ⓘ Auster J/1B Aiglet

                                     

ⓘ Auster J/1B Aiglet

The Auster J/1 Autocrat of 1946 had achieved considerable sales success but orders died away in the late 1940s. Few sales were achieved in the important Australian market as the Autocrats 100 h.p. engine was not powerful enough for the harsher summer conditions experienced there.

In 1950, Auster aircraft used uncompleted autocrat airframe and wing, and included a large keel and rudder to compensate for the installation of 130 sec.With. de Havilland Gipsy major engine which had been modified by planting dual bilge pumps to match the cooling system.

The prototype first took to the air in 1950 and was followed by several other conversions of autocrat airframes, but construction soon switched to the use of new aircraft. The majority of sales were made in Australia and New Zealand. Most aircraft were non-motorized exported to Kingsford Smith aviation services in Sydney where they were completed and tested before delivery.