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SAN Jodel D.150 Mascaret

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Wingspan  8.15 m
Length  6.3 m
Top speed  241 km/h
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Manufacturer  Société Aéronautique Normande

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

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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.

The new aircraft, the D.150 Grand Tourisme, first flew on 2 June 1962, production beginning (as the D.150 Mascaret- named after a tidal bore) in 1963.

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.

Operational history

Sixty-two D.150s had been built by 1969, when SAN went into liquidation, the factory being brought by Avions Mudry. Plans for homebuilt construction of the Mascaret remain available, over 100 having been built.

Variants

D.150 Mascaret
Basic version, powered by 75 kW (100 hp) Rolls-Royce Continental O-200 engine, 44 factory built.
D.150A Mascaret
Version powered by 78 kW (105 hp) Potez 4E engine, 17 factory built.

Specifications (D.150 100 hp Continental)

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

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; 869 nmi)
  • Endurance: 8 hours
  • Service ceiling: 4,875 m (15,994 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 4.1 m/s (800 ft/min)
  • References

    SAN Jodel D.150 Mascaret Wikipedia


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