|The sole DM-165 at Meaux-Esbly airfield near Paris in June 1969|
|Role||Two-seat training monoplane|
Design and development
The DM-165 was a tandem two-seat low-wing monoplane. Powered by a 165 hp (121 kW) Continental IO-346A flat-four piston engine. It had a tailwheel and retractable landing gear which folded inwards. Dalotel was assisted by Société Poulet in the construction of the prototype, registered F-PPZE, which was first flown in April 1969. The aircraft was successfully tested during 1970 but despite efforts to market the aircraft none were ordered.
The aircraft was based at Meaux-Esbly airfield, to the west of Paris, for several years and was then sold to a pilot owner in the United Kingdom.
- Prototype with retractable landing gear and powered by a 165 hp (121 kW) Continental IO-346A piston engine, one built.
- DM-125 Club
- Proposed variant with fixed landing gear and powered by a 125 hp (92 kW) engine, not built.
- DM-160 Club
- Proposed variant with fixed landing gear and powered by a 160 hp (118 kW) engine, not built.
- DM-160 Professional
- Proposed variant of the DM-160 with retractable landing gear and constant speed propeller, not built.
Data from 
- Crew: two
- Length: 6.96 m (22 ft 10 in)
- Wingspan: 8.40 m (27 ft 6¾ in)
- Height: 1.76 m (5 ft 9¼ in)
- Wing area: 12.30 m2 (132.40 ft2)
- Powerplant: 1 × Continental IO-346A flat-four piston engine, 121 kW (165 hp)
- Maximum speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)
- Orbis 1985, p. 1300
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
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