ⓘ Auster Adventurer

                                     

ⓘ Auster Adventurer

The Adventurer three-seat high-wing monoplane was developed from the J/1 Autocrat with extra power provided by the installation of the 130 h.p. Gipsy Major engine, to enable more flexible operations in the hotter climate of Australia and New Zealand, where most examples were sold. Unlike the similarly powered J/1 Aiglet and J/1N Alpha, the Adventurer retained the smaller tail surfaces of the Autocrat, the new engine being set back sufficiently far for the original fin area to remain sufficient.

The prototype of the adventurer was transformed into a new standard with a j / 1 autocrat C / N 2093 and the first flight on 15 November 1947. This was followed by a further 58 examples of production set in the period between 1948 and 1952.