The D 9 started off with a Poinsard motor of 25HP but most subsequent aircraft have flown with converted VW engines. The length is 5.45 metres (17 feet 10 1/2 inches) the wingspan is 7.00 metres (22 feet 11 inches) and the wing area is 97 square feet. The empty weight was 463 lbs and the all-up weight was 650 lbs which was later increased to 705 lbs. The key to the success of the D 9 and the many other subsequent Jodel designs is the cranked wing which gives delightful flying characteristics.
There have been 12 Jodel D9's completed and flown in New Zealand, and 7 are still registered.
The photos are from the Keith Morris collection.
Our first Jodel D 9 was ZK-CTW (c/n AACA 48), which was built by Max Murray of Geraldine and was first registered on 23/3/67. It first flew at Thames on 2/12/69 which made it the third type of post WW2 single seater homebuilt aircraft in New Zealand after the Turbulent and Taylor Monoplane. I do not have a record of when this photo was taken but it appears to be at Paraparaumu.This photo was taken at Whangarei in the early 1970's when it had been repainted in a orange and cream colour scheme, and it had also acquired a taller rudder. It was sold to T W Bartleet of Thames in 8/73 and then to W E Lawrence and P R Lloyd of Turua in 1/74.