Auster J series

  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • TypeTwo, three and four seat light aircraft
  • PowerplantsJ/1 - One 75kW (100hp) Blackburn Cirrus. J/5B & J/5F - One 97kW (130hp) de Havilland Gipsy Major. J/5G - One 116kW (155hp) Blackburn Cirrus Major 3. All were inline four cylinder piston engines driving two blade fixed pitch propellers.
  • PerformanceJ/1 - Max speed 193km/h (104kt), cruising speed 160km/h (86kt). Initial rate of climb 568ft/min. Range with no reserves 515km (278nm). J/5G - Max speed 204km/h (110kt), cruising speed 177km/h (96kt). Initial rate of climb 710ft/min. Range with no reserves 780km (421nm). J/5F - Max speed 212km/h (114kt), cruising speed 180km/h (97kt). Initial rate of climb 705ft/min. Range with no reserves 435km (235nm).
  • WeightsJ/1 - Empty 477kg (1052lb), max takeoff 840kg (1850lb). J/5B - Empty 605kg (1334lb), max takeoff 1090kg (2400lb). J/5G - Empty 620kg (1367lb), max takeoff 1110kg (2450lb). J/5F - Empty 600kg (1323lb), max takeoff 885kg (1950lb).
  • DimentionsJ/1 - Wing span 10.97m (36ft 0in), length 7.14m (23ft 5in), height 1.98m (6ft 6in). Wing area 17.2m2 (185sq ft). J/5B - Same except for length 7.11m (23ft 4in), height 2.30m (7ft 6in). J/5G - Same except for length 7.06m (23ft 2in), height 2.30m (7ft 6in). J/5F - Same except for length 7.16m (23ft 6in), height 1.98m (6ft 6in). Wing area 15.2m2 (164sq ft).
  • CapacityTwo pilots side by side, plus room for one or two passengers, depending on model type. Most J/5s seat four.
  • ProductionApproximate production totals for the series are

The Auster marque follows its heredity back to the Taylorcraft Airplanes (England) organization, which created Taylorcrafts under permit (portrayed independently), and fabricated in excess of 1600 spotter (Air Observation Post) air ship for Britain's Royal Air Force and Army (a significant number of which were exchanged to private administrators).

The principal common Auster (as the organization get to be known in 1946) was the Mk 5 J/1 Autocrat, which was basically like the military Mk V, yet had a Cirrus Minor 2 motor set up of the Mk 5's Lycoming, upholstered seats and a little number of different refinements.

The J/1 Autocrat served as the premise for a group of common flying machine. The beside show up was the two seat side by side J/2 Arrow family, with a 56kw (75hp) Continental, and was further formed into the J/4 Archer, which supplanted the Continental with a Cirrus Minor motor. The J/1n Alpha was an endeavor to expand deals and defeat the issues connected with fitting the Cirrus Minor motor to the J/1 with less gear and minor changes.

Most Auster J/5 models were four seaters with the exception of the beginning J/5 which was an Autocrat with an all the more influential motor, while the J/5b joined the augmented four seat lodge. The J/5f Aiglet coach was a completely aerobatic two seat mentor. The J/5d, presented in 1959, was the final one of the line and offered metal wing fights and ribs and Lycoming power (more than 160 were assembled, incorporating 150 in Portugal by OGMA under permit). Auster was assumed control by Beagle in 1960.

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