Auster Aeroplanes J5 Autocar / Adventurer / Aiglet
The J/5F is the only Auster rated for aerobatics. The J.5F Aiglet Trainer was approved by the Air Ministry for A.T.C. flying training. The company stated that the Aiglet is the only aircraft other than ex-military types to obtain this approval.
The direct-reading fuel gauge on the 14gal front tank was very accurate and they could fly until only two gallons remained, allowing nearly two-hour work stints.
A usual load for the J/5Gs was 7cwt (350kg).
In 1955 Harry Wigley devised retractable skis and installed them on an Aiglet, ZK-BDX. Trials took place on the Tasman Glacier with commercial operations beginning the following year.
Model J Auster 5
Version with rear fuselage of Autocrat known as Alpha 5
Approx. 100 built
Engine: Gipsy Major 1C, 130-142 hp.
J5F Aiglet Trainer / J/5K / J/5L
Engine: DH Gipsy Major 10
Span: 32 ft
Length: 23 ft 2.5 in
Mauw: 1950 lb
Max speed: 127 mph
Approx. 70 built
Engine: Blackburn Cirrus, 155 hp.
Approx. 80 built
Engine: Gipsy Major 10/2.
Span: 36 ft
Length: 23 ft 2 in
Mauw: 2400 lb
Max speed: 117 mph
Approx. 20 built
J/5R Alpine / J/5Q
Engine: Gipsy Major