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Auster Arrow

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J/2 Arrow
Auster J/2 Arrow at Kemble air rally in May 2009
Role Touring aircraft
Manufacturer Auster Aircraft Limited
First flight 1945
Introduced 1945
Status two airworthy in UK in 2009
Primary user private pilot owners
Number built 44
Variants Auster J-4

The Auster J/2 Arrow was a 1940s British single-engined two-seat high-wing touring monoplane built by Auster Aircraft Limited at Rearsby, Leicestershire.

History

The Arrow was designed as a successor to the pre-war Taylorcraft Plus C monoplane. A development aircraft, a side-by-side two-seater first flew in 1946 powered by Lycoming O-145-B3 flat four air-cooled engined. Import restrictions on the sale of American engines resulted in the nearly all of the 44 aircraft built being exported. Most of those exported went to Australia.

Specifications (J/2)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Length: 25 ft 3 in (7.7 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
  • Wing area: 185 ft² (17.19 m²)
  • Empty weight: 872 lb (396 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,450 lb (659 kg)
  • Powerplant:Continental O-235-C1 piston engine, 108 hp (80 kw)

Performance

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Published - July 2009














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