Dalotel DM-165

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Dalotel DM-165
Dalotel DM165 F-PPZE Meaux 06.06.69 edited-3.jpg
The sole DM-165 at Meaux-Esbly airfield near Paris in June 1969
Role Two-seat training monoplane
National origin France
Manufacturer Société Poulet
Designer Michel Dalotel
First flight 1969
Number built 1

The Dalotel DM-165 was a French two-seat training monoplane designed by Michel Dalotel.[1] A number of variants were proposed but only the prototype was built.[1]

Design and development[edit]

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.[1] Dalotel was assisted by Société Poulet in the construction of the prototype, registered F-PPZE, which was first flown in April 1969.[1] The aircraft was successfully tested during 1970 but despite efforts to market the aircraft none were ordered.[1]

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.

Variants[edit]

DM-165
Prototype with retractable landing gear and powered by a 165 hp (121 kW) Continental IO-346A piston engine, one built.[1]
DM-125 Club
Proposed variant with fixed landing gear and powered by a 125 hp (92 kW) engine, not built.[1]
DM-160 Club
Proposed variant with fixed landing gear and powered by a 160 hp (118 kW) engine, not built.[1]
DM-160 Professional
Proposed variant of the DM-160 with retractable landing gear and constant speed propeller, not built.[1]

Specifications (DM-165)[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • 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)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 300 km/h (186 mph)

Armament

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Orbis 1985, p. 1300

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.