The Jodel D9 Bebe
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The D9 Bebe was the first Jodel design. It is an open cockpit single seater, that falls well within European microlight/ultralight categories. As with all Jodels, the cranked wing gives it extraordinary performance. It is reported to be a delight to fly. Plans are still available from the factory, the last price seen being FrFr 250 (around US$55). If you don't fancy building one yourself, good examples of D9's can be had for around US$ 10,000 or less. A D9 is featured in the July 1995 issue of Kitplanes magazine.
Various variants have been built in the past, the major difference between the different variants being the engine. Each variant received its own postfix number. Thus you have D91's, D92's, etcetera.
I received the following mail from the builder of this Jodel:
«Here's a pic of my ULTRA BABY, a BEBE converted to
Ultra light category in France.
I like your site. It encouraged me thru the months of work needed to
get my plane flying. 25hrs since first flight in early sept this year.
I love it!»
Exploded view of the D9. Click on the picture to get a large version (246 kB).
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