Magnificent Flying Machines
JODEL D9 BEBE
The Jodel D.9 Bébé is a French single-seat ultralight monoplane, designed by Jean Délémontez for construction by home-builders. Introduced in 1948, over 500 Jodel D9s are thought to have been built.
This kit is a laser-cut replica of the original Veron Tru-Flite Series model of a Jodel D9 Bébé. Construction of the model from this kit uses the traditional method of "stick and tissue", that consists of a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework), covered with a tissue skin. The balsa frameworks are built over a plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model, which is in essence a real engineering drawing. Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. Free flight means just that - once the model is launched, it is on its own. It must follow a predetermined flight path established when the model is initially adjusted for flight or "trimmed". This type of traditional building technique and flying requires a degree of patience and skill, but is extremely rewarding.
Balsa wood sheets with precise laser cut parts and strip wood.
One 150mm diameter plastic propeller.
One pre-bent motor hook and shaft.
One low friction plastic nose bushing for the propeller
Pair of 22mm plastic wheels and one 10mm tail wheel.
Acetate sheet for canopy.
Piano wire for the main undercarriage and tail wheel.
One motor peg. F.A.I. 3/16" rubber motor strip.
Tissue to cover the model.
Full size printed plan with instructions.
Please Note: The model pictured above is a Veron Jodel D.9 Bébé covered with coloured Esaki tissue and markings by Andrew Darby. These are not included in the kit!
A decals/markings sheet is no longer available and not included in this kit.