there is a company named Falconar that is
selling plans and kits for what they call
Jodels. They have an F9 model, based on the
D9, an F11 model, based on the D11, and an
F12 model, which is an even more modified 3
seat version of the F11.
wing design. By moving the crank inboard,
Chris Falconar could make the outer parts
to fold inward and make it trailerable.
This folding mechanism was a (rather
heavy) option. Furthermore, Falconar
changed the spar and wing rib design. The
original Jodel spar is not the simplest
to construct due to the washout in the
wing profile. The Falconar spar is more
straightforward and uses different ribs to
create the washout. Unfortunately, this
wing seems to be less efficient than the
power. The original D11 had anywhere from
45 to 90 hp. Mostly A-65's and C-90's. The
F-11 uses up to the O-290, which has
around 125 hp and is MUCH heavier, uses
more fuel etc. Effectively, the flight
characteristics of the plane will be
severely altered by this engine. The F-12
even uses an O-320 engine.
options for different tail configurations.
possibility to build a 3rd seat.
Impossible on the underpowered Jodel.
All in all, the Falconar "Jodel" should
not be looked upon as a Jodel, but as a
Falconar. This is either good or bad.
Just a fact to take into account.