Tuesday, August 30, 2016

JODEL D11 DGV out getting some sun for a change.

Steve trying to get her going after 2 years of in activity. 

No it wasn't going well started then died.

Even with all my Jodel skull duggery and a fair bit of 

Start ya Bastard and after the third application becomes

 start ya ......

Even new fuel from the Stratford Aero Club Sport Flyers

 new Fuel facility didn't do the Trick.

I suspect it's a carb strip coming up.

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


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Those ole 0200's need to go other wise they will be withdrawn and slowly rot in the back of Hangars.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.



Borrowed from NZ Civil some Jodel News.


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......