs.

Shot from NZ Civil site :  Blue Bus has supplied this nice photo of ZK-EDG on take off at Rangitata Island on 12/10/12.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

No.5 Post History of Jodels on NZ Civil includes My Girl ZK-EDR (still miss the lil Darling).


Friday, December 7, 2012

Jodel D-11 ZK-ECU on a low pass or Left bank just after Take Off.

Like the Orange scheme.

Taken at the Reikorangi strip on 22/11/12.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Continuing on here is part 3 of NZ Civils history of the Jodel D-11 in NZ


Saturday, November 24, 2012

                                                           More of the D-11 History.

                             Sir Minty has now started his History of the JODEL D11in NZ.

To save a lot of writing I will post the links to his NZ Civil Blog as they come up. So here is the first one.


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sir Minty is starting up a Blog on just the Jodel D11's of New Zealand so keep an eye out for it.
Once under way I will pop a link into the Blog.

Sir Minty (thank you sir) has sent me a Picture of Charlie Janes Jodel below resting and tired down in a good Blow.
A B&W photo of Charlie Janes' D11 ZK-EFK. I don't have a record
of who took it or where it was taken - can you identify the location?
(Hastings?) me I think it maybe Wairoa......

Colours were white with red stripes.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Well have found some pic's of Charlie Janes Jodel ZK-EKF they aren't flash as they are on the cover of his books but at least we have some pic's.

All of Charlies books below also showing his later aircraft Protech Microlite

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Okay team we have had a request for info on this here Jodel ....

what has happened to EKF (Charlie Janes D11). I know it was damaged after Charlie sold it many years back.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A Jodel and her Mountain in this case Jodel D-9 ZK-CHX

Sunday, August 19, 2012

ZK-JAC Jodel D-18

Noel bailey Rocks around in JAC most of the time and there is not many places this puppy hasn't been.

ZK-EER is a Masterton Based machine has been for quite a bit.

EER used to live down the Hangar row at Masterton From EDR and also Minicab EEF
EEF is still Stratford based and was stable mate with EDR .

Now below is Graham French's Really nice ZK-DYB
She is For Sale and I can tell you she is a sweet machine.
$37000 and she is yours. 

I remember whilst in Tauranga one day ringing him up and saying lets go for a fly after a bit of this and that he said OK (Thanks always Graham) and had a pleasant 45 minutes trucking round the Tauranga area. So really Mr French you are to Blame for my Jodel thing.

                                       Some more shots of ZK-MMB one at Raglan and other ....?
                             I do know that snout sticking into the Picture is Sonarei 2 ZK-SNW
Some Generic Jodel Plan shots and neat lil Wooden Model of Ski equiped Jodel.

Some down the Gun Barrel Attack Jodel Shots......

                                                                          Jodel D-9
                                                                         Jodel D-11

Friday, August 17, 2012

Selection of Jodels doing the Landing and Take Off thing.

Jodel D-18 ZK-JVG

Returning from another flight is the Jodel D.18 ZK-JVG c/n GM05 at Rangiora

Note the flaps and also the change to a two bladed, Brent Thompson, wooden propeller. In fact that is Brent doing the flying, with the builder/owner Graeme Main in the flight engineers position.
See earlier pic with three blade prop

This project was begun by Bevan Chamberlain close to nine years ago. It was picked up by Graeme Main about eighteen months ago and has advanced quickly since then. Here it is having fuel flow test done on its Rotax 912S engine. The propeller is a threee bladed adjustable Woodcomp.
In the background is the VW powered D.18 ZK-JPK2.
checking out the Beach I assume out Raglan way.

An Interesting New Jodel Type - Jodel D 150X ZK-CCD
For all local Jodel fans out there it is a special occurrence when a new type of Jodel is registered in New Zealand. Charlie Kenny of Balclutha has been building his Jodel D 150X for quite a few years, and he registered it on 7 November 2011. The original D 150 Mascaret was designed by Jean Delemontez as a Jodel D 11 replacement, and it first flew in France in 1962.

 But ZK-CCD is not a standard D 150. Charlie told me that it is a one-off design incorporating the good bits from many Jodel models. It has the luggage locker from a D 140, the tailplane from a D 18, the rudder from the D 150 and the wing airfoil from a D 18, but with a bigger wing, and it has split flaps that drop down from the trailing edge. Charlie has also made the cockpit wider at 44 inches, and he has moved the seat back 3 inches and sloped the seat-back to 30 degrees, giving a very roomy cockpit with great headroom. And it features a FU 24 windscreen.
But that is not all that makes ZK-CCD unique, because it has a diesel motor! The motor is a Peugeot 1.9 litre turbo-diesel that produces 97 HP. The radiator is located in the inboard leading edge of one wing, and the battery is in the other wing, and the fuel tank is in the fuselage. Altogether a very interesting sport aircraft.
ZK-CCD is not the first Jodel that Charlie Kenny has built. He previously built Jodel D 9 ZK-AKR, "the Clydevale Phantom".

Thanks to NZ Civil Blog

A Bunch of Jodels on Tour round the South Island.

Below at Manderville enjoying the sun.

Couple of Rans Coyotes wishing they were Jodels at the end there.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Here are some more pic's on the new ZK-EDR Jodel D-18 built by Russell Woods of Christchurch and builder of ZK-EDR Jodel D-11 amoung others as well.

I said I want first dibs when he's finished with her... he said in about 10 years..... :0) I can wait.......