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Jodel D9 Released

Last updated Sat, 11 Aug 2012 08:18:50 GMT
Originally posted on Mon, 09 Aug 2004 22:24:31 GMT

Now available from EFSC is the Jodel D9, a French light aircraft developed in cooperation with the company Avions Jodel. For more information, click on Read More.

The EFSC JODEL D9, the first Jodel design, is now available for purchase. Developed in collaboration with the company AVIONS JODEL, this new add-on is packaged with a complete documentation: Certificate of Airworthiness, Flight Manual, Instruction Manual, and a course entitled "Basic navigation training for the JODEL D9 in visual flight", which makes it possible to follow the training to obtain the "basic pilot licence".

Once purchased, you will need to download a 20MB file. If you are not too good with computers, though highly unlikely, don’t worry; the only content of the download is a single .exe file. Most are able to be up and running within minutes of download. 

The D9 only requires 26 hp to get off the ground, and once in the air, you can bet you will be able to fly around very comfortably. You must be prepared for a rough landing if you are not highly skilled at it. Like with the real deal, this D9 has no trim controls or mixture. The instruments and controls present on the panel include: altimeter, air speed indicator, compass, slip indicator, vertical speed indicator, tachometer, throttle, magneto switch, carb heat, oil pressure gauge and fuel cutoff. Though the average person would have opted to add a GPS to this list, the items listed are what anyone would normally think to place in cockpit of a flight plane.

In terms of sound, the D9 has some pretty impressive engine sounds. If you read the names of the .wav files, you will be brought to believe that the engine sounds have been recorded from a Volkswagen 1100cc engine. Authentic sounds such as gear contact and wing scrape add to the appeal of the overall ‘sounds’ heard during simulation. A few problems are that the tail of the plane appears to be a few inches off the ground. This is a nuisance for some, taking into account that this is a paid application. Also, there is a lack of texture to the plane. Some say it is too ‘smooth’. Meaning there is a lack of dirt and other things of that nature. Other than that, this D9 is very well put together. Also, The Jodel D9 operates best when it is low and slow, operating out of grass or dirt runways.

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at ian.stephens@flyawaysimulation.com.

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